Cambodia Retreat

Urban Forage Cambodia City, Countryside and Beaches Retreat

Departure date: July 24, 2014 - Spaces available (This one's for the ladies - sorry guys!!!)                    

What’s included:

Arrival meet and greet and transfer in Phnom Penh

3 nights Accommodation in Phnom Penh at The Kabiki, a boutique hotel with a focus on responsible travel and giving back. www.thekabiki.com

Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary

2 nights accommodation at The Vine Retreat, an eco guest house, pepper plantation and organic farm. www.thevineretreat.com

3 nights accommodation on Cambodia’s sleepy seaside village, Kep, at the beautiful Vanna Hill Resort

3 nights accommodation in rustic bungalows in Sihanoukville’s most chilled out beach - Otres.

Welcome and farewell dinners

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.

All transport as specified

Departure transfer

What's not included:

International Airfares

Travel insurance

Any touring pre or post the retreat

Items of a personal nature

Optional Siem Reap add on

COST - USD2199pp based on twin share, based on minimum numbers. Single supplement available on request.

For more information email info@urbanforage.co

Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday (D)

Upon your arrival into Phnom Penh airport you will be greeted by your Urban Forage Retreats representative. You will then get your first taste of Cambodia with a Tuk Tuk ride into your Hotel. Hang on!!!

Free time to settle in (there will be a room available to shower and store your bags should you wish). We will then meet our local english speaking guide in the hotel reception for the mornings touring. Gain a valuable insight into the contrasts of Khmer history during visits to the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields, a very confronting but important experience.

This afternoon is free time to explore this vibrant city or spend some time relaxing by the hotel pool. A list of our favourite boutiques will be available for those looking to shop or perhaps you would like to take in a Spa treatment?

We then invite you to meet at the hotel lobby at 6pm to be transferred to your welcome dinner. Dinner and drinks tonight will be held at Romdeng, an amazing restaurant that trains former street kids and marginalised youth in all arts of hospitality.
 
Accommodation - The Kabiki Hotel www.thekabiki.com

Day 2 - Friday (B)

This morning at we jump on a cyclo for an exciting trip to the countries namesake, Wat Phnom, and then to learn about the plight of the local street children and what you can do to help at the ChildSafe Centre.

Optional lunch time yoga ($8). Take in a yoga class at Yoga Phnom Penh with experienced instructors Alison and Oskar followed by an optional delicious lunch in the courtyard from ARTillery (organic, raw, vegan and vegetarian options available).

This evening you are free to go and explore this amazing city or there is an optional activity ($70) of a Roving Dinner. Frock up and explore the best of the best Phnom Penh restaurants. Over the course of the evening we will stop at 4 amazing locations.

Accommodation - The Kabiki Hotel www.thekabiki.com

Day 3 - Saturday (B,D)

This morning is at leisure, for anyone wanting a very local experience we will be doing a trip to the BKK markets where you can sample some delicious market food (Ducky's favourite place for breakfast and a photographers paradise!).

We will depart from The Kabiki early afternoon for our scenic journey (3.5 hours) to the beautiful Vine Retreat, located in the countryside in the Kep province - our home for the next 2 days.

An amazing dinner will be served after our arrival. You can rest assured that much of what you eat at the Vine Retreat has been organically grown on site and what they do not grow themselves they try their best to source from local suppliers!

Accommodation - The Vine Retreat www.thevineretreat.com

Day 4 - Sunday (B,L,D)

Breakfast at your leisure. Today you can take as you please, there are optional activities such as bikes available to visit surrounding villages, you can opt for a half day mountain trek or perhaps the sunset trek, a masseause may be available pending minimum numbers and her availability, or you may choose to just relax and enjoy the retreat’s facilities.

Accommodation - The Vine Retreat www.thevineretreat.com

Day 5 - Monday (B)

Breakfast at your leisure. This morning we depart The Vine to the sleepy seaside village of Kep. Here we will settle in to our hotel - time for a swim before you are invited to join the group what is arguably Cambodia’s best sunset. Enjoy happy hour at the sailing club and then on to sample some tasty seafood at the famous Crab Shacks.

Accommodation - Vanna Hill Resort www.vannahillresort.fr

Day 6 - Tuesday (B)

Day at leisure - explore the crab markets, check out the national park. Perhaps you would like to join us at one of Kep's best restaurants - Breezes for a lazy lunch.

Accommodation - Vanna Hill Resort www.vannahillresort.fr

Day 7 - Wednesday (B)

Day at leisure. Tonight perhaps you would like to join us at The Veranda for aperitif, followed by some amazing local cuisine.

Accommodation - Vanna Hill Resort www.vannahillresort.fr

Day 8 - Thursday (B)

Check out and transfer (3.5 hours) to Otres Beach where your accommodation will be in rustic bungalows on the beach (please note that these bungalows are rustic with thatched roofs, fans and mozzie nets and have shared bathrooms but they are in the most amazing location!)

Accommodation - Sea Garden Bungalows

Day 9 - Friday (B)

Today (weather permitting) there is an optional ($15) boat ride to Bamboo Island, we can try our hand at fishing or just enjoy swimming and snorkeling, an amazing BBQ lunch is included on the beach. Alternatively, there are beach massages, manicures and pedicures available at extraordinarily cheap prices!

Join us for a dinner at one of Sihanoukville's best French Restaurants with sweeping views. Depending on the weather you may be in for a treat tonight, try some night swimming and marvel as plankton illuminates all around you.

Accommodation - Sea Garden Bungalows

Day 10 - Saturday (B)

Day at Leisure - perhaps you would like to join us for an optional ($15) afternoon cooking class from the lovely Uppy!

Accommodation - Sea Garden Bungalows

Day 11 - Sunday (B,D)

Enjoy your final morning of free time before checking out at noon for our transfer back to Phnom Penh (5 hours drive) and check into The Kabiki. We would love you to join us tonight for our farewell dinner at a secret location!!!

Accommodation - The Kabiki

Day 12 - Monday (B)

Breakfast at leisure before your included departure transfer to the airport for your onwards journey. Check out is at midday.

Praise

You're definitely onto something and have a special and rare knack of making the trip feel like just a group of friends travelling not a tour yet achieve seeing and experiencing everything and the bonus of not having to think about what to do next as you have already done it for us.'

'The trip was fantastic - so many highlights.  So glad I got such a unique opportunity to experience it Ducky style!  You were so relaxed, patient and accommodating, so thank you.'

'I just wanted to thank you again for a truly magic experience! I had no idea what I was in for and I certainly did not expect such an awesome adventure. You showed us Cambodia Ducky style and I love it! You did an amazing job. I look forward to more travel adventures with you.'

'This is an amazing trip which everyone should do!!! Cambodia was such a pleasant surprise, the food, the people & the countryside just awesome! Ducky is the perfect host & through her eyes you'll fall in love with this country! Just book it.'

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xo

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