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Max of 15 people - $400 deposit reserves your spot!
This trip will start in Chiang Mai with the option of a 3 week retreat or 2 week retreat. You could always add extra time at the front end, back end or both if you want to spend more time there.
For 3 week trip, arrive in Chiang Mai no later than Oct 2, 2022.
Oct 3 am - leave Chiang Mai to go to one week volunteer program with Elephant Nature Park. Stay onsite Monday to Sunday.
Oct 9 - arrive back in Chiang Mai. THIS IS ALSO WHEN THE 2 WEEK RETREAT WOULD BEGIN. So if doing the 2 week retreat arrive in Chiang Mai no later than Oct 9.
Oct 9/10 - explore day in Chiang Mai (some yoga, tour temples, if you are a tattoo junkie you could get a traditional Thai tattoo, see local shops etc)
Oct 11 - in the morning leave for 2 day jungle trek, stop at water falls, stay over night with hill tribe people, more time with Elephants and bamboo raft out on Oct 13.
Oct 13 - spend last night in Chiang Mai
Oct 14 - travel day to Koh Phangan (fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Phangan.
Oct 14 - Oct 20 - stay at Phangan Cove. Yoga, meditation, beach time, explore local area. Option for extra activities (Thai cooking class, day boat trip to go snorkelling, etc)
Oct 21 - travel day. Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Bangkok. Spend a few days in Bangkok.
Fly home Oct 23. (Or stay longer if you want)
ALL PRICES BASED ON SHARED ACCOMODATIONS. IF YOU PREFER TO HAVE PRIVATE ACCOMODATIONS, IT CAN BE ARRANGED AT AN EXTRA COST.
EARLY BIRD PRICE – IF PAID IN FULL BY JUNE 30, 20223 week retreat cost - $2999.00 +GST 2 week retreat cost - $2,299.00+GST
REG PRICE - JULY 1 – SEPT 15RETREAT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY SEPT 15, 20223 WEEK RETREAT COST - $3,299.00 + GST 2 WEEK RETREAT COST - $2,599.00 +GST
What’s included (3 week)· Accommodations, meals, activities, travel to and from at Elephant Sanctuary for full weekPlus everything below2 Week retreat· 2 nights accommodations in Chiang Mai starting Oct 9· 2 day jungle trek (accommodations, meals, transportation, national park fee)· 1 night accommodation back in Chiang Mai· Flight, ferry and transportation from Chiang Mai to Koh Phangan· Accommodations in Phangan Cove for 7 nights· Yoga/meditation classes· Flight, ferry, transportation from Koh Phangan to Bangkok· 2 nights accommodations in Bangkok. If you want to stay longer you can book extra accommodations at extra cost.
What is NOT included:· International flight (see info at bottom of page)· Any accommodations before or after start or end of retreat. If you want to arrive sooner and or stay later, I can recommend places to stay.NOTE – if registering for the 3 week retreat, you accommodations will be covered for Oct 2. If you arrive before Oct 2 you will need to book extra accommodations. I can provide booking info.· Most meals (except week 1 and during jungle trek) – reason being is that there are so many great places to eat and you will want to explore and try different restaurants, food vendors etc. It is a very low cost for food in Thailand and the food is AMAZING! Empowered Life will pay for a farewell group meal at the end of the trip.· Your spending money – massages cost around $15 CAD for 1 hr and 1hr foot massage is about $8 CAD. You will want to take in as much of that as you can!
Currency is Thai Baht. You can exchange money at the airport upon arrival.
Extras – NOT MANDATORY BUT THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO:
· We can organize a half day Thai cooking class. If there is enough interested it can be arranged, not all have to attend, you could opt to enjoy the beach or shop local. The cost is approx. $50 CAD. · Day Boat trip – we (whoever wants to go) splits the cost of a boat and crew for a half or full day – tour islands, snorkelling, more beaches, I don’t have a cost just yet. We explore this and decide once there. Not mandatory but well worth every penny!· MUAY THAI FIGHTS – if you are into that.· Also at the beach resort, you can often rent Stand Up paddle boards.
Things to know.1. You will be required to have travel insurance2. There is a good chance you might need to be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.3. You must have a valid passport. No travel visa required unless you plan to stay longer than 30 days.4. There are some other vaccines recommended but not necessary.
More info will be provide after register – what to pack/bring, what to expect, info for cell phone use, etc.To register:Deposit of $400 reserves your spot. Make payments after that.
IF COVID SPIKES AGAIN AND TRAVEL IS UNSAFE OR BANNED, RETREAT WILL BE RESCHEDULED OR REFUND PROVIDED.Once registered, you will be added to the Private Thailand retreat FB group!
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS - In the past I have seen seat sales as low as $950 return and most trips I paid approx $1200 - $1400.
I will be keeping an eye out and working with a travel agent and will let those registered know of any seat sales asap! We will help you get the best possible price!
To reserve your spot, email KIM - email@example.com