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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the morning at your leisure until you transfer to the Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.
MT Sobek has been rejuvenating mind and body through active adventure for 50 years. Our new wellness offerings balance activity with relaxation, yoga and massage in scenic and serene destinations.
Our team of wellness guides are accredited yoga instructors who work with your body and encourage mindfulness.
This trip has been carefully designed to slow the pace of life while also enjoying the beauty and culture of Laos and Cambodia.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Wellness activities include rejuvenating yoga, massage, hiking, traditional blessings and temple ceremonies. This trip also includes cultural touring and exploration of Angkor Wat.
Comfortable boutique hotel with panoramic view plus the five-star Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa - carefully selected by our Asia experts for a restful environment.
The weather in Luang Prabang and Siem Reap is warm to hot and usually humid. Temperatures will range from the low 60's to the mid-80's.
Our MT Sobek representative will meet you on arrival in Luang Prabang and transfer you to the hotel.
Yes, American citizens need visas for both countries. You can get the Laos and Cambodian visas on arrival at the airports in country.
No, we will provide yoga mats and any props at each of the yoga venues on this trip.
Yes, all are welcome on this trip from yoga novices to experienced yogis.
No, the beauty of this trip is that it combines cultural exploration of the great sites of Laos and Cambodia with yoga sessions and blessing ceremonies for a well-rounded and balanced trip.
Yes, our wellness trips emphasize the importance of good health, with meals that are organic, low-fat, and high in fiber, among other considerations. All diets can be accommodated.
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