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Off the beaten track Laos and Cambodia
14 days from CAD6,680pp
Soak up the culture in Vientiane; one of Southeast Asia's sleepiest capital cities.
Explore the stunning scenery of central Laos, including caves of Kong Lor and Xe Bang Fai.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience, camping under the stars in Nam Theun National Protected Area.
Follow the old 'Angkor Road', taking in the temples of Wat Phou, Preah Vihear, Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat.
- Hin Boun
- Nam Theun National Protected Area
- Dom Kralor
- Phra Wihan
- Siem Reap
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Day 1 Vientiane
Day 2 Vientiane
Today you will explore the city by bicycle. This takes in the most famous colonial and religious architecture and also contrasts that with some peaceful 'local' areas. In the early evening your guide will take you down to one of our best-loved spots on the banks of the Mekong so that you can enjoy a cold drink as the sun sets. As the evening moves on you will explore the riverbank further, mixing with the locals as you try various local delicacies.
Day 3 Hin Boun
Day 4 Hin Boun
Day 5 Nam Theun National Protected Area
Day 6 Langkhang
Nam Theun National Protected Area , Thalang , Langkhang
Enjoy a morning trek before journeying back to Thalang. Afterwards you will continue on to Langkhang where you will be spending the night.
- Sai Phou Louang Resort
Day 7 Thakek
Day 8 Champasak
Today you will be driven south to the peaceful town of Champasak which is famous for one of the most impressive temples in Laos; Wat Phou. This evening you can enjoy one of the best views in Laos as the sun sets over La Folie Lodge.
Day 9 Champasak
Day 10 Phra Wihan
After breakfast you will travel to Wat Phou as the early morning is a nice cool time to climb the many steps of the temple complex and avoid the crowds. Then travel on the border to cross in to Cambodia, stopping en route for lunch. Upon completing immigration formalities you will meet your Cambodian guide and transfer to nearby Preah Vihear where you will be spending the night.
Day 11 Siem Reap
Explore Preah Vihear this morning. Considered by many to be among the most impressive temples in Asia, it is a privilege to be able to visit again after it was off-limits for many years due to a border dispute with Thailand. Continue south to another off the beaten track area at Phnom Kulen, before reaching Banteay Srei. Here you will overnight in a local homestay.
Day 12 Siem Reap
Day 13 Siem Reap
Today is a busy one, full of the must-see attractions within the temples of Angkor. Highlights include Ta Prohm which was made famous by the Tombraider film. The imposing faces of The Bayon are not to be missed and the day ends at Angkor Wat itself. As with all of our touring we go to great lengths to get the best guides and plan things in such a way as to avoid crowds when possible and see things in the best light of the day.
Day 14 Return home
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