Cambodia & Laos

About your trip

Overview

Cambodia and Laos, gems of Southeast Asia, beckon explorers with their blend of ancient wonders, vibrant cultures, and diverse landscapes. These treasures of the Mekong are sanctuaries where historic temples meet the tranquil waters of the river.

From the awe-inspiring Angkor temples to the serene landscapes of Luang Prabang, Cambodia and Laos offer a journey of discovery, where each moment is etched with the awe of natural beauty and the warmth of its people. So, come and lose yourself in the land of golden temples and emerald rice fields, where every view is a postcard and every memory is a keepsake.

What's Included

  • Authentic Accommodations as mentioned or similar
  • Private Ground Transportation
  • Local Dining Experiences
  • Exclusive Experiences & more
  • All admissions with an English-speaking local expert

What's not Included

  • GST -5% (or as applicable) payable to Govt. of India
  • TCS as applicable at the time of booking
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • Visa fees and charges
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks,
    laundry, telephone calls, soft drinks, gratuities, shopping, etc.
    unless otherwise specified
  • anything not mentioned in the included section

JOURNEY

FLIGHT
(Please remember to book separately)
Friday, March 22
Welcoming Arrival in Phnom Penh
Saturday, March 23
Phnom Penh: A Journey Through Time and Tradition
Sunday, March 24
From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Monday, March 25
A Glimpse of Siem Reap: From Culinary Delights to Majestic Temples
Tuesday, March 26
From Siem Reap to Luang Prabang: A Culinary and Cultural Odyssey
Wednesday, March 27
A Day in Luang Prabang: From Dawn to Dusk
Thursday, March 28
A Day of Exploration and Tradition in Luang Prabang
Friday, March 29
Vientiane: A Blend of Tradition, History, and Serenity
Saturday, March 30
Departure from Vientiane: The End of a Memorable Journey

Journey at a glance

Friday
March 22

Welcoming Arrival in Phnom Penh

Arrive at Phnom Penh airport, where your guide awaits. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. A welcome dinner at the hotel concludes your day.

Saturday
March 23

Phnom Penh: A Journey Through Time and Tradition

Begin your day exploring Phnom Penh, starting with Wat Phnom temple, the city’s birthplace. Visit the Royal Palace, home to the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. After a hotel break, delve into Phnom Penh’s dark history at the S-21 detention center, now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Enjoy a private sunset cruise on the Mekong River, offering a fresh perspective of the capital.

Sunday
March 24

From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap: A Culinary Journey Amidst Ancient Wonders

Begin your day with a transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for a short flight to Siem Reap, home to the iconic Angkor temples. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Later, embark on a culinary journey around Siem Reap by Khmer Remork, sampling local and international cuisines at various eateries. From artist ateliers to training restaurants, experience the best of Siem Reap’s food scene, including the renowned soufflé Amok.

Monday
March 25

A Glimpse of Siem Reap: From Culinary Delights to Majestic Temples

Embark on a journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor’s ancient wonders. Experience a culinary adventure, savoring local and international cuisines. Explore the enigmatic Bayon temple, the hauntingly beautiful Ta Prohm, and the grandeur of Angkor Wat. End your day with a cultural Apsara performance.

Tuesday
March 26

From Siem Reap to Luang Prabang: A Culinary and Cultural Odyssey

Embark on a journey from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang, a city steeped in history and charm. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine with the Lao Foodie and Cocktail Adventure. Explore vibrant food markets, hidden local hangouts, and taste a variety of Lao dishes. This unique experience offers a true taste of Luang Prabang’s rich culinary scene and vibrant nightlife.

Wednesday
March 27

A Day in Luang Prabang: From Dawn to Dusk

Start your day early with the ‘Tak Bat’, a traditional alms-giving ceremony where saffron-robed monks collect offerings of food at dawn. Stroll through the vibrant Morning Market, then visit the UNESCO-protected old city. Experience a Monk Blessing Ceremony at a holy Buddhist temple, and explore Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple, Wat Xieng Thong. Meet a young monk at Wat Mano, and if time permits, climb Phou Sii hill for panoramic views. The day ends at leisure, offering a chance to reflect on the rich cultural experiences.

Thursday
March 28

A Day of Exploration and Tradition in Luang Prabang

Begin your day with a visit to the revered Pak Ou Buddha Cave, home to thousands of Buddha images since the 16th century. Journey down the Mekong River, taking in the stunning mountain scenery and traditional riverside villages. Visit Ban Thin Hong, a weaving and fishing village, where you can interact with locals and learn about rural Lao life. Participate in a traditional Laotian Baci ceremony, believed to bring good luck. End your day with a relaxing river cruise, enjoying unique Lao refreshments and canapés.

Friday
March 29

Vientiane: A Blend of Tradition, History, and Serenity

Embark on a journey from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, the ‘Sandalwood City’, aboard a high-speed train. Upon arrival, explore this tranquil city, a blend of Chinese and French colonial architecture and Buddhist temples. Visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest temple, and Haw Phra Kaew, home to exquisite Buddhist sculptures. Marvel at the Phra That Luang stupa, a national symbol, and visit Wat Si Muang, a city pillar revered by locals. This journey offers a glimpse into the rich history and serene charm of Vientiane.

Saturday
March 30

Departure from Vientiane: The End of a Memorable Journey

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be met by a local guide who will transfer you to the airport, depending on your flight schedule. This marks the end of your journey through Laos, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Our Favourite Hotels

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is situated amongst the landscaped gardens in the city’s old quarters. The stunning 12 story colonial style hotel is conveniently located along the riverside, and close to major tourist attractions, embassies, and next to the largest shopping mall in Cambodia.

Satri House Hotel, Luang Prabang

Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. Here you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony.

Salana Boutique Hotel, Vientiane

Set in a commercial area and with views of the Mekong River, this upscale hotel is a 15-minute walk from Wat Si Saket, a Siamese-style temple, and 2 km from the Patuxai war monument. Warmly furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes and minibars, plus tea and coffeemakers; some have temple views.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

Set in landscaped gardens on Charles de Gaulle Avenue, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort is the closest Siem Reap hotel to the ruins of Angkor Wat. This unique Siem Reap Cambodia hotel is situated near traditional markets, tourist attractions and the airport. Enjoy the many features of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, including 238 rooms, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, five food & beverage outlets, the Phokeethra Country Club, and a world class 18 hole golf course.