Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia

Discover the spectacular sights and exceptional scenery of Laos on an inspiring journey by river and road, following the Mekong from the country’s far north to the Cambodian capital.
Luang Prabang Kuang Si waterfalls Phonsavan Plain of Jars Visit to a traditional Hmong village Vientiane visit to a hill-tribe market Konglor Cave Nong Thao Lake Pakse Boloven Plateau Champassak Wat Phu Four Thousand Islands Khon Phapaeng Falls Phnom Penh
Price
US $2790ToUS $2850including domestic flights only
Duration
17 Days
Countries
Cambodia, Laos
Type
Small group
Group size
Maximum 12
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Includes all transport, activities, entrance fees, accomm.
(3*) & most meals as per itinerary.
(Visas & local tips not included.) Optional single room supplement $498 (Fully licensed & UK govt.
ATOL protected.)
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Description of Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia

Price information

US $2790ToUS $2850including domestic flights only
Includes all transport, activities, entrance fees, accomm.
(3*) & most meals as per itinerary.
(Visas & local tips not included.) Optional single room supplement $498 (Fully licensed & UK govt.
ATOL protected.)
Make enquiry

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Vacation information

Our top tip:
Families are encouraged to book this trip as the itinerary is very flexible and can be adapted easily.
Trip type:
Guided small group tour. 2-12 persons
Activity level:
Easy to moderate Easy to moderate (Flexible) Easy to moderate (Flexible)
Accomm:
16 nights 3* hotels & resorts
Solos:
Single room supplements available
Meals:
16 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners
Included:
Accomm., transport, 1 domestic flight, local guides, tour leader, activities, entrance fees & meals as per itinerary

Reviews

4 Reviews of Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia

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Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020 by

So much that was memorable. Climbing up and down vertiginous uneven stone ascents and rock climbing in caves (sans handrails) on my 72nd birthday probably the most exciting! Read full review

Reviewed on 29 May 2018 by

The scenery and seeing the country away from the usual tourist trail. Following the Mekong gave the theme to the journey through the country and meant we saw different aspects of the country. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2017 by

Canoeing on the Mekong and watching the river dolphins was my favourite highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2015 by

Brilliant.....we're planning the next trip!...It didn't feel like a normal corporate style package vacation, there was time to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of local markets. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Our aim is to provide a genuinely small group, low impact tour including a mixture of popular and off the beaten track sites on our itinerary. By limiting groups to small sizes (maximum 12 persons) we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater interaction with said communities.
It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely ‘local’ operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.

By combining the well-known tourist sites with rarely visited destinations this diverts tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.

Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes is also a key element of this tour.

As with all our tours national park visits are included and activities such as birdwatching offered which we hope will encourage protection of the natural environment and provide financial incentives for doing so.

All hotels are small and independently owned with proven responsible travel credentials and all (fully-licensed) guides and drivers are locally employed.

Meals are provided in either locally-run restaurants or local-style cafes, market and street stalls. All products are locally sourced and all staff are local residents. The emphasis is also very much on traditional Lao food which we hope increases an interest and pride in the region’s cuisine.

Additional food products - for takeaway lunches, picnics etc – are deliberately purchased from local bakeries and /or fresh produce markets rather than chain supermarkets.

All transport is locally owned – whether minibuses or boats and tuk-tuks for shorter journeys.

With regards souvenirs our clients are also encouraged to buy from either markets or outlets attached to aid and educational organizations such as Luang Prabang’s Ock Top Pop for example rather than the large, purpose-built souvenir stores.

We ensure to the best of our ability that all accommodation used on this tour employs sound environmental and social practices in terms of recycling, water conservation and product sourcing as well as employment policies.

By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.

Furthermore, accommodation is specifically chosen with location in mind so that at any given destination on the tour most key sites are within easy walking or cycling distance thus keeping vehicle use to a minimum on the itinerary. This also negates the need for any form of taxis during free time as guests can walk or cycle to any points of interest.

To reduce transport all staff are locally employed. Lunches and dinners are all local style and take in local eateries which use 100% locally sourced products. Again, any inclusive meals consist of traditional fare so are heavy on vegetables and sustainably-sourced fish, light on meat and lack any dairy products.

People

This tour includes visits to the following projects: Free the Bears (Luang Prabang), Mines Advisory Group (Phonsavan), COPE (Vientiane) and Mekong Blue Women’s Silk Weaving Centre (Stung Treng).

Entrance fees and/or donations help the following aid projects: Free the Bears (Luang Prabang), Mines Advisory Group (Phonsavan), COPE (Vientiane) and Mekong Blue Women’s Silk Weaving Centre (Stung Treng). Ticket fees at: The Plain of Jars, Wat Phu, Konglor Cave, Luang Prabang Fine Arts Centre, Luang Prabang National Museum, Preah Vihear, Khone Phapaeng Falls and numerous others help with restoration, conservation and local development as sell as providing revenue and employment.

On a general level, leaders and guides provide suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning; genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travelers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices.

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