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Discover the wonders of Cambodia and Laos on this 13 day tour which kicks off in Phnom Penh, exploring Siem Reap and the incredible Angkor Complex, before taking in the highlights of Laos. Visiting royal palaces and beautiful temples, remote villages and picturesque Vang Vieng, then ending on a high in enchanting Luang Prabang.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Phnom Penh – tour the highlights of Cambodia’s capital and visit the sobering Khmer Rouge Killing Fields
Luang Prabang – ride in a traditional tuk-tuk and enjoy a city tour including the golden Wat Xiengthong temple
Kuang Si Waterfall - swim in the crystal turquoise waters and stroll along scenic forest trails
Tonle Sap Lake – sail on the lake and admire the colourful houses of Kampong Phluk, raised above the water on stilts
Angkor Temple Complex – explore the iconic Angkor Wat and see the many faces of the Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom
Living the Land Farm Experience – plough a rice paddy with a water buffalo and enjoy a delicious meal of Laotian cuisine
Vientiane – enjoy a guided tour of the capital of Laos, including Pha That Luang and the Patuaxi monument
NGO Phare Cambodian Circus - join an evening of entertainment at this celebrated circus show

Included

12 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
2 economy class flights: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and Siem Reap to Vientiane (indirect, via Phnom Penh)
Guided sightseeing - Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor, Vientiane, Vang Xang, Vang Vieng, Tham Jang Caves and Luang Prabang
All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Excursion to Khouangsi Waterfall and ethnic minority villages
Living Land Farm experience, Luang Prabang
12 nights 4 star & special class hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfers days 1 and 13
Escorted by an English-speaking Cambodian and Lao tour guide
Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
Vintage Tuk tuk tour of Luang Prabang
Phare, The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$125-135pp, paid in USD
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$35-45pp, paid in USD

Itinerary

Day 1

Phnom Penh

Monday. Welcome to Cambodia! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel to enjoy some free time. This evening you can get to know your tour group as we enjoy dinner together.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Dinner

Day 2

Phnom Penh sightseeing

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing today as we take a guided tour of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Explore highlights of the city including the National Museum of Fine Arts and the striking Royal Palace. Admire the diamond-encrusted statues of Buddha at the Silver Pagoda before we visit the notorious Toul Sleng Prison ($21). We’ll learn more about the darker side of Cambodian history as we tour the prison and visit the Killing Fields. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime executed thousands of people here during their rule from 1975 - 1979.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Angkor Wat

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap. Say goodbye to Phnom Penh today as we fly to Siem Reap. Visit the Angkor National Museum before we discover Cambodia’s most famous attraction - the spectacular Angkor Wat temple complex. This famous site is so iconic that it features on the Cambodian flag. Admire the carvings and bas-reliefs on the walls and marvel at the shimmering moat that surrounds the entire site.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Angkor Thom & NGO circus project

Choose to rise early this morning and see Angkor Wat bathed in the light of the rising sun. We then travel to the temples of Banteay Srei and visit an exotic butterfly sanctuary, before arriving in the village of Preak Dak. Here you have the opportunity to take part in our tree planting initiative. Plant a jackfruit or mango sapling, which will grow to provide the low-income villagers with food and fruit to sell.

This afternoon, we return to the Angkor Temple complex and visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Discover the many faces of the Bayon Temple and the Terraces of the Elephants. Later, visit Ta Prohm Temple and attend the remarkable Phare NGO circus project. The project teaches children living on the streets how to perform circus tricks and you’ll be inspired by their skills.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Tonle Sap Lake

Enjoy a half-day excursion to Kampong Phluk, a cluster of villages on the Tonle Sap floodplain. The colourful buildings in this community are built high up on stilts to keep them safe and dry. Enjoy a boat trip on the lake before we return to Siem Reap where the afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Free time in Siem Reap

Today is free to enjoy in Siem Reap as you please. Why not pay a visit to the bustling central market and haggle for souvenirs? This evening take a stroll down Pub Street and explore the vibrant nightlife on offer.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Goodbye Cambodia, Hello Laos

Siem Reap - Vientiane (Laos). Today we say goodbye to Cambodia and fly to Vientiane, via Phnom Penh. On arrival in Laos you’ll be transferred to our hotel in the capital, where the rest of today is at leisure.
Overnight: Vientiane  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Vientiane sightseeing

