Cambodian Wellness Private Journey
Explore the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple for sunrise, meet the monks, discover unique local traditions and experience local Khmer healing practices to feel rejuvenated and reenergized at Yoga & Wellness retreats.
PRIVATE JOURNEY- Departs Daily - On this 5-day/4-night package, you will visit Siem Reap. This tour includes private arrival and departure transfers, accommodation in deluxe hotels, breakfast daily, additional meals as outlined in the itinerary and semi-private sightseeing & activities as outlined in the itinerary.
- Accommodations as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
- Private sightseeing tours with driver & English-speaking guide as per itinerary
- Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
- Entrances Fees: As per itinerary with "Visit" marks
- Items of a personal nature
- All other items not mentioned as included
- Select alcoholic drinks as per itinerary
- International flights
- Gratuities for drivers, guides, assistants, and escorts
Arrival – Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap! Upon arrival at the Siem Reap International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and driven approximately 15-minutes to your Siem Reap Hotel. You will be greeted with a welcome drink, with the rest of the day at out leisure to start exploring the compact city’s wealth of attractions. Pick up souvenirs at Old Market, take a stroll along Siem Reap River or indulge in a massage at one of the spas. Alternatively, relax and make use of the hotel’s facilities. Dinner is also at our leisure, with Siem Reap home to a wide range of eateries. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Today serves up temple-hopping adventures, meeting monks and an award-winning circus show. We rise early to take a tuk tuk to Angkor Wat Archaeological Park and start the day with a special sunrise at Angkor Wat. The stunning 12th century temple complex once stood as the capital of the mighty Angkor Empire. It is home to extraordinary bas-reliefs with carvings detailing ancient Khmer epics. After breakfast, we continue our temple-hopping trip at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. We the return to the city for lunch at local restaurant, with the afternoon at our leisure. In the late-afternoon, there is the chance to meet a Buddhist monk and learn about the religion over a hot tea at a pagoda before we enjoy dinner at local restaurant. End the day by a jaw-dropping performance from Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, L, D)
Delve deeper into Cambodian life with a day of cooking and cycling through the countryside. After breakfast, we drive to Wat La Ook to jump on our bikes for a half-day ride through rural Siem Reap (15 km/ 1.5 hours). We cycle alongside lush paddies, grazing buffalo and small villages as we make our way to Roluos Market. Here, we can watch locals buying their daily fruit, vegetables, meat and other goods. Before returning to Siem Reap, we will have the unique opportunity to receive of a Buddhist blessing from a monk, believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. After lunch at our leisure, we head to Mahob Organic farm which is located just 3km northeast of centre to learn how to cook like a local during a cooking class. First, we visit the organic farm with the chef to learn about the variety of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that feature in local dishes. We will pick our ingredients before returning to the restaurant to cook a range of local dishes. We will feast on the fruits of our labour before returning to the hotel to relax. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, D)Please note: mountain bike rental fees, helmets are included.
What better way to start the day than an invigorating yoga session. After breakfast, join a shared one hour-plus Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Flow, Hatha Flow or Restorative Yoga class. The rest of the morning is then at our leisure until lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue temple-hopping at remote Banteay Srei. The fabled pink temple of women is named after its pink sandstone and considered a tribute to the beauty of women. Its walls are adorned with intricate Apsara carvings. We then continue to Ta Prohm. The root-riddled temple complex is evocative of scenes out of Indiana Jones and featured as the backdrop in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. We then round out the day at Pre Rup temple – the perfect place to watch the sun sink into the horizon. Dinner is at your leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, L)
Siem Reap – Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, there may be some free time before our onward flight to indulge in a pamper session at the spa. You will check out of your hotel and meet your private driver for the approximate 15-minutes transfer to the Siem Reap International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight. (B)