Day 1 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel. in down town Phnom Penh. Your private tour of the city will take you to Tuol Sleng Prison Museum where you will learn about the short but vicious rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. The museum is also known as S-21 and was once a school. As a prison it held up to 20,000 people.
After lunch you will watch a local dance class where children have the opportunity to learn about their culture through the grace and persistence of traditional movement.
Day 2 Phnom Penh city tour (B)
After breakfast your guide meets you at your hotel and is ready to escort you to the Royal Palace. You immediately notice the sweeping sloped roofs and delicate spires quintessential to Khmer architecture; the central spire is over 180 feet tall and is topped with a four-faced head of Brahma. Religion and royalty historically went hand in hand.
In the Silver Pagoda the entire family can gaze upon the incredible Emerald Buddha of Cambodia. The nearly life-sized statue is encrusted with almost 9,600 diamonds. It catches and reflects light in every direction. The exquisite décor of the Buddha, along with the elegant palace complex, offers a delightful and familial look into Cambodian history.
Day 3 Journey to Siem Reap (B)
Embark aboard your ferry to Siem Reap and find yourself cruising on one of the most famous waterways in South East Asia. The riverbanks are lush and fertile. Now and again fishing villages sprout up.
Arrive in Siem Reap check in to your luxury lodge and spa, free time in the afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight Siem Reap
Day 4 Angkor Wat temples (B)
Your guide meets you at your hotel and takes you to famous Angkor Wat complex. The temple was constructed in the 12th century and was dedicated to a Hindu deity. The structure stands on a terrace and the central tower stands over 200 feet above the ground. Monks in orange and white robes stroll around the plaza.
Day 5 Banteay Srei (B)
Your guide will escort you to the exceptional 10th century sanctuary complex at Banteay Srei. The sandstone structures are deep red and the carvings on the temple are so detailed and delicate that complex was given the name “Citadel of Women,” due to this exceptional artistry.
You can see Shiva on the summit of Mount Kailash carved into the east pediment. The morning cool turns to late morning heat. The encompassing greenery is calm in the still air. Monkey statues sit in various poses and guard the various entrances as a garuda watches from the temple gate.
Day 6 Flight to Pakse in Laos (B)
Today you will fly from Siem Reap to Pakse, the gateway to southern Laos. You continue onward to Bolaven Plateau and can almost hear the Tad Fane Waterfall from every direction. The water drops over 360 feet into the pool below. The mountains are fertile and rocky. The plateau reaches a height of 4,430 feet above sea level. The local coffee plantations are stunning.
In the afternoon you will settle into the largest islet of the 4,000 islands, Khong Island. The water runs alongside the mainland and wraps around the various islands. Houses stand on stilts and look out over the river. Longtail boats drift down the water and ferry people to and from the shore.
Day 7 Ban Khone (B)
After breakfast you will have a guided tour of Ban Khone, a traditional fishing village, and eventually will find yourself at Khone Phapheng Falls. The water rushes along a six-mile succession of rapids and tumbles almost 70 feet into the river below, making them the largest falls in Southeast Asia.
A collection of smaller waterfalls cascade around rocks found farther up river. Locals cross over narrow passageways using rope bridges and you know that the family feels the awe of nature’s raw power.
Day 8 Flight to Vientiane, capital city of Laos (B)
Fly from Pakse to Vientiane and enjoy a guided tour of the city. Wat Ho Phra Keo is one of the capital’s many beautiful temples and was constructed in the 16th century. A dragon stretches the length of the stone balustrade and guards the sacred building. The garden looks like an oasis with the temple centered like a crown jewel.
Bronze Buddha images line the walkway, each image striking the pose of serenity. You can see the golden tower of Pha That Luang, a 16th century temple that stands 147 feet tall. The stupa glints in the sunlight, imitating a light that guides people to the symbol of Laos
Day 9 Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)
Start your day with a visit to the Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum. The museum opened in 1995 and pays homage to the revolutionary leader and the country’s historic architectural style. In the afternoon you will fly to Luang Prabang, a city considered to be the best-preserved example of Laotian ancient architecture.
Arrive and with a private transfer you will be taken to your luxury inn in the heart of Luang Prabang.
Day 10 Luang Prabang (B)
Wake up early in the morning and stand alongside the street and watch the procession of auburn robed monks walk down the road. The alms giving ceremony to the monks. Latter, we will visit Phousi Mountain which is stands at the center of the city over 328 feet high. At the summit you find the gilded stupa of Wat Chom Si.
Day 11 Pak Ou caves (B)
After breakfast your private tour takes you along the Mekong to visit the culture and lifestyle along the riverbanks. The Pak Ou caves are famous for the vast collection of miniature Buddha relics that span history.
Enter the cave and find hundreds of years of history displayed in over 4,000 Buddha icons. The lights showcase the stalactites dangling from the ceiling. A cool breeze blows against the riverbanks and you soon make your way back to Luang Prabang.
Day 12 a day visiting hill tribes (B)
After breakfast you will make your way into the mountains on a guided trek of the countryside. The Khmu people make up one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Laos. Drive back to Luang Prabang in the afternoon
Day 13 Luang Prabang, end of the journey (B)
Your Cambodia and Laos adventure holiday finally has come to an end, a private transfer will take you to the airport for the departure flight.
Prices for Cambodia and Laos Adventure Holiday
|Price tag per person||High seasons||Low seasons|
|2 Persons||US$ 3089||US$ 2698|
|3-4 Persons||US$ 2647||US$ 2269|
|5-6 Persons||US$ 2544||US$ 2166|
Prices are valid throughout 2017 except during Christmas & Vietnam Lunar New Year, around Feb.
High season month: 1,2,3,4,10,11,12
Low season month: 5,6,7,8,9