Laos & Cambodia (22 Days) Package
Arrival in Bangkok and flight to Chiang Rai and overnight
Early transfer to border with Laos and slow boat to Pak Beng and overnight
Slow boat to Luang Prabang, you will meet your guide and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Mylaohome boutique hotel ( Standard room ) www.mylaohome.com
Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is best known for it’s ancient temples and romantic setting at the confluence of the Mekong and Kane Rivers. Because of the compact size of the peninsula, Luang Prabang is best explored on foot. In the morning we embark on a half-day walking tour, visiting the National Museum (formerly known as the Royal Palace), wat Xieng Thong, wat Sen and wat May. The afternoon is free to explore or relax on your own. Perhaps you’d like to climb the Phousi Hill to enjoy excellent views of the lush green World Hertitage city and the Kane and Mekong River. Overnight at Mylaohome boutique hotel ( Standard room ) www.mylaohome.com
This early morning you may want to wake up early and participate in a daily Lao morning ritual. Monks carrying their bowls, wander through town blessing local people who give them offers (mostly sticky rice). After breakfast a day trip to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls where turquoise waters cascade over limestone formations. The abundance of water forms a magnificent display of nature. Below the Kuang Si are large ponds perfect for swimming and cooling off under the spray. Before enjoying a picnic lunch next to the pools, we will pass stupendous landscapes, teak forests and several ethnic minority villages (Hmong and Khmu). In Ban Phanom, a weaving village, we can find excellent pieces of Lao textile. Near the waterfalls it’s worth while to visit a centre where the endangered black Asiatic beers found a safe shelter. Overnight at Mylaohome boutique hotel ( Standard room ) www.mylaohome.com
By road we depart this morning to Vang Vieng. Travelling trough high mountains and karst formations, we have time to stop and visitremote dwellings of ethnic minority villages. Probably you will notice that many houses have looms underneath with which the family’s clothes, bags and accessories are manufactured. Afterward we keep on going to Vang Vieng we’ll have time to stop to take in the scenery from the viewpoints. Vang Vieng is a small village settled between a spectacular spread of limestone karst and is surrounded by lush green paddy fields and dwellings of ethnic minorities. The terrace of your hotel offers plendid sunsets amidst these magnificent natural settings. Overnight at Thavonsouk resort ( Standard room ) www.thavonsouk.com
Today is free to relax or explore Vang Vieng, a place famous for it’s limestone cliffs. You can visit the caves or cycle in the nearby countryside. Other alternatives include ‘tubing’ down the Nam Song River. Vang Vieng is also the perfect place to unwind. Overnight at Thavonsouk resort ( Standard room ) www.thavonsouk.com
An approximately three hour drive will take us to the capital of Laos. Vientiane is a friendly sleepy town resting on the shores of the mighty Mekong river. In the afternoon we include a sightseeing tour around the city. We’ll explore some of the best sights including the Victory Gate (Arc de Triomphe), the wat Sisaket, and the impressive That Luang Stupa, the country’s most important monument. Also visit the ‘morning market’ where you can wander around and buy silver, silk or other items you like to take back home. In the evening you can stroll along the banks of the Mekong River. Overnight at Inter city hotel ( Deluxe room ) www.intercity-lao.com
Free day in the morning until we transfer to the bus station for the sleeping night bus to Pakse.
Early morning we arrive in Pakse. Upon arrival we drive to Bolaven Plateau where there are coffee plantation. For those feeling active, it is possible to enjoy some treks in this delightful area. In the morning, make a hike up to the Dan Sin Say Plateau. Passing a hanging bridge, this walk goes trough coffee plantations and local villages. Ethnic tribes living in this area include the Laven, the Alak, the Katu and Suay people. If you do not want to walk you can discuss an alternative program with your guide. Overnight at Tadfane resort ( Standard room )
Following breakfast, we driver to Khong Island via Champassak and travel on a wonderful local ferry over the Mekong River to Champasak. Here we visit the sacred Khmer temple of Wat Phu. This complex represents the most eastern border of the Khmer Empire in the 4th centurary. Later in the afternoon we take a scenic drive and ferry boat to Don Khong. This island is one of the larger permanently inhabited islands in the ‘si pan don’ area. Dong Khong is best explored by bicycle. A reasonsable dirt road circumvents the island. Overnight at Pon Guesthouse ( Standard room )
By boat we’ll explore the 4000 islands area (si pan don). Here, the Mekong river is at its widest. During the rainy season it is up to 12 km across. When the waters recede, many small islands emerge. It is from this phenomenon that the region takes its name. From far distance you can hear the unmistakeable roar of the Khone Phapheng and Li Phi falls, which we will visit today. Nearby the falls live some hundred Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins ( to see dolphin not include ). Ban Hang Khon is one of the rare places on earth to spot these endangered mammals. Also see the old locomotive, railway and colonial bridge built by the French to avoid navigating on the rapids and waterfalls that abound on this section of the Mekong. We’ll return to Khong Island. Overnight at Pon Guesthouse ( Standard room )
After breakfast we drive to Dongkalor ( Laos/Cambodia border). We pick you up at he border of Laos and transfer you to Kratie by private minivan. Hotel: Le Tonle
Transfer from Kratie to Phnom Penh by minivan. Hotel: Bousavy Guesthouse (B)
Siem Reap, Free at leisure. . Hotel: Bousavy Guesthouse (B)
Siem Reap Free at leisure. Hotel: Bousavy Guesthouse (B)
By bus (Giant Ibis) from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Transfer from and to the bus station is included. Hotel: Silver River Hotel (B)
Phnom Penh. Free at leisure. Hotel: Silver River Hotel (B)
Day 19 Transfer by minivan from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Hotel: Sea Breeze Resort Sihanouk Ville (B)
Sihanoukville Free at leisure. Hotel: Sea Breeze Resort Sihanouk Ville
Sihanoukville Free at leisure. Hotel: Sea Breeze Resort Sihanouk Ville
Transfer by private minivan from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh airport.
Detailed info & Prices
|Duration:||21 nights/ 22 days package.|
|Price Includes:||All activities and transfers by public bus, as well as accommodation|
|Not included:||Other meals and Drinks|
Price: please enquire for price
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