Laos to Cambodia Odyssey: 2 weeks Southeast Asia Tour

Enchanting Laos to Cambodia: Unveil Hidden Gems and Breathtaking Wonders!

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 Archaeological Park and Phnom Kulen – a mountainous area with stunning, crystalline waterfalls – ideal for trekking and camping.

Hike through jungles, travel by long boat and walk 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.

Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

Tour Details

Country

Laos & Cambodia

Price

From $2,199 (USD)

Duration

13 Days

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Visit stunning waterfalls at the Bolaven Plateau
  • Explore the wetland & forest outside Ban Kiat Ngong
  • Kayak on Mekong River
  • Visit remote Khmer villages
  • Explore remote temples around Angkor Wat
Day 1 - Pakse, Laos
Day 1

Arrival In Laos, Pakse to Wat Phou, Champasak

Upon arrival Pakse Airport, you will be met by our guide who have a signboard with your name on it. Transfer to Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak (1713–1946). The highlight of this one-street town is the picturesque pre-Angkorian Wat Phou Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built between the 6th and 13th centuries.
Day 2 - Bolaven Plateau
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. Optional: Experience Thrilling Ziplines near Tad Fane Waterfalls, traversing steep gorges for an unforgettable adventure.
Sabaidee Valley Breakfast
Ban Khiet Ngong
Day 3

Phou Asa Mountain trekking

Relish the refreshing morning air on Bolaven Plateau, then proceed with a 1.5-hour drive to Kingfisher Ecolodge, nestled at the outskirts of Xe Pian NPA and Kiat Ngong village. 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.
Kingfisher Ecolodge Breakfast, Lunch
Ban Khiet Ngong, Bird Safari
Day 4

Kiat Ngong Wetland Bird Safari

Before dawn, trek along the edge of the Ramsar protected Ban Kiet Ngong Wetlands, one of the largest and least altered wetlands in the region. Have the pleasure of enjoying the bird activity in the days early light when birds are most active.
Laos - 4,000 Islands
Day 5

Don Khone, 4000 Islands

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.
Day 6 - Southern Laos
Day 6

Don Khone – cross land border to Cambodia – Ratanakiri

This morning, board another boat back to the mainland and proceed to Voeunkham, with a stop along the way to admire the magnificent Khone Phapheng Waterfalls. Cross the border into Cambodia and continue downstream to Preh Rumkel village for a unique kayaking experience through the Ramsar Wetland, immersing yourself in the remote and tranquil surroundings, and embracing the harmonious connection with nature. Transfer to Ratanakiri for overnight.
Terres Rouges Lodge Breakfast, Lunch
Jungle Trekking in Laos
Day 7

A day trek to Kaoh Piek

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.
Terres Rouges Lodge Breakfast, Lunch
Volcano Lake in Ratanakiri
Day 8

Banlung Market to Siem Reap

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.
Le Jardin D’Angkor Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 - Cambodia Hiking - Kulen Mountain
Day 9

Kulen Mountain Trekking

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 passing the River of 1000 Lingas by foot. After an eventful day, take the opportunity to prepare dinner and spend the night in a cozy tent, enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings.
Tent at Wat Preah Kral Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cambodia Angkor Temples
Day 10

Kulen Trekking - Svey Ler – Siem Reap

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.
Le Jardin D’Angkor Breakfast, Lunch
Angkor Wat Temples
Day 11

Angkor Temples

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. In the afternoon, transfer to the breathtaking Bantey Srei temple, renowned as one of the most beautiful temples in the Angkor complex.
Le Jardin D’Angkor Breakfast, Lunch
Kampong Phluk - Tonle Sap Lake - Floating Village
Day 12

Angkor Sunrise - Floating village - Khmer Food Delights

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. Spend the evening with your guide gaining a genuine insight into Cambodian food the way the locals like it.
Le Jardin D’Angkor Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cambodian Monks
Day 13

Departure from Siem Reap

This morning will be free at your leisure, transfer to airport for your onward flight.
N/A Breakfast

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Laos to Cambodia Odyssey: 2 weeks Southeast Asia Tour

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$2,199 (USD)

13 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Refill drinking water during the tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast; 01 night in basic tented camp.

Excludes

  • International flight to Pakse/from Siem Reap.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied prices based on group size, travel dates, and hotel options. Please contact us for personalized assistance.
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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