Cambodian Yoga Retreat

Cambodian Yoga and Meditation Tour

Escape to Magical Cambodia

When last did you treat yourself?  When last did you let your hair down and go
on an adventure? We are about to embark on a magical adventure and we are
looking for salt of the earth humans to join us. So if you are adventurous,
enjoy travelling, love learning about other cultures, doing lots of yoga, some
meditation and enjoy a cheeky little Espresso Martini or icy cold beer on
holiday, we would love you to join us on this epic adventure next year.

Return Flights on Cathay Pacific / All Internal Flights / Accommodation /
Breakfast Everyday / All transfers, ferry tickets and tours with English speaking
guides / Yoga / Meditation.

Package Price: Range from R29 890 per person sharing

Full Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival

 

We will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Individuals can spend the rest of the day exploring the city on foot or by tuk-tuk or cyclo or laze around the rooftop pool. There is a spa in the hotel for those who wish rub some of the travel fatigue out of their bodies.

Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, still retains its colonial charm. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonlé Sap.

At 4.30pm we will be collected from the hotel for a sunset dinner cruise on the Mekong River where you can watch how Phnom Penh’s popular riverfront comes to life in the early evening. After the cruise we will be dropped back at the hotel (about 7.30pm). If you wish, you can walk down to the famous Foreign Correspondents’ Club overlooking the Mekong River for a drink. This venue is about a hundred meters from your hotel.

Dinner: Sunset Buffet Cruise.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 Phnom Penh

After breakfast at your hotel, we will meet our guide in the hotel lobby and take a short walk to the Royal Palace, dating back to 1866 and the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the more than 5 000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.

We continue to the nearby National Museum, which was built in traditional Khmer style. It houses the world’s foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological and religious artefacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. More than 5 000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom’s cultural wealth. We end the morning at Wat Phnom, a contemporary hilltop pagoda that stands at the founding place of the city.

After lunch, we depart for Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, housed in the former school that was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture centre: named “S-21“. After that, you visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek – a startling memorial to those that were murdered by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

Dinner: Own arrangements

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 3 : Phnom Penh

We have the day to browse through the colourful markets of Phnom Penh. Visit the Central Market, an art deco landmark and one of the largest markets in the city, if not in all of Cambodia. Here you will find clothes, shoes, souvenirs, watches, jewellery, food and almost anything else you can think of! The Russian Market is a good example of a traditional Khmer market.

Alternatively find a fun and vibrant pub or restaurant and relax. If craft beer is for you, you can visit Hops Craft Brewery, Himawari Microbrewery or Botanico Wine and Beer Garden, or visit the Samai rum distillery. Bassac Lanes is a delightful collection of small pubs and restaurants where you can sit in one and order from another!

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.


Day 4: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel we head for the airport to catch our flight to Siem Reap (50 minutes). Upon landing we will be transferred to our hotel in the old part of Siem Reap.

We have the rest of the day to acquaint yourselves with this beautiful city which was once the capital of the Khmer empire. You can easily walk around Siem Reap or hop on one of the multitude of tuk-tuks. If you like craft beer, the Siem Reap Brewpub is a must and there is always a good time to be had in Pub Street which is full of vibey establishments in which to eat and drink. (Both are an easy walk from our hotel.)

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 5 Siem Riep

:    Thur 20 June, 2019     Siem Reap                                                                                                                                    After an early breakfast, we will spend the day with our English speaking guide and driver on a tour to the temples. This will  include the magnificent Angkor Wat temple.  It is the most famous of the Angkor temples and is featured on Cambodia’s national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

Other temples we will visit will include Ta Prohm – unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines. It was a setting in the Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie. Bayon (or the “faces” temple) and the exquisite Banteay Srei or “Woman’s Temple”.

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 6 : Siem Reap

:    Fri 21 June, 2019         Siem Reap                                                               

Today we will meet your guide and driver and you will visit Beng Mealea, the oldest capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor where nature has well and truly run riot. It is known as the “Indiana Jones Temple of Doom” temple as it was the inspiration for the set of the movie of the same name!

Thereafter we will go on a fascinating boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where we have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonlé Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake and its size varies enormously depending on the season – rainy or dry!

We will visit the floating village of Kampong Khleang and embark on a boat ride through the village where the fisherman and their families live in stilted houses among the petrified mangrove forests and waterways. Many families live permanently on the lake.

In the evening we will attend a performance of ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus’. Starting at 8pm, professional artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) will perform an inspiring show suitable for people of all ages. The hour-long show mixes traditional and modern theatre: music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society.

Dinner:  Own arrangements.

Overnight in Siem Reap.


Day 7: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville - Koh Rong Samloem
 

Day 7:   Sat 22 June, 2019             Siem Reap – Sihanoukville – Koh Rong Samloem                                               

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight to Sihanoukville (55 minutes). Upon arrival, we will be met by our driver to take us to the Serendipity Pier to catch our ferry to the island of Koh Rong Samloem. This trip will take about 40 minutes.

Upon arrival at the island, we will be met by the resort staff who will escort us to our resort: Sol Beach. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the resort or take a walk along the more than two kilometre beach. You can also take a hike out to the lighthouse, visit the waterfall or walk 1,5 kilometres through the jungle to Lazy Beach, on the western side of the island. This beach was voted one of the 21 Best Beaches in the world by National Geographic!

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Overnight on Koh Rong Samloem.

Day 8-11 Koh Rong Samloem

Days 8 – 11:    Sun 23 – Wed 26 June, 2019             Koh Rong Samloem                                                                                   

More of the same on the island! Lots of relaxing and yoga to be done!!

Take advantage of the amazing, inexpensive spa at the resort. One afternoon, those that are interested, will take a trip with Captain Kem’s Caribbean Tour. We will be picked up in the sea outside our resort and motor around to the north side of the island. Here we will spend some time snorkelling in beautifully clear water surrounded by loads of beautiful fish.

Thereafter we head for the nearby local fishing village – watch the sun set over drinks and then have a buffet meal in a local restaurant. On the way home we will stop and be able to jump back into the sea to experience the bioluminescent plankton.

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Overnight on Koh Rong Samloem.

Day 12 Koh Rong Samloem - Sihanoukville-Phnom Penh

Day 12:  Thur 27 June, 2019         Koh Rong Samloem – Sihanoukville  – Phnom Penh                                                       

After breakfast we transfer back to the mainland by ferry where we will be met by our transport to take us back to Phnom Penh to meet up with our return flight home – full of great memories of Cambodia and its wonderful people!

Please note:
  • The above itinerary is subject to the availability of accommodation and flights, as mentioned. Equivalent alternatives will be offered, where necessary, if possible.
  • It excludes optional activities.
  • The itinerary can be changed if required, but new costs may apply.
  • Unless otherwise discussed and stipulated, accommodation quoted in this package includes 3-4 star standard hotels. This can be adjusted as per your specific requirements, if desired.
  • Air-fares to and from Cambodia, are not included as these will vary from airline to airline and be affected by when you fly and when you book your flights.
  • Visas and travel insurance are not included in these costs.
  • The Rand/US$ exchange rate fluctuates and this could have an impact on the final pricing.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% will be required upon confirming a booking and the balance payable 30 days before departure.
  • Booking, change and cancellation conditions apply.
  • All advertised prices are on a per person sharing basis unless otherwise specified.
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