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Wellness Journey in Cambodia

  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
  • Séjour bien-être à Siem Reap
5 days

Highlights

- Visits to the majestic Angkor complex
- Meeting and sharing moments with Buddhist monks
- Yoga and meditation classes that will punctuate your stay

Description:

Day 1: Siem Reap

Arrival at Siem Reap international airport by flight. You will be welcomed by your local English speaking guide then transfer to your hotel.

A welcome drink will be provided upon check-in at your hotel with 1 hour Reflexology Foot Massage (60 min).

End of day at leisure for you to rest or enjoy your hotel facilities.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap

Before dawn, we will bring you to the mystical site of Angkor Wat, quiet at this hour of the day, for a unique sunrise.
You will then explore Angkor Wat temple; one of the wonders of the oriental world. Masterpieces of decorative details as well as of architectural style, its awe-inspiring ruins survive as testament to the spectacular achievements of Southeast Asia's greatest civilization. It is a replica of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. It is composed by the Mount Meru, surrounded by the continents and the oceans. Its extraordinary bas-reliefs, describe some Khmer epics and myths.

Khmer breakfast at a traditional wooden house located in one of the villages in the heart of the Angkor Archaeological Complex.

After, continue with the visit of the great South Gate of Angkor Thom: Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Note: During the visit of Baphuon temple – visitors should wear shirts or blouse covering shoulders and arms and long skirts or trousers covering legs (no miniskirt or short trousers).

Lunch at local restaurant.

At the end of the afternoon, you will head to a local pagoda where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique experience of a private Buddhist blessing ceremony, wishing you good health and a safe journey – a very special experience to live. After blessing, you will have the possibilities chat with a true Cambodian Buddhist Monk in order to speak about Buddhism religion around a hot tea in the serenity of a pagoda.

The Buddhism practiced in Cambodia is currently a form of Theravada Buddhism. It’s the main religion in Cambodia (95% of the population) and it’s truly a part of the daily life of Khmer people. By understanding more about it, you will have a better understanding of the country and its inhabitants. Talking with a monk is a great way to discover and exchange about vision and philosophy of life.

Dinner will be served at Phare Café.
After dinner, enjoy the amazing circus show performed by the Phare Ponleu Selpak NGO. PPS is an association which supports community development through providing children, young adults and their families with social, educational, emotional and cultural support.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap

You will be picked from your hotel and transferred to the starting point: Wat La Ook (30/40 min drive).

After a short briefing, you will ride to Roluos Market where the locals shop; you’ll find no souvenirs here, only authentic fruits and vegetables waiting to be used in traditional cooking.

On the way, you will be amazed by the scenery and have the opportunity to catch with your eyes unique moments of the Cambodian’s daily life!
(Distance: 15 km – Duration: 1h30).

This afternoon, you will have a cooking class.
Spend your afternoon to experience Cambodian cuisine at Mahob Organic farm which is located just 3km northeast of Siem Reap.

Learn how to cook real Cambodian cuisine and gain insight into Khmer culinary culture with the enthusiasm talented local chef and his team. Participants will have a guided tour of the organic farm with the chef and will pick their own fresh vegetables and ingredient to use during their cooking class. Learn to make your own full Khmer menu with one starter, one main course and one dessert, ending with a tasting of your own prepared dishes.

Dinner where you will taste and enjoy your prepared dishes.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Siem Reap

This morning, participate yoga class for one hour with your private Yoga Instructor at you hotel. You are able to choose among the following options:
Ashtanga - Vinyasa - Yoga Flow - Hatha Flow - Restorative Yoga.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

This afternoon, visit of Banteay Srei, the fabled pink temple of women, so called because it is made of pink sandstone and considered a tribute to the beauty of women. Its small size, delicate carvings and remarkable state of preservation make Banteay Srei one of everyone's favorite temples. Its Apsara and male and female divinities represent the most skilled craftsmanship of sand stone carvings.

Continue with the visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful and famous temples in the area. For all would-be Mouhots and closet Indiana Jones, Ta Prohm is the perfect lost-temple-in-the-jungle: strangler figs and kapok trees entwine themselves around the ruins of Ta Prohm. Their roots burst apart even the thickest of walls, yet their clinging embrace prevents the walls' collapse.

Then proceed to visit the Pre Rup temple which name means “ turning the body” and refers to a traditional method of cremation in which the copse’s outline is traced in the cinders, first in one direction and then in the other. It was built by Rajendravaraman II. Like its nearby predecessor, the temple consists of a pyramid-shaped temple mountain with the uppermost of the three tiers carrying five square shrines arranged as a quincunx.

Dinner at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap - Departure

Day at leisure for you to relax, enjoy your hotel’s facilities or have a spa treatment or go shopping in town on your own arrangement.

Appointed time with your tour guide and vehicle, you will be transferred to Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.

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Included:

- Transportation in air-conditioned car / minibus / coach
- Transportation from/to your accommodation
- All entrance fees to visits
- Guide
- Double room with air conditioning in selected or similar rooms
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Not included:

- Personal expenses
- Gratuity

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