Discover Laos and Cambodia In-Depth Tour 16 Days

Discover Laos and Cambodia In-Depth Tour

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Travel Location Cambodia - Laos Tours
  • Tour Style Classic Highlight Tours
  • Destination Included

    Vientiane - Sam Neua - Vieng Xai - Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap

OVERVIEW

This discovery tour is designed for you to discover the magical Laos in depth and the majestic temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

After your arrival at Vientiane, the capital of Laos, start your in-depth tour in Laos. Firstly fly to Sam Neua to see the beautiful countryside of terraced rice fields, forests and craggy karst mountains, and then drive to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan and the impressive Plain of Jars, and move on to Luang Prabang where spend one day in Kuang Si Waterfall to soak up the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and swim in the crystal-clear waters and one day to experience elephant riding. The alms giving procession in the morning should not be missed in Laos’ culture. Fly to Siem Reap, and take two days to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom from the small circuit to the large circuit, and visit the unique floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • In-depth discovery the beautiful countryside in Sam Neua.
  • Experience the unique Laos’ culture - the alms giving procession in the morning.
  • Head out to the Tonle Sap Lake and explore the village of Kompong Phluk.
  • Two days to be impressed by the splendid temples of Angkor.

Day 1 Arrive in Vientiane

Transfer via: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request.

Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival at Vientiane airport, you will be welcomed by your local tour guide then transfer to hotel. Check in hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2 Fly to Sam Neua, Drive to Vieng Xai

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy some relaxing time in the morning, then transfer to airport for onward flight to Sam Neua. Upon arrive in Sam Neua, you will meet your local guide and then transfer to hotel. We will drive through beautiful countryside –terraced rice fields, forests, craggy karst mountains to get to our guesthouse in Vieng Xai. Check in hotel and enjoy some relaxing time in this small town of Vieng Xai.  
Overnight in Vieng Xai.

Day 3 Full Day in Sam Neua

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, after an early breakfast, we visit the famous Vieng Xai Caves. From 1963 to 1973, at any given time, up to 23,000 people lived in the more than 450 caves, seeking shelter for their lives. This is also where the ‘Red Prince’ and  Pathet Lao leaders lived during the “Secret War’ period when this area was heavily bombed. After viewing numerous caves we head back to our Sam Neua accommodation for the night.
Overnight in Sam Neua.

Day 4 Drive to Xieng Khuang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy some relaxing time in the morning, then we will drive to Xieng Khuang in the afternoon. Upon arrival, check in hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Xieng Khuang.  

Day 5 Full Day in Xieng Khuang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, visit the MAG exhibition and Site 2 of the Plain of Jars before taking a short scenic trek to Site 3 via a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village. Following lunch we have a half day morning tour seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people.
Overnight in Xiengkhuang.

Day 6 Full Day Quarry site

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Quarry site on Phou Kang Mt., where giant jars were carved, then later transported over miles to get to the  different Sites called the Plain of Jars.   
Visit the Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. Then you will enjoy your leisure time to explore Xieng Khuang.  
Overnight in Xieng Khuang.

Day 7 Drive to Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we drive to the Luang Prabang enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest and landscape. The journey will take us over mountainous regions until we approach Luang Prabang .
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8 Full Day Luang Prabang City Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a city tour in Luang Prabang, the Wat Xiengthong which represents classical Laotian architecture. Stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham are both famous temples in Luang Prabnag. 
In the afternoon, visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures then to visit Wat Mai. Climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. 
The tour ends after enjoy the Laos Traditional Ethnic Costume Show after diner.
Overnight at Luang Prabang.

Day 9 Pak Ou Caves, Khuang Si water Fall, Royal Palace Museum

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. 
In the afternoon, we will take a short drive to visit Khuang Si water Fall. We then return to Luang Prabang.
Before check in hotel, visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. 
In the evening, a visit to the famous Night Market.
Overnight at Luang Prabang.

Day 10 Full Day Elephant Ride Tour

Meal: Breakfast

(OPTIONAL TOUR) After Breakfast we heading out of town with some sightseeing and an exciting elephant ride to/from Tad Sae Waterfall (or alternative route in dry season). we proceed to the Adventure and Elephant camp located 15 km out of town in the middle of unspoilt, natural green surroundings. After crossing the small river you are introduced to our Asian Elephants and venture on a 1hr scenic journey through forests, plantations and fields. This activity program provides you with a breathtaking and unique experience as you make your way through the forests and along the Nam Khan River up to the waterfalls of Tad Sae. (In dry season we ride a village trail) After visiting the waterfall, lunch is served before a relaxing 30 minute rafting tour along the river back to the Luang Prabang.
Overnight at Luang Prabang Apsara Hotel.

Day 11 Free in Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy free time discovering Luang Prabang city on your own, or join the optional tour to visit the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury.
Overnight at Luang Prabang Apsara Hotel.

Day 12 Alms giving procession, Fly to Siem Reap

Proposed flight: Lao Airways 525, 1320/1520 includes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You are recommend to get up early to join the alms giving procession and to experience the unique Laos’s culture. 
Afternoon fly to Siem Reap and transfer to hotel for check in. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with Apsara Dancing Show.
Overnight at Siem Reap Shintamani Resort.

Day 13 Full Day Angkor Thom and Tonle Sap Lake

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, travel in a Tuk Tuk to visit the ancient city Angkor Thom that was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. The tour in Angkor Thom will starts from the South Gate and walk along the ancient city wall to see the lost temple of Prasat Chroung, then continue to the Bayon temple where you will be in a place surrounded by 216 gigantic stone faces, which fame as smile of Angkor. You will also visit the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace and the Terrace of the Leper King. 
In the afternoon, continue the trip to one of the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake, and visit the fishing village Kampong Pluck. 
In the evening, you can join the “Made in Cambodia Market” which is organized by Shinta Mani Hotel in every Saturday, a night market in front of hotel for selling local made specialties and art works.
Overnight at Siem Reap Shintamani Resort.

Day 14 Full Day Angkor Wat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat. Then continue the trip to the women temple called Banteay Srei, was build in 10th century, which is famous for its beautiful carvings. 
Get back to hotel in the afternoon, enjoy leisure time at hotel to enjoy a SPA treatment to relax. 
In the evening, enjoy a wonderful cambodian circues show - Phare.
Overnight at Siem Reap Shintamani Resort.

Day 15 Full Day Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast

Free time at your leisure, you may enjoy the SPA experience (1 hours SPA includes) in the hotel and relax at the pool. You may also enjoy the last minute shopping in local souvenir market in walking distance from hotel.
Overnight at Siem Reap Shintamani Resort.

Day 16 Departure from Siem Reap

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to continue your Indochina tour.

What is Included

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

What is Not Included

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.
 
 

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