LAOS - CAMBODIA PACKAGE TOUR 12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
|Tour duration||12 Days/ 11 Nights|
|Travel style||Classic Tour|
|Tour start/end||Luang Prabang/ Siem Reap|
|Tour route||Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap|
Laos is where you will meet devout monks and hill tribe farmers, experience lush tropical landscapes and thundering waterfalls, visit markets full of fabrics, handicrafts and eat delicious local cuisine. The Khmer capital Phnom Penh, sits on the confluence of three rivers and is said to be the most beautiful of Indochina's French capitals while Angkor Wat rightly takes pride of place as one of Asia's most significant and awe-inspiring sites.
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (/D)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Following is a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Also tour the impressive stupa of and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Day 2: Luang Prabang City Tour (B/L/)
Cruise on the Mekong River stopping at Xiengmene to visit Wat Long Khun, the limestone cave Tham Sakkarin, and Ban Xiengmene village. Then explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves with their thousands of Buddha statues before stopping at Ban Xanghai village to see local rice wine made.
Day 3: Discover Luang Prabang (B/L/)
Cross the Mekong River to the picturesque pottery village of Ban Chan before returning to visit the Phousi Market full of local produce including dried buffalo skin, tea and saltpeter. Then see traditional crafts villages at Ban Ouay, Ban Ou and Ban Thapene followed by a tour to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B/L/)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Vientiane. After arriving in Vientiane Asia’s most relaxed capital, spend the day exploring the capital’s most famous landmarks, That Luang and Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Also take part in the unique and traditional Lao ‘baci’ welcome ceremony.
Day 5: Vientiane City Tour (B/L/)
Continuing on visit Vientiane by foot and see the Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. Pass by the major shopping area; tour the Central Market Talad Sao where fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques are all on sale.
Day 6: Vientiane – Phnom Penh (B/L/)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On arrival in Phnom Penh you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon begin with a brief city orientation and a visit to the National Museum, a treasure trove of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 7: Phnom Penh City Tour (B/L/)
Today visit the Royal Palace and the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda, the chilling Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the ‘Killing Fields’ at Choeung Ek. Also time to visit one of Phnom Penh’s many vibrant markets.
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Kampong Thom (B/L/)
Leaving Phnom Penh in the morning travel north witnessing traditional rural scenes on the way, visit a local silk farm, hilltop temples and pretty Kampong Cham nestled on the Mekong River. Upon arrival you are free to explore the town on your own. Overnight in Kampong Thom.
Day 9: Kampong Thom – Siem Reap (B/L/)
Explore Sambor Prei Kuk - the site of the Chenla-era capital and its temples. Stop and walk across the ancient stone bridge in Kampong Kdei built 1,000 years ago. Then take a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the richest sources of freshwater fish in the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B/L/)
This morning set out for Angkor Thom city with its 600 years old temples and complete our tour with a visit to the Bayon. Before returning to our hotel climb up to the top of Bakeng a hill temple to enjoy a wonderful sunset overlooking Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B/L/)
Exploration of the Angkor Complex continues - Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei and later Preah Kanh, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup are visited in a full day of touring this historic area. Head back to your hotel for some free time. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap Departure (B/)
Free until transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of tour services.
- Local English speaking tour guide, other languages are available on request
- Private transportation with A/C including airport pick up & transfer
- Hotel accommodation in twins sharing or double room with daily breakfast
- All entrance fees
- Meals as mentioned in the tour program: B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = diner
- Flight tickets used in the tour: Luang Prabang – Vientiane; Vientiane – Phnom Penh
- Cambodia & Laos Visa fees – Cambodia & Laos visa can be applied at the arrival airport
- International air tickets & airport tax
- Personal expenses & tips
- Other not mentioned in the tour itinerary
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