This New Year’s journey will begin in Luang Prabang, a timeless town situated on the banks of the Mekong river. It is told that in this magical city are tales of legend -- roots of royal history, saffron-robed monks, world class cuisine and hidden caves. During our days here we will explore the UNESCO protected city center to appreciate its unspoiled Laotian-colonial fusion architecture and take in notable Buddhist temples. Spend an afternoon cruising up the mighty Mekong gazing upon the stunning scenery and taking a tour of the Pak Ou caves, filled with thousands of tiny Buddha statues. Rise to meet the early morning and hundreds of monks processing through the streets accepting offerings of food from the local residents and businesses. Take a dip in the beautiful waterfalls of Tat Khouangsi, known for their unbelievable turquoise waters. Downtime and yoga will be enjoyed at our charming hotel in the heart of the city, perfectly situated near the magnificent markets and Luang Prabang's revered restaurants.
Mid-week we fly south, to Siem Reap in Cambodia which will be home for our exploration of Angkor Wat. Angkor is one of the world’s most important ancient monuments and a sight not to be missed in this lifetime. Built in the 1100s, this gorgeous and inspiring Hindu temple complex is the national symbol of Cambodia and holds great pride for the Khmer culture. The grandeur and beauty of the structures are only matched by the skilled artistry of the thousands of intricately carved bas reliefs. Our days have been skillfully designed to get the most out of our time here, with an eye for avoiding the crowds. We will see all of the more well-known highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a few off-the-beaten-track treasures, where we will likely be the only visitors there.
Immerse and cultivate a greater understanding of who you are and your yoga practice while traveling, touring, exploring in the rich culture of Laos & Cambodia. Set amidst these ancient and hallowed civilizations, this pilgrimage reveals and inspire a deeper seat of knowledge, passion for life and connection with a curious like-minded, community. Lead by your accomplished, compassionate and adventuresome cultural guides, Mimi and Hawah, enjoy along with your fellow world travelers a New Year's that will promise memories for a lifetime!
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... October 1, 2018 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and all payments are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before October 1, 2018. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.expand
*Note you will have an additional international flight to book between Laos and Cambodia.
If you wish to arrive a day early to settle in and get acclimated we can request additional nights at our group hotel. Please contact us directly for rates.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note, if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.
Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.
All payments to International Yoga are non-refundable & non-transferable. The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. These events are rare but do occur and underscore the importance of being covered by travel insurance. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. TravelEx and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. There is a broad spectrum of policies and options so make sure you are clear on what exactly is covered.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to Laos or Cambodia. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC website for more information on Laos and Cambodia and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.
We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.
All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to October 1, 2018 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after October 1, 2018. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration.