NORTH THAILAND RETREAT
June 5-12, 2020
**PLUS optional 4 night Laos add-on June 12-16!**
Fall in love with the heart of Thailand by spending seven nights in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. The city is full of culture, friendly locals, incredible food markets, dozens of beautiful temples, a relaxed vibe, beautiful landscapes.
Trek the highest mountain in Thailand to visit local villages and a mountain coffee plantation. Meditate in the mysterious Hidden Temple and experience the wonder of the historic Doi Suthep golden temple. Indulge in a day with over 80 elephants at the spectacular Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary. Use your spare time to relax by the pool, get massages, and eat/shop your way through the world famous Thailand street markets!
We are also SO excited to offer the Laos Adventure add-on option, if there is enough interest. After traveling all that way, why not extend your stay & take in another incredible country??
Laos is one of the most majestic and untouched places in the world. The giant limestone karsts and the magnificent Mekong River are sights to behold. The local people and the cuisine are incredible and we have a very special traditional experience for you when you’re here!
Folks who joined us in Laos have affirmed that it is an experience NOT to be missed!
Be sure to visit the Laos Add-on webpage for all the details on this opportunity!
Why join us?
We LOVE Thailand! It has become a staple in our annual travels & the destination we can't wait to get to is Chiang Mai. A city in mountainous northern Thailand, its Old City area (where we'll stay!) still has remnants of walls and is surrounded by a moat from its history as a cultural and religious center. It makes a perfect hub for our adventure!
Travel creates the opportunity to shift perspectives and open your heart. We all need (and deserve!) time to retreat and connect. Enjoy the ease of having all the details arranged for you, be accompanied by not only us, but some amazing local guides, and have fun traveling with a like-minded group. All you really have to do is say yes and book your airfare!
Yoga & Activities
We will practice daily yoga, meditation, and/or pranayama to ground and connect you within (as schedule allows).
Spend a magical day with 60+ rescued elephants at the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary & learn about their mission
Observe the morning alms ritual and present offerings to the monks
Visit the famous mountaintop Doi Suthep temple and climb its 309 steps for a stunning city view
Meditate with monks at the stunning Hidden Temple in the jungle
Dazzle your senses while eating and shopping your way through the famous Sunday Market
Trek in the beautiful national park to visit waterfalls, villages, and a quaint old world coffee plantation
Get Thai massages daily (no, really - they're around $10 for 90 minutes!)
Take an interactive Thai cooking class with the lovely Yui, who has taught Gordon Ramsey the art of Thai food!
Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.
FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own flight to/from Chiang Mai. There is the option to book your main round trip flight to Bangkok, and then take a quick (and cheap!) domestic flight to Chiang Mai. Sometimes this presents a cost savings versus booking your main round trip flight to Chiang Mai. The retreat begins on the afternoon of June 5th and ends after breakfast on June 12th.
ARRIVE: Friday, 6/5, afternoon or evening
DEPART: Friday, 6/12, midday or later
If you are opting to join us for the Laos Add-on, we will be sending you specific flight booking instructions. Please run your flights by us before final booking. If you want to arrive early or extend your stay, we will be happy to help you make arrangements at Green Tiger or offer our recommendations for other parts of Thailand!
VISA: In order to travel to Thailand, you need a valid passport from the country in which you reside. Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining from the date of entry. U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Thailand. Upon entry, Thai immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in the passport permitting a 30-day stay in Thailand if arriving by air or land.
Don't worry, we will send plenty of helpful emails to aide you in your preparations!
Settle in for 7 nights at the Green Tiger Vegetarian Guest House - the only place we stay in Chiang Mai! It is located in a quiet and non-touristic neighborhood near the North Gate inside Chiang Mai’s old city. Historic landmarks, spas, shops and restaurants are within walking distance and taxis are just a few steps away. The property has a pool, sky lounge with city/mountain views, garden terrace, the sweetest staff you'll ever meet, and incredibly comfortable beds!
Pricing & Inclusions
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1850 per person
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2250 per person
Payment plan is available, please refer to our Terms & Conditions
7 nights accommodations at the Green Tiger Vegetarian Guest House (top rated on TripAdvisor!)
Delicious daily breakfast (seriously - you won't believe the options!)
Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama
All included activities as outlined above
Airport transport to Green Tiger on arrival day
Cost does not include airfare, travel insurance, optional activities, massages, shopping, personal expenses, gratuities, anything not listed above, or the optional Laos Add-on.
All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like double occupancy and do not have a roommate, we will make efforts to pair you with another solo traveler. Please note that if there is not another solo traveler, you will be placed in a single occupancy room at that rate. Why not invite a friend or loved one to join you?!
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. If you are attending the Laos Add-on, the total non-refundable deposit is $700, $200 of which is applied towards Laos. Your deposit amount is applied to the total cost of your trip. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.
WOO HOO! You're joining us! Please fill out the below form to submit your booking for Thailand (and Laos if you're coming!). We will be in touch upon receipt of your registration. Thank you for joining us; this is going to be amazing!
If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact us directly. We are more than happy to talk with you!