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LAOS

Hidden Laos & Cambodia 12 DAYS

Day 1-4

Pakse 4000 Islands ratanakiri kratie Phnom penh

This exciting southern Laos adventure begins as you venture up onto the beautiful Bolaven Plateau to visit the towering ribbon-like Tad Fane waterfall. Enjoy some light trekking through the beautiful scenery before driving south to the famous UNESCO-protected Khmer Temple complex of Vat Phou. On Day 4 you will travel to the largest waterfalls in Asia; Khone Pha Peng and Li Phi Falls. If you are lucky you might see some of the 50-100 Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins that make the 4000 Islands their home.

Pakse

4000 Islands

Ratanakiri

Pakse – Tad Fane – 4000 Islands

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Discover mysterious Vat Phou • Marvel at the thundering Khone Pha Peng Falls • Search for river dolphins on the Mekong • Ride through the jungle on an elephant • Discover ethnic minority cultures in Cambodia’s mountainous north east • Admire faded colonial architecture in Phnom Penh

DAY 5-8

4000 Islands – Ratanakiri

CAMBODIA Kratie

PHNOM PENH

SUMMARY Get well and truly ‘off the beaten track’ in these two fascinating countries. Discover ancient Khmer temples in southern Laos then venture to remote Ratanakiri province in northeastern Cambodia. Enter a world of mountains, elephants and ethnic minorities before finishing in Phnom Penh.

On Day 5, you will cross the border into Cambodia and travel to the settlement of Ban Lung, which is located in Ratanakiri Province. The following day, visit the Virachey National Park and go wildlife spotting in the dense rainforest. Later on in the day, you will visit the settlement of Voen Sai with its rich mix of the ethnic groups. Continue with a walk to the huge natural volcanic lake of Yeak Loam. On Day 7 travel to Borkeo and explore the ethnic minority villages of Cha Rai and Tampoun, before visiting one of the region’s active Gem mines. The next day make the journey to beautiful Katieng Waterfall, before continuing on to Lumphat for a fun elephant ride through the surrounding villages.

DAY 9-12

Ratanakiri - Kratie - Phnom Penh

Depart Ban Lung for the scenic journey to Kratie, which is located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. A short river trip by sampan will take you to peaceful Koh Trong Island, where you will spend the night. The following day, explore the picturesque village and the surrounding area on two wheels. Along the way, stop to chat with the friendly locals and learn a little about their daily lives. The following day travel by vehicle to the capital bustling capital of the country, Phnom Penh. Along the way you will stop at the kitsch temple of Wat Nokor along the way. 83

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Siem Reap Extension Explore the fabled Temples of Angkor, with ample time to explore majestic Angkor Wat and the jungle enveloped temple of Ta Prohm. Aside from exploring the ancient temple complexes, you may wish to visit floating villages on the Tonle Sap or enjoy a fun Ox cart ride through the beautiful countryside.

Brochure 2012  

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