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12 Days$2360USD

  • 3 day cycle
  • 3 day kayak
  • 3 day walks
  • 9 nights hotel
  • 2 nights bungalow
  • 2 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 11 Breakfasts

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Trip highlights

  • Experience the tranquility of UNESCO listed Luang Prabang
  • Swim in the turquoise pools of Khuangsi Waterfall
  • Hike to remote hill tribe villages in Northern Laos
  • Asia's largest waterfall in Laos' 4000 Islands
  • Marvel at the impressive seven-tiered pyramid at Koh Ker
  • Cycle the ancient temples of Angkor
  • Kayak the floating villages and mangrove forests of the Tonle Sap Lake
  • Be immersed in vibrant local cultures and warm hospitality

If you’re looking for an active adventure exploring the depth and beauty of these two gems of Indochina, this is the journey for you. This trip combines the best of Laos and Cambodia into one compact, exciting itinerary—including kayaking, hiking, cycling and visits the must-see sites as well getting you truly off the beaten path. Our comfortable, modern bikes, support crew and steady pace mean that you’ll be free to enjoy the scenery along the way, with our backup vehicle available to give tired riders a break at any time. Our journey begins in Northern Laos in the tranquil Mekong Riverside town of Luang Prabang, where we cycle and hike between its exquisite golden temples and to nearby caves and turquoise pooled waterfalls. From here we head south to the fantastic riverine archipelago of 4,000 Islands. Continuing on into Cambodia, we’ll kayak through flooded forests in Stung Treng and floating villages on the Tonle Sap, explore the remote seven tiered pyramid of Prasat Thom at Koh Ker before marveling at the world’s largest religious monument, the majestic and awe inspiring Angkor Wat. Along the way we’ll have time to visit rural village, try local cuisine and interact with the warm and friendly people of this wonderful part of the world.

Trip Code: CLA

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Please look for the World Expeditions welcome sign in the arrivals hall. The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore this UNESCO world heritage city. There will be a trip briefing in the hotel foyer, at a time indicated in your final documents, where you will meet your guide before a welcome dinner. Overnight: Sala Prabang or similar

Meals:  D

After breakfast, we jump on the bikes and cycle out to Ban Xang Khong, a village renowned for silk hand weaving and traditional Saa paper making. We continue north to Ban Pak Ou where we board a boat to cross the river to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. There are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum,’ and these photogenic caves are renowned for their collection of thousands of Buddha sculptures and images left over the years by pilgrims. After visiting the Pak Ou Caves, we relax and enjoy a cruise downstream on the Mekong River. En route wel stop to visit the riverside village of Ban Xanghai, a popular stop-over producing some special varieties of Laolao, the local rice wine. We continue cruising to Luang Prabang, where we disembark at Wat Xieng Thong, the largest and most stunning temple of the royal city. Built on the Mekong River bank in 1560 under the reign of King Setthathirat (1548 – 1571), the temple is best known for its impressive Tree of Life mural depicting the story of Buddha. We finish the day by climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi, which cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is a popular place to watch the sun rise or set. From the summit we enjoy spectacular 360 degree views over the city and surrounding mountainous landscape. Upon descending, The Night Market will be starting up. This is truly one of the most charming markets in Southeast Asia, with genuine local, handmade products for sale at reasonable prices. The locals are friendly, and great bargains can be had - just remember to barter with a smile. Cycling: ~25km (mostly flat following the river) Overnight: Sala Prabang or similar

Meals:  B

Leaving Luang Prabang behind, we head out by vehicle to Ban Long Lao, a Hmong minority village. Here we can take our time to learn more about daily life in this rural lowland subsistence farming community. We bid our farewells to the villagers and start our hike. The first section winds between paddy fields before entering dense mixed growth jungle with a remarkable diversity of tree species. Our guide knows the trails through the forest well, taking us up and down valleys toward the waterfall. Close by to the falls, we stop by to visit the Free the Bears Sanctuary. The sanctuary was opened in 2003 and houses Asiatic Black bears, also known as Moon Bears which are confiscated by the Forestry Department from the illegal wildlife trade. The sanctuary carries out great work in rehabilitating the bears to prepare them for release back into the wild. The famous Kuang Si Waterfalls, nestled in lush forest are truly a sight to behold. Water thunders down the mountainside plunging 60m into a series of cascading turquoise pools, perfect for a refreshing dip following your hike. Simply relax and soak in the crystal clear pools or we can hike up to the very top of the falls. Hiking: ~13km Overnight: Sala Prabang or similar

