NORTH THAILAND RETREAT
July 19-26, 2024
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Michael Fong
Fall in love with the heart of Thailand by spending seven nights in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. You'll be surrounded by rich culture, a relaxed vibe, incredible food, dozens of beautiful temples, open air markets, and beautiful landscapes. We'll introduce you to our local friends, who will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this magical place.
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!
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, the Old City area (where we'll stay!) still has remnants of its ancient walls and is surrounded by a moat from its history as a cultural and religious epicenter. 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 throughout the experience (as schedule allows).
Spend a magical day with 80+ rescued elephants at the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary & learn about their mission
Take part in the morning alms ritual and present offerings to the monks
Visit the famous mountaintop Doi Suthep temple and climb to the top 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
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.
Take an interactive Thai cooking class with the lovely Yui, who has taught Gordon Ramsey the art of Thai food!
Get Thai massages as often as possible, maybe even daily. When they're only $10, why not?!
FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own flight to/from Chiang Mai. China Airlines and EVA Airlines offer the best itineraries, with just one stop in Taipei. Please note that you typically need to depart one day prior to the start of the retreat to allow adequate time for travel. Check-in begins on the afternoon of the first day, with group orientation at 6:00pm. Check-out is after breakfast on the last day.
ARRIVE: July 19, midday or afternoon
DEPART: July 26, midday or later
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 your date of entry in Thailand. 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. Immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in your 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 our favorite boutique hotel - 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 easy transport is 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!
Each room includes the following elements to add an extra touch of comfort to your stay:
Balcony with mountain views
Toiletries + hair dryer
Pricing & Inclusions
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1950 per person
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2450 per person
7 nights accommodations
Delicious daily breakfast (seriously - you won't believe the options!)
Daily yoga, meditation, and/or pranayama
All included activities as outlined above
Airport transport to our property on arrival day
Cost does not include airfare, travel insurance, optional activities, transport from the property on departure day*, meals/beverages not outlined above, massages, shopping, or gratuities (suggested $5-10pp per day).
*We can connect you with other people traveling around the same time to share a ride.
All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. This amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. The remaining balance can be paid in two equal payments, due 120 & 90 days prior to the start of the retreat. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.
WOO HOO! You're joining us! Completing your registration is a TWO STEP process. Please fill out the below form to submit your registration and deposit. Upon submission, a link will appear to fill out the liability waiver form.
We will be in touch within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your room selection. Thank you for saying yes to 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!