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13 DAY(S) Adventure Tours

Luang Prabang – Pakse – Khong island – Sra Em – Siem Reap

Description

Off-the-beaten tracks to track incredible heritages of Laos and Cambodia in a special, more adventurous way. Tour focuses on local experience beside world heritage, all season operation. Check highlights below.

Highlights

  • Visit Luang Prabang at the beginning of the voyage. Deep yourself in tangible heritages and beauty of leisure Laos. 
  • Stop at greatest sites of Laos, from cultural vestiges to waterfalls, mountains, enjoy Laos' magnificent and unspoiled nature. 
  • Experience daily rituals and routine of Laos.
  • Avoid crowds and observe the locals plant tea, coffee, make silk and carry on daily production in remote areas.
  • Visit Cambodia in peaceful conditions, firstly at Preah Vihear temples, opened for visitors not too long ago
  • Go downsouth to the marvel of Angkor. Spend long time in Angkor. 
  • Great for a photo tour. Easy to customise to be a professional photo tour. 

Itinerary

Welcome to Luang Prabang!
We will be greeted by our professional Guide in Laos. If time available, let's climb up more than 300 steps of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded Phousi stupa, as well as the beautiful sunset view over the city and river. Get down to enjoy a short visit at the Night Market, where we can find lovely collections of handmade textiles made by the hill tribes. 
Have a delicious Laos dinner at local restaurant to refresh. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

      

After breakfast, let’s start our visits at the National Museum, located inside the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture, from the early kings to the last sovereign. Go on to Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, which was entirely rebuilt in 1887 after some war conflicts, with a cute water melon-shaped stupa. Next door to Wat Visoun is Wat Aham temple, which was first built in the 1500s. If time permits, visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, where we can learn about local hill tribes in Laos.
After lunch with spicy Laos foods, we will drive to Kuang Si Waterfalls, with stop en route to visit villages of Laotian minority groups: Ban Ouay Village, Ban Ou village and Ban Thapene. Upon arrival, take a short hike through the park toward the waterfalls and pass by the Asian Bear Rescue Center. It's our time now to enjoy cool feelings from the water and mist of the ponds located on different terraces of the Waterfalls, swim or relax in the natural ponds. Later afternoon back to Luang Prabang for a rest.  Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 

An early wake up (appx 05.00-06.00am) will give us a fantastic opportunity to see the first monks in their daily morning ritual, which is called Alms-giving, where the Theravade monks wandering around streets to receive sincere offerings from the Buddhists. Though normal in Laos, this ritual is dissappearing in many South East Asian countries. After breakfast, we will drop by a morning market, where diverse commodities can be met, including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a cluster of several temples, with roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Luang Prabang architecture. We then board a boat upstream the Mekong River, enjoying a great view of the tranquil countryside, as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, where two stone chambers (Tham Ting and Tham Phoum) link and accommodate thousands of small Buddha statues, offerred by pilgrims. Along the way, we will make a stop at Ban Xang Hai village where rice wine is distilled. Return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon with another visit to Ban Xang Khong, a village well known for silk hand-weaving and traditional Saa paper-making, en route. 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 

Breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for a short flight to Pakse. 
Our Tourguide will greet us at the airport then head to Saravanh province with a stop at Tateng Village. We will have a chance hereby to observe the locals making tea and coffee - and certainly have a cup before exploring the culture and the way of life on the way to Boloven Plateau, the best area for industrial tree plantation in Laos. 
Upon arrival at Tad Lo Waterfall, we will pay a visit to villages of Alak, Nge, Katu ethnic minority groups. Meetings with the locals may be the focus of any trip to Southern Laos - making our experience on the way the highlight, which enriches our voyage and makes it different from others.
Return to the town late afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Pakse.
 

