A 15-day bespoke itinerary which combines the charm of land-locked Laos with the rich, cultural heritage of Cambodia, ending with a few days at an island retreat.
Highlights: Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Song Saa
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our guides and driven to your hotel, your base from which to explore the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang.
We will arrange guided tours, excursions and activities according to your interests and preferences but you may want to explore the side streets and back alleys to discover the hidden charms of Luang Prabag for yourself.
We recommend the Wat Xieng Thong temple, the National Museum (the former Royal Palace) and a climb up the 328 steps to Phousi Mountain for rewarding views of the city. Just outside the city are the Kuang Si Falls, with an inviting turquoise pool which is ideal for swimming.
If you get up before dawn you can witness robed monks doing their early-morning rounds to receive alms.
Fly to Vientiane for a two night stay in the capital.
We recommend a visit to Wat Sisaket, with hundreds of miniature Buddha statues and to That Luang with its central lotus-bud spire and 30 surrounding stupas - the most sacred structure in the country.
A trip to the COPE Visitor Centre provides a moving insight into the Secret War which left Laos the most heavily bombed country in history. COPE provides prosthetic limbs, treatment and rehabilitation for Lao people with physical disabilities.
Fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to your hotel.
There is much to choose from in this attractive former French city: the Royal Palace, the National Museum with its excellent Khmer collections, the Russian and Central markets, various temples and monasteries, perhaps a drink at the Foreign Correspondents club, or at the Raffles Le Royale Elephant Bar.
For those with an interest in recent Cambodian history, there is the chance of an excursion to the Killing Fields and to the Khmer Rouge's S21 detention centre, the grim Tuol Sleng Prison.
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. This will be your base for excursions to Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom and the nearby temples and waterfalls.
We will be happy to discuss excursions and activities for your stay.
We recommend you keep one evening free for the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus.
What better way to end this trip than with a few days at the luxury island of Song Saa? The island is reached by plane from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville and onward by speedboat.
Depart Phnom Penh
Transfer from Song Saa to Sihanoukville and fly to Phnom Penn in time to check in for your flights home.
This suggested itinerary can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Laos and Cambodia have a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this holiday in South East Asia.