In the morning, we will visit Wat Si Muang first, which is known for its supernatural power. Next, we will depart for the visit to Budha Park, a charming collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the banks of the Mekong, near the “Bridge of Friendship”. There are approximately 200 religious images with more than 500 years old, which were created by a mysterious monk who extended his philosophy of life and revealed his ideas about the universe.
Afternoon, we will see the main symbols of the city, including the oldest, the Wat Sisaket, the temple of thousands of tiny statues of the Buddha image in the ancient Wat Prakeo, which had been famous in its time for hosting the Emerald Buddha. On the way to the national icon of Laos, the famous and sacred That Luang Stupa structure, we will stop to take some photographs of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as a particular Laosian “Arc de Triumphed”.
A spectacular sunset view over the Mekong will be the ideal way to end the day.
Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast, our car and driver will transfer you to airport. We will have flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.
Arrival in Luang Prabang, disembarkation operations and meeting with our guide for transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, start to explore Laotian capital, located at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong rivers. Visit the most important temples: Wat Xiengthong, Wat May, and Wat Visoun. We then climb up to the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi, which offers a panoramic view of the city and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Before end the tour, visit Night Market to see a lovely array of handicrafts.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Very early morning (5:45am) private car transfer to Ban Vat Sean to watch a long line of monks in saffron robes collecting ceremonial alms. We also visit morning market in Luang Prabang to enjoy the daily local life here. Back to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we will start a full day city tour starting in the morning in Luang Prabang. Check out and visit the former Royal Palace before embarking for a slow boat trip to Pak Ou caves 32km up-river and along the way stop to visit the Lao whisky village and see the process how villagers make the potent Lau Lao (rice whisky) then continue on board to the cave where a thousand Buddha images are kept. After visiting the cave back downstream to Luangprabang for lunch on your own.
In the early afternoon, we depart for a 1 – hour drive south to one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfall. Once at the waterfalls, take a leisurely hike through the national park towards the Kuang Si waterfalls and pass by the Asian Bear Rescue Center. For the more adventurous, continue to the top of the main waterfall. Swimming in the refreshing waters is possible, although between November and January the water temperature is very cool
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Back to the hotel for breakfast, free at leisure until transferring by driver to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
Arrive Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduces with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point’s Siem Reap.
We begin to visit to the Rolous Group including Lolei, Preah Ko & Bakong temple first. This island temple consists of four brick towers on a double plate rite platform. The 3 temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko – located 11 Kilometers (6.8 miles) southeast of the Siem Reap Market – comprise the Rolous group of monuments, and are dating back to the late ninth century and is the earliest site of the 600 years Angkor Period that is open to visitors.
Dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, no visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as ‘Apsara Dance’ after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as ‘dance-drama’ in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
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.
Drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back stop at Pradark Village, where you will see the villagers making palm sugar, handicraft for selling to tourist. It’s a nice chance for you to see the local people living at the country side with their struggling for daily life.
We will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current. And then ARTISAN D’ANGKOR has developed from the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient Khmer Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
We drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.
We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king.
We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. Along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.
We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
- Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
- Tours and transfer as mentioned by a private vehicle with air conditioning.
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Meals as mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch. D: dinner).
- Entry to visits, activities, boat
- Bus ticket: Phnom Penh- Siem Reap
- 02 bottles of water / pax / day
- Charges for services and taxes.
- International/Domestic flights tickets
- Cambodia & Laos visa
- Surcharge for single supplement
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Other services not mentioned above
- Another thing not mentioned in included