Highlight of Laos - Cambodia (14D13N)
True escape to inner peace, serenity and tranquility through this trip to Laos and Cambodia to discover the hidden treasures of Southeast Asia.
DAY1 : LUANG PRABANG (L + D)
Collect from the Luang Prabang Airport and transfer to the hotel by private car with an Englidh/French speaking-guide. In the afternoon, visit the World Heritage sites : Wat Visoun (a 16th century temple which is now a museum of religious objects), Wat Aham (built in the 19th century), Phousi hill with 328 steps to the top will give you a panoramic view of Luang. Lunch and dinner at restaurants in town. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
DAY2 : LUANG PRABANG (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, sightseeing city’s oldest temples : Wat Sene and Wat Xieng Thong , 16th century monastery that is considered as the most beautiful of Laos. Cruise on the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, via Ban Xang Hai Village to observe the process of making the traditional rice alcohol called Laoh-Khao. Lunch at a restaurant by the river, then return to Luang Prabang. On the way back, visit the Ban Chan pottery villages. At the end of the afternoon, continue to the outskirts of the city and visit Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, famous for its wooden carvings but also its silks stained with real dyes. Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel in Luang - Prabang.
DAY3 : LUANG PRABANG (B + L + D)
Wake up early to participate in the first daily morning ritual offering food to the monk. After breakfast at the hotel, then visit the colorful Dala Market, full of fresh vegetables and local food items available along the bridge. Drive to Kuangsi Waterfall where you can swim or walk along the forest paths with your picnic lunch box. Back to Luang Prabang, visit weaving village (Ban Phamon). Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel in Luang - Prabang.
DAY4 : LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (B + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the National Museum which is also the former Royal Palace. Lunch on your own, then transfer to the airport for the flight LPQVTE. Upon arrival in Vientiane, visit to Buddha Park, a presentation of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by the mystical monk on the park on the bank of the Mekong River. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
DAY5 : VIENTIANE (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the ancient royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Next visit Luang Stupa and the Patuxai Monument known as the Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe. After lunch at a restaurant in town, explore Vientiane while walking, then visit Wat Ong Tue, Inpeng and Haisok. Carol Cassidy's Weaving studio for the textile collection and misses major commercial areas continuing to Talad Sao. Discover the sunset by the bank of the Mekong river. Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel in Vientiane.
DAY6 : VIENTIANE – PAKSÉ – KHONG ISLAND (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight VTEPKZ. Arrive at Pakse and continue by road to Champasak and visit the ruins Wat Phu, a shrine of the Khmer Empire between 9-13th centuries and other Khmer temples nearby. After lunch at the local restaurant, excursion by the traditional boat to Khong Island. Arrive Khong Island, then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Khong Island.
DAY7 : KHONG ISLAND (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Cruise day’s in the wildest reach of the Mekong River. In the dry season, thousands of islets will appear, its name is Si Phan Fact. On the way, stop at the Liphi Waterfalls and the Prohibition Khone Fishing Village. Take a short drive to the Laos-Cambodia border of Vernt Kham to see one of the wildest waterfalls in Asia, Khone Phapheng. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Khong Island. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Khong Island.
DAY8 : KHONG ISLAND – TAT LO – PAKSÉ (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Tat Lo, cross the Boloven Plateau, famous for tea and coffee. Explore the beautiful part of the plateau and visit the hill tribe villages of Katu, Alack and Nge. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Pakse. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pakse.
DAY9 : PAKSÉ – SIEM REAP (B + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning until transfer to the airport for the flight PKZREP. Lunch on your own. Arrival in Siem Reap, collect from the Siemreap Airport and transfer to the hotel by private car with an English/French speaking-guide. Afetrward, visit Takeo, Ta Prohm, Srang Sras and Krovan temples. Take the ox cart ride to see the Green Village located along the way to Phnom Krom. Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY10 : SIEM REAP (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Angkor Thom South Gate with Bayon temple well recognized by these 54 complexes Towers, Elephants Terraces, Leper King, Baphuon, Phimean Akas. Lunch at a restaurant in town. After visit Angkor Wat and sunset view from the top of Bakheng Hill. Relax with foot massage for one hour in the city. Dinner at the restaurant in town. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY11 : SIEM REAP (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to visit the charming temple Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Lunch at a restaurant in town. In the afternoon, boat trip to the fishing villages on the Tonle Sap Grand Lake. Visit Prérup temples, Mebon, Tasom, Neak Poan, Preah Khan. Dinner Show in town. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY12 : SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Phnom Krom port to take the collective boat to Battambang. Arrival at Battambang, transfer and check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Wat Ek Phnom, Wat Slaket, bamboo train (local manufacturing run by an motor for short trips between 10-20km from one village to another located along the railway line). Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Battambang.
DAY13 : BATTAMBANG – PHNOM PENH (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Phnom-Penh with an English/French-speaking guide. Phnom-Penh - Capital of Cambodia. With stop en route to visit Phnom Oudong - ancient Capital before settling in Phnom Penh in the 16th century. Arrival and transfer to the hotel and check-in. After, continue to visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum. Lunch and dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
DAY14 : PHNOM-PENH – SAIGON – DÉPART (B + L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Genocide Museum "Tuol Sleng", Choeung Ek Terrorism Center. Lunch at A local restaurant. Afternoon visit the Russian Market (or Tuol Tumpoung Market). Boat trip to view the beautiful sunset on the Mekong River for one hour. Then transfer to the airport for the flight PNH/SGN and correspondence the flight back home.
END OF TOUR
- English/French speaking guide as mentioned in the program.
- All transfers by private air-conditioned minibus.
- Sightseeing tickets and boat trips as mentioned in the program.
- Accommodation at hotel with daily breakfast as mentioned in the program.
- Domestic air tickets LPQ/VTE, VTE/PAKSE et REP/PHN.
- International air ticket PKZ/REAP.
- Meals as mentioned in the program.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
- Personal expenses, tips, beverage.
- International air tickets.
- Entry visa in Viet Nam.
- Travel insurance.