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Our Thailand Yoga Retreat will include a whole lot of bona fide Thai experiences – everything from a longboat tour of Bangkok, a meeting with a hill tribe community, a cooking class in Chiang Mai and a somber visit to the infamous bridge over the River Kwai – with a little bit of sand and surf in Phuket, too. Hey, even the Buddha reclined and relaxed once in a while, right? Each day will begin and end with yoga practices, suitable for all levels of experience. 
 
10 days, 9 nights
What's Included
Cooking Class in Chiang Mai. Guided tour of Bangkok klongs and Wat Po. Temple visits in Ayutthaya. Bridge on the River Kwai visit and Erawan National Park. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Free time on Phuket beaches. Daily yoga suitable to your experience and abilities, vinyasa in the morning and yin/nidra/meditation at night. Read on to learn more!
Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok. Arrival transfer included. 

 

Welcome Meeting with Suzie, Lauren, and your CEO (G Adventures "Chief Experience Officer", a local guide who will be with us the entire trip)

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Bangkok @ Chinatown (or similar)

Accommodations may be subject to change, and we will notify you of any hotel updates as they happen.

Day 2: Bangkok

Guided longboat tour of Bangkok's klongs and Wat Po. Opt to visit Grand Palace, National Museum or Siam Ocean World.

You have free time this afternoon to enjoy this bustling city. Shoppers could spend weeks sifting through Bangkok’s malls and open-air markets. 

 

Wat Po Guided Tour,

Immerse yourself in Thai Buddhist culture and visit the famous giant 46m (151ft) reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf. Relax with a traditional Thai massage at the country’s leading school of massage at Wat Po.

Klong Riverboat Tour, 

Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River and through the small canals of western Bangkok's Thonburi district. Observe colourful scenes of everyday life along the river banks.

Free Time, 

Enjoy some free time to enjoy this bustling metropolis. Stroll through one of Bangkok’s many malls and open-air markets, and pick up something if you'd like. 

 

Optional Activities - Day 2
Grand Palace Visit - 
15USD per person

Visit the King’s official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and see the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Please note the cost of this optional activity does not include the entrance fee.

National Museum Visit 2USD per person

See Thai artifacts on display from the Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods as well as other Southeast Asian collections. Please note the cost of this optional activity does not include the entrance fee.

Siam Ocean World Visit

Enjoy seeing marine life up close at this impressive aquarium, one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Bangkok @ Chinatown (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Transfer to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai and explore Erawan National Park.

 

Private Vehicle, Bangkok – Nam Tok Erawan 3h30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Erawan Waterfalls Entrance

Visit one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys.

Bridge on the River Kwai Visit

Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. We're sure you've seen or at least heard of the famous movie "Bridge on the River Kwai." Well, now you can tour the real thing. It's massive, majestic, and imposing, offering fabulous views of the river below.

Private Vehicle, Nam Tok Erawan – Kanchanaburih

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation: Good Times Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Chiang Mai

Visit the temple complex of Ayutthaya before catching an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

 

Private Vehicle: Kanchanaburi – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya ~2h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour,Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Explore the ruins of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ayuthaya served as Thailand’s capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Late in the 17th century its population reached one million, and foreign visitors wrote awestruck accounts of its size and splendour.

Accommodations: Basic Overnight Train (beds)

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai ~12h

Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Enjoy a city tour of Chiang Mai and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple, spectacularly situated on a mountaintop at an altitude of 3,520 feet.

 

Chiang Mai City Tour

Enjoy a tour of spectacular Chiang Mai, a delightful city surrounded by rolling hills and filled with impressive architecture. Explore the great cafes, shops and accommodations of the old city; an important Buddhist centre since the 14th century, it is home to more than 300 temples. Many visitors come here to attend meditation retreats, massage classes or yoga lessons. 

Doi Suthep Temple Visit, Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai

Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

 

Accommodation: Amora Tapae Chiang Mai (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Chiang Mai

Take part in a Thai cooking class and enjoy some free time to explore the city.

