Laos and Cambodia Tour

Luang Prabang, Laos

Located in the northern mountainous region of central Laos, Luang Prabang is the cultural and former royal capital of Laos. Boat trips, turquoise waterfalls and Buddhist temples , Luang Prabang is a city where time seems to stand still. 

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siem reap sunrise - visitors


We feel the highlight of Cambodia is Siem Reap. Experience the country’s full charm by gracing Angkor Wat, the worlds largest religious structure. Markets, villages, shopping, social enterprises, world class spa treatments, in this tour we have access to it all. 

Trip Highlights

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This tour has a $500 deposit and the remainder is due 75 prior to departure.

*If you join our Laos & Cambodia tour to the Northern Thailand Tour you receive a $100 discount per trip = $200. The discount has already been applied to the price. 


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Travel Itinerary


Arrival to Luang Prabang

Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in. Today is a free day for you to settle in. You can arrive at any time. Our Vibrant women Host will also be on hand to assist you on arrival to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel
Meals: N/A

Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Falls – Private Baci Ceremony

After breakfast at hotel, we will reach one of the most breathtaking Kuang Si Falls located 30 kilometers of Southern Luang Prabang. It includes a tiered many of turquoise pools put amongst the dense Laotian jungle where we will have plenty of time to refreshing swim in the pools and hike around the falls.

In the afternoon, visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Aham.

Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive “tree of life” mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.

In the late afternoon, we will get an opportunity to join a private Baci ceremony at a local family. The Baci ceremony is a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly unforgettable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.

Then transfer to local restaurant for dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation : Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Luang Prabang – Tamarin Cooking Class

After breakfast, enjoy a cooking class (sharing activity). Firstly, gather at Tamarin restaurant. Then depart to a fresh local market. Spend approximately 1 hour to experience the local lifestyle through their normal habits. Learn about the uses and flavours of Laos ingredients, especially for our upcoming dishes. Our local professional guide will share you interesting stories that make up your day. Back to Tamarin restaurant. With helpful guide from our chef, you start to cook popular dishes of Laos. Have lunch in the restaurant with your own homemade dishes before going back to hotel.

The afternoon is free at hotel for resting or if you would like to enjoy massage, our guide will recommend you a local spa (massage paid by yourself). When it’s the right time, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and drive to the pier for the Sunset cruise (in 1 hour). End of visit, transfer back to hotel for resting. Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation : Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

 Luang Prabang – Rice experience at Living Land Farm

5h45AM: Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets. Back to hotel for breakfast.

08h00, meet guide and driver at your hotel, then transfer to Living Land Farm (sharing activity).

The half day Rice Experience starts at 8h30 and finishes at 11h45, you will see the process of planting and harvesting rice in the rice paddy. Learn about how rice is grown on Living Land farm, experience the life of a rice farmer and try your hand at some of the activities. Or just view it all from the comfort of our traditional Lao rice house terrace. Lunch at Living Land Farm then back to hotel. Time at leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation : Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

 Luang Prabang – Flight to Siem Reap

After breakfast, transfer with our guide to Luang Prabang airport to take the flight to Siem Reap (QV 513 08h30 – 11h50).

Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, welcomed by our tour guide outside the terminal and transferred to your hotel for check-in or luggage drop-off. Regular hotel check-in is after 2pm.

Lunch at Heartprint – SELFPAY**

Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Leisure time and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation : Treeline Urban Resort
Meals : Breakfast


Tonle Sap – Lotus Farm

After breakfast, start your tour with a short drive to visit Kampong Phluk floating village, a permanent settlement on the Tonle Sap Lake with a small land-based village attached to it. Its remarkable mangrove forest is unique in the Siem Reap area. You will board a local boat and cruise the waterways observing the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community.

Once you arrive at the open lake, jump onto the floating restaurant where you will watch the sunset over the great lake. Return to the city for lunch at a recommended local restaurant (own account).

Afternoon, you will be transferred to the outskirts of Siem Reap to the Lotus Farm. Take part in one of the handicraft workshop classes and learn how to transform the lotus flower into unique handicraft souvenirs.

You can try lotus tea and fruits while taking the class. You can bring your crafts home and also buy some quality photos from the shop.

4: 30pm, get your 1-day Angkor pass for your visit the next day.

Overnight Treeline Urban Resort.

Meals: Breakfast

Angkor Temples Highlighted

Get up early and be ready at 5.00am, take a short drive to see sunrise at Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. You will then explore the site and be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people.

Enjoy a breakfast box from your hotel then you will explore Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centerpiece; the Bayon temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII looking in every direction. Your private car will drive you around to watch Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army, and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex.

End your temple tour at Ta Prohm temple. This beautiful temple is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.

