Intensive Cambodia & Laos, 16 days- 15 nights
This trip offers a great exploration through all popular tourist highlights in Cambodia and Laos.
Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh Airport, greeted by tour guide and transferred to check in at hotel and free at own leisure
Day 2: Phnom Penh City Tour (B)
Breakfast at hotel, visit the Killing Fields of Choeung EK just outside Phnom Penh.
Then visits the Independent Monument, the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles and the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city. Visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum, In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21), and shopping at Russian Market till drop off at your hotel.
Day 3: Transfer Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri (B)
After breakfast transfer to Modulkiri, up on arrival check in at hotel and today free with your own.
Day 4: Tours in Mondulkiri (B)
Breakfast at hotel, visit O’Play stream and Visit Bousra Waterfall which is the famous waterfall in Mondulkiri, back to town and visit Lady Breast Hill to see the view of Mondulkiri and visit The Sea of Forest.
Day 5: Tours in Mondulkiri (B)
Morning after breakfast, Elephant ride and Trekking to Potaing Village give you the opportunity to experience a beautiful jungle. Drive back to Sen Monorom walking to coffee, tea farm and accommodation at hotel.
Day 6: Transfer from Modulkiri to Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast transfer to Siem Reap, up on arrival check in at hotel and today free with your own.
Day 7: Tours of Siem Reap Angkor Temples (B)
Early rise to see the Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple and back to hotel for breakfast, after breakfast at hotel, transferred to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of the Elephant, and Ta Prohm Temple. Lunch at own account. Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat Temple. Dinner at own account and overnight in Siem Reap
Day 8: Tours of Siem Reap Angkor Temples (B)
After breakfast at hotel, Transferred to visit Kulen Mountain to see the River of 1000 Lingas, Big Statue on the top of mountain and waterfall for swimming. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit Banteay Srey Temple and Sunset View on Bakheng Hill. Free and overnight in Siem Reap
Day 9: Flight from Siem Reap to Pakse – Transfer to Khong Island (B)
QV 514 REPPKZ 1440- 1540.
Meet upon arrival at Pakse airport, then excursion by car directly to Khong Island. We will arrive Khong around 6PM.
Overnight in Khong Island
Day 10: Sightseeing in Khong Island (B)
After breakfast ,depart by boat downstream to Ban Khone for about an hour, visit Khone Paheng where the French built a 14km long railway, you can follow the railway line to view an old locomotive by passing a massive French built bridge. Mekong Dolphin Conservation Center is located on Done Khone Island, you are welcome to visit the center. Visit Khone Papheng which considers as the biggest water fall in South East Asia.
Back to the resort for relaxation
Overnight in Khong Island
Day 11: Khong Island Transfer to Pakse – Flight to Vientiane (B)
After breakfast, then excursion by car to the former Royal capital of Champassak. Upon arrival, continue by road to Vat Phou (8 km from the city), a pre-Angkorian temple dating from the 6-13th century, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. In the afternoon, continue by car to stop at Ban Houei Thomo village and walk to the nearby ruins of the Khmer temple of Oum Moung, which is hidden in a thick forest. Arrive in Pakse & then go to airport for catch a flight to Vientiane.
QV 206 17JAN PKZVTE 1710 1825
Meet upon arrival, transfer to hotel & check in.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 12: Vientiane City Tour (B)
After breakfast ,Spend a full day touring Vientiane: visit the Ho Phrakeo, where the Emerald Buddha was enshrined at the beginning of the Lane Xang Kingdom, the Vat Sisaket, known as the Buddha Museum, where more than ten thousands Buddha statues in niches can be seen, the morning market, and the Patouxai before lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon discover That Luang Stupa then enjoy an excursion by car to the Buddha Park of Xieng Khouane. Return to your hotel by the end of the afternoon.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 13: Vientiane Flight to Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning flight to Luangprabang.
QV 111 19JAN VTELPQ 0910 1000
Meet upon arrival, transfer to hotel & check in. Then we Visit former royal temples, Wat Visun where one can see the Biggest Buddha statue, Wat Xieng Thong the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang with its mosaic decoration and the former royal carriage. Visit the Museum (former king's palace), then clime up Mt Phousi overlooking the city of Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 14: Luang Prabang – Boat tour to pak Ou cave – Elephant ride – Villages (B)
This tour is a combination of elephant riding, with a visit to Pak Ou caves and Ban Xan Hai (Lao whisky village) in a full day tour. We pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day with a 50 minute drive north of the city to the beautiful limestone cliffs at the confluence of the Mekong River and Ou River. The caves are famous for their hundreds of devotional Buddha images ranging from different shapes and sizes.
After the cave, cross the river to experience a 1 hour elephant ride through the jungle and rice fields along the river towards the elephant camp. The camp belongs to a traditional mahout (elephant care taker) family who have taken care of elephants for many generations. After the journey with the elephants, continue the tour by visiting the village where the famous Lao whisky and Lao rice wine is made. The community at Ban Xang Hai has many local handicrafts and Lao Whisky available for tasting and purchasing as well.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 15: Luang Prabang – Khaungsy Waterfall – Villages (B)
After breakfast, excursion by car to the beautiful waterfalls of Khouang Sy, nestled in the lush tropical vegetation. On the way back, visit the villages of the hill tribes such as the village H'Mong of Benchers Thinkeo and the khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene.
Afternoon, excursion to visit Ban Sang Khong Village, a traditional hand weaving Village & paper making village. Return to Luangprabang & spend some time strolling through the H’Mong market.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 16: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
After breakfast, time at leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of tour
- Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin sharing)
- All meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles , boats, elephant rides, 1 international flight REP – PKS, 2 domestic flights PKS – VTE, VTE – LPQ
- All entrance fees for sightseeing
- Local English speaking guides
- Bottles of water
- International flight tickets to Cambodia and from Laos
- Visa for Cambodia and Laos
- Personal travel Insurance
- Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips etc
- All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.