Lightfoot Travel has dreamed up a perfect pairing of destinations, one that flows seamlessly from Cambodia to Laos. The two countries straddle each other, and though appreciably distinct, their shared and rich history leaves a complementing experience.
A stay that is at once luxurious and spiritual, the seven-day itinerary combines the stunning sunrises of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap with the tranquillising countryside views along the private boat cruise to Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang.
The journey begins in Siem Reap, where you will reside at one of the suites of Amansara, the former royal guesthouse of King Sihanouk. You can also look forward to a traditional breakfast at a Khmer village before visiting a host of fascinating temples that date back to the 12th century. Next morning, enjoy a 40-minute helicopter ride that reveals heart-stopping views over Siem Reap before landing at the lost temple of Banteay Ampil.
Mid-journey, you’ll be transported to the ancient capital Luang Prabang in Northern Laos, where the serenity and aged beauty carries through. Your luxurious stay continues at Amantaka, whence you set sail along the Mekong river to soak in the village vibes. At the break, join locals in their daily ritual of offering alms and food to monks.