From Laos to Cambodia - 10 days

From the unique world heritage ancient town of Luang Prabang to Vientiane - the country’s biggest city with famous its Wat Thatluang stupa. From the capital of Phnom Penh to the charming Siem Reap with Angkor Wat & other legendary religious monuments & temples.
Destinations: Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
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Day 1: Luang Prabang arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Cave (B,L)
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall – Ban Chan (B,L)
Day 4: Luang Prabang – flight to Vientiane (B)
Day 5: Vientiane – flight to Phnom Penh (B)
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Choeung Ek the Killing Fields (B,L)
Day 7:Phnom Penh – flight to Siem Reap (B) 
Day 8: Siem Reap – Ankor Temples (B,L)
Day 9: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei Temple – Tonle Sap Lake (B,L)
Day 10: Siem Reap departure (B)

Day 1 : Luang Prabang arrival

Our tour guide will come to pick you up upon arrival. Then our car will take you to the city and check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 : Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Cave (B,L)

The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. Laos is a developing country and many children in Lao villages had never seen a book. Big Brother Mouse is a non-profit publishing project in Laos. Big Brother Mouse focuses on publishing books that improve literacy and quality of life; and on making those books accessible, particularly in rural Lao villages.

We then head north by car along route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple.

We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.

After lunch we say good bye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board a private boat down the Nam Ou river for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arriving back there by late afternoon.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3 : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall – Ban Chan (B,L)

Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan – a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.

Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Laos ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay – a Hmong village, Ban Ou – a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene – a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.

We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 4 : Luang Prabang – flight to Vientiane (B)

Before we catch a flight to Vientiane in the afternoon, we will have this morning to visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. We will also visit the Central Market to shop some souvenir or specialties of Laos.

Flight Number: Lao Airlines 102 (LPQ – VTE)

Departure Time: 1:05 pm

Arrival Time: 1:50 pm

Upon arrival, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel to check in.

Then we will go to visit some major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket – a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo – previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous, sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument – Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong riverside.

In the evening, we will go back to the hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5 : Vientiane – flight to Phnom Penh (B)

Today we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong TueWat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We will pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin, where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques.

Our driver will transfer you to the airport by noon to catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Flight Number: Vietnam Airlines 921 (VTE – PNH)

Departure Time: 11:50 am

Arrival Time: 1:15 pm

After check in at the hotel, you will have a free half day to explore Phnom Penh by yourself or just relax before the upcoming trip.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 6 : Phnom Penh – Choeung Ek the Killing Fields (B,L)

This morning, we will visit the Apsara Association to see a performance (ask our tour guide if you would like to make a donation).

After lunch in a local restaurant, we will drive 30 minutes (15km) to Choeung Ek Killing Fields – the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge.

After one our touring this site we drive back into the centre town to  visit Tuol Sleng Museum, where sightseeing involves one hour on foot. Both sites commemorate the atrocities that occurred during the regime of Pol Pot. Most people find them quite confronting and emotional so we will be given time to explore on our own if we choose. Afterwards, we spend some time at the Russian Markets - watch your valuables while in and around the market areas.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 7 : Phnom Penh – flight to Siem Reap (B)

As we will catch a flight depart at 9:15 am to Siem Reap, then we will check out a little bit early at the hotel.

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 7:00 am, transfer you to the airport. It takes around 50 minutes from your hotel to the airport.

Flight Number: Bassaka Air 901

Departure Time: 9:15 am

Arrival Time: 9:55 am

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel and check in.

After lunch, we will visit the Roluos Temple Complex. The complex displays the remains of the first major capital of the Khmer empire and contains several significant monuments including BakongPreah Ko and Lolei. The evening is ours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 8 : Siem Reap – Ankor Temples (B,L)

Today we will go to Angkor – the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. We will explore the Angkor Thom complex, includes these monuments such as: the jungle temple of Ta Prohm – overgrown by large trees and vines, the Bayon Temple, the Baphuan, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

In the afternoon we visit Angkor Wat – means The City of Temples – the largest religious monument in the world, and then see the sunset at the Pre Rup Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9 : Siem Reap – Banteay Srei Temple – Tonle Sap Lake (B,L)

Today we will take a drive out through the Siem Reap countryside to visit Banteay Srei Temple.

Banteay Srei means the Citadel of Woman and was made of pink sandstone and decorated with ornate stone carvings, and then its on to Banteay Samre Temple.

After that, we will go on a trip to explore the amazing floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, and see a lifestyle adapted to living on the water.

After lunch, we will come back to the hotel. You will have a free half day to relax or for other personal activities.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10 : Siem Reap departure (B)

After having breakfast and check out at the hotel, our driver will pick you up to go to the airport, ready for your departure flight.

Service Inclusions

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Private transfer and transportation with a small bottle of water for each person
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided tours
  • Private trip to Tonle Sap Lake & Floating Village
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

  

Service Exclusions

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Domestic flights & departure taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam and Cambodia visa stamp fee
  • Others not mentioned above.