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Trip Style

Our travel holidays for all ages and fitness levels. Spirit Asia Travel has a wide range of adventure travel holidays to suit nearly everyone. Our adventures are clearly graded to ensure you can match your fitness level to an appropriate trip. For some, an adventure holiday means biking, trekking, walking around Angkor complex, for others it is a cultural journey through Indochina. We’ve split our adventures into various itineraries to help you navigate your way to the right adventure experience for you.  From Discovery & Cruising to Sportive grading, Our journeys of discovery features adventure travel holidays that feature carefully planned itineraries that offer less physical activity during the day, more dedicated cultural excursions and comfortable accommodations at night. Journeys as individual as you are …

While we offer an extensive range of adventure travel styles from Naga to Garuda styles, we recognise that they may not suit your personal requirements. We regularly tailor-made holidays for families, friends, charities, school and special-interest groups. Our staff will work with you, using their expertise and experience to help make your ultimate adventure a reality. So, why this time not to travel with us?

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Naga (Dragon)

Nāga (Sanskrit) Indonesian: naga, Javanese: nogo, Khmer: neak) is the Sanskrit and Pāli word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a very large snake, found in Hinduism and Buddhism. In myths, legends, scripture and folklore, the category naga comprises all kinds of serpentine beings.  Under this rubric are snakes, usually of the python kind (despite the fact that naga is usually taken literally to refer to a cobra,) deities of the primal ocean and of mountain springs; also spirits of earth and the realm beneath it, and finally, dragons. In Indian mythology, Nagas are primarily serpent-beings living under the sea.  However, Varuna, the Vedic god of storms, is viewed as the King of the Nagas, ie. Nagarajah.  So, Naga symbolizes of water, primordial Wisdom and in psychoanalysis. 

You like the friendly atmosphere of a group and to travel with the minimum hassle but sometime you need to explore on your own to taste the feeling of being an adventurer? So this style is yours. You will travel with the security and advices of a local guide leader but you will have plenty of free time at each location visited for independent exploration.  

Included : Transportation and all accommodation (basic but clean and comfortable), only some meals and entrance fees

  • BATTAMBANG IN DEEP

    Trip Code : KBD | Price : From US$469/Adult
    BATTAMBANG IN DEEP

    This short excursion adventure trip is designed to take you deep into the Battambang Province, the second largest in the Cambodia. You will experience the daily life of the people - staying in a traditional house over 100 years old, with a local family.  We have arranged many activities to discover the local ways including a cooking lesson. This is a wealthy province with many fruit groves and is the biggest rice growing area in the country.  You will disover the real Cambodia off the usual tourist trails. 

    Start Location: Phnom Penh
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • FLOATING VILLAGES & BENG MEALEA

    Trip Code : KFB | Price : From US$259/Adult
    FLOATING VILLAGES & BENG MEALEA

    Tonle Sap Lake is an experience not to be missed.  This two days excursion will give you a wonderful insight into the life of the fishing villages dotted around the lake.  The floating villages and the local homestay are unlike any other place.  This water world gives a wonderful opportunity for excellent photos and once we move onto the land and visit Beng Melea - a thousand year old temple buried in the jungle you will find yourself in awe of the grandeur of the past Khmer Kings and their vision. Few tourists visit here - so the temple is quiet and the peace of the ages is embedded in the stones. 

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • ESSENTIAL PHNOM PENH

    Trip Code : KEP | Price : From US$319/Adult
    ESSENTIAL PHNOM PENH

    Welcome to Phnom Penh! The capital city of Cambodia lies at the confluence of the Mekong, Sap and Bassac rivers. Phnom Penh was regarded by many as the most beautiful of all the French-built cities in Indochina and so was formerly called the pearl of Indochina. It was a bustling commercial center during the French occupation, but the years of war crushed it to a field of ruins before becoming a ghost-city during the Khmer Rouges period. It’s only since the 90’s that the city really began to recover and today it has reestablished itself as the political and financial center of the country. Its rich historical past can be traced to some Khmer and French influence evidences such as many ornate Khmer–style temples and some grand colonial buildings. 

