Asia-South Pacific Briefs: July 20, 2009

Wellness in Kerala

The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach in Kerala, India, is offering a five-night Summer Wellness Ayurvedic Package from $1,245 per person. Available through Sept. 30, the deal includes Garden View Pavilion room accommodations, all meals, daily yoga classes, a 60-minute ayurvedic therapy session, daily doctor's consultation, all ayurvedic medicines required, fruit basket, roundtrip airport transfers and taxes.

The 182-room, 44-acre property has three restaurants, two lounges and a pool. The Leela's 8,000-square-foot Divya Ayurveda Wellness Spa comprises eight treatment rooms and a yoga studio.

The hotel also offers a Kaya-Sudheekarana Chikitsa body-detoxification package for stays of seven nights or longer, starting at $1,720 per person. Visit  

Touring Indochina

Ritz Tours rolled out an 11-night tour of Indochina, with stops in Hong Kong; Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Siem Reap and Angkor in Cambodia; and Bangkok.

Pricing starts at $3,154 per person, double occupancy, with roundtrip air from Los Angeles and San Francisco, or from $3,254 with travel from New York Kennedy. Add-on airfares from all major gateways range from $150 to $450 per person. There are guaranteed departures through Feb. 16, with a minimum of two travelers.

Also included are motorcoach transportation; deluxe hotel accommodations; daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; guided sightseeing; taxes; and fuel surcharges. Call (800) 900-2446 or go to

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