Cambodia, Laos

14-Day Laos & Cambodia Discovery by Local Slow Boat

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Tour Period: 14 Days

tour highlights

  • Cruise the Mekong River from Thailand to Laos on a leisurely journey aboard a local slow boat
  • Discover the charming delights of colonial Luang Prabang including the town’s morning procession of saffron-robed monks
  • Learn more about Laos’ culinary creations with a hands-on cooking class
  • Take a tuk tuk tour Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh
  • Marvel at the wonder that is Angkor Wat – an experience of a lifetime!

tour details

Immerse yourself in the cultures of Laos and Cambodia with this rich journey encompassing the countries’ busy city streets and picturesque riverside villages, mountain landscapes and fertile valleys. Start the adventure with a leisurely two-day journey on the scenic Mekong River travelling from Thailand to Laos. Experience different destinations, including the charming colonial town of Luang Prabang and evolving capital of Cambodia, like a local wandering through bustling markets tasting, smelling and seeing what daily life looks like. Discover what modern life is like in the region while also taking a trip back in time as you explore the sprawling ancient Kingdom of Angkor in Cambodia. Throughout the unique journey the people, cultures, landscapes and history you uncover will be sure to keep you enthralled and craving more!

Morning
Have breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to your next destination.

Meals included:
Breakfast

includes

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air - conditioning (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local guides in private air - conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for night - time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hrs.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa fee
  • Early check - in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

Laos

  • Most Museums are closed on Mondays and some public holidays.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
  • We advise that in the case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator / travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • We strongly advise leaving valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellery, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks. Diethelm Travel is not responsible for any loss or theft.

Cambodia

  • Toul Sleng Genocide Museum: Open every day from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Visitors are not admitted after 4.45 pm.
  • National Museum (Phnom Penh):  Open every day from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Visitors are not admitted after 4.45 pm.
  • Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda: Open every day from 8.00 am to 11.00 am (closed to new visitors at 10.45 am) and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (closed to new visitors at 4.45 pm), except when His Royal Highness King Preah Borom Moneath Norodom Sihamoni conducts religious ceremonies at the Silver Pagoda or Royal rituals at the Royal Palace, then one of the two or both compounds will be closed. During the Water Festival, open only in the mornings on the first two days and closed for a full day on the third day.
  • For sightseeing tours you should wear cool, comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Sunscreen lotion and a hat are strongly recommended. Although many tourists do wear shorts and sleeveless shirts, please do respect the culture and traditions of Cambodia. Pagodas and the temples are sacred, religious places where knees and shoulders have to be covered. This is also the case for the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh. Visitors who do not abide to these rules of conduct may not be allowed access. Shoes (as well as hats) have to be removed before entering pagodas.
  • Jewelry is generally not up to international standards for design and workmanship and buyers should use caution when purchasing gold and gems, many gems are fake and we recommend not to follow anybody’s recommendations.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and other local suppliers. Diethelm Travel Cambodia is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmes. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the guest.
  • Due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the domestic airlines we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and / or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator / travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmes, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellery, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks. Diethelm Travel Cambodia is not responsible for any loss or theft.

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