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What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides, with assistance from local walking guides
  • All internal flights and domestic airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels/lodges in outlying towns on full board basis
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights on arrival and departure
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

Gentle Walking Laos

Walking & Trekking

Laos | Walking & Trekking

Gentle Walking Laos
Gentle

Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

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Grade: Gentle ? Gentle
Duration:  15 days from the UK  
Walks on: 5 days

Flight inclusive from £3,045,
Land only from £2,395

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Hill tribes, colonial cities and river trips; a thorough exploration of the highlights of northern Laos.

Highlights

  • Visit tribal villages and walk in the off-the-beaten-track areas of Northern Laos
  • Tour the important sights of charming Luang Prabang and elegant Vientiane
  • Enjoy a languid, scenic journey along the Mekong River
  • Stay at 4 star hotels and comfortable lodges

Reviews          

We had an excellent holiday, superb local cuisine; we loved the picnics on the treks. Mr Lay was a superb guide!
Mr M, Kent

A very enjoyable trip, the food was very tasty, the guide was very helpful, and spoke good English which made our encounter all the better.
Ms R, Ireland

Overall the trip was excellent and lived up to our expectations. The boat trips were a highlight. Stopping off in the local villages, mixing with the local people and children was also very good.
Mr C, Portsmouth

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We are delighted to offer this unique walking holiday which focuses mainly on the towns, villages and hill regions in the north of the country. It combines a collection of interesting day walks with some sightseeing, fascinating boat trips on the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers and some leisure time to rest and soak up the special, ‘dreamy’ atmosphere that sets Laos apart from its other neighbours in Southeast Asia.

Your holiday starts in Luang Prabang situated at the confluence of two rivers and famed for its many temples, crumbling French colonial architecture and scenic setting. Your time here includes visits to night markets and tribal villages, a thorough walking tour of the old quarter and a pre-breakfast trip to see Buddhist monks receiving alms. A boat trip along first the Mekong and then the Nam Ou rivers, provides a wonderful collage of Laotian life as you observe villagers farming and fishing using time-honoured methods, water buffalo grazing on the banks and even, perhaps, locals panning for gold. You will stop at the sacred Pak Ou caves, filled with 1000s of statues of Buddha, and travel through an increasingly stunning landscape of cliffs and peaks until you arrive at the small town of Nong Khio, situated at the foot of breathtaking, karstic limestone mountains.

From here you head to the far north where you will spend time in the busy town of Luang Namtha staying at the atmospheric Boat Landing Guest House. You will enjoy walks and a boat trip in the Namtha National Bio-diversity Conservation Area home to numerous species of wildlife as well as fascinating villages where you will stop to discover more about the distinctive way of life of the different tribal groups of the area. You then drive on to visit the once square-walled city of Muang Sing. The tribes-people that you meet here wear extremely colourful costume and a great deal of silver in their head-dresses.

Having flown down to the capital, Vientiane, there is a sightseeing tour of some of the most important museums and temples, but there is also free time to explore and to enjoy a walk along the Mekong River at sunset. Finally you fly back to Bangkok where we have included a visit to Wat Arun, the Grand Palace and the nearby Amulet Market.

To add to the enjoyment of this trip, you will stay in carefully chosen hotels and lodges that all have the ‘wow factor’ and will turn a good holiday into a great one.


At a glance

Grade: Gentle
Gentle

Duration:  15 days from the UK  
Walks on: 5 days

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Bangkok

Accommodation types: Hotels, Guesthouses

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, all meals included elsewhere in the itinerary.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2
Depart London. Fly to Bangkok.
3-4
Fly to Luang Prabang. Walking tour and sightseeing.
5
Walk to Wat Chomphet, then on to Xieng Mene village.
6-7
Travel from Luang Prabang to Nong Khio by boat. View Pak Ou caves. Visit Pathok caves. Drive to Luang Namtha.
8-9
Walk in Nam Ha National Protected Area. Boat trip visiting Ban Mai, Ban Sopdut and Ban Sopsim. Drive to Muang Sing.
10-11
Trek between Houyla and Houy khem villages. Return to Muang Sing for sightseeing. Drive to Luang Nam Tha.
12-13
Fly to Vientiane. Mekong sunset walk and sightseeing. Fly to Bangkok.
14-15
Sightseeing in Bangkok. Fly back to the UK.
Leader: Local leader, Gentle Walking Laos
Local leader, Gentle Walking Laos

Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by professionally trained English-speaking tour guides. The first Laotian guide will meet you on arrival in Luang Prabang and stay with you until you board your flight to Vientiane on Day 12. Arriving in the capital of Laos you will be met by your second guide who will show you the sights in Vientiane. Your main guide in Luang Namtha and Muang Sing will also be assisted by local trek guides supplied in each case by the local tourism office. We also supply professional guides for the transfers and sightseeing in Bangkok.


  1. Day 1 - Fly London to Bangkok.

    Today you will take your overnight flight from London to Bangkok.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Bangkok. Group transfer to hotel.

    You will be met on your arrival in Bangkok and transferred to the Montien Hotel. This hotel is situated on the edge of the busy night market district and there are plentiful restaurants nearby.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Montien Hotel Or Similar, Bangkok
  3. Day 3 - Fly to Luang Prabang. Visit the Royal Palace.
    gentle walking laos royal palace luang prabang r harris.

    You will be transferred to catch the flight to Luang Prabang. As the plane climbs out of Bangkok you initially see the snake-like river through the city and beyond a patchwork of green fields and intensive cultivation. The plane then climbs until the land below is an indistinct blur. When you descend again it is like entering a completely different world. As the plane drops down in between the foothills, you can see smoke rising from the tradition of slash and burn rotational cultivation in the jungles. You begin your approach to Luang Prabang through small mountains, mostly forested but with limestone low cliffs - a strange land, indefinable and already mysterious. Then there is the Mekong - twisting its way between hills with palm trees, houses and a temple on a hill before you touch down at the small airstrip. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    This afternoon you visit the Royal Palace, which stands on the edge of the Mekong and is now a museum. It was built in 1904 for King Sisavang Vong. Whenever official visitors came to Luang Prabang, they came up river and the king would meet them at the riverside entrance to his palace. His son was prevented from taking the throne by the 1975 revolution and he and his wife were exiled to a cave in northern Laos where they died from starvation. The museum is full of the most precious works of art collected by the royal family over many generations. There are many items in the collection that were gifts from early explorers or diplomats.

    Right opposite the Royal Palace is the Hill of Phousi. This is the temple on the hill that you would have seen on the flight in and it is well worth the 20 or 30 minute climb, and is especially breathtaking at sunset.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Maison Dalabua Or Similar, Luang Prabang
  4. Day 4 - Walking tour of Luang Prabang. Visit the night market.

    Your guide will arrange to pick you up just before dawn to make a pre-breakfast trip into town to see the monks collecting their alms. Early in the morning the town is very quiet and it is a memorable sight to see more than 100 monks walking through the streets, past the temples and shops, to collect their packets of rice from ordinary local people. Back to the hotel for breakfast and then there follows a comprehensive walking tour of the old quarter of Luang Prabang. In 1995 UNESCO voted Luang Prabang a World Heritage city - the walking tour picks up the best parts. This will include Vat Xiengthong, Vat Vixoun, Vat Sene, and Vat Mai. Return to your hotel for lunch or have lunch in town.

    This afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. In the evening your vehicle will take you down to enjoy the night market. This comes as quite a surprise as virtually the whole of the main street is closed off to traffic and stalls are erected up and down the street selling anything and everything.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Maison Dalabua Or Similar, Luang Prabang
  5. Day 5 - Villages walk.

    Today you will cross the Mekong river to Wat Long Khoune and from here walk to Wat Chomphet and then on to Xieng Mene village, enjoy a picnic lunch, and continue down to Ban Chang where you will re-cross the river. The temple at Wat Long is worthy of a visit in its own right. In ancient times it was customary for the king to spend three days in retreat here before ascending the throne.

    On top of the hill above Wat Long Khoune is the pretty village of Wat Chomphet. This gives excellent views over the river and back towards Luang Prabang. There is a small temple here that contains the remains of the late king's wife who died in 1929. From here you carry on south west to the village of Xieng Mene which dates back to the 14th Century. The locals are well known for their skills in pottery. This may well be a convenient place to have lunch. Near here is a large limestone cave containing many Buddha images. The temple at Xieng Mene was rebuilt in 1927 and is particularly important as it once housed one of the main treasures that now resides in the Royal Palace, a golden Buddha statue that was twice taken out of the country to Thailand. It stayed in this village on its way back to Luang Prabang in 1867 from Vientiane. This walking tour can be taken at a leisurely pace, though it may consume most of the day.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Maison Dalabua, Luang Prabang
  6. Day 6 - Boat trip from Luang Prabang to Pak Ou. Visit Pak Ou Caves. Drive to Nong Kiau. Walking tour of village.
    gentle walking laos boat trip from luang prabang harrison.

    Today after breakfast you will drive to the river port and board your traditional river boat to travel upstream along the Mekong River through beautiful scenery. You will see plenty of life going on along the river banks - vegetables are grown in gardens down to the water's edge, water buffalo graze and people fish both with nets from canoes and with static bamboo fish traps. You may also see people panning for gold. After about 2 hours you reach the confluence of the Nam Ou River with the Mekong River. You will have lunch in the restaurant which overlooks this stunning spot and then visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves which are situated just at this confluence. These caves are set in massive limestone cliffs and house thousands of statues of Buddha. There are two caves, a lower and an upper one, both of which are worth visiting. The king and his entourage used, in the olden days, to row up river once a year to make an overnight pilgrimage. It was the king who first started the tradition of placing Buddhas of all shapes and sizes in the caves. Now there are over 2,000 Buddha images in Pak Ou caves. There is also an enjoyable short walk around the back of the caves to visit the village of Ban Moung Keo. You will notice here locals selling caged birds - you may buy these to release for good karma, but be warned they will soon either return to their captor or be caught again!

    At this confluence you leave the Mekong River to drive up the valley of the Nam Ou River through an increasingly stunning landscape of limestone cliffs and peaks. The scenery along the way is absolutely delightful - a string of forested mountains like Chinese paintings, some of course with smouldering fires. You arrive at the small town of Nong Kiau, situated at the foot of breathtaking, karstic limestone mountains next to the Nam Ou River, and after checking in at your hotel, there will be time for a walk around the village.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Nong Kiau Riverside Or Sunset Bungalow Or Similar, Nong Kiau
  7. Day 7 - Drive Nong Kiau to Luang Nam Tha - 7 hours.

    Before you set off today you should have have time to make a quick visit just a short distance away from Nong Khio to see the limestone cave of Pathok once used for shelter during the Indo-China War. These caves are situated at the foot of some quite impressive limestone cliffs. Some of the original rickety bamboo ladders by which they were originally reached still remain although nowadays there is a more sturdy metal staircase as well. The caves do not open till later so you will probably only be able to see them from outside, but it is a delightful stroll to reach them. You will then set off for the drive to Luang Nam Tha. You will reach the town of Oudomxai, a cross roads for trade through the region, and will probably have lunch in a local restaurant there. From Oudamxai the scenery is beautiful and you should arrive at Luang Nam Tha around sunset, ending your day at the eco-friendly Boat Landing Guest House. This lodge first opened in 1999, initially being the brain child of Bill Tuffin, an American development worker, but now owned and run by local people. The lodge is situated just outside town on the banks of the Nam Tha River.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Boat Landing Guest House (Eco Lodge) Or Similar, Luang Nam Tha
  8. Day 8 - Walk in Nam Ha National Protected Area.

