UNESCO Cambodia & Laos: The Temples of Angkor & Luang Prabang

Discover the fascinating history, culture and architecture of some of Laos and Cambodia’s most famous temples, including the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angor. Learn how old traditions are adapting to an evolving cultural landscape and marvel at the vibrant atmosphere of the captivating cities of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap. 

Pre-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 – Arrive in Vientiane 
Upon arrival at Vientiane, Laos’s capital city, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check in. Enjoy some time to freshen up before dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 
Hotel: Settha Palace Hotel or similar

Day 2 – Vientiane to Luang Prabang 
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Vientiane starting with a visit to the Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane's Arc de Triumph and the best place to enjoy views of the city. See Wat That Luang, one of the city’s best-known stupas before visiting the COPE Visitor Centre, a physical therapy center.  After lunch, visit Wat Sisaket Temple, with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and Wat Prakeo, prior home of the famous Emerald Buddha image. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, drive to your hotel for check in and time to freshen up before dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 
Hotel: Victoria Xiengthong Palace or similar

Day 3 – Luang Prabang
Optional for early risers, watch one of Luang Prabang's most fascinating rituals as hundreds of orange-robed monks begin their walk at dawn to collect alms from faithful residents.

After breakfast, visit Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, the city’s largest Buddhist temple. Next, visit the National Museum, built in 1904 during the French colonial era. At the Ethnology Art Center, learn about the Lao Hill tribes. Visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and one of the most charming temples in Laos, Wat Xieng Thong. After lunch, visit the beautiful Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls. Stop at Prabath Tai to watch the sunset over the Mekong River. Stroll the Street Night Market and admire the locally made textiles and handicrafts. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before heading to the hotel for the evening. 
Hotel: Victoria Xiengthong Palace or similar

Day 4 – Luang Prabang to Siem Reap
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, collect your Cambodian visa and transfer to your hotel for check in and lunch at your leisure before enjoying dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 
Hotel: Sokha Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 5 – Siem Reap
After breakfast, visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A unique blend of spirituality and symmetry, it is the largest religious structure in the world. Drive to Banteay Srei Temple, home to some of the most intricate carvings in the Angkor area. After lunch, visit the Angkor Thom complex to see the Terrace of Elephants and the famous Bayon Temple, whose giant stone faces have become synonymous with Khmer art and architecture. Continue to the Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its jungle atmosphere before driving back to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner accompanied by a traditional Apsara Dance show.
Hotel: Sokha Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 6 – Siem Reap to Singapore
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival, head to the pier to embark your ship. 

This Pre-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available:

Post-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 - Singapore to Siem Reap
Disembark your ship in Singapore and transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, collect your Cambodian visa and transfer to the hotel where you will have time to freshen up before dinner on site. 
Hotel: Sokha Angkor Hotel or similar. 

Day 2 - Siem Reap
After breakfast, visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A unique blend of spirituality and symmetry, it is the largest religious structure in the world. Drive to Banteay Srei Temple, home to some of the most intricate carvings in the Angkor area. After lunch, visit the Angkor Thom complex to see the Terrace of Elephants and the famous Bayon Temple, whose giant stone faces have become synonymous with Khmer art and architecture. Continue to the Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its jungle atmosphere before driving back to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner & show by a traditional show.
Hotel: Sokha Angkor Hotel or similar. 

Day 3 - Siem Reap to Luang Prabang
National Museum, showcasing one of the largest collections of Buddha Statues and relics ever assembled just in one gallery. Return to the hotel for check out and lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, drive to your hotel for check in and enjoying dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 
Hotel: Victory Xiengthong Palace or similar. 

Day 4 - Luang Prabang 
After breakfast, head out for a visit of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, the largest Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang. At the Ethnology Art Center, learn about the Lao Hill tribes. Next, visit the National Museum, built in 1904 during the French colonial era. Visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and one of the most charming temples in Laos, Wat Xieng Thong. After lunch, visit the beautiful Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls. Stop at Prabath Tai to watch the sunset over the Mekong River. Stroll through the Street Night Market and admire the locally made textiles and handicrafts. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before heading to the hotel for the evening. 
Hotel: Victoria Xiengthong Palace or similar. 

Day 5 - Luang Prabang to Vientiane
As an option for early risers, you are in for a special treat. Watch one of Luang Prabang's most fascinating rituals as hundreds of orange-robed monks begin their walk at dawn to collect alms from faithful residents.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in and lunch. Enjoy a guided tour of Vientiane starting with a visit to the Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane's Arc de Triumph and the best place to enjoy views of the city. See Wat That Luang, one of the city’s best-known stupas and watch the sunset at Anouvong Park before returning the hotel to freshen up. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Khua Lao restaurant accompanied by a traditional Dance show.
Hotel: Settha Palace Hotel or similar. 

Day 6 - Departure 
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. 

This Post-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available:

Please note: Participants must bring 2 passport size photos for Laos & Cambodia visas that will be issued upon arrival at the airports. Passports should have at least 2 blank pages & be valid for at least 6 months from the dates of entering Laos & Cambodia. Participants must negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces and is therefore not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; shorts and short skirts are not allowed. Shoes and hats must be removed before you enter the temple(s). Bring along a pair of thick socks to protect your feet from the hot pavement. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat.