- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
Phnom Penh – ArrivalDay 1
Upon your arrival in Phnom Penh, your private guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Later you’ll tour this beautiful city, visiting the National Museum and the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. Your trip also include a short visit to the Killing Fields and Choeung Ek.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem ReapDay 2
Today you will be collected by your private guide and transferred in a private vehicle to catch a flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temple complex. After check in you’ll explore the mysterious royal city of Angkor Thom. In the afternoon you’ll visit the intricately carved Khmer stone structures at Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most impressive ruins. You’ll end the day by viewing the beautiful sunset from the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem ReapDay 3
After breakfast you’ll continue our exploration of Angkor by visiting Prasat Kravan, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. In the afternoon you’ll see Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Keo, Chaosay Tevoda and Thomanon. These temples are on the same route as Ta Prohm and the picturesque Ta Prohm. These remarkable structures had nearly completely disappeared into the jungle and they are still overgrown, making for a haunting and exotic scene.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – Flight to VientianeDay 4
Today you will fly to Vientiane, also called city of the moon.
The afternoon is spent taking a sightseeing tour of the city’s major historic sites including the religious museums of Wat Sisaket, Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home temple of the Emerald Buddha statue and Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos.
Overnight in Vientiane
Vientiane – Flight to Luang PrabangDay 5
Your flight today is to Luang Prabang, which are the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom and the center of religious life in Laos. Today it is a World Heritage City. You’ll take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples of which fifty remain in the town and its surrounding areas. You’ll see the National Museum, the former Royal Palace, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Xiengthong.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Pak Ou CavesDay 6
Today you’ll spend a few hours travelling down the Mekong River on a long-tailed boat. You will visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves inside the limestone cliff opposite the mouth of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Then you’ll visit the village of Ban Xanghai, best known for its production of the traditional delicious rice of this country. Your lunch will be eaten at a local restaurant on the bank of the Mekong River. Upon your return to Luang Prabang you’ll visit Ban Xangkhong, a village known for its paper making and for its naturally dyed silk weavings.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Kuang Si WaterfallDay 7
Your excursion today is about 30 kilometers by road, to visit the Kuangsi Waterfall. En route, you’ll stop to visit Ban Na Oune, a small H’mong village and also Ban Tha Pane, a small village inhabited by the Khmu people. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch near the waterfall.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang – DepartureDay 8
After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local market before being escorted by your private driver to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Domestic flights within Cambodia and Laos
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Cambodia & Laos
- Cambodia & Laos entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.
"First trip to Vietnam"
As this was our first trip to Vietnam we decided to us Indochina Pioneer-and Mr Lam provided us with a 17 day itinerary. Thank you for arranging a most relaxing holiday, and we enjoyed every minute with our guides, Mr Dong (Hanoi), Mr Thoung and driver Mr Hai (Hoi An-Hue) Mrs Yen from Ho Chi Minh City and Mr Tom from the Dragon Peal No 1. Their warmth, friendliness and good humour has made our trip most memorable. The guides all did an excellent job with their knowledge on places visited as well as the history of Vietnam. Our visit to Halong Bay was unfortunately very cold, but was still made enjoyable, and guests still participated in canoeing and visiting the floating fishing village. Although there were many highlights with the sounds, smells and overall busy day to day life especially in the markets, my favourite highlight was in Ho Chi Minh City with a park becoming one enormous flower market and the boats on the river covered in flowers ready to sell, all for the Tet festival. We wished we stayed a few extra nights to enjoy the Tet festivities. Yes I would definitely recommend Indochina Pioneer to anyone wishing to travel to Vietnam, and will use this company again.
It was great to have a relaxing vacation and indochina took
Care of everything. Loved Hanoi and Halong Bay!
keith mUnited Kingdom
"Cycling Mekong Delta and sight seeing in Saigon"
Perhaps the best way to explore the Mekong Delta area. Can Tho is a lively overnight stop with well situated lovely hotel. All hotels selected by Indo China Pioneer are well situated but don’t expect western standards in hotels beyond Can Tho. Good combination of cycling and site seeing including boat and ferry trips, workshop visits with good choice of restaurant and roadside stops for fresh fruit.
However the route rarely left normal roads and didn’t appear to be as described in the brochure. Some quiet rural roads followed but others were quite busy, particularly in the vicinity of the small towns we cycled through.
We were concerned that we were not measured for our bikes on the first day which just arrived in the back of the minibus that collected us from our hotel. The frame size for my partner’s bike was much too large for her and it was fitted with a male shaped saddle which caused her considerable discomfort on the first day. The saddle was changed on Day 2 after she refused to continue the holiday with that particular bike at the end of day 1.
The guide did not appear to be completely clear of the route at times and we needed to complete an ‘about turn’ 3 times during the trek which may be why our route didn’t appear to be as described in the brochure. Indo China guides are very knowledgeable and helpful and know many local secret gems to visit but their spoken english can be difficult to follow at times even for me as a native English speaker. Indo China Pioneer specialise in providing tailor made tours for small groups down to 2 in number and flexibility in preparing a holiday programe to suit individual customers requests including the selection of the most suitable hotel using their wealth of local knowledge. Moderately priced boutique hotels are typically chosen.
"12 days in Myanmar"
Kata Tran has organised many holidays for me – in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. All excellent. She organised a 12 day trip to Myanmar in January 2016 with a few days each in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle. Great guides and drivers. Lovely hotels. Terrific boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan. Day trip to old colonial Maymyo. Highly recommended. Kata always listens carefully to what you want and is very flexible.
"Fantastic trip amazing service"
Fantastic trip from start to finish. All our expectations were met and exceeded from the moment we booked the trip with Mr Lam to our last day.
We had one minor problem during our stay and it was sorted immediately with profession
And made our trip the most memorable holiday ever.
Mr Lam customised our trip to suit us and we loved all of our guides and drivers.
We were even lucky enough to be invited to the companies end of year party and got to meet everyone who made our holiday so special. I can’t recommend this company enough and that’s something coming from someone in the tourist industry. Well done indoctrination pioneer.