    After breakfast this morning you will be transferred to the village of Ban Houay Leuat, located on the Nam Tha River across from the Nam Ha NPA. Here you will meet your local Khmu guide and cross the river on a bamboo raft or wooden boat. The trail starts with switchbacks for the first couple of hours which help to take the sting out of climbing a mountain. You will walk through huge stands of bamboo. At the halfway point, you will break for lunch and your guide will show you the traditional Khmu way of cooking a meal by using bamboo, rattan, and banana leaves to make soup pots, meat skewers, spoons, chopsticks, and tablecloths. It's a barbecue you'll never forget. After lunch, you hit the trail again and begin your descent on the other side of the mountain. You emerge from the forest as the sun is low in the sky and the air is cooling, and walk through upland rice paddies and cultivated fields of rubber plant. After re-crossing the Namtha river you will be transferred back to Luang Nam Tha.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Boat Landing Guest House (Eco Lodge) Or Similar, Luang Nam Tha
  9. Day 9 - Boat trip visiting Ban Mai and Ban Sopdut. Drive to Muang Sing - approximately 1½ hours.

    Again a local guide will take you on a one day trip which travels up the Namtha river and enters the NamTha National Bio-diversity Conservation Area. The Namtha National Bio-diversity Conservation Area is one of twenty-one conservation areas around the country established in 1993 and approximately 12% of the nation's land is encompassed by these national areas. Each area has a plan for forestry management and preservation of wildlife. The area is home to a variety of animals, plants and birds including tigers, the beautiful clouded leopard, macaques, pangolins, wild Asian elephants, Asiatic black bears, Malayan sun bears, gaur and wild boar and though you may see scat and footprints along the trail, sightings of the larger mammals are rare.

    Twenty-five villages lie within the NPA and as well as using the forest for their daily subsistence needs, they also protect it, recognising the need to sustain it for future use.

    Two villages are visited along the way, firstly the Khmu village of Ban Sopsim and later the Lanten village of Ban Sopdut. The Namtha River begins approximately 15 kms north of Luang Namtha at the confluence of the Nam Luang and Nam Toung rivers. The first village down stream is Ban Mai. The people here are Thai Dam whose homeland is Dien Bein Phu in northern Vietnam. It is believed that they first came here during the 1890's in response to the marauding 'Black Banner', Chinese bandits from Yunnan. Boatmen sometimes stop here to take on other boatmen to help navigate the river. Silk is produced by some households on this river and look out for the bamboo baskets and trays containing worms and bright yellow cocoons under some of the houses.

    After leaving the plains the river runs through forest covered hills and passes several Lanten villages. They are sometimes also referred to as Lao Huay. The Lanten are a more reserved, shy people who look more akin to Tibetans than Chinese. They are recognised by their dark indigo clothing which is woven and dyed in the village and by the striking silver jewellery of the women. At the end of childhood, Lanten women shave their eyebrows. The male elders continue to read and write a Lanten script based on Chinese characters. Again, they follow Animism and ancestor worship. Lantens sometimes use wooden masks in their rituals. They often make paper in frames to dry by the river banks of their villages.

    At the end of the day you will make the drive to Muang Sing. This takes about an hour and a half. It is a good scenic drive on a twisting road in the mountains, in places almost gorge-like. Eventually you emerge out of the hills and descend towards a large plain covered in paddy fields to arrive at Muang Sing.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Phou Iu Lodge Or Similar, Muang Sing
  10. Day 10 - Walk between Houyla and Houy Khem villages - approximately 4 hours.
    gentle walking laos akha people on trek skb.

    At one time the town of Muang Sing was enclosed by a large, high, square fortified wall, made of compacted mud. This has largely disappeared now but parts of it can still be seen if you hunt around town. There is a market, a museum in what was the governor's house at one time, one hotel, a number of small guest houses, a police station and a tourist office. The morning market is very colourful and well worth getting up early to have a look at. The tourist office will supply a local guide today to take you on a walk which is a little more strenuous. A visit into the tourist office is quite interesting - there are maps, diagrams, notice boards, photos and posters showing statistics of how many people have visited each year.

