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Trip idea in Laos

Secrets of South East Asia

Cost

from £6,660 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

29 days

On this captivating four-week tour you will travel the length of Laos in-depth, as well as cross over to Cambodia to experience the temples of Angkor and the stunning coastline of Koh Rong island. Take a boat cruise along the Mekong, stopping at Laos' rural villages and natural beauty spots. Spend a few days sampling the glistening temples and French pastries of Luang Prabang, while immersing yourself in the city's vibrant community organisations and local stalls. Next on to the mysterious Plain of Jars, followed by gloriously scenic Vang Vieng and historic capital, Vientiane. Continue down the country doing a loop of Thakhek, exploring caves and villages before slowing down at sleepy Don Det in the south. From here, take a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia to witness the wonders of Angkor, including the life-affirming sight of Angkor Wat. Travel south again to coastal Sihanoukville and onto Koh Rong to finish off these four weeks in serene, Cambodian island style. Congratulate yourself on a fantastic trip with a few days of beach relaxation.

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Chiang Khong

Day 1 - Chiang Khong

  • Arrival into BKK - transit flight to Chiang Rai
  • Transfer from Chiang Rai airport to your hotel in Chiang Khong
  • At leisure in Chiang Khong
Luang Prabang, Pakbeng

Day 2 - Luang Prabang, Pakbeng

  • Transfer from hotel to Chiang Khong border crossing - for entry into Laos
  • Join Shompoo Cruise to Pakbeng
Pakbeng, Oudomxay

Day 3 - Pakbeng, Oudomxay

  • Visit market at leisure
  • Transfer from Pakbeng to Oudomxay (with village stops en route)
Muang La, Oudomxay

Day 4 - Muang La, Oudomxay

  • Full day visit Ikhos and Hmong Village by 4WD
Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw

Day 5 - Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw

  • Transfer from Muang La to Muang Khua
  • Boat cruise on Ou River (Muang Khua - Nong Khiaw)
Luang Prabang

Day 6 - Luang Prabang

  • Transfer from Nong Khiaw to Ban Pak Ou to Visit Pak Ou Caves - Drive to Luang Prabang
  • Visit Pak Ou Caves
  • Transfer from Pak Ou Cave to Luang Prabang by boat
  • Transfer from Luang Prabang pier to your hotel
  • Climb Phou Si Hill
  • Night market in Luang Prabang
  • Dinner at Dyen Sabai Restaurant
Luang Prabang

Day 7 - Luang Prabang

  • National Museum, former Royal Palace
  • Vat Mai (Wat Mai)
  • Heritage House
  • TAEC Visit with Director
  • See a traditional Hmong Shaman ceremony
Luang Prabang

Day 8 - Luang Prabang

  • Almsgiving in Luang Prabang, followed by morning market
  • Visit Kuang Si waterfalls and Asian Black Bear Centre
  • Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm
  • Sunset Drink at Ock Pop Tock
  • 30 minutes meet a Director of TAEC and Garavek story telling
Luang Prabang

Day 9 - Luang Prabang

  • 'Living Land' Rice-planting experience
  • Lunch at Khaiphaen - a TREE restaurant
  • Meet the locals - recycling cement bags
  • Petanque Game
The Plain of Jars

Day 10 - The Plain of Jars

  • Transfer from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan (Plain of Jars)
  • Visit Ban Phou Dam village
  • Visit MAG Visitor Information Centre + QLA “Quality Life Association
The Plain of Jars

Day 11 - The Plain of Jars

  • Visit Plain of Jars (sites 2 and 3)
  • Muang Khoun
  • Mulberries Organic Silk Farm
  • Visit Plain of Jars (site 1)
  • Spoon making village - Ban Na Phia
Vang Vieng

Day 12 - Vang Vieng

  • Transfer from Phonsavan to Vang Vieng
  • Sunset Boat Cruise at Namsong River
Vang Vieng, Vientiane

Day 13 - Vang Vieng, Vientiane

  • Explore Vang Vieng by classic bicycle
  • At leisure in Vang Vieng
Vientiane

Day 14 - Vientiane

  • Transfer from Vang Vieng to Vientiane
  • Half day city tour in Vientiane
Vientiane

Day 15 - Vientiane

  • Full day exploring Vientiane with a Local Friend
Hinboun

Day 16 - Hinboun

  • Transfer from Vientiane to Kong Lor
  • Kong Lor Cave
Thakhek

Day 17 - Thakhek

  • Full day trip - loop to Thakhek
Champasak

Day 18 - Champasak

  • Transfer from Thakhek to Champasak
4,000 Islands, Champasak

Day 19 - 4,000 Islands, Champasak

  • Slow boat to 4000 Islands, visit Don Det & Don Khone
Bolaven Plateau, Champasak

Day 20 - Bolaven Plateau, Champasak

  • The Bolaven Plateau
Champasak

Day 21 - Champasak

  • Vat Phou visit
  • Afternoon at leisure in Champasak
Champasak

Day 22 - Champasak

  • Full day at leisure in Champasak
Siem Reap

Day 23 - Siem Reap

  • Transfer from Champasak to Pakse airport
  • Flight from Pakse to Siem Reap
  • Transfer from Siem Reap to your hotel
Angkor Wat

Day 24 - Siem Reap

  • Angkor tour: Angkor Wat Sunrise, Angkor Thom and Bayon
Siem Reap

Day 25 - Siem Reap

  • At leisure in Siem Reap
Koh Rong

Day 26 - Koh Rong

  • Transfer from Siem Reap to the airport
  • Flight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
  • Transfer from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong by boat
  • At leisure in Koh Rong
Koh Rong

Day 27 - Koh Rong

  • Second day at leisure in Koh Rong
Koh Rong

Day 28 - Koh Rong

  • Third day at leisure on Koh Rong
Boat trip Ream National Park

Day 29

  • Transfer from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville by boat
  • Transfer from Sihanoukville to the airport