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7-NIGHT MEKONG RIVER YOGA CRUISE
October 21, 2019

Join International Yoga Travel founder, Erica Boucher, on her Mekong River Yoga Cruise. Travel through Vietnam and Cambodia in comfort and style from your balcony suite on a world-class AMA Waterways river cruise.

Enjoy great locally-inspired foods from award-winning chefs, visit rural villages and colorful markets, and experience traditional cultural performances as you are treated to an authentic Asian experience.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
✓ 5-star accommodations (in a balcony suite)
✓ All onboard dining
✓ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
✓ Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
✓ Daily yoga with Erica Boucher and other world-class instructors
✓ Saigon Lounge with panoramic views
✓ Unlimited beer and wine with lunch and dinner
✓ Snacks and refreshments served daily
✓ Immersive tours in every destination
✓ Knowledgeable guides
✓ And So Much More!


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COST STARTING AT $3,516 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
* Roommate pairing MAY be available.
Single Occupancy upgrade: $1,799
​Rooms are subject to availability and they are going quickly.

​Deposit: $500
(50% Refundable until July 23, 2019; 100% Non-Refundable after July 23, 2019; Balance due July 23, 2019)


DETAILED ITINERARY

October 21, 2019 Sail Date
SIEM REAP TO HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 1

KAMPONG CHAM – EMBARKATION

Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your seven-night cruise. Your afternoon excursion takes you to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. As the story goes, the women lit a fire at night, which made the men believe the sun was rising. As a result, the men stopped working and the women won the competition. Thus, men still need to ask the women’s parents for permission and Phnom Srei is higher than Phnom Pros. Later, join fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner. (L,D) 

DAY 2

ANGKOR BAN

During the morning, visit Angkor Ban, the only village that was not destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Take a walking tour through the village to see some of the stilted houses, some dating back nearly 100 years, and witness this slice of rural life, which has barely changed for centuries. Koh Oknhatey, or “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River, is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. Go to Oknhatey, where you visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Your cruise continue sails to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. (B,L,D) 

DAY 3

KAMPONG TRALACH – OUDONG – PHNOM PENH

Enjoy a truly authentic excursion, an oxcart ride through a local village in the morning. Afterwards, you’ll go to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city’s French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. (B,L,D) 

DAY 4

PHNOM PENH

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. Back on board the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D) 

DAY 5

PHNOM PENH – BORDER CROSSING – TAN CHAU, VIETNAM

Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D) 

DAY 6

TAN CHAU – SA DEC

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D) 

DAY 7

SA DEC – XEO QUYT – CAI BE

Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour. Later, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops and the historic Kiet Old House. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D) 

DAY 8

HO CHI MINH CITY – DISEMBARKATION

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port. (B)

*We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Ho Chi Minh after 3:00pm today to avoid potential missed connections.

*Check out the Pre & Post Cruise Options Below

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"I feel so filled up after that trip. It truly was a trip of a lifetime."

Cassidy Ulvestad

"I love traveling with you because of the vibe your tribe has.
It's all heart and joyful energy!"

Susan Klosinski

"Thank you for organizing and introducing me to so many wonderful, like-minded people."

Carol Jardine

"Thanks for another wonderful adventure!"

Jan Cloutier

"I'm so happy you enjoy organizing these trips. Because I love going on them with you!"

Susan Chase

"Where are we going next? "

Laura Croson



PRE & POST-CRUISE OPTIONS

Pre-Cruise 

FULL Pre-cruise package includes 6 Nights (Hanoi, Halong Bay & Siem Reap) $1,800 DO; $2,700 SO

3 Nights Siem Reap ONLY: $799 DO; $1,199 SO

Post Cruise

2 Night Ho Chi Minh: $399 DO; $599 SO

When registering for your cruise, include in the “NOTES” section of your registration form which pre and post cruise options you select. *This decision does not have to be made at the time of booking your cruise.

Meet Your Hosts

ERICA BOUCHER is the founder of International Yoga Travel, and has been organizing and leading yoga travel around the world for over a decade. She’s also the founder of Empath Yoga, a 200-hr yoga training, and author/creator of 12-Weeks to LOVE YOUR LIFE. She’s also the host of the All Ways Evolving podcast, and the Empath Yoga YouTube Channel. Learn more about Erica here.

JAN CLOUTIER is an Empath Yoga Teacher Training graduate and licensed massage therapist. She is an advanced bodyworker specializing in Thai massage, sports injury massage, yoga massage and more. A Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Jan has made laughing, traveling, and inspiring others her life purpose. She can be reached at jannycloutier@gmail.com.

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