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Overview

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.

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival
  • Day 2: Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap
  • Day 3: Siem Reap
  • Day 4: Siem Reap – Flight to Vientiane
  • Day 5: Vientiane – Flight to Luang Prabang
  • Day 6: Pak Ou Caves
  • Day 7: Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang – Departure

Full Itinerary

[*Notes]

- 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 – Arrival

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 Reap

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
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Siem Reap

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
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Siem Reap – Flight to Vientiane

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
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Vientiane – Flight to Luang Prabang

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
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Pak Ou Caves

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
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Kuang Si Waterfall

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
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Luang Prabang – Departure

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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Useful Information

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • 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

Client reviews

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.

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Andrew
Australia

"Laos, Cambodia, Thailand"

We needed a 2-week break after a freezing and miserable Melbourne winter and visit Asia – but not VN, Bali, etc. Laos was suggested by Helen at Indochina (found her in an ad) and we had 12 nights through the region in excellent hotels, with great guides. Nothing went wrong really – one minor glitch was fixed with a Whatsapp message. So good planning and great real-time support available.

Nov 20, 2019
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Pawan Sachdeva
Singapore

"Help with the Vietnam trip planning"

I am visiting Vietnam in the first week of Jan 2020. I reached out to Indochina Pioneer for help planning my trip. Though I did not eventually engage them due to my shortened vacation plan, Indochina Pioneer was very helpful and professional in providing all the insights into the trip. Especially Ms. Phuong who has been very patient with all my questions. I even offered to pay them a token amount for all their help which Indochina Pioneer politely denied. I wish to engage them in my next trip to Vietnam.

Nov 19, 2019
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Kerri S
Maryland, USA

"Lifetime Adventure"

My visit to Thailand and Vietnam was a trip of a lifetime! Lizzie diligently worked with me to create a trip that included everything that I wanted to see and do—-learn about the country, culture and foods. Everything about the trip was perfect. Hotels, tours and most especially the tour guides! The tour guides were so knowledgeable and flexible and I feel so blessed to consider them my friends now. They really made the trip for me!

Lizzie Pham, I can’t sing your praises enough for your attention to detail! You and everyone I met along my adventure have a special place in my heart. You opened my eyes to amazing places and people. I can’t wait to explore more countries with you!

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Nov 10, 2019
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Laurence chew
USA

"Vietnam Tour"

This is the second time we used Indochina Pioneer. Earlier this year we used them for a great tour of Thailand and this time for another great tour in Vietnam. We are very lucky to of worked with Kata Tran, and she spent much time in helping us customize a tour based on the amount of time we wanted to spend in Vietnam. We really feel spoiled that we can arrange a private tour and customize the tour further throughout the tour. We have been so happy to have private tours as tours are the most efficient but we were always turned off by large tours and everyone following someone carrying a flag. With a private tour, we can call the shots as there will be a place that we want to spend more time and places we want to spend less time. The tour guides and driver coordinate perfectly so as we finish one place, our van would be waiting for us with the air condition on and cold water. I actually asked one of the tour guides that were subcontracted by Indochina Pioneer and was very pleased when they said that really enjoyed working with Indochina Pioneer because they can see that Indochina Pioneer really wants the best for their customers and that to ensure that, they hire the best subcontractors and take care of them also so everyone is happy. I hope Indochina Pioneer and Kata Tran prosper and grow larger and there are other places that we want to travel and would like to use Indochina Pioneer again and again.

   

Nov 6, 2019
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Trish W
Big White, Canada

"Superb Travel Agency and Consultant Kata Tran"

We have just returned from a 17-day excursion in Southern Vietnam, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Kata Tran was EXCELLENT to deal with. She listened to what we wanted to do for our tour and she delivered! The guides and drivers were great. The guide’s knowledge of the sites and English was very good and the drivers were timely and caring. They always had a cold bottle of water and a cleansing towel ready for us when we returned from visiting a site. The whole tour unfolded on time and without a hitch. The highlight of our trip was visiting the Patara Elephant Park outside of Chaing Mai, Thailand, where we spent a full day with the elephants: learning about them and being taught how to communicate with them; feeding them; watering them; riding them in the jungle for 45 minutes; then bathing them. It was WONDERFUL. Kata recommended this particular Farm for an elephant experience and we were so happy because we had heard from others about their disappointment at some other elephant sanctuaries/excursions. Patara Farm is associated with the Veterinary Department of Chiang Mai University so you know the animals are well cared for and it shows.

