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Laos and Cambodia Unveiled

  • Duration

    17 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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    £3,190pp
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This epic adventure takes you from the UNESCO-listed city of Luang Prabang in untouched Laos to venture through Cambodia to explore the magnificent temples of Angkor, the rural beauty of Battambang and lovely Phnom Penh.

Tour Highlights

Our Laos and Cambodia Unveiled tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for adventures who have a reasonable amount of time and who are looking to visit the main sights of Laos and Cambodia. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Laos and Cambodia.

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO VIENTIANE

    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO VIENTIANE

    Fly overnight to Vientiane via Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3

    EXPLORE VIENTIANE

    DAY 3 EXPLORE VIENTIANE

    Nestled in a sleepy bend of the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city, more friendly backwater than chaotic capital. Visit the morning market, Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keo, the former Royal Temple, before viewing That Luang Stupa and the Patuxai Victory Monument. Also, drop in at the COPE visitor centre. Dinner this evening will be accompanied by a traditional Lao music and dance performance.

  • Day 4

    TRAVEL TO VANG VIENG

    DAY 4 TRAVEL TO VANG VIENG

    Depart Vientiane for Vang Vieng, a town beautifully set in a spectacular karst landscape that has become Laos’ adventure capital. En route, stop at Nam Ngum Lake, a reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River, where deep green waters are backed by mountains and forest.

  • Day 5

    EXPLORE VANG VIENG

    DAY 5 EXPLORE VANG VIENG

    Venture into the Tham Chang cave before wandering through the dramatic limestone karst countryside beside the Nam Song River.

  • Day 6

    TRAVEL TO LUANG PRABANG

    DAY 6 TRAVEL TO LUANG PRABANG

    Return to Vientiane and fly to the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. The quintessential image of Laos and a place of vivid colours, where you’ll find a rich heritage and enduring French legacy.

  • Day 7

    PAK OU CAVES

    DAY 7 PAK OU CAVES

    Visit the exquisite Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Cruise up the languid Mekong River to the sacred caves of Pak Ou, known for the hundreds of miniature Buddhist sculptures that reside within. On the return trip stop off at the villages of Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong.

  • Day 8

    KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    DAY 8 KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    Begin the day at the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace. Drive out of the city, stopping for a visit to Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre, before heading to the natural splendour of Kuang Si Waterfalls. Enjoy the vivid blue, terraced pools that tumble down through their forest setting, taking a dip or relaxing by the water’s edge.

  • Day 9

    TAKBAT

    DAY 9 TAKBAT

    Rise early this morning to witness the monks of Luang Prabang’s monastic communities collecting alms from the locals – the ceremony of Takbat. These lines of silent saffron robeclad monks will be an enduring image of your trip. Later this morning, climb Phousi Hill for panoramic views over the city. Fly to Siem Reap where you can while away the evening at the lively night market.

  • Day 10

    EXPLORE ANGKOR

    DAY 10 EXPLORE ANGKOR

    The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Rising early, the tour begins in the heart of Angkor Thom, the old walled city - passing through its South Gate you’ll reach the enigmatic Bayon and visit the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. The best preserved of Angkor’s temples, examine the vast number of intricate details and relish the sheer magnificence of its architecture.

  • Day 11

    TONLE SAP LAKE

    DAY 11 TONLE SAP LAKE

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle before enjoying a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor before visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.

  • Day 12

    BANTEAY SREI

    DAY 12 BANTEAY SREI

    Admire the captivating Banteay Srei, a richly embellished Hindu Temple made of rosecolored sandstone. Wander the atmospheric ruins of Preah Khan. Take a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

  • Day 13

    RURAL BATTAMBANG

    DAY 13 RURAL BATTAMBANG

    Depart Siem Reap for the city of Battambang, stopping off at the National Silk Centre, where you can learn about the silk creation process.

  • Day 14

    EXPLORE BATTAMBANG

    DAY 14 EXPLORE BATTAMBANG

    Battambang is set in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Head out of town to the 12th-century Prasat Banan Temple, returning to Battambang to stroll through the village of Wat Kor. Later, visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where traditional skills such as weaving are taught to locals before exploring a cave at Phnom Sampov, home to a huge colony of bats.

  • Day 15

    TRAVEL TO PHNOM PENH

    DAY 15 TRAVEL TO PHNOM PENH

    Journey south to the city of Phnom Penh, making a stop at the 17th century capital of Udong and Kampong Chhnang to see the traditional handmade pottery. On arrival at Phnom Penh, the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 16

    PHNOM PENH BY CYCLO

    DAY 16 PHNOM PENH BY CYCLO

    Experience a cyclo ride to the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before scaling the small hill topped by Wat Phnom. Later, enjoy the exhibits of the National Museum, which are housed in a spectacular Khmerstyle building, before learning about the tragedies of the recent past at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum.

  • Days 17-18

    FLY PHNOM PENH TO UK

    DAYS 17-18 FLY PHNOM PENH TO UK

    If your flight time permits, this morning there is an option to visit the poignant Killing Fields (payable locally). Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the UK, arriving the next day.

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2

    Mercure Hotel Vientiane 3 Star Hotel

    Mercure Hotel Vientiane

    This four-star hotel has a wealth of facilities including outdoor pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre and sauna. Well-located for the airport and just a three-minute stroll to the Mekong River, there is also a restaurant and bar and spacious and contemporary rooms with an en suite bathroom plus robe and slippers.

  • Night 1

    The Silver Naga 4 Star Hotel

    The Silver Naga

    Ideally situated on the river bank in the heart of town, The Silver Naga Hotel welcomes guests to experience magnificent mountain views and warm hospitality. Each en-suite room features air conditioning, a TV and minibar. Other facilities and services offered at the hotel include an outdoor pool, restaurant, currency exchange and laundry.

  • Nights 4

    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel

    Combing traditional elegance and modern comfort, the three-star Chitchareune Muang Luang is housed in a building that is contemporary Laotian in style. Excellently located just a 10-minute walk from the heart of the old city, the 56 rooms are set around a swimming pool in peaceful gardens. Within you’ll find a modern and comfortable space, with plenty of Laos textiles and local touches and a private balcony. The hotel also offers a gym and spa.

  • Nights 4

    Lotus Blanc Resort 5 Star Hotel

    National Road 6, Kruos Village, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
    Lotus Blanc Resort

    Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2

    Classy Hotel & Spa 4 Star Hotel

    Classy Hotel & Spa

    Perfectly located in central Battambang with an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre, the Classy Hotel embraces both French architecture and more traditional styles. Bedrooms are contemporary, light and spacious with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub. The restaurant serves both local and Western food.

  • Night 1

    Kravan Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Kravan Hotel

    Based in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Kravan hotel is equipped with a swimming pool, rooftop bar, gym and spa. With super fast Wifi available free throughout the hotel, it within walking distance to popular local and international restaurants, beer gardens, bakeries, branded coffees, health clinics, mini marts and other local services. Kravan has been specially designed to make your stay luxurious, comfortable and for peace of mind.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 8mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 24°c
  • 13mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 19mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 34mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 30mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 85mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 246mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 29°c
  • 147mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 280mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 258mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 272mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 228mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 335mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 289mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 27°c
  • 173mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 78mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 126mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 25°c
  • 11mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 40mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 2mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
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