Highlights of Cambodia & Laos 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights of Cambodia & Laos 9 Days / 8 Nights
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Phnom Penh 12 Destinations Luang Prabang
Phnom Penh Siem Reap Angkor Temples Bantaey Srei Tonle Sap Lake Pakse Wat Phu Temple Elephant Riding Khong Island Khone Phapheng Waterfal Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves
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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the Laos and Cambodia tour, which takes you on a fascinating journey through two of Southeast Asia's most exotic destinations. Discover the highlights of Cambodia, including the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh and the breathtaking temples of Siem Reap, where you can witness the treasures of the ancient Khmer civilization. Then, head to Laos to explore the charming town of Pakse and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, a picturesque city nestled in the verdant hills along the Mekong River. With nine days and eight nights of adventure, this tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of these two captivating countries.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Get ready for an adventure like no other in the bustling city of Phnom Penh
  2. Discover the Dark History of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  3. Uncovering the Truth of the Infamous Choeung Ek "Killing Fields" 
  4. Step a world of opulence and intrigue at the Royal Palace
  5. Discover the hidden treasure of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and immerse yourself in the glittering splendor of Silver Pagoda
  6. Journey through time as we explore the wonders of Angkor Temples
  7. Get ready to be amazed by the intricate carvings and stunning architecture of Banteay Srei Temple
  8. Experience the Magic of Tonle Sap Lake
  9. Embark on a journey through history and spirituality as we guide you to the magical wonders of Wat Phu Temple
  10. Unleash Your Inner Adventurer with Elephant Riding
  11. Explore the lesser-known gem of Khong Island with us and discover its stunning landscapes, unique culture, and adventurous activities
  12. Come explore the breathtaking beauty and power of Khone Phapheng Waterfall
  13. Discover the Enchanting Charms of Luang Prabang
  14. Step a world of wonder and spirituality as you explore the mystical Pak Ou Caves
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Phnom Penh Arrival
Phnom Penh Arrival

Experience the vibrant and bustling capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Despite its turbulent past, the wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions exude an undeniable charm. Upon your arrival, our knowledgeable guide and reliable driver will warmly welcome you at the airport. They will ensure a seamless check-in process at your hotel.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

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Phnom Penh City Tour – Fly to Siem Reap
Phnom Penh City Tour – Fly to Siem Reap

Embark on a captivating tour of Cambodia's vibrant capital city. Start your journey by delving Cambodia's tumultuous past with a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the infamous Choeung Ek "Killing Fields". After a nourishing lunch downtown, explore the impressive National Museum and the Royal Palace, which houses the opulent Silver Pagoda and serves as the residence of the Royal family.

As the afternoon unfolds, take a brief flight to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and the doorway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Angkor Archaeological Park boasts numerous temple ruins such as Bayon, Banteay Srei, and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome your tour guide and driver at the airport, who will escort you to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

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Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Embark on an extraordinary day dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the captivating Angkor temples. Rise before the sun and hop on a thrilling "tuk-tuk" ride to witness the grandeur of Angkor Wat, an awe-inspiring masterpiece showcasing the pinnacle of Khmer architecture and art. Once you've soaked in its splendor, return to your hotel for a delicious breakfast before embarking on the next leg of your adventure.

Prepare to be enchanted as you explore the enchanting Ta Prohm, a temple embraced by the captivating embrace of nature's intricate jungle. there, continue to Angkor Thom's majestic South Gate, adorned with the serene faces of Avalokiteshvara, ensuring a truly mesmerizing experience. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the renowned Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King, each telling their own intriguing stories.

After an exhilarating day of exploration, take your time to unwind and savor the pleasures of a refreshing swim in the hotel pool or take a leisurely stroll to the vibrant Old Market nestled in the heart of Siem Reap City. A delightful breakfast and comfortable accommodations at a splendid hotel in Siem Reap await you.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

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Siem Reap – Bantaey Srei – Tonle Sap Lake
Siem Reap – Bantaey Srei – Tonle Sap Lake

Start your day with a delicious breakfast, then embark on a scenic 25-kilometer drive to the enchanting Banteay Srei Temple, also known as the "Citadel of the Women." This hidden gem of the Angkor area is Cambodia's best-preserved temple and showcases exquisite classical Khmer Art. Marvel at the intricate bas-reliefs and take in the unique pink sandstone architecture that sets Banteay Srei apart the rest of Angkor.

Afterward, head back to your hotel for a well-deserved lunch break. In the afternoon, prepare for a cultural immersion as you set sail on a boat tour along the magnificent Tonle Sap, Asia's largest freshwater lake. Explore the fascinating flooded forest, visit a floating village, and even discover a crocodile and fish farm. It's an opportunity to gain insight the vibrant life on the lake.

