9 days and 8 nights is not long enough for tourists to get details about Cambodia and Laos but enough for them to have an overview of them and love those two. During the time, visitors will have a chance to explore the mysterious kingdom of Cambodia and charming country of Laos. You will also have wonderful time of visiting amazing structures of Angkor Temples in Cambodia as well as discovering the beautiful and spectacular landscapes of Laos.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh Arrival – Welcome Dinner||Welcomed at the airport, check in the hotel, visit National Museum...||D|
|Day 2||Phnom Penh – Siem Reap||Transfer to Siem Reap, visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom||B|
|Day 3||Angkor Complex||Visit some other Angkor Temples||B & L|
|Day 4||Siem Reap – Vientiane||Welcomed at the airport, check-in the hotel, explore the capital of...||B|
|Day 5||Vientiane City Tour||Explore Vientiane National Museum, visit Wat Sisaket, discover Haw...||B|
|Day 6||Vientiane – Luang Prabang||Transfer to the airport, fly to Luang Prabang, visit the Royal...||B|
|Day 7||Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves||Enjoy a boat cruise on Mekong River, explore Pak Ou Cave||B & L|
|Day 8||Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall||Explore Kuang Si Waterfall, experience some H’mong and Khmu village||B|
|Day 9||Depart Luang Prabang||Visit a local market, transfer to the airport||B|
Welcomed at the airport, check in the hotel, visit National Museum and Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda.
On arrival Phnom Penh, tourists will be warmly welcomed by tour guide of Indochina Private Tour. After checking in the hotel (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability), tourists will enjoy a city tour to explore the charming capital of Cambodia. The first destination of today is National Museum - A fine architectural structure, which is now exhibiting one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art including sculpture, ceramics, carved works, and bronzes of different periods. Then, we will go on exploring sparkling and colorful Khmer-style Royal Palace. Built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, the Royal Palace is the combination of Khmer traditional architecture and Napoleon architectural style. Royal Palace is an architectural complex of enchanting buildings: Throne Hall, Pochani Pavilion, Moonlight Pavilion, etc. Not far from Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda which possesses national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues. Among them, a life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds is the most precious. In the afternoon, tourists will enjoy a welcome dinner hold by Indochina Private Tour before returning to the hotel for staying overnight.
Transfer to Siem Reap, visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will be transferred to the airport for a short fly to Siem Reap – The gateway to the Angkor area. First, tourists will visit Angkor Thom – The last and the most enduring capital of Khmer Empire. Angkor Thom together with Bayon Temple represent Angkorian architecture in which Bayon Temple put strong impression on tourists by huge four-faced statues carved on stone. Next, we will visit the largest Hindu temple in the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Angkor Wat. Built in 12th century, Angkor Wat is a majestic architectural complex with hundred-meter-long hall and high towers all elaborately carved. At the end of the day, tourists will enjoy watching stunning view of sunset from a ruined temple before returning to the hotel for staying overnight.
Breakfast & Lunch
Visit some other Angkor Temples
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will continue exploring some other beautiful Angkor Temples such as: Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre. Being praised as “Jewel of Khmer art”, Banteay Srei owns amazingly delicate carved motifs and statues which surely lure your eyes. Banteay Samre Temple - A Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style but smaller also satisfy your look. Another great choice is exploring Ta Prohm Temple. Built in the early 13th centuries, Ta Prohm impresses tourists with its exotic and unique scenery: Tree grows from ruined temples. The works of nature and human combined to make a masterpiece. At last, you will return to the hotel for staying overnight.
