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Discover Laos and Cambodia in 8 Days

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Duration: 8 days

Destination: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap / Luang Prabang

US$ 1,065 per person

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With the cultural tour Laos and Cambodia Discoverer, you will have a wonderful glimpse into the past, present, culture, and natural beauty of the main highlights Phnom Penh, Siemreap and Luang Prabang in 8 days.  We have chosen the most impressive monuments, temples, and cultural landmarks from each place to show you.

trip highlight

  • Visit the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda with a floor that is laid with more than 5,000 silver tiles
  • Visit temples in Siem Reap:  Preah Khan, Ta Som and Banteay Samre, Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang and more
  • Explore the most famous temple on the plain of Angkor Wat – the man-made world’s wonder Angkor Wat
  • Discover floating village of Chong Khneas on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Enjoy the cultural and spiritual charms of Luang Prabang’s ancient town
  • Caving at Pak Ou Caves, place of thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues

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Day 1: PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

Meal Provided: Dinner

Welcome to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnompenh International Airport, obtain your visa, and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.

Afternoon, Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Victory Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures – from throughout the ages. 

 

Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the 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. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th-century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset.

Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

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Day 2: PHNOMPENH - SIEM REAP

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel then take a private transfer to Siem Reap for 06 Hrs trip. On arrival, you will be met and then transferred directly to the hotel for refreshments.

Siem Reap is the best for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire.

In the afternoon, continue your temple tour. See the unique interior brick sculptures Prasat Kravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as “The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset.

Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 3: SIEM REAP

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the world’s edge and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Sunset at Angkor Wat.

Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 4: siem reap

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This early morning, transfer to the archaeological site for the sunrise from the Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat
Or sunrise at Srah Srang. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After that, drive through the typical Khmer countryside to the Banteay Srei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. Then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat.  The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple.

In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain lake), Ta Som. Continue the temple tour to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples.  Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the way most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 5: siem reap - flight to luang prabang

Meal Provided: Breakfast

In the morning, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap.  Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport to catch a late afternoon flight to Luang Prabang.

On arrival at the Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel (early check-in subject to availability)

Situated in the center of northern Laos, Luang Prabang is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding cultural, historic, and architectural values and its harmonious relationship between the natural and built environment.

There are no activities planned for today, so you may stroll around for the first impression of this ancient city.

Stay overnight in Luang Prabang

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Day 6: MEKONG RIVER CRUISE – PAK OU CAVE

Meal provided: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family.

We then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.

On arrival back in the city, we will visit the old Wat Seneand the nearby magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful “tree of life” glass montage on the rear temple wall.

If time permits, we will drive out of the city to visit Ban Xangkhong, the Thai Lue village, which is famous for its arts and crafts. We also visit the nearby village of Ban Xienglek specializing in making the traditional Saapaper.

You can either get to the nearby village and join a petanque game with the local team. Late afternoon, we will make a stop at Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the ideal place to catch the last beauty of the day.

The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Stay overnight in Luang Prabang

Tip: If you are fond of various ethnic cultures, you can visit Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Mondays).

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Day 7: KUANG SI WATERFALL

Meal provided: Breakfast

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning almsgiving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temples to gather their daily meals from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.

We then visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice to vegetables, to fish, or chicken.

After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. If time permits, we will visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos.

Then you will transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si, which is the biggest waterfall in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.

There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene and explore the hidden waterfalls, which are rarely visited by other tourists.

If you wish, take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.

On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful and traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners, and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. This is also one of the best spots to admire the sunset in Luang Prabang

Transfer back to your hotel late afternoon.

Stay overnight in Luang Prabang

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Day 8: ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE – DEPARTURE

Meal provided: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am: Pick up by our English-speaking guide from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang

Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeted by your guide and participate in a short briefing about elephants

Elephant Feeding:

Get up close and personal with elephants

Explore Elephant Village:

Visit our elephant hospital, museum, gallery, and dung paper-making facility!

One-on-One Experience: Enjoy the impressive experience of being a Mahout! 1 person per elephant

Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water. Swimsuit recommended!

(note: water levels will vary with seasonal conditions)

Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant. Your buffet lunch is served with coffee/tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available)

1:00 pm: Depart the camp. Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang.

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before transferring to the airport for your departure flight to your next destination.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double/twin shared rooms.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family, traveler forum's members to book this tour with you.

The 'Single supplement' applies to single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 7 nights based in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well-selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel). 
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), and High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request] 
• Daily buffet or set breakfast at the hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges. 
• Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary. 
• Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver as specified in the itinerary. 
• Sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary. 
• Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner. 
• Boat cruise as specified in the programmed. 
• Entrance fees according the above program
• Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers 
• VAT and all taxes and service charge. 


What's Excluded:

• International flight tickets and Visas stamp 
• Domestic and regional flights in the tour
• Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls 
• Personal, travel and health insurance
• Early check in and late check out 
• Single room supplement if request 
• Drinks during meals
• Meals that are not specified
• Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff 
• Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Eve 


Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night


3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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