Room to Om

Exotic journeys, fitness and pampering included

Salute the rising sun at Machu Picchu    Photo: PhotoDisc

Rafting British Columbia
Spend seven days rafting British Columbia's Class IV Chilko, Chilcotin, and Fraser rivers, and stretch those aching arms with a twice-daily riverside yoga class and a massage. PRICE: $2,795 per person. CONTACT: O.A.R.S., 800-346-6277,

Custom Spa Vacation in Hawaii
Shape your own island adventure with a spa service that books your hotel or beach house and arranges everything from surf lessons to fitness training and lomi lomi, a traditional Hawaiian massage. PRICE: One-week packages start at $2,350 per person. CONTACT: Pure Kauai, 866-457-7873, Yoga Retreat in Mexico
Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Christine Burke's January retreat at Elixir de Careyes, a seaside hideaway about 150 miles south of Puerta Vallarta, mixes meditation and yoga on white-sand beaches. Stay in a luxurious villa; spend your free time snorkeling and hiking. PRICE: Burke's retreat (January 22-25, 2004) starts at $190 per person per night. CONTACT: Christine Burke, 323-363-7573,

Trekking Peru
Imagine saluting the sun as it rises over the ruins of Machu Picchu. You'll spend four to seven days trekking in the Sacred Valley en route to the ancient city, raft the Urubamba River, mingle with curanderos (native healers), and practice yoga daily on this 14-day trip in southern Peru. PRICE: Starting at $3,000 per person. CONTACT: Yoga Adventure, 970-920-1872,

Hiking Italy
You can find healthy adventure in the birthplace of gelato: This eight-day stay on Lake Como sets you up in an elegant hotel overlooking the water and spoils you with yoga, mountain hikes, and low-carb cuisine. PRICE: $3,975 per person. CONTACT: Global Fitness Adventures, 800-488-8747,

Filed To: Rafting, Italy, British Columbia, Hawaii, Peru
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