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LAOS & CAMBODIA HILIGHTS TOUR

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Tour Code: MLC-04
Tour Route: Vientiane arrival - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Vientiane - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Tour Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Vientiane / Phnom Penh
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrival Vientiane
Day 02: Vientiane - Vang Vieng
Day 03: Vang Vieng
Day 04: Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
Day 05: Luang Prabang
Day 06: Luang Prabang
Day 07: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khuang
Day 08: Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Day 09: Vientiane - Siem Reap
Day 10: Siem Reap
Day 11: Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Day 13: Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL
Upon your arrival in Vientiane, you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. The day is free for you to experience the relaxed mood of the capital and admire the French colonial architecture. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Meals included: None

DAY 02: VIENTIANE - VANG VIENG
A city tour acquaints us with the major sights of the capital. We visit the imposing Patuxai monument (also known as the Anousavari, which translates as ‘Victory’ in Lao - hence the name Victory monument), which is Vientiane's version of the Arc de Triomphe and dominates the city's main boulevard. It has also been nicknamed the ‘Vertical Runway’, which refers to the fact that it was built in the 1960s from funds the US Government had given to the Lao Government for the expressed purpose of extending the runway at the airport! Also visit Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in the city, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. We visit both temples and the most famous structure in Laos, the That Luang stupa, before catching our private bus for a four-hour journey to the village of Vang Vieng.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 03: VANG VIENG
The village of Vang Vieng is located in a beautiful location, on a bend in the Nam Song River. During our stay we cross the river to explore the huge caves that line the west bank of the river. These caves are riddled with unexplored tunnels and caverns, and there is plenty of time to make your own discoveries or partake in an optional day trip kayaking (additional cost) along the Nam Song. Overnight at hotel in Vang Vieng.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 04: VANG VIENG - LUANG PRABANG
Traveling north, our private bus winds its way over high mountain passes and down through breathtaking scenery for seven hours. This is a very long and arduous, but ultimately rewarding, day of traveling. You will certainly need to bring your spirit of adventure! (Please note that in the event that we are unable to travel by road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, it may be necessary to return to Vientiane and fly to Luang Prabang). Arriving in Luang Prabang, we have time here to wander the streets and discover this beautiful town, with its gleaming temple roofs, fading French architecture, and stunning mountain backdrop. Luang Prabang has been claimed by UNESCO to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’. We embark on an evening climb to the top of Phu Si Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. There are 329 steps, which zigzag their way past various temples to the sacred, gilded stupa (That Chomsi) at summit. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 05: LUANG PRABANG
In the morning we have the option to rise early to view the procession of monks on their daily outing collecting alms, a practice that dates back centuries. The people of the town wait out the front of their houses with food for the monks to collect and take back to the temple. It is done early as the monks cannot eat anything after midday. By giving food to a monk you ‘het bon’ or make merit, which should augur well for your next life! Following breakfast we visit the major temples, including the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers, and Wat Wisunalat, which is the oldest temple in the city. We then board a boat for a two-hour journey upstream to Pak Ou (meaning ‘mouth of the Ou River’), where the famous Tam Ting Cave houses thousands of Buddha images of various shapes and sizes, all brought there by devoted villagers. Along the way we stop at the village of Ban Sang Hai, where they make the potent local rice-wine. We return to town and enjoy the chance to walk around the local shops, which are well known for their hand-weaving and other interesting artifacts Here is a chance for the shoppers to try their hand at bargaining. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 06: LUANG PRABANG
We visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, an interesting structure that dates from the early years of the 20th Century and combines traditional Lao architecture with French colonial influence. The collection of treasures and artifacts reflects the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign, who was deposed in 1975. The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries. A great optional activity is to sample a traditional Lao massage and herbal sauna. Another highlight of our stay is a journey 29 kilometers south of town to visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: LUANG PRABANG - XIENG KHUANG
Today we take with us our spirit of adventure and travel on our private bus to remote Xieng Khuang Province, an area that was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. The high altitude means that the weather will be relatively cool. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. It is said that these jars are over 2000 years old, but there is no reliable way of dating them and archaeologists are still mystified as to their original purpose (opinions vary from burial urns to rice whiskey vats). We also visit the province’s old capital of Muang Khun that was largely destroyed in the bombing raids, as well as the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe who have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. The Hmong people wear distinctive costumes and live at high altitudes. We spent the night in a basic hotel in the small town of Phonsavan, which is the province’s current capital. Overnight at hotel in Phonsavan.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 08: LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE
We visit the local market in the morning before transferring to the airport and flying back to Vientiane. A drink in a riverside bar, watching the glorious sunset over the Mekong River, is the perfect way to finish your stay in Laos. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 09: VIENTIANE - SIEM REAP
You are transferred to the airport, where you say goodbye to your Lao tour leader and fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Please note that you are likely to be unescorted on this flight and will be met on arrival in Siem Reap by your Cambodian tour leader or a local representative. You will also meet other members of the group who will accompany you on the Cambodian sector of the tour.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: SIEM REAP
Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world-famous temples of the ancient city of Angkor, home to the powerful Khmer Empire that held sway from 802 AD to 1350 AD. We spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided tour. Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. The impressive Bayon temple is the centerpiece of all this. Angkor Wat is the largest and most complete structure. It is the only one of Angkor's temples with its entrance facing to the west (the others face east), the reason being that it was constructed as a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and a westerly countenance was seen to represent a sunset. Ta Prohm temple is an incredible sight, with large trees embedding themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We can end the day with a sunset view of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11: SIEM REAP
Our ticket for the Angkor ruins enables us to spend more time exploring this memorable archaeological area. It is an early morning start as we travel out to Banteay Srei, famous for its detailed and intricate stone carvings. It is not a big temple, but has been sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art’. Back at the main temple complex, Preah Khan contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH
You have a free morning before leaving Siem Reap. If you wish to stay in town, you can relax outside one of the cafes or visit the market in town, which sells some interesting artifacts and handicrafts. Another option would be to relax by the hotel pool or enjoy a massage by one of the famous blind masseuse of Siem Reap. Flying to Phnom Penh you notice a change of pace, as you arrive in Cambodia’s capital. A relaxing drink at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club is a great way to start your evening. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13: PHNOM PENH
A full city tour introduces you to the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers. The private quarters of the Royal Palace is home to King Sihamoni and is therefore closed to the public; however, we are able to visit the Silver Pagoda which lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country and was previously spared from destruction by the Khmer Rouge. Wat Phnom is the temple which gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th Century. The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable, part of Cambodia's recent history and visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of this tragic legacy. (Note: These sites are a major part of sightseeing in Phnom Penh; however, if you do not wish to visit either of them, please inform your tour leader.) An ideal way to spend your last evening in Cambodia is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront. Overnight at hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Flight tickets Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Vientiane, Vientiane - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
  • Meals as indicated
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Laos and Cambodia visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights and airport taxes
  • Excess or overweight baggage
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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