Exploration & connection
Chiang mai, thailand
Jan 14-28, 2020
We've journeyed to Thailand in 2016 and again in 2019.
It's a magical land and we would LOVE to share it with you!
Jan 14: welcoming dinner
Jan 15: free day/spa day
Jan 16: half-day trip to Doi Suthep
Jan 17: free day/spa day
Jan 18: Elephant Sanctuary (no riding)
Jan 19: free day/spa day
Jan 20: vegetarian cooking class
Jan 21: free day/spa day
Jan 22: group activity TBA
Jan 23: free day/spa day
Jan 24: Chiang Mai's Grand Canyon
Jan 25: free day/spa day
Jan 26: group activity TBA
Jan 27: free day/spa day & goodbye dinner
Jan 28: travel on home or to your next destination!
Some group activities will be in town and some will be a short road trip away to get into nature, no more than 2 hours. We like to have plenty of "free day/spa days" so that we all have time to choose our own things to do and we encourage you to include plenty of massage and spa treatments if you're into that!
Elephant Nature Park, 2016
Investment per person:
shared room $1725
single room $2250
-for shared room: this is for if you are coming with someone. OR, we can attempt to connect you with another solo traveler on this retreat, though that's not guaranteed. If you're solo, assume the $2250 rate.
-non-refundable and non-transferable
-due no later than Sept 1, 2019
-space is limited to 8 people, sending your deposit will save your spot
*final balance must be paid in full no later than Oct 1, 2019
Registration coming soon!
accomodations for 14 nights
welcoming dinner/goodbye dinner
more details to come
Flight (Fly into Chiang Mai)
transportation from/to airport
You are advised to purchase travel insurance
No visa necessary for USA to Thailand, for 30 days or less
Vaccinations are optional
flight time from USA appx 20-25 hours (plus layovers)
We suggest arriving a day early to acclimate (this is your choice and will be up to you to arrange your hotel for the extra night)
passport must be current and no more than 6 months away from expiring
Other FUN things to do!
Elephant PooPoo Paper Park. It's really beautiful here and you can help in making paper! They have a great gift shop too!
Several yoga studios to check out.
shop for Thai clothes and souveniers, art, amazing fruit, spices, food markets
beautiful temples on every corner, early morning meditations
nature experiences, bike tour, bamboo craft making, tea plantation, museums, massage EVERY DAY!!!
Thai Massage and spas
Everywhere you look, there are places to get massage!
Five star spas, smaller casual massage centers and also street massage.
An hour massage ranges from about $6 to $10. You'll either leave your clothes on, or they will give you Thai jammies to wear and it always includes a foot bath.
There are many other services that are worth trying such as Thai herbal ball treatment (Luk Pra Kob), Tok Sen, and all the other familiar spa treatments such as pedicure, facial, body wrap, body scrub, Swedish massage, etc.
Feel free, of course, to add on days to your Thailand trip, spend some time in Bangkok or hop down to an island or two.
We will have many more suggestions and advice for those who join us, as this trip comes together! Also, feel free to email us with your questions.