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Mountains & Mangroves: Laos and Cambodia tour

22 days from £5,200pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience the varied flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine.

  • Take the road less travelled to Nong Khiaw in Laos.

  • Kayak through the Koh Kong conservation corridor on Cambodia's south coast.

  • Relax on a beautiful Thai beach.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Chiang Rai
  • Huay Xai
  • Pakbeng
  • Luang Prabang
  • Nong Khiaw
  • Luang Prabang
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Koh Kong
  • Koh Samet

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chiang Rai.

Day 2 Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Arriving into Chiang Rai you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure to relax after your flight.

Day 3 Pakbeng

Chiang Rai , Huay Xai , Pakbeng

This morning your guide and driver will take you to Huay Xai, where you cross the border into Laos and board the Luang Say boat. The rest of the day is spent cruising down the mighty Mekong River. This relaxing journey is a fantastic way to see the Laos countryside and get under the skin of this laid back country.

Day 4 Luang Prabang

Pakbeng , Luang Prabang

You depart Pakbeng and continue to cruise down river. En route you can visit the Pak Ou caves before reaching the UNESCO town of Luang Prabang.

Day 5 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

This morning your guide and driver will take you on a tour of this charming town visiting some of the many temples and National Museum. The afternoon your guide and driver will take you outside of the town to visit the scenic Kuang Si Waterfalls - remember to take your swimming kit so that you can have a dip in the refreshing pools. Also nearby and worth a visit is a bear sanctuary.

Day 6 Nong Khiaw

Luang Prabang , Nong Khiaw

The morning is free to spend at your leisure. You then travel by road north of Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw where you can see some of the beautiful Laos countryside.

Day 7 Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

Travel upstream to Muang Ngoi where you disembark for a walk around the countryside and visit one of the local villages. This is a great chance to learn more about some of the various ethnic minority groups that live in Laos.

Day 8 Luang Prabang

Nong Khiaw , Luang Prabang

Travelling by boat you can enjoy some of Laos's beautiful scenery en route to Luang Prabang.

Day 9 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Day at leisure in Luang Prabang. This is a chance to relax or explore the town further.

Day 10 Siem Reap

Luang Prabang , Siem Reap

This morning you have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap.

Day 11 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Rising early your guide will show you around Ta Prohm temple at dawn - seeing this 'lost to the jungle' temple at this time lessens the chances of sharing the experience with lots of other tour groups. The rest of the day you can explore the temple complex of Angkor Thom and the stone faced covered temple the Bayon. Your day will finish with a visit to the most majestic temple of them all, Angkor Wat.

Day 12 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Today you have a day trip to see the jungle covered Beng Melea and the intricate carvings of Banteay Srei.

Day 13 Phnom Penh

Siem Reap , Phnom Penh

You have a private transfer by road to the capital city, Phnom Penh. En route you can see local life in Cambodia and stop at any point to take photographs.

Day 14 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Today you have a full day exploring Phnom Penh's cultural and historical sights accompanied by your guide and driver. Sights include the National Museum and harrowing killing fields.

Day 15 Koh Kong

Phnom Penh , Koh Kong

You have a private transfer (driver only) to the remote area of the Cardamom Mountains. The last part of your journey will be by speedboat as the area is inaccessible by car.

Day 16 Koh Kong

Koh Kong

Enjoy time at leisure at 4 Rivers - there will be a range of activities for you to choose from and pay for at the lodge on the day.

Day 17 Koh Samet

Koh Kong , Koh Samet

Departing the resort by boat once more, you meet your car at the bridge and continue by road into Thailand and the pier for the boat to Koh Samet. The car journey will take approximately six hours. On this idyllic island you can relax before returning home.

Day 18 Koh Samet

Day 19 Koh Samet

Koh Samet

Day to relax by the beach.

Day 20 Koh Samet

Day 21 International return flight

Koh Samet , International return flight

You have a boat transfer to the mainland where you continue by road to Bangkok Airport for your flight home.

Day 22 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Chiang Rai
Luang Prabang
Nong Khiaw
Siem Reap
Phnom Penh
Koh Kong
Koh Samet