    Start Location: Phnom Penh
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • JUNGLE'S TEMPLE

    Trip Code : KJT | Price : From US$99/Adult
    JUNGLE

    This one day excursion will take you deep into the jungle areas of Beng Melea and Koh Ker - remote temple complexes where few tourists go.  Beng Melea, overgrown and a real jungle temple will reveal her carvings and statuary to those ready to explore.  And Koh Ker where more than 180 sanctuaries have been found in a huge area of 81 km2 has temples that are very different to those of Angkor. On the way,  the drive through rural Cambodia is beautiful - and you will see much of the rural life as you pass by.  A day out that will be a feast for your eyes, provide lots of great photo opportunities and be remembered for years to come.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • LOST TEMPLES

    Trip Code : KLT | Price : From US$479/Adult
    LOST TEMPLES

    This three day excursion will take you to the hidden temples - less frequented by tourists - and through fascinating jungle areas where rare species of birds may be seen.  The magical temples of Beng Melea, Koh Ker and Preah Vihear built a thousand years ago will hold you spell bound with their beauty and fascinating ‘lost in the jungle’ feel.  And our visit to the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge will bring the more recent past into view - demonstrating clearly the resilience and strength of the Khmer people who have survived this terrible time.  This journey wends its way through wonderful scenery, deep jungle and panoramic vistas.  The real Cambodia revealed.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • MAJESTIC ANGKOR

    Trip Code : KMA | Price : From US$309/Adult
    MAJESTIC ANGKOR

    No visit to Cambodia is complete without a visit to Angkor - one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.  A UNESCO World Heritage site - these incredible temples and monuments will transport you to another time when majesty - grandeur - and ceremony were the order of the day and the successive Kings constructed more and more impressive structures.  Our guides are skilled in helping you to see and understand the history and stories of the time - and not only that - they also know the best times to avoid the thousands of tourists who come to see this wonder of the world.  Walk the wall of Angkor Thom - a rare experience - view the sunset and wonder at the beauty of the temples.  Come with us - and immerse yourself in the special energy of the Angkor Complex.  The experience will be one of a lifetime.

     

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • PHNOM KULEN & BENG MEALEA

    Trip Code : KPB | Price : From US$129/Adult
    PHNOM KULEN & BENG MEALEA

    This one day excursion will immerse you in many experiences of the Hindu and Buddhist religions as we visit Phnom Kulen and Beng Melea.  The settings deep in the nature are very special - see the thousand Lingas carvings from the 9th century in the river bed, swim in the biggest waterfall in Cambodia - stand in awe by the largest reclining Buddha from the 16th Century - and view wonderful scenery from high on the plateau. Exploring the jungle temple of Beng Melea will have a real Indiana Jones feel.   You will have great satisfaction as you return to your hotel in the evening that you have seen and experienced Cambodia at its best.

     

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • THE TRAIL OF THE LOST TEMPLES

    Trip Code : KTL | Price : From US$639/Adult
    THE TRAIL OF THE LOST TEMPLES

    This four day adventure will provide the best experience of Cambodia in this area.  We visit places that lay undiscovered since the war from 1970 - 1998.  People have been afraid to go to these places because of the history of the former Khmer Rouge strongholds - being the last place that Pol Pot and his cronies ruled over.

    Most of the temples were rediscovered in 1998 after the war finished.  The roads are sometimes rough but the real Cambodia lies along your pathway.  You will explore areas where few tourists venture.  Come with us in safety as we know the way.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More


Singha (Lion)

The word "Singh" is derived to Sanskrit Siṃha meaning lion. Several variants of the word are found in other languages:

  • In Marathi, the name is written and pronounced as (Sinh)
  •  In Malayalam, simham means lion in English
  •  In Tamil, the word for lion is Singham, Singhan, Sing or Singhe
  •  In Gujarati, it is spelled as (Sinh). Another variant is Sinhji, the form of Singh used in Gujarat, where the 'g' is dropped and the suffix of respect 'ji' is added.
  •  In Burmese, it is spelled (thiha), derived from the Pali variant siha.
  • Chinese is said to have also derived the word for lion from Buddhist missionaries from India: the word Shizi. However, other sources state this was borrowed from Elamite.
  • In Thailand, Singha, written as with final syllable marked as silent, refers to a mythical lion; the zodiac sign of Leo; a popular brand of beer. The Singha sybolizes of Courage, strength, power, and majesty.
  •  In Thailand, Singha, written as with final syllable marked as silent, refers to a mythical lion; the zodiac sign of Leo; a popular brand of beer. The Singha sybolizes of Courage, strength, power, and majesty.

