Cambodia & Laos
20 Jan — 2 Feb 2020 | Tour Director: Moira Tait
• Delve into the breathtaking temple complex of Angkor Wat, one of the world’s largest religious monuments, whose rising galleries come alive with stunning bas-reliefs
• Experience the evocative atmosphere of UNESCO listed Ta Prohm alongside the ruins of Preah Khan, slowly being reclaimed by the jungle
• Discover Laos’ mysterious Plain of Jars, where hundreds of megalithic stone vessels lie scattered across the rolling landscape
Archaeologist with interests in Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe
Depart Luang Prabang through beautiful mountain scenery via Phoukoun to Xieng Khouang. Two nights at Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel, Phonsavan. Please note today’s journey takes approximately 7–8 hours.
Vientiane: Wat Si Saket (over 10,000 Buddha images), Ho Pha Keo (built to house Emerald Buddha), Wat Si Muang (city’s foundation pillar), Pha That Luang stupa (Laos’s most revered Buddhist shrine), Patouxai (triumphal arch). Evening dance show.
20 Jan — 2 Feb 2020
Places are limited. Please contact the office for more details.
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Please note this tour covers a great deal of ground both in terms of cultural content and geography. While this will make for a deeply rewarding experience, participants should be prepared for lengthy journeys, often over bumpy ground, in addition to several internal flights. When visiting sites we will frequently be walking over uneven ground and pavements, and steep steps without handrails. Particularly in Cambodia, participants should feel comfortable standing in hot weather, walking through the forest and stepping over fallen stones at some temples.
Cost of £4295 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, six lunches, eleven dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: visas, travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £615.