PHNOM PENH / KEP & SIHANOUKVILLE / ANGKOR WAT / LUANG PRABANG
Cambodia Beaches and Laos Heritage is a 12 day planned holiday package which brings a lot to explore while you have a quite few days to relax at semi-tropical beaches in Cambodia. The trip start at Phnom Penh from where you will explore a busy capital city with its all Asian character. You will then have few days at beach, you can relax, sunbath and or join the boat trips with all its fun. The holiday will come to an end in Luang Prabang, gem of Indochina and one of the most laid-back town that one expect to explore.
Arrive and meet by our tour manager who will be escorting you to your hotel in Phnom Penh, check in and erst of the day is on your own exploration. Note: city tour could be arranged if time permits
8:00 pick up at your hotel for a private transfer to Kep. On the way to Kampot Province you will visit sights such as Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau temples, Phnom Chisor, Angkor Borei, and Phnom Da. You will stay at the beach front Knai Bang Chatt Resort where you can relax, unwind, recharge and rejuvenate.
In the morning you will discover Kep’s teeming crab market before you hop on a boat for a 30-minute ride to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsai), where secluded white sandy beaches, coconut trees, and a variety of sea coral await you. You will be free to explore this wonderful tropical island and have a sea food lunch while there. You can trek along the island’s trail, ocean kayak, enjoy a beach massage or just rest and relax in this paradise. At 3 pm you will take a boat back to the resort in Kep. And note, some serious real estate developments are on the way, so hurry and enjoy the most authentic moments of this truly relaxing getaway off Cambodia’s coast.
You will enjoy a half day excursion to the Kep National Park which was established in 1993 and covers 28 square kilometers of lush forest and hills. The 8 kilometers of mountain trail through the National Park is definitely good for nature lovers. Do not expect to see many animals as they do not want to seen by humans, but the plantations such as cashew, jackfruit, papaya, mango, dragon fruit are beautiful.
There are benches along the trail and at the viewing points to relax for a while and enjoy the sounds and smell of nature. This 2.5 hour trek is an easy nature walk for everybody and you will discover this natural oasis before it gets more developed. You will drive back to your resort for the rest of afternoon and be free to visit the swimming pool and beach or go sailing if you desire.
On your way to Sihanoukville, you will spend some time at imposing Bokor Mountain. Bokor Hill Station was a French colonial village. The remains of the old church and police station can still be seen today. You will drive to Sihanoukville for a restful night on the Sokha Beach Resort and discover Khmer hospitality with world-class service. You can explore the private, pristine, white sand beach, which stretches out over 1.5 kilometres. You will enjoy sunset cocktails at the Deck Bar and dine in style at Lemon Grass to complete a beautiful day
You will have a totally free day to relax on the beach, swim in the clear waters and enjoy the peace of the area. Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is a province of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. This port city is a growing Cambodian urban center, located 185 kilometers (115 miles) southwest of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Surrounded by white sand beaches and undeveloped tropical islands, Sihanoukville is the epicenter of beach life in Cambodia.
Transfer to the airport for an hour long flight to Siem Reap, arrive and check in at your hotel, short rest after we head to visit Neak Pean, which means “coiled serpents.” You will also visit Tasom, the most distant temple on the grand circuit. The tour will also include a visit to one of the world’s most famous temples: Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat has been a World Heritage Site since 1992, and is famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, you will visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sunset view from Bakheng hill. Finally, you will have dinner as you watch a performance of Apsaras (Kmer folk dancing), followed by an overnight stay in Seam Reap
You will take a drive to the Angkor Complex and embark on an elephant ride from the South Gate of Angkor Thom into the jungle. You will see numerous sites, including: Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphoun, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Ta Prohm (embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers), Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei and Ta Keo. You’ll then retire for an overnight stay in Siem Reap
Departure and farewell to the Khmer Kingdom, transfer to the airport for 1h30 flight to Luang Prabang, arrive and cehck in at your hotel, rest of the day is at your own exploration, make sure to visit famous night market
Today you will take a drive 30 km south to visit Kuang Si Waterfall which, though not very high, is spectacular and beautiful with its green surroundings in a preserved national park. En route, you will stop to visit a fresh produce market, Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of the Hmong hill tribe, the best known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuang Si Waterfall, you will visit a village of the Khmu minority group, Ban Tha Pane, followed by a picnic lunch at the shady park near the waterfall. There will be plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in the cool water, before you head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day will be spent visiting various crafts shops, silver smiths and the Hmong market, where the embroidery works of H’mong women are on display. You will stay overnight in Luang Prabang
Free day at your own leisure to explore the magnificent UNESCO heritage town. You can join a city tour or just stay in hotel and relax by the swimming pool.
A private transfer arranged to the airport, departure and end of the 12 day Cambodia beaches and Laos heritage tours