If you want to visit the best of Cambodia and Laos but don’t have much time for a long holiday, this tour is the one for you. You will start your adventure in Phnom Penh, enhanced with stops at the capital’s most important sites, including the Royal Palace and Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, you will not only explore the world-famous Angkor Wat but also get to see the local life unfolding before your eyes. The heart of Laos – Vientiane is a lovely city, embracing a cosy vibe which makes it very much different from other Asian capitals, and you will feel it as you tour around the city. Luang Prabang, the last destination on this tour, is simply mesmerizing. The town, located on the bank of Mekong river, is framed by pristine nature. You will venture to its most famous natural wonders such as Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si waterfalls, en route visit the local villages near Luang Prabang.
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 includes 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, the 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 the city of the moon.
The afternoon will be 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 will be 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 traveling 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 will be 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
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We had a wonderful 7-day trip last July; Kata was awesome to work with. So professional, reliable and helpful!
"Lifetime of Memories"
Lam did an amazing job putting together an itinerary based on phone/text conversations. We told him the where and what and he did the rest. The accommodations were beyond expectation, the guides were unbelievably friendly, and the places we were taken were spectacular. Having guides and drivers is worth every penny. So much time and money would have been wasted had we tried to accomplish this ourselves.
We got to experience so much more because of our guides local knowledge. Lastly, how great it was not to worry about how we were getting to the next adventure. Had we not used Indochina Pioneer I truly believe I wouldn’t have as many astonishing memories.
"Amazing 30 Day Journey with Indochina Pioneer"
If you are looking for a private tour of SE Asia, look no further than Indochina Pioneer. I recently returned from a 30-day private tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand all arranged by Indochina Pioneer and could not have been happier with everything they arranged for me. They are top-notch from working directly with you on planning your trip, arranging visas, having individuals at the airports to meet and walk you through everything when entering the countries, having amazing tour guides and drivers as well as organizing everything for you on the ground and being there to help you all along the way if you have any questions or problems. My tour was amazing with not only the normal tourist sights, but many off the beaten track sights and with your own guides, you learn so much more from these individuals who actually live in the places you will visit. I can’t recommend this tour agency enough. If you are looking to travel to any of the locations Indochina Pioneer has tours, you must book through them, you will not be disappointed.
"Excellent from the very beginning"
We had 21 days on a private tour and every detail was perfectly arranged. Perhaps, the Spanish speaking skills of guides can ve improved, but overall they were very helpful and committed with their job. I want to highlight the performance of Juan (Hanoi), Miguel (Hoi An), Chao (Ho Chi Minh City) and La (Luang Prabang, Laos).
Hotels were as we asked and the timing for the visits was very good.
I recommend this travel agency!