Days 2-4: arrive Luang Prabang (3nts). Traditional Laos ceremony, visit night market. Early morning Buddhist alms ritual. Tour of Luang Prabang with boat trip to Pak Ou Caves, visits to National Museum and temples. Walk up Phousi hill for sunset. Full day tour/walk to Kuang Si Waterfalls, and meet Hmong minority villagers.
Days 5-6: fly to Pakse (2nts). Explore UNESCO Wat Phu ruins. Jeep ride to Bolaven plateau to coffee plantations. Walk to remote waterfalls and meet locals.
Days 7-8: visit Xe Pian nature reserve en route to Don Khone island (2nts) on the mighty Mekong. See 4000 islands and visit ‘Niagara of the East’. Walk to Liphi waterfall.
Days 9-10: cross to Cambodia and travel to Ban Lung (2nts) in the hilly Ratanakiri province. Walks around Yaklom lake and to Katcha villages.
Day 11: travel along the Mekong to Kratie and take a boat to Koh Trong Island (1nt). Walk around the island, take part in a tree planting ceremony (time permitting).
Day 12: boat trip to see the Irawaddy freshwater dolphins. Long drive to Phnom Penh (1nt).
Days 13-16: tour of Phnom Penh, fly to Siem Reap (4nts). Explore the amazing temple complex of Angkor Thorn, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat. Visit Kompong Kleang floating village and walk in the Kulen mountains.
Day 17: depart Siem Reap .