ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 1: Arrive In Luang Prabang
Welcome to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: City Tours – Kuang Sii Fall (B)
After breakfast, visit National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong. Afternoon, we drive out of town 30km to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Huaykho – Huaypheng (B, L, D)
Today, meet your guide and we drive to the south of Luang Prabang. It takes around 40 minutes drive road to get to Xayabouly, where we start trekking enter thick forests up to the deep jungle. At a stunning waterfall we stop to swim and relax. Refreshed we continue the trip through rugged landscape until we arrived Ban Huaypheng (Khmu tribe) for our overnight in Home Stay. Approximately: 5 hours trek / 40minute drive.
Day 4: Huaypheng – Phounongkhuay – Longlao – Luang Prabang (B, L)
After breakfast we trek along the valleys of the Khmu villages and walk along rice fields to experience the beautiful scenery and we explore the big pone. In the dry season the landscape is dominated by trees which form the so called second forest and amazing limestone rocks, towering above. In the rainy season everything will be flooded and the scenery changes completely. That’s why we hike in the dry season and take a bamboo raft in the rainy season. After lunch we continue trekking through secondary forests and along paddy rice fields to arrive at Ban Long Lao, where you get an insight in two different minority cultures, have a look around, before we pick you up and transfer you back to Luang Prabang. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang. Approximately: 5hours trek / 1 hour drive.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Fly To Siem Reap (B, L)
After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. Afternoon, Transfer you to airport for flight to Siem Reap, it departs at about 14h35. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap – Angkor National Museum – Banteay Srei Temple (B, L, D)
Today we will visit Angkor National Museum – Banteay Srei Temple. Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple, visit to Angkor National Museum which we can see the artifacts from the every part of Cambodia in the ancient time. We drive through the countryside to visit Banteay Srei temple, 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. On the way back visit to Banteay Samre temple and enjoy sunset on with a bottle of champagne in the rice paddies. Sunset with a bottle of champagne will be provided in the rice paddies (Place to set up the table is flexible depend on season and suggestion from guide). Return to Siem Reap town and enjoy the welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Angkor Highlighted Temples (B)
Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. And continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Leper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap – Krabie Real Village (B, D)
14:00 our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Siem Reap to transfer to Krabei Real Village which is 16km way from Siem Reap southwest. Krabie Real is the village located near Tonle Sap Lake that can provide water to the villagers all year round to crop different vegetables and rice. Your trip one night in this village will experience with locals’ daily works and lifestyle. Driving through the rice paddies from Siem Reap and stop to visit the fishing activities as much as the farmer’s work in rice paddies with cows or buffalo, on arrival in the village you will be greeting by family members and start to experience with the family activities of their daily work, ride oxcart through the village and view the sunset. Return to the family’s house and you may help the family to cook for dinner. Our tour guide will assist you to translate for your interaction with the family members. Overnight in Homestay.
Day 9: Krabie Real Village – Kampong Thom (B, L, D)
Breakfast with family members and it is time to say goodbye from them, you are transferred to Kampong Thom province, you will first stop to visit the pre-angkor temples of Sambor Prei Kuk there were built in 6th to 8th centuries. Visit the local community where we will have lunch with them and then you are transferred to Baray Village with 1 hour driving. On arrival, we drop the luggage in Khmer Homestay. Visit the traditional houses in the village and taste the Cambodian noodle which made by locals and we ride the oxcart to the rice paddies to view the sunset. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
Day 10: Kampong Thom – Phnom Penh (B)
After breakfast, ride a pony cart to visit one of the local markets where you will see all the activities of tradition in the market such as selling fish, vegetables, cloths, and so on… return to our homestay to take our car to drive to Phnom Penh within 3 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 11: Phnom Penh City Tour – Koh Dach Island (Mekong Islands) (B, D)
Morning, do ½ city tour to visit Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Independence Monument, Wat Phnom and Central Market. In the afternoon, transfer to Mekong River where you will cross the river by local ferry to get into the Mekong Island which well-known as the weaving village, the villagers now is not really doing the weaving but there are still some houses working on the silk weaving. The particular beauty of this village is about the daily activities of the villagers in the farm, this island is in the Mekong River that provides a lot of fertile land and water supply to villagers to crop all year round. Walking through the village, interact with locals and visit to one of the local pagodas to learn Buddhism. Continue to enjoy a great swimming in Mekong River with nice sandy beach. Come to one of the local houses where you will have a chance to interact to learn about lifestyle of villagers on this island, have dinner and overnight with family members in Khmer traditional house.
Day 12: Koh Dach Island – Sihanouk Ville (B, L)
After breakfast, leaving the village and transfer to Sihanouk Ville, it will take for 3 hours driving. On the way we will stop take the boat ride in Ream National Park to view the Mangrove Tree and scenery of nature, BBQ lunch will be provided on the side. After lunch we will continue to visit the floating villages and finishing activities of locals near Ream National Park. Proceed to Sihanouk Ville, on arrival we check-in at hotel and free at leisure to enjoy the swimming and private beach until evening. Overnight at hotel in Sihanouk Ville.
Day 13: Free At Leisure In Sihanouk Ville (B)
Day 14: Free At Leisure In Sihanouk Ville (B)
Day 15: Phnom Penh – Departure (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, check-out from your hotel and transfer (no guide) back to Phnom Penh. Arrive in Phnom Penh, transfer toward the airport for flight back home or next destinations. End of our services.