Highlights of Cambodia & Laos

Explore the mysterious temples and breathtaking landscapes of Cambodia and Laos on this 9 day tour through Indochina. From floating villages to towering ancient temples and mysterious Buddha-filled caves, this tour takes you deep into the wonders of these two beautiful countries.


Start city: Siem Riep

End city: Luang Prabang

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Siemreap – Luang Prabang - Vientiane

- Extendable with optional tours from Siem Riep and from Luang Prabang

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Highlights of Cambodia & Laos

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival – Angkor Wat
Day 2: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom
Day 3: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap
Day 4: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Fall
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Day 8: Vientiane – City Tours
Day 9: Vientiane – Depart

 

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival – Angkor Wat
Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Our tour guide and a driver will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel in the city central for check-in.  In the late afternoon, we will drive to the Archeological Park to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat—the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back again on a full day temple tour. Begin with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Khmer cuisine served at the home of a local villager.. After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Riep 
Meals: Breakfast

Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom
Day 3: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap
Learn about local Cambodian culture as we spend the morning in a Khmer Village. Have breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the village, where you will help a local family do their daily tasks. You may be planting rice, harvesting, roof making or picking bananas – life here revolves around the seasons, so your tasks will depend upon the time of year you visit. A boxed lunch will be provided at a local house. After lunch then continue on to visit the incredible jungle-covered temple: Beng Mealea. This distant temple is a gem in the midst of the jungle; half strangled with vines and decorated by lichen, Beng Mealea is the true adventure experience.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang
Today we visit Cambodia’s largest fresh-water reservoir, Tonle Sap Lake. Start with a breakfast at the hotel then we drive outside of town to the dock, where we will take a traditional wooden boat on a tour along the lake to visit the local floating village. Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon and explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market.”  Enjoy your time for shopping before driving to the airport to catch your flight to Luang Prabang. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport there and take you to your hotel. Enjoy a short city tour to acquaint you with the sites of this small, enchanting town. Visit the impressive Wat Xieng Stupa, the National Museum, Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai. In the evening, we climb to the top of Phousi Mountain to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and watch the sunset over the city and winding Mekong River. Return to town and explore the Night Market, where you can find an expansive collection of textiles, hand-woven by the local hill tribe people.
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Fall
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive out of town to visit Kuansii: an impressive waterfall, cascading over calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of sparkling, turquoise pools.  Climb the stairs and to enjoy various views of the falls.  En route, stop for a short visit to a Black Hmong Village and learn about their daily life and living conditions. Return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Spend the day discovering some of Luang Prabang’s most famous sites. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the city’s oldest temples:  Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong - representative of the city’s classical architecture.  After the tour, board a boat for a cruise up the Mekong, enjoying beautiful views of the tranquil countryside on our journey to the mysterious Pak Ou caves. Stop along the way at the Ban Xanghai village, famous for its homemade rice wine. Arrive at the Pak Ou cave in the afternoon and explore these mysterious caverns, filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha images. Return to Luang Prabang in the evening. 
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
 Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Today we fly from Luang Prabang to Laos’s capital, Vientiane.  Enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city at your leisure.
Accomodations: Hotel in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Vientiane – City Tours
Enjoy a full day touring Laos’s capital city. With its wide boulevards unclogged by traffic and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like modern capital. After breakfast, we begin the  tour with the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket—filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, we will stop to visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We finish our tour with a trip to Bna Nong Bua Thong textile village.
Accommodations: Hotel in Vientiane  
Meals: Breakfast
Vientiane – City Tours
Day 9: Vientiane – Depart
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then our driver will take you to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Bon Voyage!

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FAQs

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • 2 Domestic flight & regional flight
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excluded

  • International flight
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees (more at: www.laostravel.com/visa)
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Vietnam Tour can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
Call us on +84384 823 345 to speak to one of our experts.

Comments  

+1 # ALEJANDRA VITORIA 2018-08-30 00:39
Good afternoon,

I would like to travel between 28 October and 11 November, preferably Camboya, Laos (I have already been in Vietnam). I would like to end in a beautiful beach (Thailandia).
I travel alone . I could departure from Guangzhu in CHina the 27 October .
Thank you very much,
Alejandra
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0 # Ha Giang 2018-08-30 09:50
Dear Alejandra Vitoria,
Warmly greetings from Laos travel!
Our travel consultant will work on detail proposal and send it to you soon.
My best regards,
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