    From Muang Sing you drive out for about half an hour to the start of the walk from the very lively and friendly village of Houyla. Here you are likely to see many cheerful ladies wearing full Akha costume and carrying their babies on their backs. They do their weaving, spinning and other chores out in the open air. Before you leave the village your guide may be able to arrange a visit to a local house. These houses are often quite spacious, with large and airy rooms, with a hearth for cooking at one end, living space or guest accommodation at the other and a separate room for the family to sleep in off this main room. At the hearth there may be two separate fires, one for cooking meals for the family and one for cooking up vegetables and mash for the family pig. These pigs may provide either valuable additional income for the family or the rare chance for the family to eat meat on festival occasions. The family may also own some nicely made tribal cooking pots, baskets for individual portions of sticky rice for use at festivals, wooden boards for the drying of sticky rice, chopping boards and various other utensils.

    The walking today is mostly flat and quite easy. You take a path out, past a small lake and across a dam and then through cultivated fields of rubber trees. Before you reach the village of Houyna you pass one of the most elaborate spirit gates of the trip. It is decorated with knives, guns and even an American rocket, all to keep bad spirits out of the village. You then pass through the village of Houyna with its fancy Japanese funded school. You leave Houyna by a dirt road but soon take a footpath, again through fields, to the village of Nasay, a White Hmong village, which is differentiated from Akha villages by having its houses built directly on the ground and not on stilts. You then continue, through plantations of bananas to the Akha village of Houy Khem, arriving in time for lunch (possibly on the veranda of the house of the village headman) with typical provisions including bamboo shoots, fried pork, sticky rice, chilli dip and sweet potato in batter.

    You rendezvous with your transport to take you back to Muang Sing. This evening there is the added treat of a visit to a local sauna for a herbal massage.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Phou Iu Lodge Or Similar, Muang Sing
  11. Day 11 - Morning in Muang Sing. Drive to Luang Nam Tha - 2 hours.

    This morning you will have time for exploration of Muang Sing before you leave for Luang Nam Tha. Muang Sing was formerly a garrison town under the French and you can still see remains of the old garrison buildings not far from the hotel. In addition you can still see the remains of the old town walls and not far away is also the old French cemetery, now almost reclaimed by the jungle. It is interesting to see how quickly the old walls and cemetery are being swallowed by jungle.

    If you are up and about early you may visit the local market while later you may visit one of several local temples. For instance at the end of the high street there is a large Buddhist temple, Wat Xieng Jai, quite different to the temples you will already have been to in Luang Prabang. The temple has a very high roof and hanging down, are large, colourful streamers which the people believe the spirits use to climb to heaven. Very often there are offerings to the spirits made from cane lying on the ground outside the temple.

    The local tribal museum is also well worth a visit. This museum, just along the street from the tourist office, is set in a former mansion and is surprisingly good and informative. There are excellent displays of tribal costumes and artefacts and it all gives you a good introduction to some of the tribal people you will have met out in the villages.

    In the afternoon you will drive to Luang Nam Tha, approximately 2 hours.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Boat Landing Guest House (Eco Lodge) Or Similar, Luang Nam Tha
  12. Day 12 - Free time in Luang Nam Tha. Fly to Vientiane.

    You will have some welcome free time this morning when you can watch the world go by on the river bank, or spend some time bird watching.

    After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. In Vientiane you will have time for a short orientation tour before walking along the banks of the Mekong River for the sunset.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Ansara Hotel or Similar, Vientiane
  13. Day 13 - Sightseeing in Vientiane. Evening flight to Bangkok.

    Today you will have a half day sightseeing of Vientiane, including the morning market, Wat Sisaket, Ho Phra Keo Museum and That Luang Stupa as well as the Victory Arch which you pass on the way to That Luang Stupa. The capital of Laos used to be Luang Prabang but was moved to Vientiane by the French. Vientiane with a population of approximately 200,000 is a much larger, more cosmopolitan city than Luang Prabang but it is still hard to believe that this laid back place is a capital city. It retains a small town feel and has some very fine French colonial architecture as well as many large, elaborate temples. Strangely, much of the city is built in straight lines and in between the wonderful temples there is third world, low rise, concrete shops, flats and offices alongside plenty of greenery. It is also well worth driving or walking along the river front - the other side, is Thailand. Look out for a charming, old colonial house called Caruso. This house, owned by a Canadian woman, houses a gallery, high quality handicrafts and antique shops on the ground floor. The place literally smells of history and is well worth a visit.

