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Southeast Asia: Timeless Rituals of Indochina, 13 Days Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City with A&K


Highlights
  • 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

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.


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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (day 2)
Accommodation: The Siam

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Rosewood Luang Prabang

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Rosewood Luang Prabang

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Rosewood Luang Prabang

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Phum Baitang

 

Day 7

Siem Reap | Splendors of Angkor Thom by Bicycle

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Phum Baitang

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Phum Baitang

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Six Senses Krabey Island

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Six Senses Krabey Island

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Six Senses Krabey Island

 

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon Hotel

 

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.

Departure Date Price Per Person Twin Share
05Feb20 $17,195
04Mar20 $17,195
21Oct20 $16,180
04Nov20 $17,195

 

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The Siam Hotel

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 this bustling city of Bangkok. The Siam features 39 of the capital’s most spacious suites and pool villas as well as a uniquely historical Thai House, Connie’s Cottage. Each suite is individually designed with original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiquities and is catered for by a personal butler. Complimentary WiFi is available property-wide.

The Siam’s facilities are vast with a choice of exquisite dining options and selection of restaurants, cooking school, bar, café, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library with screening room, infinity pool and traditional Thai houses. There is a large Riverside infinity pool with Jacuzzi beds to relax by in the middle of the day as well as a children’s splash pool. The staff at The Siam are gracious and attentive, they are exceptional at looking after every need of the discerning traveller.

 

Rosewood Luang Prabang

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

A grand colonial-styled residence houses the public areas while 23 spacious accommodations, spread across both banks of the river, include deluxe rooms, specialty suites, riverside and pool villas, and luxury tents. Bill Bensley designed interiors demonstrate his signature colonial-chic style while Lao tradition is sensitively woven throughout using indigenous materials and locally inspired artworks.

Meals at The Great House use only fresh local ingredients, some of which are harvested from the onsite organic garden, supporting the local community through a ‘farm-to-the table’ dining concept that emphasises locally sourced and seasonal foods. The Elephant Bridge Bar — a nod to the area’s wild past — is the perfect spot to enjoy classic cocktails and traditional Laotian bar snacks.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers a variety of luxury treatments and signature holistic offerings paired with natural, sustainably sourced ingredients. The riverside pool is also a perfect place to relax after a day’s touring.

 

Phum Baitang Siem Reap

The charming Phum Baitang – which means ‘the green village’ – is a 5-star luxury resort spectacularly located within eight acres of lush gardens, lemongrass meadows and rice paddies near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The second property from Zannier Hotels, this elegant retreat is a gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural and cultural wonders.

As its name suggests, Phum Baitang is modelled on a Cambodian village, featuring wooden villas reminiscent of local farm houses. There are 25 villas and 20 pool villas, all superbly designed with elegant, handmade wooden furniture, stone sinks and bathtubs, and antique carved headboards.

While away your afternoon on a day-bed and enjoy the serenity of your private terrace in the shade of a frangipani tree. Later, take your seat at one of the two bars – one is located in the original 100-year-old farmhouse. Here, you can lounge on a rattan wing chair as you sip your aperitif. There are two restaurants, one located beside a sensational 50-metre infinity pool. On the menu, discover the best of Southeast Asian cuisine, such as Khmer curries, Thai tom yum soup and fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, complimented by an extensive wine list including Roger Zannier’s own vintages from his estates in the South of France and Portugal’s Douro Valley. The hotel also features a beautiful spa, designed as a tribute to Angkor’s temples, and the perfect antidote to the hustle of Siem Reap.

 

Six Senses Koh Krabey

Opening its doors in 2018, Six Senses Krabey Island is the latest and most spectacular addition to the Six Senses collection of exclusive island escapes. Located just a 10-minute boat ride from Cambodia’s coastline, this 30-acre island hosts 40 pool villas amidst naturally landscaped island grounds. In keeping with the Six Senses philosophy, each pool villa features sustainable and eco-friendly design, complementing the island’s natural charm, while also providing a luxurious retreat. A private pool, decking area and spacious bathroom are found in every villa, with some also delighting with an outdoor shower and wine cellar.

Dip into your private pool, snorkel in the island’s crystal-clear waters, then surrender to the ministrations of its spa therapists and chefs. There are two excellent restaurants, including a speciality restaurant which invites you to get involved in an open kitchen and communal dining area. Then, find your favourite spot in the elevated sunset bar and watch as the sun melts into colours along the horizon.

 

InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh

One of Vietnam’s leading hotels, The InterContinental Asiana Saigon, is a luxurious stylish property in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City; a thriving commercial centre and a city bursting with colourful culture. Accommodation comes in form of classic rooms with floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views of either colonial Saigon or downtown Ho Chi Minh City, while the luxury suites and executive rooms are all located on the top floors with exclusive access to the Club InterContinental privileges, including the personalised business services.

The Business Centre will keep your work running smoothly with high-speed internet and an array of secretarial services.  InterContinental’s signature Yu Chu serves up highly acclaimed authentic Cantonese and Peking cuisines, including hand pulled noodles and delicious dim sum, while Market 39 offers all day dining from 7 interactive open kitchens where you can witness the skilled chefs show of their talent. The Library Lounge is the perfect spot to savour a post-dinner glass of fine wine in a sophisticated setting.


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