Return to the city and enjoy Lunch at Haven – SELFPAY**

Refreshment and break hours at your hotel.

7:30pm, enjoy the amazing 1-hour Cambodian circus performance. More than just a circus, Phare shows are unlike any in the world: dance, theater, original live music and breathtaking circus arts are used to tell uniquely Cambodian stories from recent history, folklore and modern society.

Overnight Treeline Urban Resort.
Meals: Breakfast

Siem Reap Departure

After breakfast, free time until taken to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast




This tour has a lot of walking and requires a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs, uneven roads and getting on and off boats and buses. Sites are large and sometimes hot, you may need to walk several kilometres around a single site. You need to be fairly fit to attend this tour.

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Please know that $25 of your booking goes towards supporting our charity Heartprint and the amazing work they do in community projects to support families living in need in Cambodia, so THANK YOU! 

"Firstly Renae was an amazing host! She was friendly, calm, knowledgeable, organised & fun. The food, accommodation & experiences we’re out standing & have created memories that will last a life time. Excellent value for $ Guides & drivers provided excellent service & local insights. Thanks for an amazing experience Vibrant Women, looking forward to my next adventure with you."
Linda P.
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"Fantastic trip - extremely well organised, beautiful accommodation and such interesting sights and activities"
Julie T.
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The Trip Notes on this link are always the most up to date version. When booking a tour in advance things can change, please always refer to these notes on the website as the most recent version of trip notes for your tour.


How to get Laos Visa

It is very easy to get visa on arrival in Laos. You only need to follow the steps:
• Prepare 2 pictures which are the same size as the one on the passport (4 * 6 cm).
• Prepare $ 30 USD in cash for the stamp fee (paid by yourself on arrival).
• Check your passport to ensure validity for at least six months.

How to get Cambodia Visa

You can either apply for an online e-visa or get a tourist visa on your arrival. Note that the visas are valid for 30 days. Visas on arrival are also available at international airports. Visa fees for tourists are currently $ 30 (subject to change of cost).

Visa on arrival can be obtained at all land borders and at international airports. Follow the steps below:
• Prepare 2 photos which are at the same size as the one on the passport (4 * 6 cm).
• Prepare around $30 USD in cash for stamp fees.
• Review your passport to ensure validity for at least six months


Up until 75 days before the start of the tour a $500 non-refundable non-transferrable deposit will be retained.  For between 75 days and 45 days,  50% of the final payment, this is in addition to the non refundable deposit will be forfeited.  For less than 45 days or for no shows the entire amount will be retained as we would have already had to pay for accommodation, transport, flights and activities, and this money will not be returned to us.  Once the tour has commenced no monies will be returned to you.  This is why travel insurance is compulsory.

Our rates do not include any kind of travel insurance and each guest must make sure to arrange their own necessary insurance prior arrival to Thailand. We will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, all travel involves some degree of risk we strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your adventure. 

Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical, in particular Coronavirus and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive please check this before travelling. Or contact our preferred Travel Insurance provider CoverMore

If you need assistance with FLIGHT BOOKINGS we use Kerstin Rheinlander – Contact details : Mobile: 0448 958 366 Phone: 1-300-024-856 Email:
Kerstin can assist with flights and can also provide you with travel insurance and additional support if you want to extend your tours.

For our ground transportation our standard baggage allowance per person is 1 big bag (76x48Cm) + 1 Hand carry (which clients might need to carry with them on seat) *This is to and from the airport & to and from Chiang Rai. 

In case if the clients exceed this assigned baggage allowance then the transport company holds the right to add another van or luggage truck with additional supplement charge (which have to be settled by directly by the clients) based on requirement to provide a comfortable experience to our clients.

Passport, Journal, Camera, Prescription Medication, Converter Plug & Chargers. Swimmers, sunscreen and hat. Shorts, t-shirts, dresses and comfortable walking shoes. Also weather may be cool especially overnight and early mornings. Bring long pants and cardigans and clothes that can be layered as it heats up during the day.

A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy all the sites we visit. Some of the days we are out and about all day you do need to be able to walk up to 5km a day and sometimes at pace if we are heading somewhere we need to be on time. Other times its more of a stroll however please consider if you think you would hold the group up. We cannot unfortunately have women travel with us who require assistance to walk, for example if you use a walking stick you will not be able to get to many of the sites we visit. Footpaths are uneven and there are lots of stairs. 

Thailand (meaning Land of the Free) is located in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand is a country of mountains, hills, plains and a long coastline along the Gulf of Thailand. Thailand is home to Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands. It is also known for its fascinating history, unique culture and delectable local food.

During this tour we head to the peaceful, cooler climes of the North for a relaxed holiday experience imbued with Lana history and culture.