|Tour Length||Tour 9 days / 8 nights|
|Tour Type||Tour Packages|
|Start From||Phnom Penh|
|Tour route||Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Angkor Temples - Luang Prabang – Vientiane|
||Welcome to Phnom Penh|
|Meeting our people on arrival to the airport, transfer to hotel in the city center. Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom.|
||A full day exploring Phnom Penh – cruising on Mekong River (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Visit National Museum, Tuol Sleng Prison Museum, Killing Fields, Russian Market, Independent monument and the Victoria monument, we enjoy the sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River|
||Morning flight to Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Angkor temples (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Take morning flight to Siem Reap. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King and the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat|
||A full day exploring Angkor Complex (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Exploring the wondrous Angkor Complex, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado, Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup, a walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill to admire the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments|
||Banteay Srei – Banteay Samre (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Driven to rural of Siem Reap through the Preah Dark village to visit Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre|
||Tonle Sap Lake – Luang Prabang (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Cruising along Tonle Sap Lake to explore floating village, local life style, friendly children in small boats and fishermen pulling in morning. Take a flight to Luang Prabang
A short tour visit the impression of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Climbing up Mount Phousi to get a full view of the city. The last place is night market
||Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Visit Wat Sene temple, the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong. Cruising along Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. On the way, visit Ban Xanghai village, Ban Phanom village|
||Luang Prabang – Vientiane (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Take morning flight to Vientiane. Then visit oldest Wat Sisaket , the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, Patuxay Monument, We watch the sunset by Mekong River side and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife.|
||Vientiane and departure (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Leisure to explore the town until transfer to the airport.|
Arrive to the airport in Phnom Penh, you will be met by our local guide and driver transferred to your hotel. Then we start the city tour that includes the visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda. We climb up a small hill to visit the legendary Wat Phnom and catch a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. Overnight in Phnom Penh
This morning, we visit the National Museum, which is exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. Then head on to the Killing Fields. On the way to the killing fields we stop at the bustling market of Toul Tumpong also known as the Russian Market.
In the afternoon, we visit the Independent monument and the Victoria monument.
Later in the afternoon we enjoy the sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River. Overnight in Phnom Penh
The following destination of our trip will be Siem Reap via a short morning flight from Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival to Siem Reap, we set off on a short drive to the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King and the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Today, we continue exploring the wondrous Angkor Complex with the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm.
We visit this masterpiece and some nearby temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. They almost belong to the small circuit according to the archaeologists’ division.
We see various famous temples of the grand circuit such as Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup.
We round off our exciting day with a walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill to admire the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap.
This morning, driven to the rural of Siem Reap to visit Banteay Srei, the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture. This is a small temple but its carvings are so impressive. It is nearly everyone’s favorite’s site.
The second visit will be to Banteay Samre, with elaborate architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit a local village.
Today we also have a chance to explore the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group. Overnight in Siem Reap.
We visit the famous Tonle Sap Lake on a boat trip out. The traditional boat navigates along a small river towards the gigantesque lake, giving us a chance to explore floating village, local life style, friendly children in small boats and fishermen pulling in morning.
Take a flight to Luang Prabang.
Then visit the impression of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai
We climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as have a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset.
From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can browse a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local people and hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Catch the morning flight to Vientiane. Here, see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
We watch the sunset by Mekong River side and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife. Overnight in Vientiane
Leisure in the morning until transfer to the airport.
|Private tour – Price is in USD per person|
|Hotel grade||2 people||3 – 4 people||5 – 6 people||7 – 8 people||9 – 11 people||Single supplement|
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