Highlight Cambodia & Laos

Highlights of Cambodia & Laos: This tour combines the most beautiful cities in both countries: Siem Reap, Vientiane and Luang Prabang. It is just a short a trip but you could experience life of Laotian living along Nam Ou and Mekong River and life of Cambodian in Angkor Temples. You could also highlights the manificent beauty of Angkor Temples and learn about the past glorious life of Khmer Empire.

TRIP FACTS

  • Travel Style: Cultural & Classic Travel
  • Duration: 9 days - 8 nights
  • Start / Finish: Siem Reap/ Vientiane
  • Departure: Departs daily on a private basis

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Angkor Temples
  • Experience life of Cambodian in Floating Village
  • Explore off beaten path in Beng Melea
  • Explore the world Khuangsi Water Fall
  • Discovery the Unesco Heritage site of Luang Prabang
  • Boat Trip upstream in Mekong River
  • Participating in the traditional Lao rite of passage by giving alms to the monks in the early morning
  • Wandering the quiet streets of ancient Luang Prabang
  • Visiting ancient wats (temples), exploring markets and hill tribe villages

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival – Angkor Wat 
Day 2: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom 
Day 3: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap 
Day 4: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Fall
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave 
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Vientiane 
Day 8: Vientiane – City Tours 
Day 9: Vientiane – Depart 

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The stages of your trip:
Siem Reap, Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Khmer Village, Beng Melea, Luang Prabang, Vientiane
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Full Itinerary
  • Car
  • Hotel

Welcome to Siem Reap, the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Our tour guide and a driver will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel in the city central for check-in.  In the late afternoon, we will drive to the Archeological Park to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat—the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

  • Car
  • Hotel

Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back again on a full day temple tour. Begin with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Khmer cuisine served at the home of a local villager. After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Riep  

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Local touch

Learn about local Cambodian culture as we spend the morning in a Khmer Village. Have breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the village, where you will help a local family do their daily tasks. You may be planting rice, harvesting, roof making or picking bananas – life here revolves around the seasons, so your tasks will depend upon the time of year you visit. A boxed lunch will be provided at a local house. After lunch then continue on to visit the incredible jungle-covered temple: Beng Mealea. This distant temple is a gem in the midst of the jungle; half strangled with vines and decorated by lichen, Beng Mealea is the true adventure experience.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Local boat

Today we visit Cambodia’s largest fresh-water reservoir, Tonle Sap Lake. Start with a breakfast at the hotel then we drive outside of town to the dock, where we will take a traditional wooden boat on a tour along the lake to visit the local floating village. Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon and explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market.”  Enjoy your time for shopping before driving to the airport to catch your flight to Luang Prabang. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport there and take you to your hotel. Enjoy a short city tour to acquaint you with the sites of this small, enchanting town. Visit the impressive Wat Xieng Stupa, the National Museum, Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai. In the evening, we climb to the top of Phousi Mountain to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and watch the sunset over the city and winding Mekong River. Return to town and explore the Night Market, where you can find an expansive collection of textiles, hand-woven by the local hill tribe people. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

 

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Local touch

Optional: rising early at around 05.30AM to witness and participate in offering alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks (the Buddhist monks) receive alms from local people – an awe-inspiring sight for many travelers. 

Please tell your guide if you wish to make an offer so he/she can prepare some food for you. This early morning ritual dates back generations in Laos. Watch the town come to life in the morning and then return to hotel for breakfast

After breakfast, take a rural drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, though not very high but spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit. Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before heading back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.

Afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples; of which nearly fifty still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple, which more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture.

The rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing in one of the city’s many quirky cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverbank.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Local boat
  • Local touch

Board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves (mouth of the Ou river) comprising of the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung (upper cave) which are two caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in various shapes and sizes offer by the pilgrimers over the centuries. 

Along the way back to Luang Prabang, we stop at the village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine Lau Hai and Lau Lao (Lao whisky). On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Local touch

Today we fly from Luang Prabang to Laos’s capital, Vientiane.  Enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city at your leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accomodation: Hotel in Vientiane

  • Car
  • Hotel

Enjoy a full day touring Laos’s capital city. With its wide boulevards unclogged by traffic and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like modern capital. After breakfast, we begin the tour with the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket—filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, we will stop to visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We finish our tour with a trip to Bna Nong Bua Thong textile village.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane   

Tours Details

THE DIFFERENCE OF AMO TRAVEL

  • Map of Vietnam with 04 famous destination detail maps in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon
  • 01 bottle of water/day/person.
  • Post Card for sharing your memorable trip
  • Bookmark with basic Vietnamese lesson
  • Vietnamese Sim-Card for 24/24 support

SERVICES INCLUSION

  • 01 Night in the junk in Ha Long with 03 sea food meals on board
  • All of meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private car
  • Professional and Experience local English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip in along Perfume River in Hue
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • All of entrance fees and visiting permission in the restricted area (if applicable) as programm

SERVICES EXCLUSION

  • International and domestic air-tickets.
  • Bank Fee related to the payment.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Visa to Vietnam, Visa stamping fee
  • Beverage, personal expenses
  • Tipping for Tour-guide and driver. Our suggestion: 1-3$US/day/driver, 3-5$US/day/person for tour-guide depending your group size.

NOTE

  • Time check in: from 13h00 to 14h00, time check out: 12h00 (except the Junk in Ha Long about 10AM)
  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to Vietnam Airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight cancellation.
  • Hotels are subject to change by the time of booking.
  • B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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