Travel : Highlights of Cambodia & Laos – 9 Days

Explore the mysterious temples and breathtaking landscapes of Cambodia and Laos on this 9 day tour through Indochina. From floating villages to towering ancient temples and mysterious, Buddha-filled caves this tour takes you deep into the wonders of these two beautiful countries….

Start City : Siem Riep
End City:Luang Prabang
Siemreap – Phnompenh – Luang Prabang – Vientiane or vice versa
Duration: 9 days 8 nights
Private Tour. Departure: Daily, upon your request
Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival – Angkor Wat
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom
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.
Accommodations: hotel in Siem Riep
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Siem Reap – Khmer Village – Beng Melea – Siem Reap
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Luang Prabang
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Fall
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive out of town to visit Kuansii: an impressive waterfall, cascading over calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of sparkling, turquoise pools. Climb the stairs and to enjoy various views of the falls. En route, stop for a short visit to a Black Hmong Village and learn about their daily life and living conditions. Return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Spend the day discovering some of Luang Prabang’s most famous sites. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the city’s oldest temples: Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong – representative of the city’s classical architecture. After the tour, board a boat for a cruise up the Mekong, enjoying beautiful views of the tranquil countryside on our journey to the mysterious Pak Ou caves. Stop along the way at the Ban Xanghai village, famous for its homemade rice wine. Arrive at the Pak Ou cave in the afternoon and explore these mysterious caverns, filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha images. Return to Luang Prabang in the evening.
Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Today we fly from Luang Prabang to Laos’s capital, Vientiane. Enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city at your leisure.
Accomodations: Hotel in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Vientiane – City Tours
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Vientiane – Depart
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then our driver will take you to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Tour excludes:
Travel insurance coverage
Extraordinary food item and also drinks
Tips and tricks and also personal expenses
Tour Notes:
Take care of your baggage and money
Inform in advance incase you are vegetarian.
Just take hat, raincoat, water and funds.
All customers must follow the order of your guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
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Travel : Highlights of Cambodia & Laos – 9 Days
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