    Later you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. Here you will be met and taken to the Montien Hotel.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Montien Hotel Or Similar, Bangkok
  14. Day 14 - Sightseeing in Bangkok. Group transfer to the airport for our evening flight back to London.
    gentle walking laos grand palace bangkok malcolm.

    You will get up early for a morning trip in a long tailed boat to view a remote river market. There are many canals in Bangkok known as 'Klongs' and within a reasonably short time one can escape the confines of the city to experience the life of people living on the canals. You will also visit an orchid farm before coming back to the main river that cuts through Bangkok, the Chao Phya. You will then ride down the river for a short distance to view Wat Arun, one of the main temples of Bangkok. The 'Temple of Dawn' is as tall as a 20-storey-high building and dates back to the 16th century. It used to house the famous Emerald Buddha but when this was moved to the Grand Palace, Rama I compensated the monks for their loss by instructing his son to make the temple 'more glorious than the others'.

    After this you will cross the river and walk around a large amulet market. Thai people are very keen on amulets as they believe that these small images of Buddha will protect them in various ways and bring them good luck. The market is often crowded and noisy and gives a really interesting view of the way of life in Thailand. You will have lunch at a local restaurant (not included in holiday price) and afterwards spend the afternoon viewing the Grand Palace. This extraordinary complex of buildings covers a square mile and was the heart of the capital during the time of Rama I. It contains a vast labyrinth of stupas, royal residences, army barracks, royal elephant stables, landscaped gardens and gilded spires. This city within a city contains some 50 temples, many of which are covered with dazzling sheets of gold leaf, covered with reflecting glass and in some cases even jewel-encrusted. Of course it contains the most important temple in Thailand housing the country's most sacred object - the Emerald Buddha. This is only 2ft high but made of green jade and believed to be over 1,000 years old. The king of Thailand changes the Buddha's robes three times a year. The Buddha is dressed in blue for the rainy season, gold for the cool season and diamond studded for the hot season.

    In the evening you will transfer to the airport for your flight back to London.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  15. Day 15 - Arrive in London.

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What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides, with assistance from local walking guides
  • All internal flights and domestic airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels/lodges in outlying towns on full board basis
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights on arrival and departure
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Very Gentle Walking Laos          

A bit too much Gentle and not enough Walking but a very enjoyable tour of Lao PDR with the same excellent level of organisation and customer service we experienced on our first Mountain Kingdoms holiday.

Great service          

A very enjoyable trip, the food was very tasty, the guide was very helpful, and spoke good English which made our encounter all the better.

Superb holiday          

We had an excellent holiday, superb local cuisine; we loved the picnics on the treks. Mr Lay was a superb guide!

Excellent overall          

Overall the trip was excellent and lived up to our expectations. The boat trips were a highlight. Stopping off in the local villages, mixing with the local people and children was also very good.


Extend your holiday

Angkor Wat extension
  • Visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, the Bayon and more. Each of these sites has its own individual charm.
  • Flights to Siem Reap from either Burma or Bangkok.
  • All entrance fees, guides and transport during your time in Cambodia.
  • Three nights stay at a lovely Boutique hotel with a pool and friendly staff.

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Angkor Wat is the largest religious building in the world. The name translates to ‘The temple that is a city’ and after a visit to this amazing site you will understand why.

During your four days here you will have the chance to spend time not only at Angkor Wat but also the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm where the jungle has taken over the temple, the epic Angkor Thom, the enchanting Bayon and much more besides. Each of these sites has its own individual charm and will leave you with memories to last a life time. Angkor could be described as a giant game of one-upmanship with each successive king trying to out do the previous with a larger and more impressive temple, culminating in Angkor Wat. This four day extension can be added on to all our Burmese trips and any of our holidays ending in Bangkok.


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