We were disappointed with our hotel in Bangkok and Kata and the guide did everything they could to ensure our happiness and they definitely accomplished their goal.

I would HIGHLY recommend Indochina Pioneer and Patara Elephant Farm

Nov 5, 2019
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John M
Melbourne, Australia

"BRILLIANT TRAVEL AGENCY AND CONSULTANT (MS HIEN PHAM)!"

In 21018 we visited the southern half of Vietnam and loved it so much that we decided to do a 16-day tour of the north in March 2019.

We had a fairly good idea of where we wanted to go and stay (eg. A few days in Ha Noi, an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, stay in a mountain village, visit Hoi An, etc, etc), but we had no specific hotels or tours in mind.

Enter Indochina Pioneer and Ms. Hien Pham who was assigned to us. I found the company on the internet and after checking a few Trip Advisor recommendations I contacted them and began putting the details of our tour together (based largely on Hien’s recommendations).

She was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!! So patient, understanding and she left nothing to chance!!! And all at a very reasonable price (better quality – but cheaper than Australian package deals!!!) Everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) went as she planned it. The great accommodation (eg. The Apricot Hotel in Ha Noi was outstanding – see my separate review), the tours, the local city guides, the transfers, etc, etc, all went well).

I can’t recommend Ms. Hien Pham and Indochina Pioneer highly enough. Book your tour with them – you won’t regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 2, 2019
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Selva Ganesh
India

"Best Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam trip"

We chose Indochina Pioneer and they put together the best-customized tour for us. The timings were well planned and it became one of the memorable tours for us. Hien from Indochina was very helpful in planning. We were very particular about places, and she helped us to plan what we want. We started from Cambodia (Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake), then Laos (Luang Prabang), and then to Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Thien Duong Cave, Ba Be, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc Waterfalls). Every day we had a blast. The service was really good. And I’m booking through them again to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia. And that tells how good they are. Thanks to Indochina Pioneer and special thanks to Hien for planning the best trip for us.

Nov 1, 2019
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Mario Enrique
Mexico

"Best Myanmar trip"

We decided to choose Indochina Pioneer to plan a trip to Myanmar with our family. It was 17 days length trip only in Myanmar. This was an amazing experience and an excellent country to visit. Ms. Hien was very helpful to plan our itinerary, ad hoc to our needs. Tour guides have mostly good knowledge and good English. Especially Mr. Cho and Ms. Thin were really good tour guides, we liked them a lot.

Oct 31, 2019
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Roger
Banbury, UK

"Splendid personalised tour of Vietnam and Cambodia"

Following a recommendation we chose Indochina Pioneer to put together our bespoke tour. Sales Manager Kata Tran took on board our requirements and offered a proposal which we then fine-tuned into an excellent itinerary. We had a really splendid holiday. Different guides at different locations were all good and three were outstanding. Our boutique hotels were mostly very good and we found the service offered was always delightful – the same for restaurants. The high spots of our holiday were the gentle trekking in Sapa, the wonderful Ha Long Bay cruise (outstanding food on our boat), Hanoi city and the street food, Hoi An so charming, exciting Saigon, the high-speed boat ride up the Mekong and the fantastic Angkor temples in Cambodia. We built two relaxation breaks into our tour, primarily to meet up with friends and family but this was also useful to catch breath in the middle of the tour. We were very pleased with the arrangements made by Indochina Pioneer although it would probably have been best to travel from Phnom Penh to Siam Reap by air rather than by bus. Cambodia was very, very hot at this time of year.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Indochina Pioneer for similar tours in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Oct 27, 2019
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Jerry Ray Bowling
USA

"Worry-free Vietnam travel!"

Reliable and caring. You name it and Ryan has the know-how to plan it. From a hassle-free airport taxi to your place of relaxation, day trekking in Nhin Binh and rowing a Sampan in a National park and of course the 2-night Halong Bay Junk Boat. The quality of communication during planning, the freedom to ask questions, make changes and make even more changes were without pressure. Our day tour guide Cuong was simply wonderful in conversation and culture and share a few recipes with my wife!

This was my 1st experience using a tour service and I will honestly say… its the only way to travel Vietnam, see what you want to see, have reliable timely transportation, professional safe drivers and a plan. These agents and supporting cast are sincere in the duties to the customer and your experience in Vietnam.

On another note, I had forgotten an item. Contacted them, and both went out of there way to ensure my item was returned. So grateful

Next tour Sapa, Lao Cai, Hai Phong

Oct 25, 2019
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