Laos & Cambodia Experience

Experience the picturesque countryside of laidback Laos & Cambodia hidden south coast on this unforgettable journey. Cruise down the Mekong to Luang Prabang, kayak along the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng and discover the sacred temples of Vientiane. Unravel Cambodia’s history in Phnom Penh, venture to the south coast and explore the temples of Angkor.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Chiang Rai (Thailand)

On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Laos tour briefing.

Hotel: Laluna Hotel & Resort or similar

Day 2: Chiang Rai to Pakbeng (Laos)

At the Lao border, board a private boat and cruise pass small villages along the Mekong to Pakbeng.

Hotel: Phetsokxai or similar

Day 3: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

Continue cruising, stopping at Pak Ou Caves to see thousands of Buddha statues. On arrival in Luang Prabang, take a tuk-tuk to your hotel.

Hotel: Sala Prabang  or similar, 3 nights

Day 4: Luang Prabang

Explore the National Museum, visit Wat Mai temple and continue on to Wat Xieng Thong Temple on a walking tour. After a free afternoon, play a game of petanque before sunset drinks and traditional local snacks overlooking the Mekong.

Day 5: Kuang Si Falls

In the early morning, see brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms and enjoy a local noodle breakfast. Drive to Kuang Si Falls to swim in the turquoise pools before spending the afternoon at leisure. Late afternoon take part in the Bamboo Experience cooking school and learn about Lao cuisine.

Day 6: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Drive through stunning scenery to Vang Vieng and climb to the entrance of Tham Chang cave for impressive views of town.

Hotel: Thavonsouk Bungalows or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Vang Vieng

After breakfast, enjoy some light kayaking along the Nam Song River as you soak in the beautiful scenery. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Continue overland to Vientiane with a stop at ‘Kilometre 52’, a village with a large ethnic H’mong population. On arrival in Vientiane, discover Pha That Luang and Wat Sisaket before seeing the Patuxai Monument.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 9: Vientiane

See intriguing ‘Buddha Park’ filled with statues inspired by Buddhist and Hindu epics. Visit the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre and COPE Centre to learn about the inspiring work done by both organisations. Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, receive a traditional Lao blessing at a ‘baci’ ceremony and enjoy a Lao ‘jaew’ feast.

Day 10: Vientiane to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Fly from Vientiane to Phnom Penh. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Cambodia tour briefing.

Hotel: Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 11: Phnom Penh Tour

Spend the day exploring Phnom Penh’s main attractions and take a fun cyclo ride to the Central Market. Visit Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. In the afternoon, explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by drinks at the iconic Foreign Correspondence Club.

Day 12: Phnom Penh to Kampot

Travel by train along an historical route from Phnom Penh to Kampot on Cambodia’s south coast. Cruise on Preaek Tuek Chhu River and visit local fishing villages inhabited by the local Cham Muslim population.

Hotel: Columns Hotel or similar

Day 13: Kampot to Kep

On the way to Kep, visit an ancient temple at Phnom Chhnork. Renowned for its salt and Kampot pepper, stop to learn about the production of one of Cambodia’s most valuable exports before continuing to Kep.

Hotel: The Beach House or similar, 2 nights

Day 14: Kep & Rabbit Island

Explore Kep’s ruined French villas and uncover the busy crab market which specialises in the region’s most popular dish, Kampot pepper crab. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on Rabbit Island, a rustic, rural island.

Day 15: Kep to Takeo

Travel north to Takeo and enjoy an exhilarating speedboat ride before visiting Phnom Da, a striking hilltop temple. Stay overnight at a home-stay in Takeo and share a home-cooked meal with the family.

Hotel: Home-stay or similar

Day 16: Takeo to Kampong Thom

Drive through rural Cambodia to Santuk Silk Farm and learn about silk production techniques. After a delicious home-cooked lunch, continue the drive to Kampong Thom. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Sambor Village Hotel or similar

Day 17: Kampong Thom to Siem Reap

On the way to Siem Reap, stop at Kampong Kdei to walk across a Naga Bridge, one of the longest corbelled stone arch bridges in the world. Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake before arriving in Siem Reap.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa or similar, 3 nights

Day 18: Temples of Angkor

Venture to Angkor Wat’s seldom-used East Gate by tuk-tuk for sunrise. Travel on to the nearby Angkor Thom complex for a monk blessing, explore Bayon temple and visit jungle-covered Ta Prohm. Return to town for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 19: Outlying Temples

Discover Banteay Srei, an intricately carved temple and Boeng Mealea, a lesser known temple overgrown by the jungle. Stop at a small roadside village which makes palm sugar and visit the fascinating Aki Ra Landmine Museum. In the evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner.

Day 20: Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January 15$4,159.00$5,115.00
February 12$4,159.00$5,115.00
March 12$4,159.00$5,115.00
April 09$4,159.00$5,115.00
May 14$4,029.00$4,869.00
June 11$4,029.00$4,869.00
July 09$4,029.00$4,869.00
August 13$4,029.00$4,869.00
September10$4,029.00$4,869.00
October 08$4,159.00$5,115.00
November 12$4,159.00$5,115.00
December 10$4,159.00$5,115.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January 14$4,565.00$5,629.00
February 11$4,565.00$5,629.00
March 10$4,565.00$5,629.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Boat & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Vientiane - Phnom Penh
Rail: Train Ticket: Phnom Penh - Kampot
Accommodation: 19 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cambodia Experience

An exploration deep into Cambodia reveals the historic charm of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh and one of Asia’s best kept secrets – Cambodia’s south coast. Discover uncrowded beaches in Kep and the charms of the colonial port town of Kampot before traversing the countryside through Takeo for a home-stay and visit Kampong Thom. In Siem Reap, take a trip through the jungle to unveil the majestic temples of Angkor in dawn’s first light – an experience that will stay with you forever. Cruise along Tonle Sap Lake and discover remote Boeng Mealea.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour

nd the day exploring Phnom Penh’s main attractions. Take a fun cyclo ride through the backstreets of the city before wandering through the Central Market which has everything from household items to jewellery for sale. Learn about Cambodia’s turbulent history with a visit to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. In the afternoon, explore the beautiful grounds of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Get to know your group over a sunset drink at Phnom Penh’s iconic Foreign Correspondent Club, known to be a meeting place for travellers across the world.

Day 3: Phnom Penh to Kampot

Travel by train along an historical train route from Phnom Penh to the old French port town of Kampot on Cambodia’s south coast. In Kampot, cruise on Preaek Tuek Chhu River and visit local fishing villages inhabited by the local Cham Muslim population.

Hotel: Columns Hotel

Day 4: Kampot to Kep

Drive from Kampot to the seaside town of Kep and visit an ancient temple hidden within the caves at Phnom Chhnork. Renowned for its salt and Kampot pepper, stop to learn about the production of one of Cambodia’s most valuable exports before continuing to Kep.

Hotel: The Beach House, 2 nights

Day 5: Kep

Popular with the French elite in the early 1900s, Kep is home to many abandoned French villas which were later destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. Drive past the ruined villas and uncover the busy crab market which specialises in the region’s most popular dish, Kampot pepper crab. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on Rabbit Island, a rustic, rural island just a short boat trip from Kep. Return to the mainland for the evening.

Day 6: Kep to Takeo

Travel north to Takeo and enjoy an exhilarating speedboat ride along a narrow canal. Visit Phnom Da, a striking hilltop temple dating back to the 8th century. Stay at a home-stay in Takeo which helps support the local community through education initiatives. Share a home-cooked meal and learn about the English-speaking classes they run for the local children.

Hotel: Home-stay

Day 7: Takeo to Kampong Thom

Drive through picturesque rural Cambodia to Santuk Silk Farm. Learn about the traditional techniques of silk production, from collecting the silk from the worms to the dyeing and weaving process. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch before continuing the drive to Kampong Thom. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Sambor Village Hotel

Day 8: Kampong Thom to Siem Reap

Continue your journey from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap, stop at Kampong Kdei to walk across a Naga Bridge. Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake and visit a floating village to see daily life before arriving in Siem Reap.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa, 3 nights

Day 9: Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor

Venture to Angkor Wat’s seldom-used East gate by tuk-tuk. Marvel at the silhouetted central spires and explore the temple grounds away from the crowds. After a local Khmer breakfast, travel on to the nearby Angkor Thom complex for a monk blessing and wander through Bayon temple. Visit jungle-covered Ta Prohm before returning to town for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 10: Siem Reap – Outlying Temples

Travel through the countryside to two of the most interesting temples outside Angkor Thom – Banteay Srei and Boeng Mealea. After lunch, stop at a small roadside village which makes palm sugar and visit the fascinating Aki Ra Landmine Museum. In the evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner.

Day 11: Depart Siem Reap

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 24$1,905.00$2,419.00
February: 21$1,905.00$2,419.00
March: 21$1,905.00$2,419.00
April: 18$1,865.00$2,339.00
May: 23$1,865.00$2,339.00
June: 20$1,865.00$2,339.00
July: 18$1,865.00$2,339.00
August: 22$1,865.00$2,339.00
September: 19$1,865.00$2,339.00
October: 17$1,905.00$2,419.00
November: 21$1,905.00$2,419.00
December: 19$1,905.00$2,419.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 23$2,095.00$2,665.00
February: 20$2,095.00$2,665.00
March: 19$2,095.00$2,665.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Rail:Train Ticket: Phnom Penh - Kampot
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide:English-Speaking Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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