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Laos & Cambodia 13 days departs 03 - 15 Nov, 2018

01:01:00 30/01/2018

Laos & Cambodia 13 days

( Vientiane – Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Killing Fields – Sihanouk Ville - Koh Rong Island )

 

Lao Cambodia tours

 

  • Travelling date: 03 - 15 Nov, 2018
  • No of adult: 10
  • No of children: 0
  • No of rooms: 5 DBL/TWN

 

TRAVEL ITINERARY

 

1

03 Nov 18

Arrival in Vientiane – Free & easy ( D )

2

04 Nov 18

Vientian - City tour – Flight to Luang Prabang ( B, L )

3

05 Nov 18

Luang Prabang - City tour ( B, L )

4

06 Nov 18

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves ( B, L )

5

07 Nov 18

Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Falls - Flight to Siem Reap ( B, L, D )

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08 Nov 18

Siem Reap – Village Walk & Floating Community ( B, L )

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09 Nov 18

Siem Reap – Angkor highlighted Temples ( B, L )

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10 Nov 18

Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by bus ( B, L )

9

11 Nov 18

Phnom Penh city tour ( B, L )

10

12 Nov 18

Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Beach – Koh Rong by private bus ( B )

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13 Nov 18

Koh Rong Island – Free & easy ( B )

12

14 Nov 18

Koh Rong Island – Free & easy ( B )

13

15 Nov, 18

Koh Rong Island – Phnom Penh city – Departure ( B )

 

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAM

 

Day 1 ( 03 Nov 18 ): Arrival in Vientiane – Free & easy  ( D )

 

Arrival at Wattay international airport, welcomed by our guide and driver who will escort you to your hotel for checking in.

Welcome dinner at restaurant

Free time & Overnight in hotel.

 

Meals included: welcome dinner

Accommodation: Vientiane

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Welcome dinner, Water

 

Day 2 ( 04 Nov 18 ): Vientiane - City tour – Flight to Luang Prabang  (B, L )

 

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After breakfast in hotel, transfer to visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues.

Then, Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today lives in Bangkok. There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste.

The huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda.

Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. This is the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.

Then transfer to Wattay international airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.

Arrival at Luang Prabang international airport then transfer without guide to your hotel for check-in.

Free time & Overnight in hotel.

 

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch,

Accommodation: Luang Prabang

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, lunch, Water

 

Day 3 ( 05 Nov 18 ): Luang Prabang - City tour (B, L )

 

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Enjoy your UNESCO morning walk to understand insight of this charming then back to hotel for breakfast.

 

Then go up Phousi Mount. The hill is popular as a place to watch the sunrise over the Mekong River. From the summit, you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degrees outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding landscape to the mountains in the distance.

 

This morning, visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Aham.

Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.

 

This afternoon, visit the National Museum, explore the city’s fascinating array of shimmering temples and French colonial buildings.

Then explore Wat May built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style.

Free time & Overnight in hotel.

 

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch,

Accommodation: Luang Prabang

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, lunch, Water

 

Day 4  ( 06 Nov 18 ) : Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B, L )

 

After breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the pier where you will ferry to the other side of the Mekong River the village of Ban Xiengmien, a very quiet village where the Kmus and Lao Loums live.

 

Then board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April.

 

Cruise back Luang Prabang, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine and then stop at Ban Xang Khong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience. Then continue to cruise back to town.

Free time & Overnight in hotel.

 

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch,

Accommodation: Luang Prabang

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, boat trip, lunch, Water

 

Day 5 ( 07 Nov 18 ):  Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Falls - Flight to Siem Reap (B, L, D )

 

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After breakfast, at 8h00, travelling outskirt of Luang Prabang, driving through green rice paddies and farms. Stop for visit few villages of H’mong and Lao loum people, your guide can introduce you to local people and its great opportunity for you to involving with their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting and green vegetable farms.

On your arrival at the Kuang Si fall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued centre and enjoy then main waterfalls with spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools.

Lunch in a local restaurant before getting transferred with our guide and driver to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap city Airport, meet and transfer with guide to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant with Aspara Dance show

 

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner in Siem Reap with dance show

Accommodation: Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Lunch, Dinner with dance show, Water

 

Day 6  ( 08 Nov 18 ):  Siem Reap – Village Walk & Floating Community ( B, L )

 

Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witnessing very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets.

Enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village. Leisurely walk through the rice paddies and see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine, handicraft works meanwhile a member of the family will offer you a fresh coconut and some homemade rice wine to taste.

Hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, arrive at the quay for embarking on a motorized boat to visit floating houses village offering an incredible natural phenomenon of making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia and the world’s most amazing natural wonders. Drive back to Siem Reap. (Note***floating community is recommended from September to February)

At your choice, Kayaking is available on request on Tonle Sap Lake at additional cost.

 

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch,

Accommodation: Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Lunch, Private boat, Entrance fee, Water.

 

Day 7  ( 09 Nov 18 ):  Siem Reap – Angkor highlighted Temples ( B, L )

 

Beat the crowd early morning by 7 am; visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.

 

Lunch at local restaurant

 

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another one, until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphuon, Elephant Terrace, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Temple entrance fee, Lunch, Water.

 

Day 8  ( 10 Nov 18 ):  Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by bus ( B, L )

 

Breakfast at hotel. 7am leave from hotel and you will be transfer (without guide) to Phnom Penh, the road condition is not really good it will take for 6hours driving with big bus. (You purpose to arrive in Phnom Penh around 13h00)

On arrival Phnom Penh, Lunch will be served at the hotel. Check-in at hotel for overnight.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch at Hotel

Accommodation: Phnom Penh

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Lunch, Water.

 

Day 9  ( 11 Nov 18 ):   Phnom Penh city tour ( B, L )

 

8am, The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. And continue visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Lunch at local restaurant

 

Afternoon, the private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country. And then the National Museum, which is dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th century, but some date from as early as the 4th century.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch at Hotel

Accommodation: Phnom Penh

***Service includes: Vehicle, Russian speaking guide, Lunch, Water.

 

Day 10 ( 12 Nov 18 ):  Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Beach – Koh Rong by private bus ( B )

 

Breakfast at hotel. 8am leave from hotel and will transfer to Sihanouk Ville (without guide), then continue on boat to Koh Rong transferred to the hotel. Afternoon, free time. Overnight in Koh Rong

 

Meals included: Breakfast,

Accommodation: Koh Rong

***Service includes: Vehicle, Boat to Island, Water.

 

Day 11  ( 13 Nov 18 ):  Koh Rong Island – Free & easy ( B )

 

Free day on the Island

Meals included: Breakfast,

Accommodation: Koh Rong

 

Day 12  ( 14 Nov 18 ): Koh Rong Island – Free & easy ( B )

 

Free day on the Island

Meals included: Breakfast,

Accommodation: Koh Rong

 

Day 13 ( 15 Nov 18 ): Koh Rong Island – Phnom Penh city – Departure ( B )

 

Free time until the transfer to Sihanoukville then continue to Phnom Penh Airport for the return flight for your next destination. End of the trip.

Meals included: Breakfast,

***Service includes: Vehicle, Boat to Sihanouk ville

 

Price in USD per person

 

05 Double/Twin sharing rooms

Single Room Supplement

1,130USD per person

530USD per person

Notice: Single room supplement only be surcharged once if there is any guest need to use single room for 12 nights )

( Land tour cost  is valid in November 2018 only )

 

Additional for local Airfare ( Subject to change without prior notice by the Airlines ):

 

Flight VTE-LPQ with Laos Airline

105USD/per one way ticket

Flight LPQ-REP with Vietnam Airline

198USD/per one way ticket

 

Price included:

 

- Private A/C transfers according to the tour program with experienced driver

- hotel accommodation with daily breakfast served in the hotels ( double/twin sharing, 2 persons share 1 room )

- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary, ( B = Hotel breakfast = 12; L = Lunches = 8; D = Dinners = 2 )

- Boat trips as mentioned in the program

- Local Russian speaking tour guides ( from Day 1 to Day 9 only )

- All entrance fees and permits where applicable

 

Price excluded:

 

- Meals that not mentioned in the program

- Travel insurance

- Cambodia visa (30 US$/Person) & Laos visa (30 US$/Person)

- International flight and departure tax

- Local Russian speaking tour guide ( from Day 10 to Day 13 )

- Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses

 

Hotel selected:

 

Hotel in Vientiane: Sayxonboun Boutique, 3 *** – Superior/ www.xaysombounboutiquehotel.com/

Hotel in Luang Prabang: Villa Maydou, 3 *** - Heritage / www.villamaydou.com

Hotel Siem Reap: Sokha Roth Hotel, 3 *** / Deluxe City View www.sokharothhotel.com

Hotel Phnom Penh: Double Leaf Boutique, 3 *** / Superior www.doubleleafhotel.com

Bungalow Koh Rong: Sok San Beach Resort ( best choice ) /Pavillion Sea View http://www.soksanbeachresort.com

 

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