Today we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Vientiane and discover highlights including the Wat Si Saket monastery and the former royal temple of Haw Pha Kaeo. We also visit Pha That Luang, the most important monument in Laos and a national symbol. See the Patuaxi monument, built to honour those who lost their lives in Laos’ struggle for independence from France. Finally, explore the sculptures in Buddha Park and enjoy a sunset dinner beside the Mekong River.
Overnight: Vientiane  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Vang Vieng

Vientiane - Vang Vieng. Leave Vientiane and travel through the countryside to Vang Vieng. En route we stop at Ban Keun and the market of Thalat, where local hill tribes come to trade goods. We also pay a visit to the archaeological site of Vang Xang. These mysterious sculptures of Buddha are overgrown by the forest and no one knows for certain where they came from, though they are believed to date back to around the 11th century. The rest of today can be enjoyed at leisure - why not explore the local caves or take a bike ride through the surrounding countryside?
Overnight: Vang Vieng  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang. Today we explore the famous Tham Jang caves, once used as a bunker for the local people during Chinese invasions. Visit Ban Huai Ngai village to learn about the traditional way of life for Laotians, before we arrive at the UNESCO-listed city of Luang Prabang.
Overnight: Luang Prabang  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Luang Prabang sightseeing by tuk-tuk

Explore Luang Prabang in style today as we ride along in traditional tuk-tuks to discover highlights of the city. Visit the bustling Morning Market and the golden Wat Xiengthong Temple. Our tour ends with a trip to the former Royal Palace - now a national museum.

This afternoon we travel to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall, stopping at several villages en route. Meet local people from different ethnic minorities and learn about their lives and culture. When we arrive at the waterfall there will be time to swim in the turquoise waters or stroll along the forest trails.
Overnight: Luang Prabang  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Living the Land Farm experience

Travel into the countryside today for an authentic half-day farming experience. Learn how rice is planted and cultivated in the rice paddy and have a go at ploughing the paddy with a water buffalo. Later, enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Laotian cuisine before we return to Luang Prabang for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit the UXO Centre to learn about the Second Indochina War.
Overnight: Luang Prabang  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

Luang Prabang

Saturday. Enjoy your final morning in Luang Prabang as you please before our tour comes to and end with an included departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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2019
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26 Aug - 07 Sep 25% off
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30 Sep - 12 Oct 25% off
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14 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
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16 Dec - 28 Dec 25% offXmas departure, book early!
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USD $3,095
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2020
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27 Jan - 08 Feb 25% off
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USD $890
10 Feb - 22 Feb 25% off
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28 Dec - 09 Jan New Years departure, book early!
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USD $3,195
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Harmony Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 5 minutes from the Royal Palace, the Harmony Hotel in Phnom Penh is an elegant hotel with a great location. The spacious rooms feature plush furnishings with a smart decor of dark wood flooring and white walls with accents of colour. The hotel features a rooftop infinity pool and Jacuzzi with views across the river and the city, a perfect spot to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Guests can dine on a choice of Asian and Western dishes at the hotel's restaurant and enjoy a wide selection of beverages.

Angkor Paradise Hotel , Siem Reap

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Not far from Angkor Wat, the Angkor Paradise Hotel offers elegant accommodation in a world famous setting. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished with traditional wooden floors and all mod cons. All rooms have either fabulous views of the city or the hotel's outdoor pool. The hotel also boasts a great onsite restaurant, fitness centre and pool terrace. The Angkor Paradise Hotel is situated a short distance from Siem Reap international airport and the majestic Angkor Archaeological Park.

Mercure Hotel, Vientiane

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Renowned for offering travellers superb business and leisure conveniences in a pleasant surrounding, the fashionable rooms of this modern hotel are spacious and contemporary in design. Impeccable service is combined with superb amenities including a range of sporting facilities, entertainment services and a fitness centre.

Santi Resort and Spa, Luang Prabang

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set just outside the main town of Luang Prabang, the Santi Resort and Spa is a modern property set in manicured gardens. Guest rooms are set on two levels and are spacious with excellent amenities. Meals are served in the main restaurant and the outdoor pool is perfect for a cooling afternoon dip. If you need to get into town then take advantage of the free shuttle service that runs nearly every hour. Located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Phnom Penh
Ends
Luang Prabang
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 star and special class
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
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