You wish to discover a country in the backpacker style and fit in with the local life, but don't want to miss the most important sites. These trips give you the opportunity to meet local people, to experience culture and tradition or to share a real life experience at a home stay and take you to the main places of the country with the assistance of your local guide leader. 

Included : Transportation and all accommodation, most of the meals and all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.

  • ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT

    Trip Code : KAS | Price : From US$2,779/Adult
    ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT

    An adventure tour like no other.  Carefully designed to take you deep into the heart of Cambodia - to temples hidden in the jungle, finding experiences of the reality of daily life in villages and through areas where tourists rarely go.  A never to be forgotten journey full of sights, sounds, smells and glimpses of the soul of the Khmer peoples.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • LAOS HIGHLIGHTS

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    LAOS HIGHLIGHTS

    Laos highlights trip is the most enjoyable and flexible trip style and this trip make us get the great experience in Laos

    Start Location: Laos
    Finish Location: Laos Read More

  • VIETNAM IN DEPTH

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    VIETNAM IN DEPTH

    Amazing trip designed and really enjoyable time in Vietnam

    Start Location: Start
    Finish Location: Finish Read More

  • CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS

    Trip Code : KCH | Price : From US$879/Adult
    CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS

    This 4 star trip will give you fascinating insights into the past of Cambodia. From the majesty of the temples and the times of the Kings to the more recent turmoil and struggle of the Khmer peoples.  This is one of our favourite journeys - great food, comfortable hotels and the wonderful stories of our guide.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS

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    VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS

    Amazing trip designed and really enjoyable time in Vietnam

    Start Location: Start
    Finish Location: Finish Read More

  • SOUTHERN LAOS EXPLORER

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    SOUTHERN LAOS EXPLORER

    Laos highlights trip is the most enjoyable and flexible trip style and this trip make us get the great experience in Laos

    Start Location: Laos
    Finish Location: Laos Read More

  • SEASIDE HOLIDAYS

    Trip Code : KSH | Price : From US$919/Adult
    SEASIDE HOLIDAYS

    Cambodia has world class beaches - as yet largely undiscovered!  On this trip we combine relaxation, great food and fascinating history.  Find yourself immersed in the crystal waters of Rabbit Island - sipping coconut juice - and viewing beautiful coastlines lined with palm trees. Our guides know all the best places - you just relax!

    Start Location: Phnom Penh
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • GREAT LAKE ADVENTURE

    Trip Code : KGA | Price : From US$1,759/Adult
    GREAT LAKE ADVENTURE

    Tonle Sap this biggest freshwater lake on Earth - this journey will be a great adventure on that lake. Travelling from place to place by boat - we will experience life on the water lives by thousands of people.  Not only that you will also go to the famed Angkor Temple Complex - A journey taking in the simple life and the past history of the life of the rulers and holy people of the Khmer Nation. Its a great trip to get a good taste of all that Cambodia has to offer. 

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • ANGKOR WITH YOUR HEART

    Trip Code : KAH | Price : From US$849/Adult
    ANGKOR WITH YOUR HEART

    Angkor with your heart will reveal the depth of the Khmer Empire - and the modern daily life of the Khmer people in the surroundings of Siem Reap. The wonderful temples of the Angkor area and the huge expanse of the Tonle Sap Lake will amaze you.  Cooking - rare bird watching and contributing to the well being of the children and young through our visits to local NGO’s training centres and restaurants are just some of the activities to be enjoyed.  A journey of the heart giving back as you travel through the mysteries of this land.

     

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • SOUTHERN CAMBODIA EXPLORER

    Trip Code : KSE | Price : From US$1,739/Adult
    SOUTHERN CAMBODIA EXPLORER

    This fourteen day adventure trip will give you a brilliant holiday in Cambodia.  From Phnom Penh to the beaches of Sihanoukville and ending in the amazing world famous Angkor Wat Complex at Siem Reap you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of Cambodia.  You will experience the real flavour of this wonderful land - National Parks, boat trips, life on the lake, markets, night life, and local foods. With a guide who understands and loves this land and its complex history and lots of free time to relax - you will leave with a sense of wonder and joy from your holiday with us.

