Best of Cambodia & Laos
If you want to visit the best of Cambodia and Laos but don’t have much time for a long holiday, this tour is the one for you. You will start your adventure in Phnom Penh, enhanced with stops at the capital’s most important sites, including the Royal Palace and Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, you will not only explore the world-famous Angkor Wat but also get to see the local life unfolding before your eyes. The heart of Laos – Vientiane is a lovely city, embracing a cosy vibe which makes it very much different from other Asian capitals, and you will feel it as you tour around the city. Luang Prabang, the last destination on this tour, is simply mesmerizing. The town, located on the bank of Mekong river, is framed by pristine nature. You will venture to its most famous natural wonders such as Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si waterfalls, en route visit the local villages near Luang Prabang.
Upon your arrival in Phnom Penh, your private guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Later you’ll tour this beautiful city, visiting the National Museum and the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. Your trip also includes a short visit to the Killing Fields and Choeung Ek.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Today you will be collected by your private guide and transferred in a private vehicle to catch a flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Angkor temple complex. After check-in, you’ll explore the mysterious Royal city of Angkor Thom. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the intricately carved Khmer stone structures at Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most impressive ruins. You’ll end the day by viewing the beautiful sunset from the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng.
Overnight in Siem Reap
After breakfast, you’ll continue our exploration of Angkor by visiting Prasat Kravan, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. In the afternoon you’ll see Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Keo, Chaosay Tevoda and Thomanon. These temples are on the same route as Ta Prohm and the picturesque Ta Prohm. These remarkable structures had nearly completely disappeared into the jungle and they are still overgrown, making for a haunting and exotic scene.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Today you will fly to Vientiane, also called the city of the moon.
The afternoon will be spent taking a sightseeing tour of the city’s major historic sites including the religious museums of Wat Sisaket, Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home temple of the Emerald Buddha statue and Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos.
Overnight in Vientiane
Your flight today will be to Luang Prabang, which are the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom and the center of religious life in Laos. Today it is a World Heritage City. You’ll take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples of which fifty remain in the town and its surrounding areas. You’ll see the National Museum, the former Royal Palace, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Xiengthong.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Today you’ll spend a few hours traveling down the Mekong River on a long-tailed boat. You will visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves inside the limestone cliff opposite the mouth of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Then you’ll visit the village of Ban Xanghai, best known for its production of the traditional delicious rice of this country. Your lunch will be eaten at a local restaurant on the bank of the Mekong River. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, you’ll visit Ban Xangkhong, a village known for its paper making and for its naturally dyed silk weavings.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Your excursion today will be about 30 kilometers by road, to visit the Kuangsi Waterfall. En route, you’ll stop to visit Ban Na Oune, a small H’mong village and also Ban Tha Pane, a small village inhabited by the Khmu people. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch near the waterfall.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local market before being escorted by your private driver to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Domestic flights within Cambodia and Laos
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Cambodia & Laos
- Cambodia & Laos entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
Free service. No credit card required
Reviews on Our Service
We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.
Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip
We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.
We requested SUV FOR OUR COMFORT AND WE GOT IT!
We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!
as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.
our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.
We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.
As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.
Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.
We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.
We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.
Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.
Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia
Superbly organised and very flexible
We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.
We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.
The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.