Laos to Cambodia

Overview

  • Visit stunning waterfalls at the Bolaven Plateau
  • Camp overnight in the forest outside Ban Kiat Ngong
  • Kayak to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins
  • Visit remote Khmer villages
  • Explore remote temples around Angkor Wat

The Laos city of Pakse is the capital of the Champasak Province and the gateway to southern Laos. It sits at the confluence of the Mekong and the Se Don (Don River). A lively, well connected town that servers as the jumping off point for your excursion. Begin by visiting the surrounding attractions such as the Bolaven Plateau and Wat Phu Champasak. From Pakse, your journey will take you south, over the Cambodian border to Siem Reap. A major tourist hub, seen mostly as the gateway to the Angkor Archaeological Park, otherwise known as ‘Angkor Wat.’ Visitors come to see the temples, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. In recent years, Siem Reap has developed itself into the epicentre of ‘chic’ Cambodia, with everything from stylish hotels, upscale dining, trendy shopping and tours to suit both foodies and adventurers. The city possesses a laid-back feel and is filled with affable locals and expats alike. Outside of the city limits is Angkor Archeological Park and Phnom Kulen –– a mountainous area with stunning, crystalline waterfalls –– ideal for trekking. Hike through jungle, traveling by long boat and cycling through charming villages. These are just a few of the highlights waiting for you on this thrilling journey through two of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries.

Details

13 Days

N/N

Birding

30%

Price

$2,044 per person

Single Supplement

$455 per person

Deposit

$613 per person

Countries

Laos , Cambodia

Difficulty

Easy

Days

13

Fixed Departure Dates

7 December 2020
12 April 2021
15 November 2021

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1
    Arrival in Laos

    Upon arrival Pakse Airport, you will be met by our guide who have a signboard with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel to rest.

  2. Day 2
    Bolaven Plateau

    Today you will visit the Bolaven Plateau, known for its two stunning waterfalls –– Tad Lo, Tad Fane. This area is surrounded by lush coffee plantations.

  3. Day 3
    Kiat Ngong Wetland

    We begin by taking a walk up to Phou Asa and admire the panoramic views of the Kiat Ngong Wetland and village. Walk to see the footprint cave and looking atop there are stunning views to be had.

  4. Day 4
    Mak Fang

    Walk 1km up to a little hill to a viewpoint and have a short break before continuing for other 4 km to reach our picnic point at Mak Fang. In the evening, dine in style at Kingfisher Ecolodge in your own exclusive private candlelight Sala.

  5. Day 5
    Don Khone

    After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the 4,000 Islands and board a long-tail boat to the island of Don Khone on the Mekong River. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch followed by a walking tour of the island, visit to the Liphi Waterfalls.

  6. Day 6
    Voeunkham

    This morning, board another boat back to the mainland and transfer to Voeunkham, stop en-route to visit the Khone Phapheng Waterfalls. Afterwards, head up river to the village of Preh Rumkel where you can take a kayak and paddle to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins.

  7. Day 7
    Vuen Sai

    Today, travel north to Veun Sai passing through several villages including those of the Tampou (Tampoun) people. Board a wooden boat and cruise up the Sesan River to Koah Piek village. Upon arrival, stroll through the local village of the Katcha tribe and visit the burial ground with its many statues.

  8. Day 8
    Banlung Market

    After breakfast, visit Banlung market until the time comes to board our transport to Siem Reap, which will take around 7 hours by car. Spend the evening with your private guide gaining a genuine insight into Cambodian food the way the locals like it.

  9. Day 9
    Rattanak Tey Pagoda

    After breakfast, we will take a drive through the lovely countryside where we can see the traditional Khmer houses, meet friendly local inhabitants as well as see cattle in the field. From Rattanak Tey Pagoda, we will conquer Kulen Mountain by foot.

  10. Day 10
    Svey Ler

    After breakfast, we carry on westwards to Svey Ler. We will be rewarded with more dramatic views of Mt. Kulen and after a few ascents and descents, we’ll come across Anlong Thom, Thmar Chrougn and Ta Penh villages.

  11. Day 11
    Angkor Thom

    After breakfast, transfer to visit Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple then continue trekking to Ta Prohm Temple and trek to Ta Nei through the trails of the Angkor forest then you will see the French dam that was built in colonial times to protect the Angkor Area.

  12. Day 12
    Angkor Wat

    Transfer to Angkor Wat for Sunrise then spend time to visit the entire complex before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Later, trek though the villages along the riverbank to see the vegetable gardens in Chreav Village, see local life along the way before heading to Kampong Phluk –– a stilted village nestled on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake.

  13. Day 13
    Departure from Siem Reap

    This morning will be free at your leisure, transfer to airport under your own arrangement.

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