Cambodia & Laos Tour Extension 8 Days


$1,999.00

Tour Highlights:

In Cambodia:

  • Explore the capital city Phnom Penh, visiting the beautiful Royal Palace
  • Visit the largest, best-preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples
  • Enjoy lunch with locals at Kompong Kleang floating village on Tonle Sap Lake

In Laos:

  • Enjoy three nights in the scenic former royal capital of Laos, Luang Prabang
  • Visit Wat Xieng Thong, the largest and most splendid temple in the city
  • Join Buddhist monks for breakfast at morning alms-giving, and learn about their ancient philosophy
  • Enjoy the picturesque Khuang Si Waterfalls and Pak Ou Caves, filled with thousands of Buddhist icons
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Package Price Single Supplement
From $1999
per person twin share
$599

Package Inclusions:

  • Internal airfares (operated by a local carrier)
  • 7 nights 3-4 star (local rating) hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip airport & hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to attractions in program
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Coach transportation
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • Government taxes and service charges

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $70
  • Laos and Cambodia visas
  • Optional activities and admissions
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure & anything not stated

Accommodation:

Location Hotel Local Rating
Phnom Penh Double Leaf Hotel or similar 4 star
Siem Reap Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar 3 star
Luang Prang Sala Prabang Hotel or similar 3 star

All prices are per person twin-share unless otherwise stated and subject to revision without notice. Itineraries, airlines, hotels & ships are subject to availability and change. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar quality and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure smooth operations. Passengers must remain with the group at all times. Fees may apply for deviations from the set itinerary. Total length of trip includes time spent in flight and is subject to flight schedule. Flights are not available until approximately two weeks before departure and may involve up to two transits per leg. Please check all information before booking. By booking, you accept all Booking Conditions.

Optional Programs Optional Extension

Phare Circus in Siem Reap

$95

World-renowned Phare Circus, where young local dancers and acrobats enact Khmer folk tales and modern stories. Developed by the charity Phare Ponleu Selpak, this performance expresses the history, challenges, and resilience of the people of Cambodia.Package includes: standard show ticket, round trip transfers, dinner

Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village Tour

$110

This is a settlement of over 20,000 people where houses tower up to ten meters above the water. Greeted by waves of the friendly locals, here you can glimpse Cambodia’s rural culture and traditional family lifestyle through a nice boat trip. Enjoy a authentic Cambodian lunch with locals and then transfer back to Siem Reap.Package includes: English speaking tour guide, round trip transfers, lunch (w/ drinks)

Notes:

  • All optional programs require minimum 2 passengers to operate (min. 3 pax required for Photography Foodie Tour)
  • Due to high demand, optional programs must be booked at least 2 months before departure and is not available for individual purchase on site.
On arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Check in to hotel and enjoy the rest of day at leisure.
Note: Your flights may depart the day before.
silver pagoda
Breakfast at hotel, today visit to the private quarters of the Royal Palace. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country. Later, walk up to visit the legendary Wat Phnom and enjoy a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. Afternoon visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Royal Palace Phnom Penh
Enjoy the morning free at leisure (time permitting) before you transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. At night, you can watch the astonishing Phare Circus Show (at your own expense).

Optional Program: Phare Circus Show in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat sunset reflection
Early morning Visit Ta Prohm temple, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been discovered. After breakfast, visit the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples. Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga (a mythical serpent symbolising the transition from the mundane to the sacred world). Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King, former spaces for public ceremonies that are both adorned with dramatic bas-relief carvings. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where giant stone Buddha faces smile enigmatically down from every angle. Visit Ta Prohm temple, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Continue your visit to Angkor Wat, the Crown Jewel of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia.
ta prohm temple
Angkor Cambodia
Enjoy the morning free at leisure or join the half day Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village Tour (at your own expense) before you transfer to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Optional Program: Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village Tour

Luang Prabang city
Early morning you can go to see the daily alms-giving ritual, which is a must-see activity for any visitor to Luang Prabang, and ‘Monks’ life encounter’ offers you the opportunity to participate in this practice in an authentic manner at a local temple. After Breakfast, visit the Luang Prabang town and Vat Aham Temple, which was built in 16th-18th century. Buddhism is the basis of Laos’s culture and temples play an important role in Laotian daily life. Later, you will learn how typical Laos dishes like Laap Laos, Olam soup and papaya salad are prepared, offer food to a local temple and receive a blessing where the monks chant for you as a part of this traditional ritual. Later, join an open talk on Buddhism with monks and enjoy lunch. Later in the afternoon, visit the top of Phou Sy Hill to capture a sunset with a panoramic view of the city. Coming down from other side of the hill, you will go pass part of Wat Phra Buddabhat (Buddha’s Footprint Temple) and its quirky statues. In the evening, feel free to explore the local night market (by your own).
Note: There are 350 steps walk to the top of Phou Sy Hill, if you are not comfortable with the walk, you can ask the tour guide to transfer you back to hotel or into town for free time.
luang-prabang-royal-palace
After breakfast head down south of town to Khuang Si Waterfalls. On the way you will visit the Butterfly Park. Then visit the Bears Sanctuary. The sanctuary was opened in 2003 and houses Asiatic Black Bears which were cubs when rescued by the Forestry Department as they were being taken to the black markets for sale. All are now growing rapidly and are in good health. Later you will arrive the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfalls, where water tumbles over multi-tiered limestone formations into cool and crystal-clear pools. These waterfalls are paradise setting surrounded by lush forest. Spend your time splashing around in the pools or walking along the forest paths in the upper part of the falls. In the afternoon, you will visit the Ock Pop Tock weaving centre. It is an organization offering the weavers in the area the chance to earn a decent income through their weaving skills. Transfer back to Luang Prang.
Kuang Si Falls
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight to Hanoi.