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Laos & Cambodia Wellness Journey

Trip Length 7 days

From $3,995

  • Explore Laos and Cambodia's gilded temples and ancient monuments, including the epic Angkor Wat
  • Practice yoga and mindfulness in unique locations—from inside hidden temples to above the Mekong River
  • Cherish cultural and spiritual experiences like witnessing traditional ceremonies and chatting with Buddhist monks

Rejuvenate yourself—body and mind—on our new active wellness journey through the magical lands of Laos and Cambodia! This immersive, 7-day experience of wellness and culture begins with UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang's gilded Buddhist temples. From there, discover a charming Khmu village, refresh in Kuang Si Falls, and participate in a traditional baci ceremony. A second, Buddhist blessing ceremony ushers you into Cambodia, where you spend two days unlocking the secrets of Angkor's mysterious temples, ruins, and must-see Angkor Wat. And starting nearly every day with yoga assures an unforgettable wellness travel adventure!

Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang

Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, meet your local guide and transfer to hotel. Get settled and spend the rest of the day relaxing. In the early evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers, begin your exploration of culinary delicacies of Laos, and have a trip briefing.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 2: Rise for Yoga on the Mekong & Explore Luang Prabang

Ease into the day with an early-morning yoga session in Ock Pop Tok, with lovely views of the mighty Mekong River and mountains from your mat. After a healthy breakfast, discover Luang Prabang, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful cities. Wander to the splendid Royal Palace, its most emblematic Buddhist temples—including Vat Visoun (the city's oldest temple), Vat Xieng Thong, and Vat Mai—the top of the Phousi Mountain, the city center, and the Hmong market. All the while, your guide share will share knowledge of the city's history, architecture, and culture.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 3: Hike to Kuang Si Falls & Experience a Baci Ceremony

Return to Ock Pop Tok for another morning yoga session. Then drive to Ban Nong Heo, a charming traditional Khmu village. Take an easy guided hike in the countryside, passing through hill forests and plantations, with lovely views along the way. Arrive at Ban Thapene, lunch at a local restaurant, then enjoy free time by Kuang Si Falls. Come evening, partake in a traditional baci ceremony. One of the most popular traditions in Laos, a baci accompanies any important life event and attracts beneficial influences toward its participants.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 4: Fly to Siem Reap & Receive Buddhist Blessings

Fly to Siem Reap, settle into the hotel, and enjoy free time. Then visit one of Siem Reap's pagodas or temples and experience an important Buddhist ceremony firsthand. Before the ceremony, learn about Buddhism in Cambodia, and monks' daily lives and disciplines. Then get blessed by monks who tie a piece of red Cambodian string around your wrist to represent the fading away of negative thoughts and deeds from your life-and to bring luck, health, and protection in return! After the ceremony, chat with the monks and exchange ideas.

  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 5: Rise for Yoga & Explore Angkor Thom

Enjoy a yoga session in the serene garden of a charming local house, where a professional yoga teacher guides you through the rejuvenating poses. The practice of yoga in this relaxing setting leaves your mind peaceful and your body energetic for the rest of the day, which you spend exploring Angkor Thom and the atmospheric and root-covered Ta Prohm. After lunch in a local home and a soothing foot massage treatment, return to the hotel and spend the remainder of today resting, or enjoying the spa treatments available at the hotel. Dinner tonight is at your leisure.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 6: Secret Temple Yoga & Explore Angkor Wat

Begin your immersion in the kingdom of wonders with a unique yoga session in an amazing environment - a secret temple. Then experience Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose extraordinary towers and bas-reliefs comprise one of the most astonishing monuments on earth. Explore this mysterious, magical place, then transfer to the hotel to rest or enjoy optional massage and spa treatments. Come evening, have a festive farewell dinner before enjoying Phare, an acrobatic performance that works with disadvantaged youth, giving them marketable skills in the arts. It's a great way to gain insight into Cambodian history and culture in an expressive way.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 7: Depart from Siem Reap

Enjoy the morning at your leisure until you transfer to the Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast

Feb 15 - 21, 2019

Nov 01 - 07, 2019

Dec 06 - 12, 2019

pricing

2019 Prices
$3,995 (3-14 members)
$550 single supplement
$215 internal airfare

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Kiridara Hotel

Enjoying a prime location near central Luang Prabang, Kiridara Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel with beautiful, spotless rooms. Terraces, panoramic views, and friendly hospitality abound on the property, which marries Western architecture with Laotian design and charm. Replete with a restaurant, café, pool, spa, and free Wi-Fi, guests are assured a comfortable, relaxing stay.

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

With design inspiration of 1930s colonial architecture typical of the region, the five-star Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa evokes the elegance of French lifestyle and sensibility. Guest rooms have lovely dark-wood floors, garden- or pool-facing rooms, and Wi-Fi. Conveniently located near the Siem Reap airport and the temples of Angkor, exploring this magical region from the resort is a cinch.