After breakfast, we'll leave Pakse and transfer by land to Champasak, visit the ruins of Wat Phu Complex, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. Explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phu is one of the Laos' UNESCO Heritage sites, recognized since 2001, an archeological zone of Khmer civilization, dating back to the 9th century, event before the illustrious Angkor Wat. A festival is held here during the full moon of lunar February and attracts pilgrims from all over Laos. Lunch at local restaurant between visits. Continue our way to "4,000 Islands" region of Khong Island, a popular place for river swimming and relaxation against "no-sea" condition of Laos. At leisure in the rest of the day. Overnight in Don Khong Island. 

Today we will explore the Khong Island by ''tuktuk', then take a boat to visit smaller islands by riverway until reached Done Khone Island and Done Det Island. If we are lucky, during one of our boat trips, we may meet the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins, a species of big fresh water dolphins that we may not expect to see at rivers. Visit the former locomotive station and impressive Lippi falls in the west of Don Khone, close to the Cambodian border. Its original name, Tad Somphamit, means “trap spirit” and the locals revere these falls as they believe they act as a trap for bad spirits; back to Khong Island to relax and have some sunbath or swimming. Lunch at local restaurant between visits. Overnight in Khong Island.
 

Morning pack and depart to the border with Cambodia, on the way we will visit Khone Pha Pheng waterfall – the biggest one in Southeast Asia, where the mighty Mekong tranquil flows give way to seething, rapid surges as it fans out into the delta. The waterfalls are split into a series of channels and falls by the numerous islands that break up the 10km span of the river. Enter Cambodia at Dong Kalor (land border), then transfer to Preah Vihear. Lunch en route by your own account. 
Afternoon we’ll visit Prasat Preah Vihear, which is known as the Temple Mountain, built at the beginning of 10th century as a Hindu temple, dedicated to Shiva. The temple had further works added to it  by the other three kings. The temple today is still a Hindu site, but Buddhist Monks also pray at the temple to the God. The temple area consists of three stories surrounded by two galleries. Our guide will lead us thru the area, explaining the sites' ancient and recent history. The temple had been designated as a Word Heritage site by UNESCO in 2008 and witnessed interesting, yet fiercing disputes between countries over its territory. 
Dinner at the hotel; overnight in Sra Em. 
 

After breakfast, we’ll head to the remote Angkor capital of Koh Ker. In 10th century, King Jayavarman IV (928-942) felt out with his family, stormed off to the Northwest and established the rival capital of Koh Ker. Although the capital was just for 15 years, Jayavarman IV had left a legacy of 30 major temples and gargantuan sculptures that are on display in the National Museum at Phnom Penh. We’ll visit Prasat Thom, a seven-storey step pyramid, more Mayan than Khmer, with commanding view over the surrounding forest, nearby Prasat Krahom or Red Temple, and other temples including Prasat Pram, Prasat Balang, Prasat Krachap, Prasat Damrei Krap, the five towers of Prasat Ling, each enclosing a giant Lingas or fertility symbol, the biggest and best found anywhere in Cambodia. 
Continue to the big temple of Beng Mealea, a slumbering giant lost for centuries in the forests. It is the most accessible one amongst Angkor’s lost temples, but utterly consumed by the voracious appetite of nature. Constructed by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century, the builder of Angkor Wat, the forest has run riot and it is hard to get a sense of the monument’s shape amid the daunting ruins. After the visit, we continue our way and arrive in Siem Reap for the night. Lunch at local restaurant between visits. Overnight in Siem Reap.
 

After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Kbal Spean temple, with sculptures of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rock dating back quite long time ago. Originally named ‘’the river of thousand lingas’’, Kbal Spean is a carved riverbed deep in the foothills of a jungle. Lingas are phallic representations of Brahmanism as a symbol of fertility, and hundreds of them are engraved into the rock hereby along with several carvings of gods and animals above the small waterfall. Next place will be Banteay Srei, translated as the “citadel of women’’, with delicate beauty of pink stone carvings. On the way we will visit people making palm sugar before continuing to visit The Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre (BBC), a new tourist attraction of Siem Reap, featuring a live display of Cambodian butterflies. Revenue generated by tourist admissions here is used to support local poverty alleviation and conservation projects. Head to Bakong for a sunset view before returning to our hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

After breakfast, we'll visit Srah Srang, which used to be a royal King's bathing pond,  then turn to Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. Giant trees have grown here for centuries and different from temples at Angkor, Ta Prohm is left natural so that visitors may image how the Angkor complex looked like when they were just found. Lunch at local restaurant with tasty Khmer foods. After a short rest, afternoon we’ll visit Angkor Wat, eventually. The founder of the temple, King Suryavarman II, who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. As soon as we visit Angkor Wat, we may understand why no new construction is allowed to be higher than this sacred temple, and enjoying sunrise and sunset here can be a great memory. Back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Siem Reap.
 

At leisure this morning for your own exploration at the hotel.
(Optional visit to Angkor National Museum at your own arrangement. The Museum, during the Golden Era of the Khmer Empire, displays one of great civilizations of its time with original Khmer art, culture and architecture. These great inventions still amaze people of different generations and hold great impact in present Cambodia styles and society.) 
The Guide and driver will see us in the afternoon to explore Angkor Thom (aka Angkor citadel), starting from the South Gate, and going inside the 3 sq. km walled and moated royal city. This is also the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, covering inside it the illustrious Bayon Temple with everlasting smiles, a miracle of ancient engraving art on stone. Next will be other incredible temples in very different size and shapes: the Terrace of the Elephants, an impressive, 2.5m tall, 300m long terrace adorned with carved elephants and giants, Baphuon - a huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Take our last turn to Wat Tep Pranam, originally a Buddhist shrine in the 9th century under King Yasovarman I, the king that moved the capital to Angkor. It was expanded over the years with 12th century balustrades, 13th century lions and significant post-Angkorian modifications and additions. Then experiencing the local tradition by listening to the chanting and receive “Blessing” from the Buddhist monks. Dinner at a deluxe restaurant, enjoying Apsara traditional dance of the Khmer nation. Back to hotel for our last night in Cambodia. Overnight in Siem Reap.
 

After breakfast, at our leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
End of services.

 

Inclusion

  • Free visa arrangement for early bookings (one month, single entry)
  • English speaking professional Tour guides.
  • Accommodation on twin/double-shared rooms with daily breakfast.
  • Lunch, dinner as mentioned in the program.
  • Land transfer by air-con vehicles. Water during transfer. 
  • Boat trips as mentioned in program. 
  • Entrace fee, cruising fee.
  • Theatrical show tickets if mentioned in program.   

Exclusion

  • Airfare
  • Visa stamp fee to Laos and Cambodia (for visa-upon-arrival service) 
  • Personal expenses (early checkin, late checkout, drinks, tips).
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the program. 

Hotels list(for details, please click on each hotel name below)

# Destination Standard / Superior Deluxe Luxury
1 Don Khong Pon Arena Hotel
2 Luang Prabang Santi Resort & Spa
3 Pakse Champasak Grand Hotel
4 Siem Reap Angkor Paradise Hotel
5 Sra'aem Preah Vihear Jaya Hotel Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel
 

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ThreeLand deserves my five star feedback

Wendy J

I used ThreeLand Travel twice to travel through Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. My trips were intense and demanding as I traveled alone to many non-tourist areas and often revised my travel plans on the spot. The travel agent and tour guides were quite patient and worked hard to meet my requirements. However, my trips were not completely without incidents. For instance, in Laos, my driver was stubborn and wreckless as most drivers are in this part of the world. I complained and the driver was terminated after my trip. ThreeLand deserves my five star feedback.

Best choice for Laos tour

Rohan Mc Dowell

My friends and I had a chance to take a Laos trip with Threeland early this year. It's totally an unforgettable exploration. We indulged in the adventurous Nong Kiew boat trip to Muong Ngoy, the dynamic biking tour in Luang Prabang through many famous spiritual sites such as Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou cave...; and the visit to many handicraft villages here, typically Ban Nayang Tai with Lu ethnic minority... Threeland has a very good guide team, as all of them are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The agent working with us - Ms. Linda is also a helpful one. According to her recommendation about accommodation, we've changed our mind and had a chance to relax at one of the best hotel here: Vila Shanti Resort. Initially it's very hard to choose a travel agency operating high quality services, but I'm glad I chose Threeland. Highly recommend them!!

Laos tour with Threeland

Dandy Loeve

 

We had the good fortune of using the services of Threeland Travel while visiting Laos and we must say that not only were they extremely competitive in regards to costs, but their service was exceptional. Despite us making numerous revisions to an agreed-upon itinerary, we always only found complete cooperation from Moon of Threeland. With prompt relies and efficient service, without hesitation I would highly recommend their services. Congratulations Threeland !

Incredible Tour!

Bradbury, Wilus. Howard. Rudder Ham

Ms Nara - our tourguide was incredibly knowledgable, patient, and enthusiastic. It exceeded our expectations and ended up being one of my favorite spots in Asia. The waterfall is even more beautiful than the pictures. Would hands down plan another trip here with the same

Geat guide

Tania Cortina and Maria Davalos

Great guide and driver saved us a lot of additional planning for this side trip. The highlight of course was the trip to the waterfalls. Truly a dream world. Seeing the Sun and Moon bears on the way into the park was also interesting. Lunch at the falls was a good touch - eating right by the main falls. Food was just O.K. We stopped at a local village on the way and walked through where some families had their kids dressed up selling handicrafts. This being a very poor third world country we did feel this was an intrusion into their lives. I suppose getting a dollar or two here and there helps, but you can't help feeling you are the gaudy foreigner sticking your nose into their - what could be called at best - very sad plight in life. Tour included a visit to a loal market which you may not get to see otherwise. Definitely a different world from what we were used to.

Great!!

Lisa Wells

Thank you so much for the room and the cake, was a nice detail, that we did not expected. The food was awesome, congrats to the cheff

Beauty of Laos, Cambodia

Bovet

We have enjoyed the cruise very much. The food was plentiful and delicious. The staff have been excellent. Information is delivered clearly and with a sense of humor. Communication and english is very good. Than you

We really enjoyed this tour

Nira Frenkel

We really enjoyed this tour. If you're comfortable renting a motorbike in Laos, you can easily see these sights on your own and that might be the way to go. However, my wife and I are not comfortable on rented scooters, so this tour was perfect for us. The guide spoke good English and was very knowledgable. We started in themorning market which was completely different than the night market and very local oriented so we really enjoyed it. Lots of big local fish and meat and all the ingredients needed for local cooking. We stopped at a couple of small villages and got a weaving demonstration. Many opportunities to buy things. The Kuang Si Waterfall is gorgeous and an absolute must see if you are in Luang Prabang. I was actually quite surprised by the natural beauty of the falls and the swimming was good. Our guide was with us all the way. That's why if you can rent a motor bike and get there on your own, it might give you more time and freedom to explore the falls as you wish. They provided a good meal at a table almost at the waters edge with a beautiful view. Good tour and guide, and a great way to get to the waterfalls.

Wonderful views

Jodie Lancaster

Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls. We really enjoyed this tour. Mr. Song was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the waterfalls, the bears in the adjoining Bear Sanctuary, and the types of plants in the area. He also took us for a quick visit to a small Hmong village, and to see where the Mekong meets the Nam Khan. At the end of the tour, he gave us many tips on what to see in Luang Prabang. We felt very fortunate to have a guide who truly loves his city.

A phenomenal day

Aqeel Reshamvala

Personable, helpful, patient guide. Paced to fit my needs and respectful of my ability. Fabulous, authentic day at a local village, tasty, well prepared lunch...not for the faint of heart...it was a hot, long trek and with a few extra rest stops got to do everything on our itinerary! Great value, affordable price.

Beautiful Scenery

Katy Wishart

This cruise was amazing. The boat and program were great. The crew were so helpful and friendly. It made our trip perfect and extremely memorable. Dam is the best host that we have ever had and would higly recommend his tour. Bien is the best barman we have come across and makes a delicious drink. Thanks for everything

 
 

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