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Magical Luang Prabang & Siem Reap

Laos

Tour Code : TL015

16 Days. Spend time on the Mekong and explore two of the most stunning towns in Indochina; Luang Prabang & Siem...

Chiang Rai

1 days

Mekong Cruise

2 days

Luang Prabang

5 days

Siem Reap

4 days

Bangkok

2 days

Day 1 UK - Bangkok
Depart the UK for the flight to Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok - Chiang Rai
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer for the connecting flight to Chiang Rai, on arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 3 Chiang Rai - Pak Beng
Transfer to Chiang Khong immigration and after immigration proceedings, travel along the Mekong downstream to Pak Beng, along the way stop to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe the minority villages. A buffet lunch is served on board. Arrive in Pak Beng before sunset and check in at your Lodge. Dinner will be on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.
Day 4 Pak Beng - Luang Prabang
Start the day with a full breakfast at the Lodge from at 07.00am. (There is an optional: walk to Pakbeng market, where local villagers from the surrounding minority villages sell their goods, please ask at Luang Say lodge). At 8.00am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. A short stop is made to visit a hilltribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production before having a buffet lunch on board. Continue to the Pak Ou at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas, before arriving Luang Prabang.
Day 5 Luang Prabang
Free at leisure
Day 6 Luang Prabang
Free at leisure
Day 7 Luang Prabang
Optional Cycle Trip: After breakfast, we set off south of Luang Prabang, enjoying splendid mountain and unspoiled forest scenery. Upon reaching the river, we take a small long tail motortaxi downstream on the Nam Khan River, passing stunning soft green mountains and observing the local activities at various small villages on our way. En route we stop at Tad Sae, a large beautiful waterfall which is cascaded in the forest with a cool natural swimming pool, a refreshing break. After lunch, we continue our boat trip downstream to retrace the tomb of the French explorer Henri Mouhot, who stumbled across Angkor Wat in 1860, but succumbed to a malaria attack in Luang Prabang on 10th November in following year. Your bike will be ready at the local pier near Ban Phanom for our journey back to Luang Prabang. We take a alternative route back to Luang Prabang, riding through and stopping over at the well-known weaving village of Tai Lue, who used to make silk weaving textiles for the former Lao royal family. We then ride to Luang Prabang by the late evening, to enjoy a short guided cycling tour in Luang Prabang before sunset.
Day 8 Luang Prabang
Free Day
Day 9 Luang Prabang - Siem Reap
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap, departing Luang Prabang at 11:55am. On Arrival in Siem Reap transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 Siem Reap
Visit Banteay Srei Temple - seemingly Miniature In Comparison To the other Angkor Temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favourite with visitors. Visit Preah Khan - a temple built by King Jayavarman VII with towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting. Preah Khan covers a very large area but the temple itself is enclosed within a rectangular wall of around 700 by 800 meters. Visit Angkor Wat - The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Finally visit Phnom Bakheng - a hill that provides one of the best views of Angkor Wat
Day 11 Siem Reap
Free Day in Siem Reap
Day 12 Siem Reap
Located some 16km from Siem Reap the village of Komong Phhluk is an absolute must see. Built on the flood plane of the Tonle Sap the houses here tower on stilts as high as 10 meters. In wet season the stilts are hidden and water laps at the floor boards. The flooded mangrove forests are an incredible sight and a wonderful place to tour by boat. This is one of our favourite places in Siem Reap. Visit a local market and travel by boat catching some great views on the way to Komong Phhluk. Once at the village you have an incredible chance to explore this amazing place and understand how the local people survive around this amazing lake, this is a less touristic place making it a special place to visit.
Day 13 Siem Reap - Bangkok
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok
Day 14 Bangkok
Free day in Bangkok
Day 15 Bangkok
Free day in Bangkok
Day 16 Bangkok - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK
 

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Our prices are based on two people travelling and sharing a room. The price quoted may vary depending on the time of year, the airline and any additional services. If you have a specific budget please get in contact with us so we can make a proposal.


Medium: Price from
$1,890

 

Deluxe: Price from
$2,170

 

Luxury: Price from
$2,570

 


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Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa

An ideal retreat to experience comfort and luxury in one, as you take a journey into history and relive the magical grace of Angkor

 
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Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor

In the heart of Siem Reap a colonial luxury hotel with fine dining exotic Khmer cuisine and beautifully landscaped over 15 acres of French landscaped gardens with spectacular views over the Tonle Sap lake.

 
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