BEST OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS 10 DAYS

Trip overviews: the mysterious temples and breathtaking landscapes, hospitable people, from floating villages to towering ancient temples and mysterious, Buddha-filled caves this tour takes you deep insights of the best of Cambodia and Laos….

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (D)

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)

Day 3: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom (B).
Day 4: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap (B, L).
Day 5: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang (B).

Day 6: Luang Prabang – drive to Kuang Si Fall (B).
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B).
Day 8: Luang Prabang – fly Vientiane (B).
Day 9: Vientiane City Tour (B).
Day 10: Vientiane Departure.

Services Included:
Air-tickets: from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang and from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Accommodations (3 star)
Daily breakfast and other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
English or French speaking guides
Entrance fees, boat trips, performance & excursions.

Services Excluded:
Visa to Laos & Cambodia
Drinks, except others mentioned
International Flights, insurance, tipping
Beverages & other personal expenses.

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DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at the Siem Reap Airport, you are welcomed and transferred to hotel, check in depending on hotel availability and take the rest of the day free at leisure relaxing or explore Siem Reap – the city capital and the gateway to Angkor temple complex on your own.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)

Entangled in thick jungle and the roots of fig trees, it’s the most impressive of all the Khmer temples.

After breakfast we start the tour with a visit to the most famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, renowned for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Angkor Wat was a temple dedicated to the Hindu God – Vishnu. It was constructed over a period of 30 years by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between 1131 and 1151. Hotel in Siem Reap 

Day 3: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom (B).

Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back again on a full day temple tour. Begin with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Khmer cuisine served at the home of a local villager. After lunch, drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 4: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap (B, L).

Learn about local Cambodian culture as we spend the morning in a Khmer Village. Have breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the village, where you will help a local family do their daily tasks. You may be planting rice, harvesting, roof making or picking bananas – life here revolves around the seasons, so your tasks will depend upon the time of year you visit. A boxed lunch will be provided at a local house. After lunch then continue on to visit the incredible jungle-covered temple: Beng Mealea. This distant temple is a gem in the midst of the jungle; half strangled with vines and decorated by lichen, Beng Mealea is the true adventure experience. Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang (B).

Siem Reap outdoor activities – fly Luang Prabang (Laos). Today you visit Cambodia’s largest fresh-water reservoir, Tonle Sap Lake. Start with a breakfast at the hotel then drive outside of town to the dock, where you will take a traditional wooden boat on a tour along the lake to visit the local floating village. Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon and explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market”. Enjoy your time for shopping before driving to the airport to catch your flight to Luang Prabang. Your driver and guide will meet you at the airport there and take you to your hotel. Enjoy a short city tour to acquaint you with the sites of this small, enchanting town. Visit the impressive Wat Xieng Stupa, the National Museum, Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai. In the evening,  climb to the top of Phousi Mountain to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and watch the sunset over the city and winding Mekong River. Return to town and explore the Night Market, where you can find an expansive collection of textiles, hand-woven by the local hill tribe people. Hotel In Luang Prabang

Day 6: Luang Prabang – drive to Kuang Si Fall (B).
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive out of town to visit Kuang Si: an impressive waterfall, cascading over calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of sparkling, turquoise pools. Climb the stairs and to enjoy various views of the falls. En route, stop for a short visit to a Black Hmong Village and learn about their daily life and living conditions. Return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B).
Spend the day discovering some of Luang Prabang’s most famous sites. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the city’s oldest temples: Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong – representative of the city’s classical architecture. After the tour, board a boat for a cruise up the Mekong, enjoying beautiful views of the tranquil countryside on our journey to the mysterious Pak Ou caves. Stop along the way at the Ban Xanghai village, famous for its homemade rice wine. Arrive at the Pak Ou cave in the afternoon and explore these mysterious caverns, filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha images. Return to Luang Prabang in the evening. Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B).
Today you fly from Luang Prabang to Laos’s capital, Vientiane. Enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city at your leisure. Hotel in Vientiane.

 

Day 9: Vientiane City Tour (B).
Enjoy a full day touring Laos’s capital city. With its wide boulevards unclogged by traffic and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like modern capital. After breakfast, begin the tour with the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket – filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, you will stop to visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Finish you tour with a trip to Bna Nong Bua Thong textile village. Hotel in Vientiane.  

Day 10: Vientiane Departure.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then your driver will take you to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Andy Tourist would say thanks you for joining in this Indochina tour and looking forward to welcoming you back.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Note: Visa to Laos and Cambodia is easily get on arrival airport. 2 photos (3cmx4cm) is needed.
Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered.
All hotels are rated according to local standards.
All itineraries are flexible and can easily be altered to suit your needs and interests.
Please contact one of our travel consultants for more information.

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