Laos and Cambodia

12 Days

from £1,845 (Land Only)

Discover Laos and Cambodia on this fascinating tour,
exploring the main highlights of both countries as well as seeing some of the local countryside.

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2018 – 19

Day 1 Arrive Luang Prabang (D)
Upon arrival at the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed Luang Prabang you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.  This evening you will partake in a traditional Baci Ceremony.

Day 2 Khuang Si Waterfalls (BL)
Visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, a peaceful temple featuring the muchphotographed Watermelon Stupa. Continue to the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace.  Drive through beautiful landscapes of rice fields, hills and villages, stopping at an ethnic minority village. Continue to the scenic Khuang Si Waterfall.

Day 3 Pak Ou Caves (BL)
Visit Wat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang dating back to the 16th Century. Travel upstream on the Mekong River to visit the sacred Buddha caves of Pak Ou. Stop at the local villages of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong.  Also see Phousi Mountain, popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set.

Day 4 To Vang Vieng (B)
Travel to Vang Vieng, which is nestled in a bend of the Nam Song River. Explore the famous caves of Tham Jang.

Day 5 Vang Vieng free day (B)
Today is a free day or perhaps take an optional kayaking tour.

Day 6     Vang Vieng to Vientiane (BL)
Travel south to Vientiane and take a tour of the city seeing the oldest temple, Wat Sisaket, with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Visit the That Luang Stupa and the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Day 7    Vientiane to Phnom Penh (B)
Fly to Phnom Penh, the intriguing capital of Cambodia. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 8    Phnom Penh (B)
Visit the National Museum and the famous Royal Palace, built in 1866. See the adjoining Silver Pagoda. Explore the fascinating central market and walk to Phnom Penh’s old French quarter. See Wat Phnom a Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city. Continue to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, followed by a relaxing stroll by the river.

Day 9 Phnom Penh to Battambang (B)
Drive to Battambang, pausing en-route at the former capital of Oudong.  Continue to Kompong Chhnang, well known for its fine clay pottery. Upon arrival at Battambang the rest of the day is at leisure. This evening enjoy a special treat with a performance from The Phare Ponleu Selpak, Cambodian Circus.

Day 10 Battambang to Siem Reap (B)
Morning visit to Battambang Market then Morning visit to Battambang Market then continue to a local village. Take a ride on the famous bamboo train, a raft-like device that is made from bamboo for local villagers to transport their goods. Drive to Siem Reap stopping at Mechrey floating village where you will explore by boat.

Day 11    Siem Reap Temples (B)
Depart early for the sunrise at Angkor Wat. The 12th-century temple took 30 years to build and represents the Khmer civilisationat its grandest. After breakfast explore Angkor Thom by Tuk Tuk, visiting the South Gate and the Bayon. Continue to Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. See Ta Prohm Temple, undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor, it has been left to the jungle. Late afternoon, watch the sunset over Angkor Wat.

Day 12 Depart Siem Reap (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Land only from £1,845. Single supplement from £499.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation based on twin share at 4★ hotels
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours and meals as stated.

International flights can be arranged, further details and prices on request.