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I'm excited to partner with Ama Waterways for a journey of a lifetime.
 

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
CHARMS OF THE MEKONG
YOGA ADVENTURE 

DISCLAIMER: 

My International retreats are more of an adventure with some yoga. If you want to do yoga all day, you can stay home for that. If you want to live what you learn on the mat, join us.Want to see what it is like to go on retreat with us? Watch the video below from our last retreat in Croatia.

CRUISE FROM: HO CHI MINH CITY TO SIEM REAP

Join me on a yoga adventure back to my homeland, Vietnam. Our experience begins in Saigon, where I was born, and today is known as Ho Chi Minh City. Lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” offers a vibrant mix of old and new and provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise along the mighty Mekong, discovering a glimpse into another era; one where people still happily honor the timeless traditions passed down through the centuries from their ancestors. Throughout your trip, immerse yourself into the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas, and colorful markets. Be treated to a special blessing by monks in a Buddhist monastery and witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies. Experience all this and more on this life-enriching cruise along the Mekong.

COUNTRIES: VIETNAM, CAMBODIA 

RIVER: MEKONG

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LUXURY RIVER CRUISE
Optional Pre & Post Extentions

OCTOBER 2-8, 2023

SAVE $1500 PER STATEROOM ($750 pp)
BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023

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AMADARA
WHY DO ORDINARY

WHEN WE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY

AmaDara is a distinctive ship in a class of her own! She features spacious staterooms and suites, all with private twin balconies. On board, the AmaDara caters to your every whim, with massage rooms, fitness room, gift shop, hair salon, and a sun-deck pool. Her stunning Saigon Lounge provides a daily escape and unites guests over intriguing local entertainment by night. Savor authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the Main Restaurant or dine at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant; throughout your cruise, be treated to unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, house brand spirits, and local beer and soft drinks throughout your cruise.

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Note: Not shown are Category C & Luxury Suit -  Already SOLD OUT

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

AmaDara Bathroom Category A & B
Life along the Mekong River
Exotic Tastings
Onboard Cooking Class
Kmer Dance
Authentic Local Entertainment
Musical expereince
Complimentary Beverages
Deck Plan Staterooms
Mekong Restaurant
Saigon Lounge
Chef's Table Restaurant
Cultural Dishes & Western Cuisine
Signature Twin Balconies A & B
AmaDara Bathroom Category A & B
Spacious Suites
Suites Bathroom
Fitness Room with a view
Yoga, Meditation, Thai Chi Classes
Gift Shop
Visit Sa Dec Local Market Vietnam
Rice Paper Workshop, Cai Be Vietnam
Snake Wine Tasting Cai Be Vietnam
Trishaw Ride Vietnam
Visit Tan Chau Village Vietnam
Make Candy, Cai Be Vietnam
Visit Stupa Memorial
Visit Royal Palace
Visit National Museum Phnom Penh Cambodia
Visit Gennocide Musuem
Visit Central Market
Tuk Tuk Tour
Silk Village Tour
Oxcart Ride
Elementary School Visit
Craftsmen's Workshop, Tan Chau
Buddist Blessing Ceremony
Highlights

The scenery you will experience from your cabin patio or the deck will be some of the most naturally stunning landscapes that you could possibly see. People along the Mekong, especially in Cambodia, live in and on the Mekong without any modern amenities. You’ll pass their wooden villages built on stilts designed to survive the flood season. You will see temples and statues of Buddhas and other monuments along the Mekong River. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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You will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. We include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LUXURY RIVER CRUISE
Optional Pre & Post Extentions

OCTOBER 2-8, 2023

SPECIAL FOR OUR GROUP ONLY
SAVE $1000 PER PERSON

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30
, 2023

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Regular Price $3698 + $210 port charge
Special Pricing
$2908 per person

BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023

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Regular Price $3998 + $210 port charge
Special Pricing
$3208 per person

BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023

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Regular Price $4498 + $210 port charge
Special Pricing
$3708 per person

BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023

HOWEVER YOU'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY 

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE 
ADD A Pre & Post Extensions

Sofitel Plaza Saigon
Sofitel Plaza Saigon
Presidential Palace Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon
Central Post Office Saigon
Cen Thanh Market Saigon
Cu Chi Tunnels Saigon

Optional 2 Nights Pre-Cruise
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Add for only $399 

Explore the city’s most famous landmarks, including the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the War Remnants Museum. In the afternoon, visit Chu Chi, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. The next day before heading to the port, visit Ben Thanh Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City.

