Kompong Thom Holidays

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Day 1: Luang Prabang

Welcome to Laos and the start of your exclusive journey. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Luang Prabang

Today discover the incredible Pak Ou Caves on a Mekong boat trip. Here, hundreds of tiny gilded statues of Buddha, worshipped for centuries teeter on stone shelves in the cave walls. Visits are also made to the local villages of Ban Xanghai and Ban Muangkeo.

Day 3: Luang Prabang

After breakfast explore Luang Prabang by bicycle, a fun and eco-friendly way of exploring the town visiting the temples of Wat Visun, Wat Aham and the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong, famed for its intricate mosaics and painted figurines. Visits to local villages where silk and Saa (Mulberry) Paper are made and from Phou Sy Mountain, witness Luang Prabang's stunning temple tops fade as the sun sets.

Day 4: Luang Prabang

Today we make our way to the famous Khouang Si waterfall, visiting the Bear Sanctuary en-route before we have time for a relaxing swim or just relax by the water’s edge. Late afternoon we return to Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore.

Day 6: Luang Prabang - Siem Reap

This morning we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Arriving here, a transfer brings you to your hotel.

Day 7: Siem Reap

Today we visit the Angkor Wat Temple. This architectural master piece was built in the 12th century, took 30 years to complete and represents the Khmer civilization at its grandest. Covering 81 hectares, it is one of the largest religious monuments ever built. Angkor Wat (the biggest Hindu temple in the world and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, was built between the 9th – 13th century. In the early evening climb to Bakheng Hill to enjoy the superb view as the sun sets over Angkor Wat.

Day 8: Siem Reap

Today is spent further exploring the Angkor Wat complex, entering the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple marvel at the wonders of the eerie Bayon, the terrace of Elephants and the terrace of the Leper King. Afterwards, we continue to visit Ta Prohm temple, shrouded in jungle and left just it was founded by French explorers in 1850s. This afternoon we set out for a cruise on the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake passing a typical floating village observing the locals in their daily life.

Day 9: Siem Reap

Today travel to Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor, Cambodia. It lies 20 km due north of the main group of temples and is built largely of red sandstone, which is covered with elaborate and intricate carvings. Later visit Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. The Srah Srang a royal bathing Palace, located east of Banteay Kdei is our next destination. Then visit the Banteay Kdei Temple, a massive Buddhist monastery. Later take in Ta Keo, an incomplete temple in the Khleang style. Finally we finish with Thommanon Temple, built in the end of the 11th century.

Day 10: Siem Reap

Today is at your leisure to explore the city.

Day 11: Siem Reap - Kompong Thom

Today we travel to Kompong Thom province. The province is large in size with some 13,814 km2 making it the second biggest province of Cambodia. It is one of the most popular historical and cultural sites to explore due to its pre Angkorian temples. En route, we stop to visit Phnom Santukis a cultural and natural site located in KoKoh village before continuing on to Kampong Thom. Later visit Sambor Prei Kuk, the most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments in Cambodia.

A pre Ankorian Sambor Prei Kruk

Day 12: Kompong Thom

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Kompong Thom.

A lady fishing in the river at Kompong Thom

Day 13: Kompong Thom - Phnom Penh

This morning we drive to Phnom Penh. Arriving here, relax at the hotel.

Day 14: Phnom Penh

A sight seeing tour of the city will take in the Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts before ending our city tour with a visit to Wat Phnom pagoda and shopping at the Russian market. Overnight

Days 15-16: Phnom Penh

Today and tomorrow are at your leisure to explore.

Day 17: Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville

Today we transfer you to the beach resort city of Sihanoukville.

Days 18-20: Sihanoukville

Spend the days here at leisure to relax on the beach.

Day 21: Sihanoukville

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in Phnom Penh for your flight home.