Best Of Cambodia & Laos - 8 Days

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This trip takes us to discover the best of Cambodia and Laos in just 8 days. Cambodia and Laos journey starts from Phnom Penh the colonial of the Kingdom of Cambodia where you will discover the Silver Pagoda and the majestic Royal Palace, Khmer art Museum followed by flight to the ancient capital Seam Reap with the huge Angkor Wat complex of temples, pagodas, ancient walls that reflect a glory of former Khmer Empire. Continue take a flight to Luang Phabang with it famous temples and King Palace on the bank of Mekong River before ending your trip in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. This trip also aim to appreciate the multitude of local cultural traditions-wandering the many colourful markets, street stalls, exploring the tranquil villages along the banks of the Mekong and gaining perspectives across a rural landscape that has yet be down into the 21st century.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh (B)

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/D)

Day 4: Siem Reap (B/L)

Day 5: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang (B/D)

Day 6: Pak Ou cave – Kuangsi Waterfall (B/D)

Day 7: Kuang Si Waterfall – Vientiane (B/D)

Day 8: Departure (B)

Highlights

  • Discover beautiful natural landscapes
  • Explore the bustling city of Phnom Penh
  • Meet and learn about culture and daily life of locals
  • Explore the World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat Complex
  • Immerse yourself in the middle of the beautiful hidden waterfalls in Laos

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN PHNOM PENH (D)

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You will have free time before dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Phnom Penh

Day 2
PHNOM PENH (B)

The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina . Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh . The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom , which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum , exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century.

Visit the notorious Toul Sleng Museum. In 1975 Toul Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. The rest of day, you will shopping and excursion at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodian’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their face, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architectures. Overnight in Phnom Penh .

Day 3
PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP (B/D)

Morning we take flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at airport you are met and transfer to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4
SIEM REAP (B/L)

We’ll go ahead to South Gate of Angkor Thom into jungle of archeological area to visit Banteay Srei Temple and Banteay Samre. Continue to visit the fabulous Ta Phrom. Dinner and enjoy watching Khmer Folk of charming Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5
SIEM REAP - LUANG PRABANG (B/D)

You will take a flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. Today you will visit Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. You then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as viewing a beautiful and panoramic sunset over the ancient city and the Mekong River. After that, it’s off to the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of textiles made by the local and the hill tribe people from areas surrounding Luang Prabang. You will stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6
PAK OU CAVE – KUANGSI WATERFALL (B/D)

After breakfast, visit the Royal Palace Museum, then embark on a leisure cruise upstream to reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Stop at the local wine-making village of Ban Xanghai. Visit next the old Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, Ban Xangkhong, Thai Lue village, Ban Xienglek village. Late afternoon, stop at Wat Prabath to admire the sunset and join Night Market. Overnight in Luang Prang

Day 7
KUANG SI WATERFALL – VIENTIANE (B/D)

Wake up as the sun rises to join the most sacred tradition of Laos: the daily morning alms giving. After breakfast, we’ll ascend to Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. Transfer to explore the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall, walk to the nearby Ban Thapene village, and explore the hidden waterfalls. We then transfer out to the airport for the flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, checkin hotel. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 8
DEPARTURE (B)

Visit some major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, That Luang Stupa. Cannot miss the imposing the “Arc de Triumph” of Vientiane – Patuxay Monument. We may have some free time for the last-minute shopping before taking the departure flight

Cities

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Superior Category / 3-stars hotel

Phnom Penh

LCS Hotel Deluxe
Siem Reap Hari Residence

Deluxe

Luang Prabang

Sunrise Garden House Standard
Vientiane LaOte l Hote l

Standard

First Class Category / 4-stars hotel

Phnom Penh

Anik Palace Deluxe
Siem Reap Lotus Blanc

Deluxe

Luang Prabang

Le Bel Air Resort Garnier
Vientiane Green Park Vientiane

Deluxe

Superior Category / 5-stars hotel

Phnom Penh

Palace Gate Hotel and Resort Deluxe
Siem Reap Sarai Resort

Emerald Chamber

Luang Prabang

Satri House Deluxe
Vientiane Crowne Plaza Hotel

Standard

Tour price includes

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodations shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer services
  • Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support

Tour price excludes

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Speed boat Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Cambodia/Laos visa
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • International departure airport tax (if any)
  • Others not mentioned above

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