Begin your journey through Laos and Cambodia floating by slow boat down the Mekong River from the Golden Triangle to a riverside lodge in a remote part of Laos. Exploring Luang Prabang with its glittering Buddhist temples, discovering the bustling Lao capital, Vientiane, then flying to neighboring Cambodia to visit the wide boulevards, museums and monuments of Phnom Penh, then seeing the unforgettable sight of the sun rising over the incredible temples of Angkor.
- Experience both cultures in one tour: Laos and Cambodia
- Discover the wide boulevards, museums and monuments of Phnom Penh, and the incredible temples of Angkor
- Explore two best attractions in Laos: Luang Prabang with its glittering Buddhist temples and Vientiane - the bustling Lao capital
- Entrance fees
- Return transfers
- Small group touring
- 2 internal flights within Asia
- Local English-speaking guides
- 13 nights hotel accommodation
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
- Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
- Electric trolleys in Luang Prabangand tuk-tuks in Angkor
What's Not Included
- VAT, Tips and personal expenses
- Others not mentioned in inclussion
Price Per Person Joining Group Tour
On arrival in Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle area of Thailand, transfer to your hotel where your adventure begins. Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader for welcome drinks and a briefing. Journey to the border the next morning and travel by slow boat down the tranquil Mekong. Cruise past traditional villages and peaceful rural scenes, then stay in the old trading post of Pakbeng, on the edge of the rugged upper Mekong.
Hotel: LaLuna Hotel & resort
Trek on the back of an elephant through the jungle, then cruise to the Pak Ou Caves and its eerie Buddha statues. Glide in to beautiful Luang Prabang, a treasure-chest of architecture and culture, and your base for three nights.
Explore highlight sites on foot, including the exquisite Royal Palace and the graceful Wat Mai and Xieng Thong temples. Take part in a game of petanque, and indulge in sunset mocktails in riverside temple grounds. Savor a delicious local noodle breakfast with a brew of French coffee, be calmed by the serene sight of monks collecting alms, and spend an evening at a fun cooking class. Prepare your own traditional food for a picnic at scenic Kuang Si Falls, and have free time to explore Luang Prabang’s alleyways, alluring architecture, boutiques and cafes.
Hotel: Sala Prabang
Fly to Vientiane, the rapidly developing capital. Visit the grand Patuxai monument for panoramic city views, and the COPE Center - to learn about the tragic after-effects of Indochina's 'Secret War'. Sample a famous Lao coffee in a local cafe, explore gilded That Luang and antique Wat Sisaket temples, and have free time for exploring.
In the evening, be blessed at a baci ceremony and treated to a traditional music performance over a delicious 'jaew' dinner in a local house.
Hotel: Mercure Vientiane
On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel for welcome drinks. Discover Phnom Penh's rich French colonial past from the unique front-seat perspective of a traditional cyclo ride and explore its majestic Royal character at the Royal Palace and the ornate Silver Pagoda before visiting the National Museum. Reflect on the heartbreaking Pol Pot regime at Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields. End your day exploring the Central Market.
Hotel: The Frangipani Royal Palace hotel & spa
Drive to Kampong Thom, and see traditional rural scenes of farmers driving oxen through paddy fields. Along the way discover a local silk farm and see traditional methods of weaving. Try the fresh fruit from local market sellers, or brave the local delicacy - fried spiders. Explore the ancient ruins of Sambour Prei Kuk, dating back to pre-Angkorian times.
Hotel: Sambor Village Hotel
Glide across Tonle Sap Lake by boat before heading to Siem Reap, your base for exploring the temples of Angkor. Walk through the jungle in darkness to see the sun rising over Angkor Wat, a sight you'll never forget. Next, enjoy a local breakfast. Experience a unique monk blessing before heading to the atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm.
In the evening, you might like to see the unique Phare Circus, supporting Cambodia's youth. Venture to remote Boeng Mealea temple, visit a landmine museum and a village producing palm sugar. Join in a farewell dinner, and on your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer. End tour!
Hotel: Tara Angkor