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51telephone: 0845 330 8579 (local call rate, UK only)international telephone: +44 1453 844 400www.mountainkingdoms.comSoutheast Asia Laos & CambodiaF lying in to Phnom Penh, we visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Then it is on the road to visit the charming colonial era town of Battambang. In Siem Riep we have three days to explore the important temples built between the 9th and 14th Centuries, including of course Angkor Wat, rightly considered one of the greatest heritage sites in the world. Our tour continues with a visit to the provincial capital of Kompong Cham and then on to Kratie for a boat trip to search for the elusive Irrawaddy river dolphins. Next we travel the to southeast to enjoy the beautiful countryside, take an elephant ride and explore traditional Bunong villages. The October departure attends the Water Festival in Phnom Penh.Private departures We can also offer this trip as a private holiday for a minimum of two people sharing for £1,795 per person, Land Only. International flights available from £650.W e fly into Cambodia's capital and former French colonial city, Phnom Penh and in November we will attend the cleansing Water Festival here. Heading south-west we trek for four days in the little visited Cardamom Mountains, exploring the pristine forest and rivers. We witness village life at first hand and hope to see silver langurs, long-tailed macaques, greater hornbills and other forest creatures. Moving north we travel to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. This astounding temple complex covers a vast area, but rather than seeing the main attractions by tour bus, we have two days of exploration on foot .W e start our visit to Laos with a cruise down the mighty Mekong River to Luang Prabang. Here we visit temples and the former king's palace, enjoy the night market, and witness the early morning giving of alms to saffron-robed monks. Driving to the Plain of Jars we explore this extraordinary archaeological site, where hundreds of Iron-Age megalithic stone jars lie scattered across a plain. Our next stop is atmospheric Vientiane with its enduring echoes of a bygone French Colonial era. Here we explore temples and markets and stroll along the sinuous Mekong before flying south to Pakse to relax amidst the beautiful deltas, islands and waterfalls of the Four Thousand Islands. From Pakse we fly on to Siem Riep in Cambodia where we will have time to explore Angkor Wat before travelling on to visit Pnom Penh and then home.Cultural Highlights of Cambodia A distinctive cultural tour taking in the best of Cambodia's history, culture and natural beauty.The Cardamom Mountains Trek Trek the most unspoiled wilderness remaining in mainland Southeast Asia. Indochina Experience This superb adventure tour takes in the best of Laos along with a visit to fabled Angkor Wat. £1,495£1,555£2,395£2,295£2,495£3,095Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 05 Mar - Sun 20 Mar 11Sat 29 Oct - Sun 13 Nov 11Sat 03 Mar - Sun 18 Mar 12Sun 18 Dec - Mon 02 Jan 12Mon 31 Jan - Sun 20 Feb 11Mon 24 Oct - Sun 13 Nov 11Mon 16 Jan - Sun 05 Feb 12Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 13Optional: Single Room £285Insurance: £77Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 17 Lodges: 1Optional: Single Room: £600Insurance: £82Cultural Tour | Duration: 16 DaysCultural Tour | Duration: 21 DaysGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGods pulling Naga snake, Angkor Wat, Steve BerryFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comOther Cultural tours - pages 12, 13, 20, 26, 41, 42, 43, 47, 50, 53, 58FestivalOct dept onlyFestivalOct dept only£1,395£1,395£1,465£2,195£2,355£2,295Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 29 Jan - Sun 13 Feb 11Wed 02 Nov - Thu 17 Nov 11Sun 18 Dec - Mon 02 Jan 12Sat 28 Jan - Sun 12 Feb 12Day Walks: 7 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 8 Lodges: 5Optional:Single Room £245Insurance: £95Trek | Duration: 16 DaysGrade: Gentle/Moderate For detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comOther Christmas trips - pages 12, 14, 26, 30, 32, 36, 40, 45, 50, 52 & 73FestivalNov dept onlyGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clients

52Download holiday itineraries fromwww.mountainkingdoms.come: info@mountainkingdoms.comThailand & Vietnam Southeast AsiaT his trip takes us from Hanoi to the hill town of Sapa, where the French came to relax during the long hot summers during the colonial era. After visiting the exotic market, we embark on the adventurous trek to the peak of Mt Fansipan. This is a five-day trek, often through steep jungle, but with the reward of fantastic views into China and Laos. Our last night in the hill country is spent in a delightful eco-lodge before we catch the overnight sleeper train back to Hanoi. Private Departures for a minimum of two people sharing for £1,395 per person, Land Only. International flights available from £650. Extend your holiday - why not consider exploring the islands of beautiful Halong Bay on a converted junk cruise? F ollowing time in Hanoi, the cosmopolitan centre of Vietnam, we take the overnight sleeper train northwest to the old French hill station of Sapa. We then head off to spend a few days trekking on gentle paths through classic terraced fields and woodland, visiting some of the most interesting hill tribe villages. Porters will carry our baggage, and our own cooks will prepare delicious Vietnamese meals. We'll sleep in village houses, in settlements largely untouched by modern life. Undoubtedly, we shall meet village headmen and sample some of the local delicacies and brews. The trip ends with a relaxing cruise around scenically stunning Halong Bay on the eastern coast, on a converted junk.O ur trek starts with an easy day walk to the top of Thailand's highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, 2,565m/8,415ft, vehicles having taken us most of the way. With our 4WDs we then journey westward for eight days of trekking, elephant-back riding, and river journeys, during which we will meet Karen and Hmong tribes people. We enjoy plenty of great hill walking, some jungle experience, and the chance to meet genuine tribes people away from the over trekked 'Golden Triangle'. Accommodation has been been carefully selected and we stay in comfortable, beautifully located eco lodges, hotels and simple village houses.The Mount Fansipan Adventure 3,143m/10,308ft Explore beautiful Vietnam and summit the highest peak in Indochina.Hill Tribe Trekking in Vietnam Trek amongst the fascinating Tay, Tai, Hmong, Zao and Muong hill tribes. Gentle Trekking Northwest Thailand Experience the traditional culture and splendid scenery of northwest Thailand.£1,195£1,255£1,435£1,495£1,495£1,595£1,555£1,995£2,095£2,235£2,345£2,175£2,395£2,235Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 26 Feb - Thu 10 Mar 11Sat 29 Oct - Thu 10 Nov 11Sat 25 Feb - Thu 08 Mar 12Sat 05 Mar - Sat 19 Mar 11Sat 01 Oct - Sat 15 Oct 11Sat 03 Mar - Sat 17 Mar 12Sat 12 Feb - Sat 26 Feb 11Sun 18 Dec - Sun 01 Jan 12Sat 29 Oct - Sat 12 Nov 11Sat 11 Feb - Sat 25 Feb 12On Trek: 5 days Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 3 Lodge: 1 Camping: 4 Train: 2 Optional: Single Room £275 Single Tent £30Insurance: £95On Trek: 5 days Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 4 Lodge: 1 Village Houses: 3 Camping: 1 Train: 2 Boat: 1Optional: Single Room £275 Single Tent £15Insurance: £95Day Walks: 5 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 5 Lodges: 5 Village Houses: 2 Train: 1Optional: Single Room £330Insurance: £95Trekking Peak | Duration: 13 DaysTrek | Duration: 15 DaysTrek | Duration: 15 DaysGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clientsGrade: Vigorous Grade: Gentle/Moderate Grade: Gentle Eco lodge, Gentle Trekking ThailandFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comSee also page 4 for more trekking peak information Other Trekking Peaks - pages 34, 44, 65,69 & 70 Other Christmas trips - pages 12, 14, 26, 30, 32, 36, 40, 45, 50, 51 & 73