(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang
This tour combines a variety of soft-adventure activities with private cultural touring in two of Southeast Asia’s most enticing destinations. Accommodations are at the best luxury properties and all active touring will be tailored to your interests and abilities.
Begin in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Stay at the legendary Raffles Hotel Le Royal, a local landmark since 1927, and enjoy comprehensive private touring with a private guide and driver. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and see incredible sights such as a Baccarat crystal Buddha and another made of gold and diamonds. At the National Museum, view the world’s premier collection of ancient Khmer sculpture and artifacts. Explore Phnom Penh’s markets, and perhaps shop for silver or silk and cotton textiles. One evening, enjoy a sunset boat ride on the Mekong River. If desired, learn about Cambodia’s more recent history during a visit to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. One day, enjoy a full-day excursion outside the city to ride bikes through rice fields to visit rural villages and temples. There will also be time to relax at vibrant cafes and perhaps stop for a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club, a Phnom Penh institution.
Next, fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore incredible Angkor, the ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle; and serene Preah Khan, a former monastery and school. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other lesser-known temples. One day, enjoy an excursion to Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake and an ecological wonder. Enjoy a boat cruise among the lake’s floating villages, markets and gardens. Also cruise through the flooded forest to learn about the Tonle Sap ecosystem and spot birds and other wildlife. If desired, enjoy special activities customized to your interests, such as riding bikes to temples and local villages, a private Khmer cooking class, visiting children's centers, touring local villages, photography excursions, visiting traditional Cambodian art centers, specialized shopping, private yoga, a helicopter ride to remote jungle temples, or attending traditional Khmer dance performances.
Conclude your tour in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town along the Mekong River in northern Laos. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the best of the town and the surrounding region. Explore streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. Visit cultural attractions, including museums and important temples. Learn about Buddhism and its central role in Lao culture, experience a traditional ceremony and dinner. Enjoy an elephant-back excursion through the jungle, a private boat cruise on the Mekong River, and hikes to beautiful waterfalls. If desired, other activities can also be booked, such as a bicycle excursion to through the countryside to caves filled with Buddhist statues or kayaking on the river.
Arrive Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fast-track assistance through immigration and private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour. Sunset private boat ride on the Mekong River
Full-day private bicycle excursion to rural villages
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Sunset private tour of ruins
Private touring of temples and ruins with option to tour by bicycle
Morning private boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake. Afternoon biking to temples or horseback ride through the countryside
Siem Reap – Luang Prabang, Laos
Private transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour. Private dinner and traditional welcome ceremony
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Morning private cruise to villages and Buddhist caves. Afternoon excursion to bear sanctuary and hike to waterfall
Private excursion to elephant camp and hike to waterfall
Depart Luang Prabang
Private airport transfer
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Per person (double occupancy)
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