ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA

SEPT 020 SEPT 2017

SEPT 09 SEPT 2017

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Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE in captivating Cambodia- a kingdom with an unrivalled wealth of history & culture. Nowhere is this better symbolized than at the majestic temples of UNESCO protected Angkor Wat, a timeless testament to the ingenuity of the Khmer people, and the focal point of this exciting Escape. And while a visit to the temples of Angkor is a profound experience, as few sites on earth can match the majesty of Angkor Wat, there is so much more to this remarkable country. Join Escape To Shape as we explore not only the temples, but also far beyond- the beautiful & inspiring people, the simple villages, the culinary treats, the hidden temples, the unique craftsmanship, the rich Buddhist traditions, plus much, much more.

Accommodations

While in Cambodia guests will stay in beautiful private villas nestled amongst rice paddies and palm trees, just minutes away from the town of Siem Reap and the magnificent temples that make up Angkor Wat. Each spacious suite is complete with an en suite bathroom, plush linens, air conditioning, ceiling fans and deluxe amenities and is freshly appointed with beautiful Khmer art and textiles. An expansive pool, lotus pond and lush garden all splash color throughout the property making this villa truly complete. Additionally, the property is host to a variety of unique indoor & outdoor spaces, ideal for practicing and inspiring each yoga session. A sense of tranquility, beauty. and spaciousness that is unique to Cambodia permeates the property. The gracious and accommodating staff, along with the rich history and culture of the area, makes this a most memorable and magical Escape.

Rate

Share: $4000 per person based on two people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo.

Private: $5200 for a private room

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.

The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 6 (six) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment. Cancellations less than six weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site: www.tripinsurance.com.

Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.

Includes

  • 7 nights luxury accommodations in a private villa nestled amongst the rice paddies & palm trees of Siem Reap. Accommodations include en suite bathrooms, plush beds, luxury linens, and private terraces overlooking the pool or garden and deluxe amenities.
  • 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season are provided daily. Meals are enjoyed in the villa as well as in noted restaurants of the region.
  • Daily Vinyasa Yoga
  • Private temple tours of all the major temple ‘players’- Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Beng Mealea
  • Experience the beauty & stillness of Angkor Wat at Sunrise
  • Private boat trip to stilted & floating villages
  • Private Apsara dance performance
  • Private Buddhist monk chat at local Pagoda, including private alms ceremony & water ceremony
  • Private village walk & talk- an opportunity to discover the ‘soul’ of Cambodia- meet the people; see where they live and how they spend their days. This experience includes a hands-on opportunity to give back to the local people, if interested.
  • Private sunset cocktails & dinner overlooking the rice field
  • Private Cooking class – 1/2 day hands-on cooking class- visit the local ‘wet’ market with the chef & learn to make traditional favorites
  • Opportunities to explore the famous Night Market as well as local boutiques that support the local people
  • Experience Phare- The Cambodian Circus- up close with the acrobats & behind the scenes
  • 1 massage
  • Additional cultural surprises
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Siem Reap International Airport (REP) to the Villa.

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Yoga, meditation & lots of walking

Teacher

Erica Gragg
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica contributes to AFAR and Livetheprocess.com and has created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.

Testimonials

I went to Cambodia with Escape to Shape in February 2012 and it was AMAZING. This was my third Escape (and that should tell you how wonderful these trips are if I keep coming back!) and I loved every second. From the accommodations (an outdoor shower?! huge bed? sofa to relax on?? a little porch to sit on and watch the stars???) to the food (healthy and fresh and yummy) to the yoga (so good to stretch & move after the flights!) to the amazing amazing amazing experiences (cooking class with a visit to a local family’s house to see how they cook; participating in an alms ceremony with the monks; walking thru the local village & interacting with the villagers in meaningful ways; walking thru and having dinner in the rice fields; visiting the food market; shopping in the night market; and the TEMPLES!!!!!) this trip was more than I had hoped for but definitely not less than I expected. Escape puts together spectacular trips and the hosts Erica and Francesco go out of their way to make you happy. I can’t say enough positive things about Escape To Shape. But I can confess that a few days after I returned from Cambodia I put my deposit on the October trip to Cartagena. Hooray!Alison March 2012


I went to Cambodia and Istanbul with E2S. This is a truly wonderful way to travel, especially if you’re going at it alone. Erica is a terrific host who puts together trips that are culturally relevant in every way: local food, art, shopping and more. But it’s also a true vacation. You can do as little or as much as you like…no pressure. You can also go home in better shape than you came. Power walks, yoga, etc. The Cambodia trip was spectacular. Istanbul was a “city trip” that was just amazing…we did yoga & Pilates in the ancient cisterns! I plan on going on many more Escape To Shape trips. Member ProfileTripAdvisor July 2012