Please note that during the dry season (July to February), low water levels may require an alternative visit to the floating village at Chong Kneas, which can still provide a captivating experience.

End your day feeling enriched and satisfied. Breakfast is included, and you'll be comfortably accommodated in a hotel in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

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Siem Reap – Fly to Pakse
Siem Reap – Fly to Pakse

Before catching your flight to Pakse, the captivating capital city of Champasak province in Southern Laos, you'll have the morning to enjoy at your leisure. Nestled at the convergence of the Mekong River and the Se Don (Don River), Pakse welcomes you with open arms upon arrival. Your dedicated guide and driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore and unwind. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast. Relax and rejuvenate in your comfortable hotel in Pakse.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Paske.

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Pakse – Wat Phu Temple – Elephant Riding – Khong Island
Pakse – Wat Phu Temple – Elephant Riding – Khong Island

Embark on an unforgettable journey this morning as we continue our trip to the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wat Phou. Marvel at the grandeur of this pre-Angkorian temple that will leave you in awe. But wait, there's more! Our next stop at Ban Nong Bune will give you a unique opportunity to witness talented wood carvers in action. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Laos as we make our way to Ban Kiet Ngong, a charming village. Brace yourself for a thrilling 90-minute elephant ride through the lush forest up to Mount Asa. Along the way, we'll venture through the captivating Xe Pian Protected Area, an enchanting sanctuary teeming with a diverse ecosystem of wetlands and forests. Plus, by participating in this tour program, we contribute to a sustainable tourism project that benefits the local villagers. Our adventure doesn't end here! We'll journey onwards to Khong Island, the largest island in Southern Laos and the gateway to the stunning 4,000 islands (Siphandon) region.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island.

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Khong Island – Khone Phapheng Waterfall – Fly to Luang Prabang
Khong Island – Khone Phapheng Waterfall – Fly to Luang Prabang

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, get ready to explore Siphandon, a captivating destination. During the rainy season, watch in awe as the magnificent Mekong River expands to a remarkable breadth of 14 km, marking its widest point on its extensive 4,350 km journey the Tibetan Plateau to the East Sea of Vietnam. As the water recedes, it reveals a breathtaking landscape adorned with countless islands and islets.

Kickstart your adventure by embarking on a hike along the historic railway of Khong Island. Originally constructed by the French in 1897 to bypass treacherous rapids during the transportation of goods to Cambodia, this ancient railway exudes a sense of history and charm.

Next, proceed to Khone Phapheng waterfall, a natural wonder that spans an impressive 14 km across the width of the mighty Mekong River. Renowned as the world's widest waterfall, it may resemble more tumbling rapids than a conventional waterfall a Western perspective. Nevertheless, its sheer grandeur remains truly awe-inspiring, especially during the rainy season when the water rushes with tremendous force.

As the day progresses, make your way back to Pakse Airport for a flight to the enchanting city of Luang Prabang – a true gem of Southeast Asia known for its exceptional preservation. Upon arrival, be greeted warmly by your guide and driver, who will accompany you to your hotel in town for a seamless check-in experience.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – City Tour
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – City Tour

After a delightful breakfast, embark on a captivating cruise along the majestic Mekong River to reach the remarkable Pak Ou Caves. Within the limestone caverns, you will uncover a splendid collection of gold-lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, nestled in their serene abode.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Luang Prabang. Begin your journey with a visit to the Royal Palace, known as "Haw Kham," a fascinating architectural gem constructed in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his esteemed family. Explore the exquisite gilded temples of Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong, adorned with history and spirituality.

As the day unfolds, ascend to the summit of mount Phousi, unveiling a sacred sanctuary adorned with golden stupas and providing a breathtaking panoramic view of the enchanting cityscape and the flowing Mekong River. The day concludes with an exploration of the vibrant Night Market, an exquisite gathering of local and hill tribe artisans, showcasing their handmade textiles and crafts.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang Departure
Luang Prabang Departure

Enjoy a leisurely morning to take care of any last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Breakfast is included, and there is no accommodation provided for this day.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Domestic flight with airport tax as listed in above itinerary

Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles

Local English-speaking guides

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Entrance fees, boat trips, performance & excursions

Our prices do not include

Visa stamp fees

Early check-in & late check-out surcharge

Drinks, except others mentioned

International Flights, insurance, tipping

Meals not mentioned

All other services not mentioned above

Camera fees (if any)

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