Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Immerse in a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, delving into enduring spiritual traditions and activities that promote well-being, experiencing lush, serene landscapes and relaxing on a private island.

Journey Overview

Immerse in a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, delving into enduring spiritual traditions and activities that promote well-being, experiencing lush, serene landscapes and relaxing on a private island.


Journey Details

  • Take part in beautiful ceremonies that connect you to the ancient traditions of Southeast Asia, including a Laotian baci ceremony and alms offering
  • Practice meditation in Luang Prabang alongside a scenic waterfall with a local teacher before enjoying a walk
  • Explore cinematic Siem Reap, venturing to its awe-inspiring temples on a tuk-tuk or bicycle
  • Luxuriate on a private tropical island with a three-night stay on turquoise-water-fringed Krabey Island in southern Cambodia
  • Choose from a selection of Laotian-inspired treatments delivered by skilled practitioners at Rosewood Luang Prabang’s luxurious spa
  • Enjoy a meaningful visit to a rural village partnering with A&K Philanthropy to source clean water in Siem Reap

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Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Days 1-2: Arrive Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your luxury hotel on the Chao Phraya River. Discover this city of contrasts the next day, first with a visit to the exotically perfumed Pak Klong Talaat, Bangkok’s largest and most colourful flower market. Next, make the pilgrimage — as many devout Buddhists do — to the eclectic Grand Palace, a sprawling complex of glittering halls and pavilions. Explore its spire-topped Throne Room and stunning Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. Ride a tuk-tuk to a local restaurant for lunch. Later, cruise the Chao Phraya on a local boat to a neighbourhood temple, where you receive a blessing from a monk and discuss the importance of Buddhism in Thai culture. Continue to peaceful Kudi Jeen, one of Bangkok’s most diverse communities. Walk to a family bakery where you taste a local specialty cake, and then stop at the community’s church. Return to your hotel, with time to refresh before gathering for tonight’s welcome dinner.
The Siam | Meals: BLD (day 2)

Day 3: Luang Prabang, Laos | A Traditional Welcome

Fly to Luang Prabang and transfer to your stunning new hotel in a hilltop forest. Settle into your chosen accommodations, whether a Waterfall Pool Villa with its private plunge pool, rain shower outdoor bathtubs and oversized balcony or a Hilltop Tent — a luxurious permanent-tented space set into the hill that offers stunning views of the lush natural surroundings. This evening, partake in a baci ceremony, a Laotian welcoming ritual performed to bestow the protective power of the spirits on the visitor. Join locals for a game of pétanque (the French version of bocce) followed by refreshing cocktails served during a Scenic Sundowner experience. Tonight, partake in an al fresco dinner featuring produce from your hotel’s on-site organic garden.
Rosewood Luang Prabang | Meals: BD

Day 4: Lunag Prabang | Laotian Treasures & Traditions

Enjoy immersing in the tranquillity of Luang Prabang. Rise before dawn to participate in tak bat, a silent ceremony offering food to local monks who walk in meditation with their alms bowls. Then, visit a local market followed by breakfast at your hotel. Later, explore the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xieng Thong with its impressive Tree of Life mosaic and richly decorated wooden columns. After lunch, return to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon at your leisure, during which you may choose from one of the hotel’s Laotian-inspired spa treatments, including a detoxifying cleanse delivered by a healer from the local Hmong tribe.
Rosewood Luang Prabang | Meals: BL

Day 5: Luang Prabang | Organic Rice Farm

Lush rice fields define the landscape of Laos. This morning, experience a closer look during an enriching farm-to-village tour. Explore every stage of the rice harvest before tasting local snacks made from this regional staple. Enjoy lunch on your own, followed by a relaxing afternoon at your hotel, perhaps by the pool or natural waterfall. An exciting evening awaits with dinner at a local restaurant and an optional visit to the lively, handicraft night market.
Rosewood Luang Prabang | Meals: BD