Meals:  B,L

A highly recommended early start provides the fantastic opportunity to witness and even participate in the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony, Tak Bat. Before first light, hundreds of saffron-clad monks file out from the old town's 35 temples to collect their daily alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from faithful local residents. Following the ceremony we wander back through the morning market where locals go to buy their fresh produce for the day ahead. We'll head back to the hotel for breakfast, some time to relax and refresh before before heading out for our day's adventure. We transfer to the banks of the Nam Khan River and cross by boat to begin an easy hike through beautiful jungle canopy, stopping along the way to explore a large traditional Khmu village nestled in the mountains. After the village visit we continue hiking down to the stunning multi-tiered Tad Sae Waterfall, where you can relax, explore and enjoy a swim (seasonal as water levels are low from February to July). Please note: The alms giving ceremony this morning is a daily religious event not a show for tourists. Therefore, please be respectful - dress conservatively, turn camera flashes off and carefully follow the instructions of your guide. Hiking: ~8km/ 3-4hrs Overnight: Sala Prabang or similar

Meals:  B,L

Today we will be leaving Luang Prabang and flying to Pakse where we travel to Don Khong, part of the 4000 islands region in the Mekong River. Don Khong is the largest of these Islands and the site of Muang Khong, a small former French settlement. We’ll spend a few days here enjoying the beauty of this region and exploring our quaint island home and its villages by bicycle or foot. PLEASE NOTE: This internal flight is constantly changing and may require you to transfer planes in the Laos capital, Vientiane. We will confirm these details with your final documents. If on a direct flight, time permitting, you may have the chance to stop at the Wat Phou temple enroute to Don Khong. Drive: 3hrs (Pakse airport - Wat Phou & Don Khong Island) Overnight: Pon Arena Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

Following an early breakfast, we take a boat downstream to Don Det where we start our kayaking trip. First, the guide will provide some basic paddle instructions and a safety briefing, after which we paddle to the western side of Don Det, passing many small islands to the north of Don Khong. This takes about an hour and after mastering some minor rapids you can choose to enjoy some more exciting rapids if you wish. Then we stop at the pier and walk to Khon Pa Soi Waterfall where you will have time to explore and enjoy the views. Returning to our kayaks, we paddle onwards for BBQ picnic lunch. This is a very secluded spot and only occasionally visited by local fishermen. Here we can relax have a swim and just enjoy this beautiful spot. Kayaking: ~2hrs Overnight: Sala Done Khone or similar

Meals:  B,L

This morning we bid our farewells to the beautiful 4,000 islands, and head south to the breathtaking Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall. After taking our time to appreciate the thundering waters smashing over huge boulders, we continue on to the border with Cambodia. Sua s’dei, Welcome to Cambodia. You are greeted by your Cambodian guide and driver and transferred to nearby Stung Treng. We stop en route to kayak across the Sekong River to Hang Khou Ban village, renowned for making a much loved local snack, Krolan. Watch as villagers cook this popular travel snack of sticky rice, coconut, milk, salt, and soybeans encased and cooked in bamboo. Although Stung Treng receives relatively few international visitors, the area's wetland is marked by the Ramsar Convention (an international treaty to conserve wetlands) as being of international significance. The wetland is renowned for its flooded forests, entire forests submerged every wet season, then left to emerge when the swollen Mekong River waters subside. The tree roots and bushes remain gnarled and pulled in the direction of the water flow, surrounded by contoured dunes of fine sand in a vast expanse of ever flowing water. Enjoy seeing the sunset view on the from your riverside accommodation or out on the water by kayak. Kayaking: ~2hrs Overnight: Mekong Bird Resort or similar

Meals:  B

After breakfast we start our drive west toward Siem Reap. En route we stop off to visit an incredible ancient temple complex at Koh Ker, the jungle surrounded remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD - 944 AD, a unique period in the Age of Angkor. From the time the Khmer capital was first moved to the Angkor area in the late 9th century, it would remain there for almost 500 years, with one brief interruption when it moved to the site at Koh Ker. The most impressive monument here is the majestic seven-tiered pyramid, Prasat Thom towering almost 40m above the surrounding jungle. Continue on to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, arriving late afternoon and spend rest of day at leisure. Overnight: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

