Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

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From $1,675USD

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Highlights

Travel from spiritual Laos to magical Cambodia on this 12-day adventure tour

Swim in the turquoise waters of Kuang Si Falls and the rivers in Phnom Kulen National Park.

Hike to unforgettable panoramic views overlooking the Laos jungle.

Observe daily life and traditions in the unique fishing villages of Tonle Sap Lake.

Devote an entire evening to sampling the gastronomic delights of Siem Reap’s street food.

Why choose between Laos and Cambodia when you can travel to both? The Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour offers a glimpse into these amazing countries. Expect to be wowed by ancient archaeological sites and natural wonders alike as you explore towns, cities, and wilderness. Spend 12 memorable days immersed in Lao and Khmer cultures, with excursions like hiking deep into the jungle, kayaking a calm river, and exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites included.

While you’re not exploring the fascinating cultures through workshops, day trips, and city walks, you’ll be sampling the cuisine, which is a massive part of the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour. Find your way through to the best street stalls with your local guide, who will also lead you on amazing day trips led by the guide’s local knowledge. Rest assured, the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour will excite you, take you to places you’ve never seen before and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Luang Prabang

Welcome to Laos! Make your way through the airport and find your own way to your comfortable hotel in Luang Prabang. Settle in, then head to the lobby to meet everyone for a welcome dinner. Your guide will give you some information about the adventure ahead, then it’s time to head to bed.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Luang Prabang
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Luang Prabang and Hike to Kuang Sy Waterfalls

Once back in Luang Prabang, you’ll visit the ornate and gorgeous complex of temples at Vat Xieng Thong, known as the temple of the Royal City. After exploring the complex at your leisure, return to the hotel to relax for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Luang Prabang
Distance
12km, 1–2 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Kayak in Nam Ou River

Continue downriver past some incredible rock and limestone formations, then pass by the Pak Ou Caves that house thousands of Buddha statues at the entrance. After about 3 hours of paddling, you’ll dock on sandy shores and get a ride back to the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Luang Prabang
Distance
11–15km, 3 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Walk to Nong Khiaw Viewpoint

Descend the trail (faster than ascending, for sure) and check in to the hotel. Enjoy some free time to explore, grab dinner, or just read a book before heading to bed.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Nong Khiaw
Distance
4km, 2–3 hours, 430m of ascent, 430m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Boat Cruise to Muong Ngoi

Continue walking among rice paddies and rich vegetation to Ban Na Village to have lunch in a local restaurant. Return the way you came on foot, then enjoy another relaxing boat ride downriver to Nong Khiaw for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Nong Khiaw
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Explore the Temples of Luang Prabang

Unwind at your hotel in Luang Prabang this evening, enjoying a mouthwatering dinner of local specialties.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Luang Prabang
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Once you land, you’ll be greeted by a local guide and taken to the hotel for a free evening to freshen up and explore on your own.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Visit Angkor Wat Archaeological Park

Head back to the hotel to rest your legs and scroll through the hundreds of pictures you took of today’s excursion.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
14km, 3 hours, 150m of ascent, 120m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 Half Day Hike to Jayavarman VII Siem Reap Street Food Tour

Return to Siem Reap and digest well, because this afternoon involves a feast of street food sampling. This gastronomic tour will delight your taste buds with rich blends of Khmer spices and flavours. Finish the tour with an authentic dessert, then go back to the hotel satisfied and ready for bed.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
12km, 3 hours, 30m of ascent, 27m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Hike in Phnom Kulen National Park

Rise for an early departure to Phnom Kulen National Park for a delightful jaunt through this divine sanctuary. A local ranger will lead you through the deep forest with majestic plateaus, and you’ll even encounter some hidden temples. Enjoy a picnic lunch next to a beautiful river and jump in for a swim to cool off. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the afternoon as over 40 species roam the area. For another refreshing dip and several photo opportunities, break at Phnom Kulen Falls before heading to Siem Reap for the night.
Note: Two distance options are available for today’s hike. The route chosen will depend on your group.
Option 2: 10 km, 3 hours (excluding site visits), 250 m of ascent, 215 m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
Option 1: 15km, 4 hours (excluding site visits) 250m of ascent, 215m of descent;
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Boat Cruise to Prek Toal Floating Village

After your morning meal, the fantastic floating villages of Tonle Sap await. Get a ride to the pier, then hop on a boat headed for Prek Toal. Along the way, observe the lively floating villages where everything sits above the water, from markets to schools.
Docking at one of the piers, head into a traditional stilt house where some locals will prepare an authentic meal for your group. After this delicious meal, participate in a workshop to learn how to weave using the native water hyacinth plant. Pocket your new souvenir and begin the journey back to Siem Reap for your last night.
Note: no operation from mid-April to the end of June due to low water level.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Farewell

Bid farewell to your Laos and Cambodia adventure crew over your last breakfast together. Check out at noon, and then organize your own transportation to the airport or the next part of your trip.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Laos and Cambodia is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person, sharing a double or a triple room and apply to a 3-star hotel package. Please note, that you can upgrade to 4-star hotels for an additional fee of $130USD per person.

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Accommodation on the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

This tour is based in 2 and 3-star hotels. The hotels have modern amenities that make this trip more comfortable. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $358USD - $391USD (depending on the hotel category chosen) to have a private room in a hotel while travelling with your group. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Luang Say Inn in Luang Prabang

Feel the tranquil vibes as you walk through the hotel lined with lush tropical plants. Walk to nearby sights and return to an air-conditioned room.

Phaxang Resort in Nong Khiaw

Nestled in the lush jungle next to the Nam Ou River, enjoy a unique stay in a clean, cozy bungalow. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature.

Pavillon Indochine in Siem Reap

Outfitted with a garden and a pool, this hotel offers an oasis from the buzzing city. The chic colonial architecture frames each clean and bright room.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour?

Meals

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 11 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour. A support vehicle will be available on hiking and cycling days in case of an emergency.

Also Included

  • Entrance fees for applicable sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Local rangers and guides during certain excursions
  • Boat rides mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kayak + lifejacket rental

Not included

  • Meals, snacks, or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport transfer at the end of the tour
  • International and airport taxes
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees upon arrival in Laos and Cambodia
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned as “included”
  • Tips and personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Luang Prabang
  • Extra night in Siem Reap
  • Airport transfers
  • Upgrade to 4-star hotels

Frequenty Asked Questions about Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour

How hard is the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking on modest terrain for up to 5 hours and kayaking for 3 hours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Laos and Cambodia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour?

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Luang Prabang to start this tour?

You can fly directly into Luang Prabang International Airport and then make your own way to your first hotel by taxi.

Is the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour in English?

Yes, the local guides are English-speaking.

Where does the Laos to Cambodia Adventure Tour end?

The tour ends in Siem Reap. You will need to arrange your own transportation from the hotel after check-out or add it as an optional extra in your tour booking.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Laos and Cambodia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Laos and Cambodia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Laos and Cambodia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Laos and Cambodia is from October to March, as well as April and May (hot season), and June to August (green season with occasional rains).

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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking on modest terrain for up to 5 hours and kayaking for 3 hours.


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