Luang Prabang Stopover
Introduction to Luang Prabang
Best of Luang Prabang
Highlights of Laos
Vientiane, Luang Prabang
Highlights of Vietnam & Laos
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang
Best of Laos & Cambodia
Luang Prabang & Siem Reap (Angkor)
Highlights of Thailand & Laos
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai
Journey Through Indochina
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap (Angkor)
Journey Through Southeast Asia
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai
(7 days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Luang Prabang, Siem Reap
This private luxury tour combines two of Southeast Asia’s most interesting cities: Luang Prabang, a small city brimming with culture, Buddhist monasteries and temples, and Siem Reap, the cultural heart of Cambodia and home of the remarkable Angkor Wat.
Begin in Luang Prabang, an enchanting, UNESCO World Heritage-listed town along the Mekong River. Stay at Amantaka, an exclusive luxury resort in the historic center, or Rosewood Luang Prabang, a romantic luxury resort built along a stream in the forested hills outside town. During private touring, walk through streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. Visit landmarks such as the National Museum and Wat Xieng Thong, an important Buddhist temple. Explore local markets, and browse for handwoven silk and cotton textiles and other items. One day, take a memorable private cruise on the Mekong River to visit riverside craft villages and the Pak Ou Caves, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. If desired, also rise early to give alms to local Buddhist monks during their dawn procession, and learn more about Buddhism’s central role in Lao culture.
Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can incorporate additional activities into this tour, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, cooking classes, jungle excursions, a visit to a private home, photography excursions, a private visit to an elephant sanctuary and more.
Next, fly to Siem Reap to explore incredible Angkor, the wondrous 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. Additional special-interest activities can also be arranged, such as a cruise on Lake Tonle Sap, bike riding, Khmer cooking lessons, private yoga sessions, visits to orphanages and children's centers, Khmer dance performances, photography excursions, shopping, village tours or chartering a helicopter to remote jungle temples.
My time in Laos was very special. The guides made me feel like a local…the private touring made all the difference. I feel privileged to have enjoyed such a thoughtfully constructed tour to a treasure of a country.
~ D.D., New York, NY
All I can say is WOW! It is unbelievable how many things we were able to see and do in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Laos. The tour was truly spectacular. Our guides were also outstanding.
~ P.M., Bethlehem, PA
Thanks so much for all of your advice and work with my Myanmar, Laos and Thailand tour. It was truly a wonderful trip filled with a lot of learning opportunities, ancient art and architecture, the friendliest people, and wonderful food!
~ T.T., New York, NY
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