Today is a full day exploring the most famous temple complex, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park by bike - the perfect way to experience this awe inspiring place. To beat the crowds we start early and cycle to the Ta Prohm, unlike most other Angkor temples, it has been left just it was when rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of trees growing out of temple ruins amidst jungle surroundings, making it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. Continue on to the lofty heights of Ta Keo then through one of four mighty gatehouses into the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII and at the time was the most populous city in the world with 2m inhabitants. The crowning jewel of the city is Bayon at its epicentre. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur, its exterior gallery walls featuring world class bas-reliefs and its 54 towers, decorated with 216 gargantuan faces. We'll break for lunch before completing our day at the most incredible temple of them all, Angkor Wat - the ultimate expression of Khmer genius. The temple is in fact the largest religious structure in the world and has inspired visitors for centuries. It is easily the most famous and best-preserved of all temples within the Angkor complex. It is a massive three-tiered structure crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. The centrepiece of any visit to the temples around Siem Reap, Angkor offers many iconic sights for amazing pictures. Note: Appropriate attire when visiting Angkor temples is trousers or shorts which cover the knees and tops which cover the shoulders. Visitors are frequently turned away from temples when wearing revealing clothing. Cycling: ~40km (flat easy terrain) Overnight: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the Kulen Mountain Range, which rises from the plains approximately 60km north of Siem Reap. Phnom Kulen is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia, and is therefore a popular place of pilgrimage during weekends and festivals. Recent lidar surveys have revealed that there was once an entire ancient city atop the mountain but this has long been lost to the jungle. However, a few remnants remain such as the River of 1000 Lingas, carved into the riverbed to bestow fertility to the waters flowing into the rice fields in the plains below. A hike through the jungle past remote villages reveals life sized stone elephants standing serenely at Srah Damrei. We'll also visit the small wat which houses Cambodia's largest reclining Buddha before heading to the 20m high Kulen Waterfall where we can enjoy a refreshing dip before returning to town. You can join hands in an effort to support reforestation progress in Cambodia by planting a tree in Preah Dak Village. It may be a jackfruit or mango tree, which will later help both carbon offsetting and directly benefiting the local community. Hiking: ~11km Overnight: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

After breakfast, we head to the vast wetlands near Tonle Sap, Asia's largest freshwater lake. On arrival, monks in brightly coloured robes will bless us for good luck before we kayak through the floating village. The locals will greet us with warm smiles, and we'll witness their ingenious ways of living with the changing water levels. Some villages build houses on stilts, but Mechrey is a floating village that moves with the water's rise and fall. We'll kayak through the village, learning about the daily lives of the residents. At the village's end, a local host will welcome us for a traditional lunch. After lunch, we'll continue kayaking to the exotic mangroves during the high water season, generally from July/August to November, or along Tonle Sap Lake during the low water season, generally from December to June, spotting rare birds in this tranquil setting. The dates of the high and low seasons vary each year and depend on rainfall and water levels, which may change unexpectedly at any time. Note: If water levels are too low for kayaking at Mechrey Floating Village, we will switch to a delightful boat ride. This ensures you still experience the stunning scenery and vibrant culture in a unique way. The rest of the day will remain unchanged, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and wonders of this incredible region. Our journey concludes with a boat transfer back to Siem Reap, followed by a farewell Khmer BBQ dinner at a local restaurant. Kayaking: ~3hrs Cycling: ~30km Overnight: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning is free at leisure in Siem Reap. Relax at the hotel or venture out to explore the markets, boutique shops, cafes and restaurants until its time to transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. Trip concludes.

Meals:  B


  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
  • transfers on day 1 and day 12
  • expert bilingual guide
  • internal flights from Luang Prabang to Pakse valued at US$180
  • kayaking equipment including life jacket
  • Modern mountain bikes
  • comfortable hotels on a twin share basis
  • medical kit
  • private air-conditioned vehicles
  • sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary

  • Cycling helmet (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Any optional tours, and entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Guide tips and gratitudes
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

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  • Bike Hike & Kayak Laos & Cambodia E-Bike Upgrade (Days 9 & 11 only)USD$80
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