DAY 1: BANGKOK (Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive at Bangkok airport, meet our guide and our driver and transfer to hotel. Check in and relax.Evening enjoy a fabulous dinner at the ethnic Silom Village. Spend your evening at leisure, enjoy a delicious genuine Thai style dinner in a delightful Thai atmosphere surrounded by beautiful decoration. The meal is accompanied by Thai classical music and dances. The dancers with their beautiful glittering costumes and exquisite graceful movements will stay in your memory forever.
DAY 2: BANGKOK (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Breakfast at hotel. This tour includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold) – Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings.The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. Lunch at local restaurant.
Also take a ride along the Charophraya river to view the beautiful wayside temples and get the authentic Thai Lifestyle at closeup.Enroute visit the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun to view its wonderful architecture and sculpted work. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Bangkok.
DAY 3: BANGKOK – SIEM REAP (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Poipet Border (Thailand – Cambodia border). Finish immigration at border and meet guide & driver to continue journey to Siem Reap. Arrive at Siem Reap and check in at hotel. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Siem Reap.
DAY 4: SIEM REAP (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.
We visit the highlights of the petit circuit, including Sras Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo and jungle-clad Ta Prohm. Lunch at local restaurant.This afternoon, we visit magnificent Angkor Wat to explore its architecture. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 5: SIEM REAP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.We make an early morning visit to Angkor Wat to watch sunrise, before continuing north to visit the elegant temple of Banteay Srei and well-maintained Banteay Samre.
Lunch at local restaurant
This afternoon, we visit the sites of Angkor Thom, including Victory Gate, the Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner at local restaurant.Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 6: SIEM REAP(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.We travel to Phnom Krom for a cruise on the Tonle Sap, visiting lifestyle of local people living in floating villages. Lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon, we explore the highlights of the grand circuit, including Neak Poan, and Preah Khan. Enjoy sunset at Pre Rup. Dinner with Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight at Siem Reap.
DAY 7: SIEM REAP – PNHOM PENH (by flight)(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.We then transfer you to Siem Reap International Airport for catching onward departure flight out to Phnom Penh by K6-0815AM, upon arrival in Phnom Penh at 0905AM; you will welcome by our guide with driver and then transfer you to hotel for check in.
We start visiting the splendid Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, as well as the National Museum. Lunch at local restaurant.
This afternoon, we see the genocide museum of Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields. Then, enjoy sunset at Wat Phnom, symbol of the city.
Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel in Phnom Penh.
DAY 8: PNHOM PENH – LUANG PRABANG (by flight)(Breakfast, Dinner)
Meet upon arrival, you are welcome to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City.
Transfer to our hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
Overnight at Luang Prabang.
DAY 9: PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is best known for its ancient temples and romantic setting at the confluence of the Mekong and Kane Rivers. Because of the compact size of the peninsula, Luang Prabang is best explored on foot. In the morning we embark on a half-day walking tour, visiting the National Museum (formerly known as the Royal Palace), and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Xanghai, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away.We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue by car to outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Overnight at Luang Prabang.
DAY 10: KUNGSI WATER FALL – LUANG PRABANG (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This early morning you may want to wake up early and participate in a daily Lao morning ritual. Monks carrying their bowls, wander through town blessing local people who give them offers (mostly sticky rice). After breakfast a day trip to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls where turquoise waters cascade over limestone formations. The abundance of water forms a magnificent display of nature. Below the Kuang Si are large ponds perfect for swimming and cooling off under the spray. Before enjoying a picnic lunch next to the pools, we will pass stupendous landscapes, teak forests and several ethnic minority villages (Hmong and Khmu). In Ban Phanom, a weaving village, we can find excellent pieces of Lao textile. Near the waterfalls it’s worthwhile to visit a centre where the endangered black Asiatic beers found a safe shelter. Overnight at Luang Prabang.
DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG – VIETIANNE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we include a sightseeing tour around the city. We’ll explore some of the best sights including the Victory Gate (Arc de Triomphe), the wat Sisaket, and the impressive That Luang Stupa, the country’s most important monument. Also visit the ‘morning market’ where you can wander around and buy silver, silk or other items you like to take back home. In the evening you can stroll along the banks of the Mekong River.
Accommodation and overnight at Vietianne.
DAY 12: VIETIANNE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Following breakfast, meet our guide at the hotel and we drive out of Vientiane to Buddha Park. On the way we will pass the Friendship bridge between Laos and Thailand. We may stop the beautiful point to take a photo. Xiengkhouan is the name of the village, during the Lao Royal Kingdom, Mr Boun Leua who believe and used to study in India about Hinduism constructed and hired the people to make many statuses in this area. Inside this garden you can see the statuses of Buddha and Hinduism mixing. It’s good idea if you walk through the big pumpkin from the ground to the top and you can see the nice view of this garden. We will spend the time here about 1 or 2 hrs before return to the town. Afterward you will be free at leisure. Overnight at Vietianne.
DAY 13:VIETIANNE – BANGKOK(Breakfast, Dinner)
Following breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight out of Laos to Bangkok. Arrive at Bangkok and meet guide/driver. Transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight at Bangkok.
DAY 14: BANGKOK – Free n easy (B)
Free n easy
DAY 15: BANGKOK – HOME/DEPARTURE(B)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer out to airport for onward flight home/next destination.
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RATE OF ABOVE ITINERARY: IN USD/pax
|Group size||Rate per pax|
|12pax +1 FOC||1,141|
*FOC on twin/double basis
* FOC not applicable for airticket
Air Fare Supplements: All rates in USD/pax/ticket
*Kindly recheck airfare again before book or issue as can change without prior notice
SIEM REAP – PHNOMPENH – USD 102/pax
LUANG PRABANG – VIETIANE – USD 96/pax
I-residence Silom, Bangkok (Deluxe Room) www.iresidencehotel.com
Angkorland Hotel, Siem Reap (superior room) www.angkorland.com
Lux Riverside Hotel, Pnhom Penh (superior room) www.luxriversidehotel.com
Villa Ban Lao Hotel, Luang Prabang (superior) www.banlaohotel.com
Lao orchid Hotel, Laos (superior) www.lao-orchid.com
All accommodation on double/twin sharing basis with daily ABF in good & standard quality hotels
All airport – hotel – airport transfers on private basis
All tours & transfers on private basis with English speaking guide, all entrance fees
Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-dinner)
Air fares of any kind
Services not mentioned above
Extra charges, personal expenses
Surcharge for peak season if any (upon booking)
Optional tours /meals if any
Travel insurance, visa fees for Cambodia, Laos etc
Above quotation is for min 12pax group traveling (rate per pax) till June 2011.
No reservations have been made at this time
Itinerary mentioned above is only tentative and is subject to guests’ flight timings.