  • Explore Laos and Cambodia's gilded temples and ancient monuments, including the epic Angkor Wat
  • Practice yoga and mindfulness in unique locations—from inside hidden temples to above the Mekong River
  • Cherish cultural and spiritual experiences like witnessing traditional ceremonies and chatting with Buddhist monks

Rejuvenate yourself—body and mind—on our new active wellness journey through the magical lands of Laos and Cambodia! This immersive, 7-day experience of wellness and culture begins with UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang's gilded Buddhist temples. From there, discover a charming Khmu village, refresh in Kuang Si Falls, and participate in a traditional baci ceremony. A second, Buddhist blessing ceremony ushers you into Cambodia, where you spend two days unlocking the secrets of Angkor's mysterious temples, ruins, and must-see Angkor Wat. And starting nearly every day with yoga assures an unforgettable wellness travel adventure!

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang

Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, meet your local guide and transfer to hotel. Get settled and spend the rest of the day relaxing. In the early evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers, begin your exploration of culinary delicacies of Laos, and have a trip briefing.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 2: Rise for Yoga on the Mekong & Explore Luang Prabang

Ease into the day with an early-morning yoga session in Ock Pop Tok, with lovely views of the mighty Mekong River and mountains from your mat. After a healthy breakfast, discover Luang Prabang, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful cities. Wander to the splendid Royal Palace, its most emblematic Buddhist temples—including Vat Visoun (the city's oldest temple), Vat Xieng Thong, and Vat Mai—the top of the Phousi Mountain, the city center, and the Hmong market. All the while, your guide share will share knowledge of the city's history, architecture, and culture.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 3: Hike to Kuang Si Falls & Experience a Baci Ceremony

Return to Ock Pop Tok for another morning yoga session. Then drive to Ban Nong Heo, a charming traditional Khmu village. Take an easy guided hike in the countryside, passing through hill forests and plantations, with lovely views along the way. Arrive at Ban Thapene, lunch at a local restaurant, then enjoy free time by Kuang Si Falls. Come evening, partake in a traditional baci ceremony. One of the most popular traditions in Laos, a baci accompanies any important life event and attracts beneficial influences toward its participants.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Kiridara Hotel

Day 4: Fly to Siem Reap & Receive Buddhist Blessings

Fly to Siem Reap, settle into the hotel, and enjoy free time. Then visit one of Siem Reap's pagodas or temples and experience an important Buddhist ceremony firsthand. Before the ceremony, learn about Buddhism in Cambodia, and monks' daily lives and disciplines. Then get blessed by monks who tie a piece of red Cambodian string around your wrist to represent the fading away of negative thoughts and deeds from your life-and to bring luck, health, and protection in return! After the ceremony, chat with the monks and exchange ideas.

  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 5: Rise for Yoga & Explore Angkor Thom

Enjoy a yoga session in the serene garden of a charming local house, where a professional yoga teacher guides you through the rejuvenating poses. The practice of yoga in this relaxing setting leaves your mind peaceful and your body energetic for the rest of the day, which you spend exploring Angkor Thom and the atmospheric and root-covered Ta Prohm. After lunch in a local home and a soothing foot massage treatment, return to the hotel and spend the remainder of today resting, or enjoying the spa treatments available at the hotel. Dinner tonight is at your leisure.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 6: Secret Temple Yoga & Explore Angkor Wat

Begin your immersion in the kingdom of wonders with a unique yoga session in an amazing environment - a secret temple. Then experience Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose extraordinary towers and bas-reliefs comprise one of the most astonishing monuments on earth. Explore this mysterious, magical place, then transfer to the hotel to rest or enjoy optional massage and spa treatments. Come evening, have a festive farewell dinner before enjoying Phare, an acrobatic performance that works with disadvantaged youth, giving them marketable skills in the arts. It's a great way to gain insight into Cambodian history and culture in an expressive way.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 7: Depart from Siem Reap

Enjoy the morning at your leisure until you transfer to the Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Kiridara Hotel

Enjoying a prime location near central Luang Prabang, Kiridara Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel with beautiful, spotless rooms. Terraces, panoramic views, and friendly hospitality abound on the property, which marries Western architecture with Laotian design and charm. Replete with a restaurant, café, pool, spa, and free Wi-Fi, guests are assured a comfortable, relaxing stay.

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

With design inspiration of 1930s colonial architecture typical of the region, the five-star Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa evokes the elegance of French lifestyle and sensibility. Guest rooms have lovely dark-wood floors, garden- or pool-facing rooms, and Wi-Fi. Conveniently located near the Siem Reap airport and the temples of Angkor, exploring this magical region from the resort is a cinch.

Dates and Pricing

Feb 15 - 21, 2019

Nov 01 - 07, 2019

Dec 06 - 12, 2019

pricing

2019 Prices
$3,995 (3-14 members)
$550 single supplement
$215 internal airfare

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 7 days

From $3,995

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