Overview

Flight - 1 night
Vientiane - 2 nights
Vang Vieng - 2 nights
Phonsavan - 2 nights
Luang Prabang - 3 nights
Champasak - 2 nights
Khong Island - 1 night
Siem Reap - 3 nights
Battambang - 2 nights
Phnom Penh - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night

DISCOVER LAOS AND CAMBODIA

Ancient heritage and scenic beauty from Luang Prabang through the lesser-known southern Laos to the temples of Angkor

A fascinating insight into little-known Indochina, ideal for those who have visited Vietnam and want to explore further.

Unknown southern Laos reveals the Mekong's '4,000 Islands', the UNESCO Khmer empire temples of Wat Phou, the remote Bolaven Plateau and the monolithic sites of the Plain of Jars.

Improving roads allow a 'cross country' route to Cambodia's awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Explore remote Battambang, rural villages and the capital of Phnom Penh.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Improved Itinerary
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
11 Lunches and 9 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 20

Special Events

Baci Ceremony, Apsara Theatre and Ballet

Experience a traditional Baci ceremony with a shaman, group of elders and musicians; Apsara dance theatre show and a ballet performance at the Royal Palace.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Vientiane via Hanoi.

Day 2 Transfer to the 4-star La Seine Hotel for two nights. (D)

Day 3 Visit Vat Sisaket, Vat Phra Keo, COPE centre, That Luang and pass Patouxay. (B, L)

Day 4 Visit Ban Kheun village to see salt extraction. Travel to Nam Ngum Lake for a cruise and lunch on board. Two nights at the 3-star Silver Naga Hotel in Vang Vieng. (B, L)

Day 5 Visit Tham Chang and Tham Phou Kham caves. Cruise on a local boat. (B, L)

Day 6 Travel to Phonesavan via Phatang village with mountain views (8 hrs). Two nights at the 3-star Vansana Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Visit three sites of the Plain of Jars on the Xieng Khuang Plateau. Visit the ruins of Vat Piavat and That Foun. (B, L)

Day 8 Travel to Luang Prabang (8 hrs). Three nights at the 4-star Villa Maly. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Visit Vat Xieng Thong, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens and Kuangsi waterfall. Visit the Hmong market. Dinner on the Nava Mekong boat. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Early morning watch Tagbat. Visit the Royal Palace Museum. Cruise up the Mekong to Pak Ou Buddhist caves. Climb Phousy Hill for sunset. Traditional Baci ceremony. (B, L)

Day 11 Fly to Pakse. Visit Tad Yuang and Tad Fane Falls on the Bolaven Plateau. Two nights at the 3-star River Resort. (B, D)

Day 12 Visit the Khmer ruins of Wat Phou and the archaeological museum. (B, D)

Day 13 By ferry to the '4,000 Islands' area. See the old French locomotive and Liphi waterfalls. Overnight at the 3-star Pon's Arena or Senesothxeune Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 14 Cross into Cambodia. Drive to Siem Reap (8 hrs) visiting Koh Ker pyramid temple. Three nights at 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel. (B)

Day 15 Visit the Angkor complex by tuk tuk. Sunset at Angkor Wat. (B)

Day 16 Visit Angkor National Museum and an art academy. Cocktail and tasting at the Bug Café (insect or vegetarian option). Apsara dance show and dinner. (B, D)

Day 17 Local boat via Tonle Sap lake and Sangker River to Battambang (8 hrs) – by bus if low water. Two nights at the 3-star Classy Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 18 Visit local villages, Wat Ek Phnom and visit a traditional Khmer house. Food sampling tour in the old quarter. (B)

Day 19 Drive to Phnom Penh (6 hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Sunway Hotel. Visit Wat Phnom. (B, L)

Day 20 Cyclo city tour. Visit the genocide museum & Killing Fields. Sunset cruise. (B)

Day 21 Visit the Champey Academy of Arts and market. Return flight via Hanoi. (B)

Day 22 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.

For 2019 the hotel on Day 13 will be at the Senesothxeune Hotel instead of the Pon’s Arena.

2019

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
November 1 £3495

2020

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
January 17 £3595
February 14 £3695
March 13 £3595
October 16 £3395
November 6 £3595
November 20 £3595

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £795
(Oct £595)

Flight Options

Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from £495
Vietnam Airlines Business Class from £1695

Independent Arrival

Save £700 
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £10

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 19 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 9 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government or local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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