Day 6: Luang Prabang & Siem Reap, Cambodia | Waterfall Meditation

Start the day early this morning and travel to stunning Kuang Si Falls for a guided meditation led by a local expert. Enjoy a picnic breakfast along the cascading waters, then explore a path running along a wide multi-tiered fall. Cool off with a refreshing swim or walk the forest trails. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel on eight acres of gardens and rice paddies. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Phum Baitang | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Siem Reap | Splendors of Angkor Thom by Bicyle

This morning, set out for the incredible temples of Angkor. Ride a tuk-tuk or choose to cycle to Angkor Thom, visiting the richly decorated Bayon temple. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at your hotel before setting out by tuk-tuk for a progressive dining tour of Siem Reap, sampling specialties from three local restaurants.
Phum Baitang | Meals: BD

Day 8: Siem Reap | Heaven on Earth at Angkor Wat

Wake early this morning to witness sunrise at Angkor Wat and a moving view of its sacred temple. Continue to Ta Prohm, its crumbling towers and walls draped in a riotous jungle. Return to your hotel for breakfast and a relaxing morning at leisure. Later this afternoon, visit Banteay Srei, known as the “Citadel of Women.” Continue to a rural village partnering with A&K Philanthropy to install filtered wells as part of the Cambodia Clean Water Project, making this a meaningful opportunity to talk with residents of the community firsthand.
Phum Baitang | Meals: B

Day 9: Krabey Island | Tropical Private Island Escape

Fly to Sihanoukville, continuing by speedboat to private Krabey Island, a less-frequented oasis off Cambodia’s coast. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the amenities of your luxury resort, or to simply unwind in your own private pool.
Six Senses Krabey Island | Meals: BD

Day 10: Krabey Island | Design Your Day

Today, as you settle into this lush island environment, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Take Part in a Khmer Cooking Class, utilizing locally sourced ingredients to create savory traditional dishes.
  • Relax with a Spa Experience, sampling the rejuvenating Cambodian healing treatments at your hotel’s spa.
  • Embark on a Private Sunset Cruise in tranquil offshore waters, enjoying cocktails and canapés on board.

Tonight, gather for a dinner made with ingredients sourced from your hotel’s organic garden and the surrounding waters and provinces.
Six Senses Krabey Island | Meals: BD

Day 11: Krabey Island | A Day Just for You

Resume the relaxed pace of your island visit, with meals served at your leisure and breezy time at your private pool. Tonight, gather for a farewell reception and dinner against tropical skies.
Six Senses Krabey Island | Meals: BD

Days 12-13: Depart Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

After breakfast, on Day 12, fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel. Depart the next day on your international flight home.
InterContinental Saigon Hotel | Meals: B

Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.
Minimum age is 10 years. 
First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2
Last group event: arrival in Ho Chi Minh City at 12:00 p.m on Day 12.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

The Siam Hotel

Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

The Siam is a luxury boutique hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the most stunning peaceful retreat in the heart of ... Read more

Rosewood Luang Prabang

Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Hidden in the lush jungle on the outskirts of Luang Prabang, Rosewood Luang Prabang has an idyllic setting with a river running through t ... Read more

Phum Baitang Siem Reap

Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

The charming Phum Baitang – which means ‘the green village’ – is a 5-star luxury resort spectacularly located within eight acre ... Read more

Six Senses Koh Krabey

Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Opening its doors in 2018, Six Senses Krabey Island is the latest and most spectacular addition to the Six Senses collection of exclusive ... Read more

InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh

Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

One of Vietnam's leading hotels, The InterContinental Asiana Saigon, is a luxurious stylish property in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City; a ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020
Price AU$17,195pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Mar 4, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020
Price AU$17,195pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 21, 2020 - Nov 2, 2020
Price AU$16,180pp Single Supplement AU$8,110 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 16, 2020
Price AU$17,195pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.