     

    Start Location: Phnom Penh
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • EASTERN CAMBODIA EXPLORER

    Trip Code : KEE | Price : From US$1,029/Adult
    EASTERN CAMBODIA EXPLORER

    Eastern Cambodia is an amazing area and this adventure will take you to most of the cities which are located along the mighty Mekong River - one of the longest rivers in the world.  Mondulkiri is hilly and forested - with many eco-tourist activities which help the local communities.  You will find yourself close to nature - and get a feeling of the real life of the Khmer people in their village communities. Elephant trekking and glimpsing the rare and endangered Irrawady dolphins are experiences to stay with you for your lifetime.

     

    Start Location: Phnom Penh
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More

  • CAMBODIA IN STYLE

    Trip Code : KCS | Price : From US$1,869/Adult
    CAMBODIA IN STYLE

    This fascinating adventure takes you around Cambodia from Angkor to the sea.  There are many activities included which will give you a wonderful overview of life in the Khmer land - both the past painful recent history, the French Colonial days and the incredible temples of the Angkor period. It will be a tour of soft adventure and relaxation as well for those who enjoy time to sit and stare.  Great food, wonderful scenery, excellent photo opportunities, fascinating history - you will not be disappointed with your journey to Cambodia on htis two week immersion into this land.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More


Airavata (Holy Elephant)

Airavata is a mythological white elephant who carries the Hindu god Indra. It is also called 'Ardha-Matanga', meaning "elephant of the clouds"; 'Naga-malla', meaning "the fighting elephant"; and 'Arkasodara', meaning "brother of the sun". 'Abharamu' is the elephant wife of Airavata. The connection of elephants with water and rain is emphasized in the mythology of Indra, who rides the elephant Airavata when he defeats Vritra. This mighty elephant reaches down his trunk into the watery underworld, sucks up its water, and then sprays it into the clouds, which Indra then causes to rain forth cool water, thereby linking the waters of the sky with those of the underworld. Airavata symbolizes of Ancient Power, Strength and Royalty, Strength of the Feminine: The Child, the Woman, and the Wise Woman (Matriarchal Head of Family). The Importance of Family, Fertility, Sexual Power, Discrimination, Clouds and Illusion, Out of Control Masculine Rage.

You are looking for a way to combine culture and activity, you wish to travel the country off the beaten tracks and meet people in their daily life and you like the idea to minimise the CO2 release? So ride your bike or wear your hiking shoes and travel up and down in company of a friendly group and an experienced leader guide who will take care of you and make sure you have a pleasant holiday.

Included : Rented bikes, helmet and all accommodation, most of the meals and entrance fees mentioned. 

  • CYCLE INDOCHINA

    Trip Code : MCI | Price : From US$3,859/Adult
    CYCLE INDOCHINA

    Cycling through Indochina is a unique way to experience these fascinating lands.  It takes you to the heart of the people - both rural and city - and brings you closely in touch with the local villagers and their way of life.   This is the best holiday you can take in South Vietnam and Cambodia.  An experience which is both environmentally friendly - and gives back as you travel - in places tourists rarely go.  Imagine - cycling quietly through the ancient temple complexes, going at a pace that allows you to take in your surroundings and feel what it must be like to live in those places. Your guides are very experienced in biking travels - they know the special back trails and the places where you will find the very best foods, the comfortable night’s sleep, and the most spectacular views.  Don’t miss this experience - you will never forget it.

    Start Location: Ho Chi Mint
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • INDOCHINA ADVENTURE BY BIKE

    Trip Code : MIA | Price : From US$3,859/Adult
    INDOCHINA ADVENTURE BY BIKE

    This journey begins in Cambodia and takes you through into Laos and Vietnam.  You will experience the culture of both with guides who are expert in local knowledge and will take you into the hidden gems of these lands to get a real feel for the magic of Indochina.  Discover the delicious local foods, meet the people, and the children of these lands.  Have a chance to give back to them as you travel - enjoy a journey that will stay with you forever.  Come with us… we look forward to serving you well. 

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Saigon Read More

  • ANGKOR BY BIKE

    Trip Code : KAB | Price : From US$689/Adult
    ANGKOR BY BIKE

    Cycling is the perfect way to explore the temple complexes of Angkor - the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire.  As we move at a leisurely pace through the ruined temples you will get a true sense of the grandeur and magnificence of the past.  As well we will cycle through villages of the local people where you will see the present day life of these resilient people - the Khmers.  This is an enviro friendly trip - that will remain in your memories for a lifetime.

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Siem Reap Read More

  • GREEN CHALLENGER

    Trip Code : KGC | Price : From US$2,789/Adult
    GREEN CHALLENGER

    For those who enjoy cycling and seeing the world from the leisure of a bicycle, this is a wonderful holiday to join.  Being on a bicycle brings you close to the villagers and the true experience of the country.  We have conducted many biking tours around Indochina, so we know exactly what you need to see the real Cambodia in this way.  By travelling in this simple way you are also protecting our environment, keeping it green and you will have experiences of the reality of daily village life in areas that tourists rarely go.  Slowly - quietly - you will enjoy a Cambodia that welcomes you and will show you her face that only turns for those who come on the traditional form of transport - the bicycle. 

    Start Location: Siem Reap
    Finish Location: Phnom Penh Read More


Nandi (Holy Bull)

Nandi The holy Bull: is associated with Shiva and is said to be His vehicle. The bull symbolizes both power and ignorance. Lord Shiva's use of the bull as a vehicle conveys the idea that He removes ignorance and bestows power of wisdom on His devotees. The bull is called Vrisha in Sanskrit. Vrisha also means dharma (righteousness). Thus a bull shown next to Shiva also indicates that He is the etemal companion of righteousness.

You enjoy to take in the sights and learn about local culture and tradition but you need some nice relaxing moments in comfortable places where you can escape the buzz of the daily life? You can trust our experience and our duty to offer you well-organised excursions and soothing accommodation to remove the fatigue of the day. 

Included : Comfortable transportation and all accommodation in tasteful hotels, most of the meals and entrance fees mentioned


    Garuda (Holy Bird)

    The Garuda (Sanskrit/Javanese/Balinese/Indonesian: garuḍa, "eagle"); Pāli garuḷa; Thai/Lao/ Khmer: khrut; Malay: garuda; is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature (Half human and half bird that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

    Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila and the Brahminy kite and Phoenix are considered to be the contemporary representations of Garuda. Indonesia adopts a more stylistic approach to the Garuda's depiction as its national symbol, where it depicts an eagle (being much larger than a kite).

    Garuda is known as the eternal sworn enemy of the Nāga serpent race and known for feeding exclusively on snakes, such behavior may have referred to the actual Short-toed Eagle of India. The image of Garuda is often used as the charm or amulet to protect the bearer from snake attack and its poison, since the king of birds is an implacable enemy and "devourer of serpent". Garudi Vidya is the mantra against snake poison to remove all kinds of evil.

    His stature in Hindu religion can be gauged by the fact that an independent Upanishad, the Garudopanishad, and a Purana, the Garuda Purana, is devoted to him.

    You prefer travelling alone, in family or with your friends, or you are just looking for an extension of your SAT (Spirit Asia Travel) trip? You can book one of our Independent itineraries. If an itinerary in the other styles interests you, you can contact us and we will organize it for you. For the price, refer yourself to the individual, duo and group size.

    Included : All accommodation and main transportation as well as the assistance of a leader. For the rest, it will depend on your request. 

    • INDOCHINA LOOPS

      Trip Code : MIL | Price : From US$3,859/Adult
      INDOCHINA LOOPS

      This journey begins in Cambodia and takes you through into Laos and Vietnam.  You will experience the culture of both with guides who are expert in local knowledge and will take you into the hidden gems of these lands to get a real feel for the magic of Indochina.  Discover the delicious local foods, meet the people, and the children of these lands.  Have a chance to give back to them as you travel - enjoy a journey that will stay with you forever.  Come with us… we look forward to serving you well. 

      Start Location: Siem Reap
      Finish Location: Hanoi Read More

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