 

Free Time Chiang Mai Half Day

Enjoy some free time exploring the temples, ancient ruins, and meditation centres of this spectacular city.

Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class

Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes. 

 

Accommodation: Amora Tapae Chiang Mai (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 7: Chiang Mai/Phuket

Fly to Phuket and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach and relax.

Spend 3 nights in this tropical paradise taking boat rides, exploring its many beaches, and participating in all the water sports it has to offer. Rightfully famous for its delicious fresh seafood, indulge in fresh fish, crab, and squid. 

Private Vehicle: Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai International Airport

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Plane: Chiang Mai – Phuket ~2h

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Private Vehicle: Phuket International Airport – Phuket ~45m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time, Phuket

Lie back and catch a few rays or go for a swim in the gorgeous blue water of this tropical paradise.

Accommodation: Amora Beach Resort Phuket (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Days 8–10: Phuket

Free time to relax on the beach and explore Phuket.

Lie back and catch a few rays or go for a swim in the gorgeous blue water of this tropical paradise.

Accommodation: Amora Beach Resort Phuket (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast. There will be time for one last dinner with all of our new found friends.

We left the return open-ended to allow you to stay a few days longer in Phuket to island-hop, enjoy a liveaboard diving trip or spring over to nearby sites at Cambodia or Vietnam. Otherwise, your one-way return trip to Bangkok is around $50.

FAQ

*Should I bring a yoga mat?
Yes. Please bring your own block for modifications and Yin practices. We will
have mat and block rentals available in Thailand for a reasonable fee, around $30 for the entire 
trip.

 

*How many people will be on the trip?
Our target is 24

 

*Is transportation from the airport included?
Arriving transport is included but not departing.

 

*Will I be sharing a room?
Most of us will have a roommate with someone of the same gender.

 

*Are single rooms available?

Yes, there are 3 single rooms available for an additional charge of $659 

 

*Do we have a special deal on flights?
No, flight arrangements are up to each individual. 

 

*Can Vegan and/or Gluten free diets be accommodated?

Yes

 

Other questions? Feel free to email suzannenewcome@gmail.com

Notes, Disclaimers and More Details...

Dossier Disclaimer from our partner G Adventures:

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

 

Important Notes

1. WEIGHT RESTRICTION
Please note, due to the nature of travel in Asia, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase. We recommend keeping your bag's weight under 15 kg (33lbs).

2. This trip is for adults 19+

What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

 

G Adventures Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Meals Included

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or rice soup or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. 

 

Transport will include:

Train, plane, ferry, private van, walking.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

 

Solo Travellers

Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. 

optional: 3 single rooms are available for an additional charge of $659.

Accommodation

Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)

Accommodation has been chosen to give the best location and facilities for our group. They may vary depending on the location and destination, but are designed to give the most comfortable experience while travelling.

 

Joining Instructions

An arrival transfer is included when you arrive on Day 1, or if you arrive up to three days prior provided that you have booked your pre-accommodation through G Adventures in our joining hotel. Due to customer experience and quality considerations, all services related to the tour must be continuous. Upon arrival at the Suvarnabhumi airport, head to the arrival hall and to gate number 4. Look for a driver holding a G Adventures sign with your name. 

Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, so you may arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day in which no activities are planned.

Your CEO will contact you at the hotel on Day 1 and make sure you are settled comfortably. If you arrive late, they will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. Your CEO will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip.

 

Arrival Complications

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. 

If you have pre-booked an airport transfer please meet your driver at gate number 10 of the arrival hall (level 2). If for any reason you can not locate your driver please call our emergency transfer phone number at (+66) 081 372 8808. If you have still have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

 

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER 

Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. 

If your call is specifically concerning Bangkok Airport Transfer complications please call our local G Adventures Transfer provider directly at: +66 86 321 0729 (086 321 0729 from within Thailand) or +66 82 450 2777 (082 450 2777 from within Thailand)

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand

After hours emergency number:
From outside Thailand to +66 (0) 92 338 9222 
From inside Thailand  (0) 92 338 9222

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999


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