Welcomed at the airport, check-in the hotel, explore the capital of Vientiane
On arrival at Vientiane National Airport, tourists will be warmly welcomed by tour guide of Indochina Private Tour. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. After dropping off luggage at the hotel, tourists will start exploring the charming capital of Vientiane. Located on the bank of Mekong River, sharing border with Thailand, Vientiane is a gorgeous and peaceful city which owns beauty of three women at three different ages: a reserved and discreet young lady, a worried and careful married woman and a humble and resigned old age woman. In the afternoon, tourists will enjoy a walking guided tour around the hotel area and then enjoy watching breathless scenery of sunset over Mekong River. At last, tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Explore Vientiane National Museum, visit Wat Sisaket, discover Haw Phra Kaew and Pha That Luang, give a glimpse at Arc de Triomple
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will have a joyful day of exploring the peaceful city of Vientiane. Being there, tourists will enjoy the peaceful and pure atmosphere of Buddha. The first destination of our city tour is National Museum to have an overview about the history of this heroic country. Being a French colonial building built in 1925, Vientiane National Museum is now exhibiting collection of historical and revolutions. Next, tourists will explore Wat Sisaket – a big and glamorous Buddhist pagoda built in 1818. It represents Siamese Buddhist architecture: an ornate five-tied roof surrounding by terrace and decorated with ceramic and silver Buddha images. Leaving Wat Sisaket, tourists will move to Haw Phra Keo – the Temple of Emerald Buddha. It is a unique and beautiful architectural complex of fine carved motifs and bronze Buddha statues in various postures. In the afternoon, tourists will have chance to give a glimpse at the older part of morning market before discovering Pha That Luang. This palatial and luxurious gold-covered Buddhist stupa is the national symbol of Laos. Tourists may get overwhelmed and excited about enjoying and exploring this glamorous and ravishing structure. At last, tourists will stop at Arc de Triompe. Also known as Patuxai, Arc de Triompe is a monument of soldiers who died during World War II and the independence from France in 1949. As its name, Patuxai resembles the Arc de Triompe in Paris but still represents Lao architectural features in design and decoration of mythological creatures. At last, tourists will return to hotel in Vientiane for staying overnight.
Transfer to the airport, fly to Luang Prabang, visit the Royal Palace, explore Phou Si Mountain
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will be transferred to the hotel for a short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival at the airport, tourists will be friendly greeted and transferred to the hotel for check-in by our tour guide. After that, tourists will have a joyful tour of exploring Luang Prabang – a beautiful land located on the bank of Nam Khan River. Used to be the capital of Luang Prabang Kingdom, this land owns many ancient sites, among which Royal Palace is the most important. It is officially named as “Haw Kham” and built in 1904 during the French colonial. This architectural structure is the combination of traditional Lao architecture and French Beaux Arts styles. This place used to be the residence of the royal family of King Sisavong, however, it is turned to the museum later. In belief of many Laotians, this palace was haunted by the spirit of the last royal family. In the afternoon, tourists will conquer Phousi Mountain located on the height of 150 meters. Climbing up 328 steps, you will receive a big gift which deserves your spent energy. On the top of Phousi Mountain, tourists will have chance to enjoy great view to the whole Luang Prabang with many beautiful temples and pagoda scattered around. At last, tourists will enjoy wandering around the frenetic and lively Hilltribe Market for exploring textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes. At last, tourists will return to the hotel for staying overnight in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast & Lunch
Enjoy a boat cruise on Mekong River, explore Pak Ou Cave
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy a boat cruise on Mekong River to Pak Ou cave located 25 km far from Luang Prabang. Pak Ou Cave is famous for miniature Buddha sculptures. There are hundreds of tiny and mostly damaged wooded Buddhist figures are carved on the wall shelves. You will also have chance to take great view of Standing Buddhas over Mekong River in Pak Ou. You will have very impressive lunch on the moor in the middle of Mekong River and enjoy delicious dishes of Laos. You will have joyful time of exploring the beautiful town of Luang Prabang by visiting some solemn temples and Royal Palace as well as talking to friendly and humorous locals. At last, you will return to Luang Prabang for staying overnight.
Explore Kuang Si Waterfall, experience some H’mong and Khmu village
After breakfast at hotel, tourists will have a joyful journey to Kuang Si Waterfall – one of the most famous waterfalls in Laos. Being there, you will enjoy spectacular scenery and taking great photos as well as taking bath in summer. Besides, you will get amazed by the holy scenery of turquoise pools. You will enjoy a picnic lunch near the waterfall before going on exploring authentic lives of H’mong and Khmu ethnic minority groups. At the end of the day, you will return to Luang Prabang for staying overnight at hotel.
Visit a local market, transfer to the airport
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will have time to wander around local market in Luang Prabang for shopping souvenirs before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight. End of services!
Meals6 breakfasts, lunch, 1 dinner
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