10 Days in Laos and Cambodia ( Tailor Made- C. Baldwin)

£2100 pp

9 nights / 10 days


10 Days in Laos and Cambodia ( Tailor Made- C. Baldwin)

£2100 pp

What You'll Do

Spend 10 days in spectacular Laos and Cambodia.

Arrive in Luang Prabang to start your immersive adventure, sail the Mekong delta, trek through the beautiful countryside and jungle of Loas visiting local settlements and tasting authentic local food. Take a walking tour of Luang Prabang and witness the monks in their colourful habits giving alms, visit the ornate temples and shrines of this stunning city. In Cambodia see the sunrise over the water and temples at Angkor  – a once in a lifetime experience! Visit the jungle temple of Ta Prohm and admire the ruins in the breathtaking Angkor Archaeological Park. Learn to cook a Khmer meal for the Buddhist monks, visit a floating village in Tonle Sap and take in the bustling local markets. Take a scenic drive to Phnom Penh along the way visiting local communities and ancient temples and trying local culinary specialities. In Phnom Penh visit the historically significant Tuel Sleng Prison and Choeng Ek ‘the killing fields’ as well as the spectacular Silver Pagoda.

Your Local Host:


Quynh Anh (QA) graduated in tourism from Hanoi university and is super passionate about travel. She has exceptional people and communication skills and always finds a way to create the best holiday experience for her customers. QA is a very experienced tourism professional and knows all the hidden gems in Vietnam. She is based in Hanoi but spends a large part of her time in the local communities in North Vietnam developing IMPACT projects in the local communities. QA’s colleagues and customers all value her kindness and friendship. Much to many people's surprise, she is actually a passionate and vibrant soul dressed in a gentle and elegant look! She will ensure you have the best time in her home country.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival in Luang Prabang

On arrival at the airport (Bangkok Airways – Arrival 12.05) you will be picked up and transferred to your accommodation in the spiritual capital of Laos – stunning Luang Prabang!

After a quick lunch (not included), around 2 pm, your guide will pick you up and together you will drive to the boat pier from where your private boat departs to the famous Pak Ou Caves. Enjoy the tranquil countryside passing by, until we reach the mysterious Pak Ou caves, two caves set in a limestone cliff facing the Mekong River crammed with thousands Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. We then return downstream, making a stop at Wat Done Khoun temple, a unique temple situated on an island in the Mekong. We continue downstream while the sun sinks down behind the mountains. Take in the breathtaking scenery before returning to your hotel in Luang Prabang.

Overnight at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang (Deluxe room)

City Walking Tour

If you are an early bird, you should not miss the alms giving ceremony that occurs every morning in the peaceful streets of Luang Prabang. Hundreds of monks flock out the many temples to collect alms from the locals. If you like, our guide can show you the best spots to enjoy this spectacle, away from the masses. Get involved and give alms yourself too! Your guide will help to prepare the alms for you. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunrise and the Mekong River. Back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast your walking tour through Luang Prabang will begin. From your hotel you walk to the National Museum (Former Royal Palace). Once the Royal Palace of Laos, the National Museum is filled with art, artefacts, and jewels and a visit examines the history and rich culture of the country, our next stop. Right next to the Royal Palace is Wat Mai, certainly also worth a visit. Then continue to Huean Chan Heritage House. The cultural centre Heuan Chan is a century-old traditional Lao house located in the heart of Luang Prabang. Its shelter, a museum and its surroundings promotes the Luang Prabang Way of Life. Continue by foot along the peninsula at Xiengthong, the most famous temple in Luang Prabang, around 500 years old. It is easy to visit nearby temples if you like.

After lunch visit the excellent ‘Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre’, which gives a great insight into the rich and diverse ethnic and cultural blend of Laos. After visit to Wat Visoun, Locally the stupa is more commonly known as That Makmo (Watermelon stupa) because of its semi-spherical shape. originally built in 1513 during the reign of Chao Wisunarat. It is the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang and was rebuilt between 1896-1898 following an 1887 fire set by black flag Haw raiders. Next, visit Final stop of the day at Wat Prabath Tai for a more accessible sunset experience. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang (Deluxe room) (B)

Trekking in the Mountains

Today your guide will meet you and you will start off this 2-day adventure with a trek (3-4 hours) in the mountains of northern Laos. From the trekking point in Ban Nong Haeo, you’ll wind through bamboo forests and ascend uphill through the jungle whose summits offer breathtaking panoramic views. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch along the way.

When you arrive at Long Lao Mai village your guide will give you a tour of this Hmong community. Introduce yourself to the local people, learn a few words of the Hmong language or play a game of football with the village children.
Later, feel free to unwind. Enjoy dinner prepared by the villagers

Overnight in Eco-Bungalow or Local Homestay  (B,L,D)


Tropical Jungle Walking and Waterfalls

After breakfast, lace up your hiking shoes for another scenic trek through the wilderness. The hike will take about 3 hours, ending at the famous Kuang Si waterfall, a hidden oasis amidst a tropical jungle. You’ll also visit the Bear Rescue Center inside Kuang Si Waterfall where Moon bears (Asiatic black bears) live in a forest sanctuary protected by the Free the Bears Fund, a non-profit organisation.

You’ll have lunch in Kuang Si Waterfall before being transferred back to Luang Prabang.

Overnight at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang (Deluxe room)  (B,L)

Flight to Siem Reap

After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap.

Fly by PG942 LPQ BKK 12:45 1450 & PG907 BKK REP 1730 1840

(Note this flight is via Bangkok)

Upon arrival you will meet your guide and your driver who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and for you to explore Siem Reap!

Take a dip in the hotel pool.

Overnight at Hillock hotel, (Deluxe suite)  (B)

Temples and TukTuks

Depart at 4:30AM in the morning for the sunrise at Angkor temples in Tuk Tuks. You will arrive at the mystical Srah Sarong or “King’s Bath” just in time for sunrise over the water and temples (Do not forget your camera as the views here at sunrise are once in a lifetime!).

After the beautiful sunrise experience, head across the road and be first at the fabulous jungle temple of Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is particularly amazing in the early morning when all you can hear are the sounds of the jungle, before the crowds arrive.

The Angkor Archaeological Park is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking and one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, if not the world. You could spend weeks exploring the ruins, but on this day tour, you will be lucky enough to see all the highlights including an optional 1km walk through the jungle to the hidden temple, here you will visit a few more well known, interesting temples.

After taking a break for lunch and some well deserved cold drinks, the late afternoon is put aside for a visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders.

There will be more trekking around the temples around 3-4 Km

Overnight at Hillock hotel, (Deluxe suite)   (B)

Khmer Cooking Class and Tonle Sap

Today you will bike through the surrounding countryside and prepare a local Khmer meal to offer to the monks. Buddhist monks live away from their families and are not

allowed to have normal jobs. They depend on the faith and charity of the local people. After a bike ride just outside of Siem Reap we will meet our chef from the village who takes us grocery shopping at a local food market. Maybe the chef will recommend that you learn to cook the popular dish Amok, a fish soup, or Samlor Korko. After you have finished your Khmer cooking, the chef and his wife show you how to pack the meal and some rice into a banana leaf. A short walk takes us to the pagoda where the monks live so you can hand them the alms. Most likely the monk will give you a blessing and you can ask him everything you like to know regarding Cambodian culture and Buddhism. After you have given alms and eaten lunch in a local Cambodian home, you will bike back to your hotel and chill.

At 3 PM this afternoon, we explored the great Lake of Tonle Sap checking out the local life with a visit to the Floating Village of Mechrey or Kampong Phluk. Colourful settlements are scattered on the margins of the great lake and it will be our pleasure to take you to our favourite spots. We will add some local markets into the mix as well for a great photography opportunity. On the way back you will stop to have a local style Khmer picnic! Do you dare to eat frogs, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders and more? (This is obviously voluntary and if it’s not for you, you can take some amazing photos!)

Overnight at Hillock hotel, (Deluxe suite) (B)


Siem Reap to Phnom Phen

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your tour guide and driver depart to Phnom Penh (this drive takes about 6 to 7 hours) . Along the way you will visit Sambor Preikuk community, you will have a temple tour of the local temple ruins. Sambor Prei Kuk was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom, which predates Angkor by several centuries. The ruins are spread out over a vast distance and Sambor Prei Kuk gets very few visitors. You will visit the three main temple complexes; Prasat Sambor, Prasat Tor and Prasat Yeah Puon on foot and enjoy the beautiful ruins in peace and quiet. Continue your journey to Phnom Penh. You will make a short stop again at Skuon where the local specialty is fried spiders sold on the road side.

Overnight at Palace Gate hotel & resort (Royal deluxe with view)  (B)

Phnom Phen - Ancient and Modern

This morning, you will start your trip with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison, located in the centre of the city, to glimpse the devastating horrors that prevailed during Cambodia’s ultra-radical Marxist movement. This former high school building was taken over in 1975 by the Khmer Rouge security apparatus for 3 years and converted into Security Prison 21 (S-21). This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of Cambodia’s recent past.

After this you will take an excursion to Choeng Ek, also known as the “killing fields,” located just 15km outside the city.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace, built in 1866 under King Norodom. The palace is famous as Silver Pagoda, named because its floor is covered with 5000 silver tiles, each weighing about two pounds. Here, you can also see the collection of shiny golden Buddhas. This is one of the best places in all of Cambodia where objects embodying some of the brilliance of the Khmer civilisation can still be viewed. Although some 60% of the pagoda’s contents were destroyed under Pol Pot, what remains is spectacular. This tour helps you to learn about the complex of buildings that serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia and other histories of Cambodia.

Overnight at Palace Gate hotel & resort (Royal deluxe with view)       (B)

Departure Day

Today you will be transferred to the airport.

Your check out time is 12 noon.

We are sure you will be taking with you wonderful memories to last a lifetime!

Location Information

  • 9 nights Accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Lunch on days 3,4,5
  • Evening meal on Day 3.
  • Transfers to and from the airport and between hotels and activities
  • Entrance fees and admissions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides for all activities