"Don't fill your life with days; fill your days with life"

Angkor wat must see
Sofitel Angkor Post
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Post
Ta Prohm Temple Post
Ta Prohm Temple Door to Heaven
Banteay Srei Post
Bayon temple Post
Angkor Thom Post
Angkor Wat Monk Post
Angkor Wat Post
Aspara Dancing Show Post

Optional 2 Nights Post-Cruise
SIEM REAP POST, CAMBODIA
Add for only $699 

Conclude your Mekong journey and indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap. It is a sprawling ancient metropolis of temples and ruins that shouldn't be missed. You will explore the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I highly recommend this add-on; you've come too far not to see this.

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

QUICK PROMOTIONAL PRICING & DATES 
Note that pricing is Per Person & Double occupancy. 

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PROMOTION EXTENDED JUNE 30

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"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else"

WHY I CHOSE AMA WATERWAYS TO PARTNER WITH

Ama means love...and the love this company has put into each adventures is beyond extraordinary!
  • How does class drop in work?
    Classes are virtual via Zoom Drop-in anytime select "Book Now" Book a session - $11.11 You will receive a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, if you don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. You will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Can't find the email SEARCH for email from appointments@wixbookings.com REGISTER EARLY, Please note the system will not allow you to book a class after the start time. Breatheee you can, you will, you got this! How to avoid missing class register early, once you have the link you can always join late.
  • How does the monthly membership work?
    Save money with a monthly membership. Each month your membership will bill automictically until canceled. $24.99 Replays are included. Classes are offered via Zoom Tue & Thu 8:00 am & 4:00 pm Every time you want to take a class you will need to "Book Now" You will receive a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, if you don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. You will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Can't find the email SEARCH for email from: appointments@wixbookings.com REGISTER EARLY, The system will not allow you to book a class after the start time. Breatheee you can, you will, you got this! Hint: register early, once you have the link you can always join the class late. You can find all the classes you have booked under your members area. - Look at the upper right-hand corner of the website "LOG IN" If you are using your phone expand the three lines, for the drop-down menu. You can reschedule book classes in this section Replay are located under: Book Online - Treasure chest of Replays Go there now
  • How do I find the MEMBER AREA?
    Look at the upper right-hand corner of the website "LOG IN" If you are using your phone expand the three lines, for the drop-down menu.
  • Where do I find the LINK TO JOIN classes I registered for?
    You received a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, you will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. Still can't find the email SEARCH for email from Linh appointments@wixbookings.com You can also find ALL classes you registered for under members area - upper right hand corner of website (if on your phone 3 lines) - My Bookings
  • How do I reschedule or cancel a class I already booked?
    Go to member's area (upper right-hand corner of the webisite) Click the arrow for the drop-down menu - My bookings - cancel or reschedule booking
  • How do I watch REPLAYS of weekly classes
    Replays are available to those with a Kundalini Monthly Membership. To watch the replay’s go to the BOOK ONLINE section at the top. Treasure Chest of Replays Click Here to go there now
  • How do I cancel or suspend my monthly membership?
    Life flows like a river, and sometimes that flow guides us in new directions. If you feel the call to release your membership, we honor your path and make the process as smooth as possible. A note before you cancel should your path lead you back to our doors, we welcome you with open arms. However, the landscape of our offerings might have changed, and your previous rate may not be available if you decide to rejoin in the future. You can cancel your membership anytime through the members area or by sending an email to: Linh@LinhJames.com Membership Cancellation Timing: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the next billing date to avoid further charges. Confirmation: You'll receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of your cancellation request. If you don't receive this email, please contact us immediately. Late Cancellation: If you cancel less than 72 hours before your billing date, you will be billed for one additional month. To find your billing date "Log IN" member's area (upper right hand corner of the website Click the arrow for the drop-down menu. Suspension Loving Pause for Healing If life's twists and turns bring you a moment where yoga must wait, we understand. Should you find yourself facing a medical situation, such as an injury or illness, that whispers for you to pause, we're here to hold space for your journey back to wellness. Eligibility: A gentle pause in your membership is welcomed with a doctor's guidance suggesting a rest from yoga. Process: Simply email us sharing your situation and the supporting medical note with us. We'll embrace your needs, tailoring the suspension to the healing timeline your body whispers for.
Itinerary

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

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FAQ's

Can we assist with the Airline ticket?
Yes, we can assist with the Airline ticket; however, you can also book your own flight, which is cheaper.  
Below is our flight information.  When booking, make sure to use the name exactly as it is on your passport.  


