This 12 days off the beaten track tour is an overland trip through Laos to Cambodia. Explore 2 countries from the Southern of Laos then cross at the border between Laos and Cambodia near the 4000 Islands into Rattanakiri before ending your adventure in Phnom Penh Capital.
You will take flight to Pakse today, meet our guide upon your arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Pakse is a quiet province and is the capital of Champasak which was a former of French colonial outpost. Spend the afternoon for walking around the town to explore the French architecture that still remains
After breakfast, you will begin your day with an easy trek through villages and coffee plantations, to reach the plains of the Bolaven Plateau. You will have chance to see the ancient temples and the waterfalls. Afterwards, enjoy the refreshingly cool climate – a rarity in Southeast Asia!
Today, you will visit the Wat Phou is the ancient temple complex that pre-dates Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat by a couple of hundred years. You will then take an elephant ride to Phou Asa . The place is the archaeological site and then takes ferry to Khong Island, a riverine archipelago in the Mekong River and then to the 4000 Islands.
In the morning, you will take cruise past the tiny islands to the largest waterfalls in Asia - Khone Phapeng and Li Phi Falls. Sometime you also can see some of the rare elusive pink Irrawaddy dolphins that call 4000 Islands home!
Today you will arrive in to Cambodia by crossing border at Rattanakiri. The trip then getway Ban Lung, this is the remote provincial capital. The visit is short but give you chance to discover the landscape and home of several ethnic minority as well as natural attractions.
Spend your day today to visit the Virachey National Park. This is a great venture experiences as you might soot a clouded leopard, elephants or a tiger. You also visit one of the famous villages where the inhabitants are considered the true indigenous Khmer – The village named Voen Sai.
Today you will travel to a small town Bonkheo, the town is known itself as a gem. Some of the product made from gems for you to buy there. You can also bargain for the price before you buy it. After that, you will visit Andong Meas and meet with ethnic minority called Jarai people.
Today you will take for short drive distance from Ban Lung to Katieng Waterfall. There is an impressive waterfall is a popular swimming hole for the locals peoples around this area in the summer time. You will then take elephant for a short ride through the surrounding villages that are known for their handicrafts.
After breakfast, we travel from from Ban Lung and travel to Kratie. Kratie is well – known as a sleepy town with many French architecture as well as elusive pink river dolphins. Just across the water from Kratie is the Koh Trong, well – known as sandy peninsula. You will then take a short journey by boat and watch the sunset over the river.
Today, experiences the sleepy town of Kratie by cycle around Koh Trong. If you are lucky, you will also have a chance to see the Mekong mud turtles or the shy pink river dolphins.
After breakfast at your hotel, take drive to Phnom Penh via Kampong Cham. You also have a chance to stop and have quick visit Kampong Cham before heading to Phnom Penh in the afternoon. Upon arrival, free time at leisure to explore the city yourself.
You will be transferred to airport for flight out of Cambodia. End your 12 days experiences with untouched Laos and Cambodia.
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