SIEM REAP - ANGKOR - PHNOM PENH - VIEN TIANE - LUANG PRABANG - PAKOU CAVE - KHOUANG SI WATERFALL
10 Days/ 9 Nights
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* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival – Siem Reap – Angkor Tour
Day 2: Angkor Watt Tour
Day 3: Angkor Sightseeing Tour
Day 4: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh Tour
Day 5: Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour to Vien Tiane
Day 6: Vien Tiane Full Day Tour
Day 7: Vientiane to Luang Prabang Tour
Day 8: Luang Prabang City to Pak Ou Cave
Day 9: Luang Prabang to Khuoang Si Water Fall
Day 10: Luang Prabang – Departure
DAY 1 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: ARRIVAL- SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOURS (-/-/D)
Upon arrival, you will be met by our guide and transferred to hotel for check in and lunch.
In the afternoon, it is time to visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
We have chance to discover Angkor National Museum and visit one of the great wonders of the world and symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat and view wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show. Accommodation at hotel
Optional for elephant riding at Bayon temple or ride up/down at Bakheng.
O/N in Siem Reap.
Angkor Watt in Siem Reap
DAY 2 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: ANGKOR PACKAGE TOURS (B/-/-)
Optional for view sunrise (early morning)
Breakfast at the hotel
Today we drive to visit Kbal Spean, 50km northeast of Siem Reap or 18km from Banteay Srei. The original “River of Thousand Lingams”, Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. Visit to Banteay Srei temple (10th cntury), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Then contnue your visit to Banteay Samre, build in the third quarter of the 12th century. it consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompany by two libraries, the southern example remaerkably well presserved. Then end your visit at Rolous Group: Preah Ko, Lolei and Bkhong temple. Lunch at local restaurant
O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 3 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: ANGKOR SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Neak Poan.
Visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples.
Lunch at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 4 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: SIEM REAP- PHNOM PENH HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)
After breakfast at your hotel, our guide and driver take us to the airport for morning flight to Pnompenh, Upon arrival at Airport, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant.
Silver Pagoda – Tonle Sap River
In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique. Dinner at local restaurant.
O/N at Phnom Penh
DAY 5 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: PHNOM PENH – SIGHTSEEING TOURS – VIEN TIANE PACKAGE TOURS (B/-/D)
Morning breakfast at the hotel, we enjoy the last morning in Phnom Penh for seeing Phnom Penh with the Royal University of Fine Arts, where the young Cambodians learn the ancient arts of their ancestors. A view of numerous children practicing the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances is impressive. We have time for an exploration of Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the “Russian Market”, where anything and everything is for sales.
In the afternoon, You have dinner before we transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for flight to Vien Tiane. On arrival met and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant.
O/N at Vien Tiane.
DAY 6 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: VIEN TIANE FULL DAY OF SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)
Welcome to Vientiane, the city of the moon – an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos.
Today, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.
O/N in Vien Tiane.
Pha That Luang – Patouxay Monument
DAY 7 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: VIEN TIANE – LUANG PRABANG PACKAGE TOURS (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, if time permits, we will visit the Morning Market, the biggest shopping center in Vientiane. we depart to Wattay airport for departure to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
O/N in Luang Prabang.
DAY 8 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: LUANG PRABANG TRAVEL PACKAGES TO PAKOU CAVE (B/L/-)
After breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height.
En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant.
We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue by car to outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
O/N in Luang Prabang.
DAY 9 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: LUANG PRABANG TOURS TO KHOUANG SI WATERFALL (B/L)
A morning breakfast, before we take a drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route, to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit. Laos indochina tours: ralax in Khouang Si WaterfallOur picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before we head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent by visiting various craft-shops, including silver smiths’ and also Hmong market in town, where some skilled embroidery-works of Hmong ladies can be seen.
O/N in Luang Prabang.
Monks Collecting Alms – Pak Ou Buddha Caves
DAY 10 – LAOS AND CAMBODIA COMBINATION TOUR: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)
Luang Prabang – the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. We enjoy our last minutes for visiting the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, if time permits, the rest of the day is spent free for own experience in this charming town, till transfer to Luang Prabang airport for departure to next destination.
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• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Domestic Air-tickets: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh, Vien Tiane – Luong Prabang
• Accommodation in hotels (Twin / Double shared room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch & D = Dinner
• Regional English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Luang Prabang
• Pure bottled water & wipes* EXCLUDING:
International flights in / out, Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,…
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