Our journey will begin in the majestic northern city of Chiang Mai, the cultural capital of Thailand. Unique custom-designed excursions will include exploring ancient temples by rickshaw, participating in a traditional offering at a Buddhist temple, enjoying a private walking and shopping tour of local artisans and their handicrafts, cooking classes, an herbal compress class, and a visit to a nearby elephant sanctuary. Accommodation will be at a lovely property located in the historic heart of the city. The charming boutique hotel takes its name from a majestic 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel. The rooms reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Enjoy yoga with Sherri one to two times a day in a nearby gathering space, rich cultural interactions, and delicious food. Our yoga practices are part of the fabric of our journey and extend beyond the confines of a studio as we stretch out into the ‘everywhere’ of travel adventure together.
After Thailand we will venture to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, 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. The ancient kings of Cambodia competed to outdo each other in the size, scale, and symmetry of their building efforts, culminating in the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat.
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. Our accommodations are in a lovely 4-star hotel with hospitable staff. Cambodia has experienced decades of political upheaval, civil war, and tragedy, yet what you will likely remember the most from your visit is the indomitable spirit and warmth of its citizens.
2 Double beds or 1 King
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... July 16, 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 July 16, 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
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You will book your international ticket into and out of Chiang Mai (airport code: CNX) and out of Siem Reap (airport code: REP). The retreat will begin on the evening of September 29th in Thailand and conclude on the morning of October 7th in Cambodia.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
About: Our hotel is a unique and charming boutique property that is nestled in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from magnificent 200 years old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace. Simple but stylish and around a series of garden courtyards, the 42 guest rooms reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Intimate, serene and relaxing, This location is an oasis of calm and tranquility, the perfect base for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond.
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
About: Our hotel or the green village is a 5-star luxury resort near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Set within 8 acres of lush gardens, lemon-grass meadows and rice paddies, this elegant retreat is a gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural and cultural wonders. 45 spacious stilted villas 25 with private terrace comprise the guest accommodations. Inspired by traditional Cambodian wooden housing, both exterior and interior have been designed, sculpted and furnished to create an authentic yet luxurious Cambodian experience. A sanctuary of tranquility and rejuvenation, Spa Temple offers 7 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and relaxation area, a yoga pavilion, a fully-equipped fitness room, and a 50-metre outdoor infinity pool. All designed to balance and restore your well-being using indigenous healing therapies honoring your body as the sacred temple that it is.
Travel to Thailand or Cambodia does not require a visa. You do need a valid passport, good for 6 months from date of arrival, and proof of your return/departing flight. Upon arrival, you will receive a 30-day tourist visa.
IMPORTANT: Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining after your date of entry into Thailand and Cambodia.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to Thailand 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 information on Thailand 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.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip whenever you arrive, day or night. 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 12 to 25 attendees is a general average.
No, gratuities are not included in the price of your program. Through out the week you will have guides who will be assisting you on each of your excursions. We recommend $5-$10/person per day for guides and drivers and $5-$10/person per day for hotel staff.
Yes, all levels are welcome. You will find that wherever you are in your practice, you will get just what you need out of the yoga classes on this retreat. International Yoga works only with experienced and extremely qualified teachers, which ensures that everyone's yoga needs will be met.
Breakfast is included in the cost of your program. Lunches and dinners are not included but, there are many wonderful and affordable off-site restaurants where you can dine. You can plan for lunches & dinners to cost approximately $10 - $40/person. There will also be special activities including a cooking class and farewell dinner which will be included in the price of your program.
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.
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 July 16, 2018 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after July 16, 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.