10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS BORDER CROSSING LAOS TO CAMBODIA
- Tour code: CPA11
- Duration: 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
- Explore wonderful landscape of 4000 island
- Discover Rattanakiri, Kratie , Siem Reap and local village
- Cycling Around the Island - Dolphins at Kampi
- Sightseeing beautiful sunset view from Bakheng Hill
Day 1: 4000 Islands ( the border of Laos / Cambodia) – Ratanakiri
Upon arrival at the border, you will be greeted and transferred to Ratanakiri Province. The journey to the town of Ban Lung will take most of the day. Here you will stay for the night.
Day 2: Ban Lung – Virachey National Park – VoenSai – Yeak Loam Lake
This morning travel to Virachey National Park where, if you are lucky, you will see some of Cambodia’s wildlife. Later on make the trip to VoenSai, one of the largest villages in the area. In the settlement you can see three different ethnic groups living together; Khmer, Chinese and Lao. Continue with a walk to the huge natural volcanic lake in the protected area of Yeak Loam and enjoy the rest of the day swimming in the pleasant waters.
Day 3: Ban Lung - Borkeo – AndongMeas
Travel to Borkeo and explore the ethnic minority villages Cha Rai and Tampoun. Continue with a visit to one of the region’s active Gem mines. Next, head to Andong Meas where you will visit some fascinating ethnic minority communities.
Afterwards, go on a forty minute boat ride to visit a cemetery of one of the region’s ethnic groups. There, you will learn about the fascinating funeral culture of the area’s inhabitants which has continued through the generations.
Day 4: Katieng - Elephant Ride
This morning make the journey to Katieng Waterfall, before continuing on to Lumphat where you will begin a fun elephant ride through the surrounding villages. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to exploring the nearby villages. You will arrive back in Ban Lung in the early afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5: Ratanakiri – Kratie
Depart Banlung for the journey to Kratie, which is located on the banks of the Mekong River. On arrival make the short trip by sampan to KohTrong Island. Here you will stay overnight in this friendly riverside community.
Day 6: Kratie - Cycling Around the Island - Dolphins at Kampi
This morning you are able to cycle around the village, where you will meet the locals and learn about a community development project. After lunch, you may be lucky enough to spot the rare Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins that make this stretch of river their home.
Day 7: Kratie – Siem Reap
Depart from Kratie and travel through the beautiful countryside before reaching the settlement of Kompong Cham. Just outside the town is the kitsch temple of Wat Nokor. Enjoy a guided tour of the structure before continuing on to Siem Reap, where you will spend the night.
Day 8: Fullday Angkor Complex – sunset view from Bakheng Hill
After breakfast, we will drive out of town to visit to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom dating back to 12th century. In Angkor Thom temple , we will visit the South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Have lunch in a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit Angkor Wat, famous for its beauty and splendor to all the Cambodia tour makers. Later, we will visit Bakheng Temple enjoying a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hill. And then we will drive back to Siem Reap before dusk.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap
Day 9: Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm
This morning, we will visit Banteay Srei, aka Queen City and Banteay Samre, putting a perfect ending to your Cambodia tours.Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the late afternoon, our steps reach out to Ta Prohm, one of the area & most beautiful temples. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool, Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
Preah Khan Temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls) and Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century. Touring about in this amazing Cambodia tour hotspot and we will go back to Siem Reap, just in time for an Apsara show, a lovely treat to all your senses in this special Cambodia holiday.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap - Departure
This is the last day for your tours. Our agent has completed the role of a professional local tour operator. We will drop you off at the airport.
- Local English speaking guide
- Hotel accommodation
- Private car with air con as mentioned
- Elephant ride
- Bicyle trip as mentioned
- All transfers with our A/C transport
- Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites & boat trip as mentioned
- Meals as indicated
- Cold water and towel during the trip
- International flight ticket
- Cambodia visa
- Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
- Other meals not mentioned
- Tips & personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance