Travel through Cambodia and Laos to discover a new way of life
Immerse yourself in the cultures of Cambodia and Laos on a 12-day tour through these beautiful countries. Explore the incredible Angkor complex, experience rural life with a local family, admire the French-style architecture of Phnom Penh and pay your respects with a visit to the Killing Fields. Then head to Laos and tour the breathtaking scenery around Vang Vieng before finishing up in the atmospheric city of Luang Prabang.
Combining two great countries in a two-week trip, you'll discover the best of both worlds, from Cambodia's incredible Khmer temples to Laos' riverside exotica
A full day's guided exploration of Angkor – plus a day of free time – allows you to get the most out of this incredible ancient world
Experience rural Cambodian life from a local's perspective, with a homestay in the Kampong Thom province
By flying from Phnom Penh to Vientiane, you'll cut down on travel time and spend more time exploring destinations
Discover the splendour of Vang Vieng's limestone landscapes. Your cycling and hiking excursion takes you to a stunning hidden waterfall via an ethnic tribal village
Laos is less developed than many other South-East Asian countries. The roads can be bumpy and delays are common. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful country!
There are some long days of travel, especially the journey to Luang Prabang. The mountain scenery on this journey is incredible, but if you're prone to motion sickness, some travel medication may be a good idea.
The facilities at your homestay in Kompong Thom are basic. However, the rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
There's a mixture of included activities and free time on this trip. Sometimes you'll be guided by knowledgeable locals; at other times, you'll have the freedom and flexibility to make your own discoveries.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip please contact your sales agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Please note on the following nights a single supplement is not available; Day 4 Homestay
2. This trip includes a flight from Phnom Penh to Vientiane - please provide your passport details at time of booking.
Our Cambodia & Laos Encounter trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 91 reviews in the last year.
This was my first tour and I am so pleased I chose to travel with Intrepid . The small group size of 7, led by the knowledgable and personable guide, Keasar, made for a fun, informative and stress free experience. The number of places visited and time spent at each was mostly excellent- more time in Luang Prabang is essential so book extra nights. Cambodia and Laos are both fascinating countries to visit and the people are very friendly with no hustling.
Review submitted 26 Feb 2018
Cambodia and Laos are safe and beautiful countries that are easy to get around as long as one steers clear of areas where there are still landmines. These are not a problem for sensible tourists but still a hazard for many rural inhabitants thanks to the legacy of the American bombing. The people are friendly but not pushy. Everyone to whom we spoke at any length welcomed tourism as an aid to the economies of both countries. I would recommend both countries as attractive destinations.
Review submitted 13 Feb 2018