Eva Air Click Here

 

LAX to SGN - SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 

00:15 Los Angeles International(LAX)
09:45 +1 day Tan Son Nhat International(SGN)

  • EVA Air (BR11)

  • EVA Air (BR395)

  • Duration 19:30, 1 Stop
     

REP to LAX - OCTOBER 11, 2023

19:25 Angkor International(REP)
07:05 +1 day Los Angeles International (LAX)

  • Bangkok Airways (PG908)

  • EVA Air (BR206)

  • EVA Air (BR6)

  • Duration 25:40, 2 Stops

Do I need travel insurance? 
 YES, We highly recommend purchasing insurance to protect YOU and your travel INVESTMENT. If you get sick or injured while traveling abroad, most domestic health insurance plans, including Medicare, likely won’t extend coverage overseas. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from; please ensure Coronavirus Cancellation Covered & Coronavirus Medical Covered COVID is included.

What are the passport and visa requirements? A passport must have at least six months of validity remaining to be allowed entry, along with four empty pages. You will also need to get a Visa to enter; instructions will be sent to you 90 days prior.  

Are any inoculations required? 

 Any specific inoculation or health questions should be directed to your physician.

 

Ama Waterways Travel Enter Requirements Click Here
 

  • For cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia: guests are required to be fully vaccinated with an EMA* or other** approved vaccine (Based on current requirements of Cambodia).
     

*European Medicine Agency (EMA): double doses - BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covaxin, Covovax, Moderna, Nuvaxovid (Novavax). Johnson & Johnson (single dose).

**For guests with a non-EMA Covid-19 vaccine, please ensure the validity of your vaccine(s) with all countries you visit.

​​What if I don't know anyone going on the Retreat? 
A phenomenal group of like-minded people will surround you. A close-knit community will quickly develop and last beyond our time together!  

Will there be wifi? 

Absolutely. 

How many people are expected on this retreat? 

AmaDara holds 124 passengers. Our group will be 20 - 35.

Are gratuities included? For your convenience, during their 8-day/7-night cruise on the Mekong River, gratuities are covered for transfer drivers and cruise guides who take you off the ship to see their home countries for the duration of the cruise.

 

Gratuities are not included for the AmaWaterways team on board or the cruise manager. Here are the guidelines:

Cruise Manager: Your Cruise Manager is not part of the ship’s crew and is the AmaWaterways representative—recommendation: $30 per week.

AmaDara Crew: The entire amount will be divided equally amongst all crew members. Recommendation: $80 per week

During the Pre- and Post-cruise extensions, gratuities are not covered for guides and transfer drivers. Here are some general tipping guidelines:

  • Cruise Manager:$4 per person per day

  • Local Guides:$2 per person for each half-day tour, $4 per person for each full-day tour

  • Bus Drivers:$1 per person for each half-day tour, $2 per person for each full-day tour

What if I've never done Kundalini Yoga?

No Problem! All Levels of Yogi are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The AmaDara also offers yoga, meditation, and Thai Chi classes throughout the cruise.

Do I need to bring my yoga mat?

Yes, please bring your own yoga mat and any additional props you may need.  You do not need an expensive yoga mat for this journey; we recommend you purchase a cheap one that you could leave behind.

What to Pack:

See the video at the bottom of this page. We recommend packing lightly! The dress code on our cruise is casual and comfortable. We have a Cabtin's Dinner scheduled, and many like to dress a little more than casual for that event.

Below are things to think about: 

Weather: October is known to have possible rainfall, just an hour here and there.  Average temperatures in October
 

  • Ho Chi Minh City 88 Hi / 75 Lo

  • Phnom Penh 87 Hi / 76 Lo

  • Siem Reap 88 Hi / 76 Lo

Religious Site Visits
When visiting religious sites, we kindly ask guests to respect the local culture and customs. Shoulders and knees should be covered; some sites may require you to remove your shoes upon entry. Shoes easily slip on and off and are useful during these excursions.

Shoes: It is advised to bring sturdy walking shoes for sightseeing excursions.

Donate to the School: 

AmaWaterways is very proud to provide financial support to the ODA Free Village English School in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia. This school helps local children improve their English language skills and broaden their future employment opportunities.  Surrounded by the famous temples of Angkor, residents of the area rely primarily on tourism. Guests touring the Angkor Archeological Park as part of their Cruise & Land itinerary will have a chance to visit this school during an excursion to the nearby Banteay Srei temple. Many of our guests are profoundly touched by the friendliness of the local children and wish to contribute something to their education. If you wish to bring some items from home to donate to the school, here are a few suggestions: Very simple story books with lots of pictures, UNO cards, wooden jigsaw puzzles, pencils with erasers, jumbo felt tip pens, dry-erase markers, highlighters, Post-It notes, small notebooks, building blocks, toothbrushes, and small tubes of toothpaste, soap, and shampoo.

Still have quesitons:

Head over to AmaWaterways for frequently asked questions.

"Travel Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light"

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