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Laos & Cambodia Mekong Discovery - 2018

Small group tour
15 days - From US$3818*PP

Follow the great river of Southeast Asia, the mighty Mekong, on this comprehensive journey from Thailand's mysterious Golden Triangle to Cambodia's majestic Angkor Wat. Cruise on the remote upper Mekong, explore beguiling Luang Prabang, then re-join the great river in Lao's capital. At a pioneering border crossing, connect the idyllic 4000 Islands with Cambodia's far North, overnighting at the base of the spectacular hilltop Angkorian temple, Preah Vihear. End this epic voyage in Siem Reap, home of the world's grandest religious monument, Angkor Wat.

Inclusions

  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night lodge accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  •  2 internal flights within Asia
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles except electric trolleys in Luang Prabang and tuk-tuks at Angkor
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
  • local English-speaking guides and return transfers

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

DAYS 1-3: THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE, LANJIA LODGE (THAILAND), & PAKBENG, (LAOS)
On arrival in Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle, transfer to your hotel. Meet your group of like-minded travelers and tour leader for welcome drinks and a briefing. Explore the Golden Triangle region on the way to an award-winning hilltop lodge overlooking Laos and the mighty Mekong. Take part in a batik class, run by your Hmong hosts before journeying to the border next morning fora slow boat down the tranquil Mekong. Float past traditional villages and rural scenery. Stay the night in the former trading post of Pakbeng, on the edge of the rugged Mekong.
Hotel: La Luna Hotel & Resort
Hotel: Lanjia Lodge
Hotel: Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

DAYS 4-6: LUANG PRABANG
Enjoy bathing and feeding elephants in a jungle setting, then cruise onwards to the Pak Ou Caves and its hundreds of Buddha statues. Glide in to beautiful Luang Prabang, a treasure-chest of architecture and culture, and your base for three nights. Explore highlight sites on foot, including the exquisite Royal Palace and the graceful Wat Mai and Xieng Thong temples. Take part in a leisurely game of petanque, and indulge in sunset mocktails in riverside temple grounds. Savor a delicious local noodle breakfast with a brew of French coffee, be calmed by the serene sight of monks collecting alms at dawn, and spend an evening taking part in bamboo weaving and in an interactive cooking class in a beautiful rural setting. Visit scenic Kuang Si Falls, and have ample free time to explore Luang Prabang's alleyways, alluring architecture, boutiques and cafes.

Hotel: Sala Prabang

DAYS 7-8: VIENTIANE
Fly to Vientiane. Visit the grand Patuxai monument, and the COPE Center to learn about the impact of Indochina’s ‘Secret War’. Sample a Lao coffee, explore gilded That Luang and Wat Sisaket, and have some free time. In the evening, attend a baci ceremony and hear a traditional music performance over a delicious ‘jaew’ dinner.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel

DAYS 9-10: CHAMPASAK & DONE KHONE
Fly to Pakse. Explore a market, then travel to the south’s ancient capital, Champasak and visit Wat Phou. Explore the Mekong’s 4,000 islands and Southeast Asia’s largest falls. In a small boat, search for the elusive Irrawaddy river dolphin. In your free time, explore by bicycle.

Hotel: The River Resort
Hotel: Sala Done Khone

DAY 11: PREAH VIHEAR, CAMBODIA
Stop to see waterfalls on your way to cross the Laos border and journey by road into rural Cambodia. Along the way, enjoy a local lunch and support a women's development center at Steung Treng. In the afternoon, stop at the seven-tiered pyramid of Koh Ker, before driving to your hotel at the base of Preah Vihear mountain near the Thai border.

Hotel: Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel

DAYS 12-15: SIEM REAP
Visit the formerly disputed mountain temple of Preah Vihear and discover the historically significant town of Anlong Venh for lunch. Continue onto the jungle river system at Kbal Spean before arriving in Siem Reap. Venture to remote Boeng Mealea temple, visit a fascinating landmine museum and a village producing palm sugar. At dawn, walk through the jungle to see the sun rising over Angkor Wat, then enjoy a local breakfast and a monk-blessing before exploring tree-covered Ta Prohm. Attend a farewell dinner including an Apsara dance show. On your final day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa

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