Laos & Cambodia

Pha That Luang, Vientiane13 Days

from £2,699

Discover Laos and Cambodia on this fascinating tour, exploring the main highlights, scenic countryside and local customs of both countries.

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Day 1 UK to Luang Prabang

Fly from the UK to Luang Prabang.

Day 2 Arrive Luang Prabang (D)

Upon arrival at the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Luang Prabang, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. In the evening you will experience a traditional Baci Ceremony with dinner.

Day 3 Khuang Si Waterfalls (BL)

Visit the impressive Stupa of Wat Visoun, a peaceful temple featuring the much photographed Watermelon Stupa. Continue to the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace, and drive through beautiful countryside filled with rice fields, hills and villages, stopping at a tribal village, on your way to the scenic Khuang Si Waterfall.

Day 4 Pak Ou Caves (BL)

Start the day at Wat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang, dating back to the 16th century. Travel upstream on the Mekong River to the sacred Buddha caves of Pak Ou. Stop at the local villages of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong, and see Phousi Mountain, popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set.

Day 5 To Vang Vieng (B)

Following breakfast at your hotel, travel to Vang Vieng, nestled in a bend of the Nam Song River, and explore the famous caves of Tham Jang.

Day 6 Vang Vieng Free Day (B)

Today is free at your leisure to explore Vang Vieng and the local area for yourself. Perhaps take an optional kayaking tour of Nam Song.

Day 7 Vang Vieng to Vientiane (BL)

Travel south to Vientiane, and tour the city seeing the oldest temple, Wat Sisaket, home to 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 known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph!

Day 8 Vientiane to Phnom Penh (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, the intriguing capital of Cambodia. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure to relax, or explore this fascinating city.

Day 9 Phnom Penh (B)

After breakfast, visit the National Museum, the famous Royal Palace, built in 1866, and the adjoining Silver Pagoda. Explore the bustling central market and walk through Phnom Penh’s old French quarter. Marvel at Wat Phnom, a Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city, and continue to the moving Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, followed by a relaxing stroll by the river.

Day 10 Phnom Penh to Battambang (B)

Drive to Battambang, pausing en-route at the former capital of Oudong, and continue to Kompong Chhnang, well known for its fine clay pottery. Upon arrival at Battambang the rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening evening, enjoy a performance from The Phare Ponleu Selpak, Cambodian Circus.

Day 11 Battambang to Siem Reap (B)

In the morning explore the vibrant Battambang Market, then continue on to a local village, to see rural life. Ride on the famous bamboo train, which was originally made for local villagers to transport their goods. Drive to Siem Reap, stopping to experience the unique Mechrey Floating Village, on the way.

Day 12 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 civilisation at 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, as it has been left to the jungle. In the late afternoon, watch the sun set over atmospheric Angkor Wat.

Day 13 Fly to UK (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Your 4★ Laos  and Cambodia Hotels

Tour Name: Laos & Cambodia

Duration: 13 days

Price from £2,699 per person

Land only from £1,999

Single supplement from £499

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

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:

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation based on twin share at 4★ hotels
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

Luang Prabang: Santi Resort

Conveniently located in the centre of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, within walking distance of the temples and the night market. There is a restaurant serves Lao and international cuisine.

Vang Vieng: Silver Naga

Set in a delightfully picturesque setting, a short walk from the centre of Vang Vieng, this hotel has spacious guestrooms, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

Vientiane: Landmark Mekong Riverside

Set on landscaped grounds overlooking the Mekong River, the rooms feature WiFi, flat-screen TV’s, and tea and coffeemakers, as well as mini fridges and balconies. There are complimentary Tai Chi and yoga classes, as well as a spa, a gym and a lagoon-style outdoor pool, plus 3 restaurants and a poolside bar.

Queen Grand Boutique

Phnom Penh: Queen Grand Boutique

Positioned in the centre of Phnom Penh, the hotel has a rooftop spa pool, a Sky Bar with great views and a restaurant serving a selection of Khmer and Western cuisine.

Battambang: Battambang Resort Hotel 4★

Battambang: Battambang Resort

Located on the outskirts of Battambang, in a scenic village set amidst rice fields, the comfortable guest rooms have views of the garden or lake. There is also an outdoor pool.

Siem Reap: Saem Siem Reap

A luxury hotel with elegant design and unique Khmer architecture. There is a swimming pool, spa, lobby bar and a restaurant.