15 Days / 14 Nights

Reference Number: TA-TH-15D-13N-ROOT WELLNESS THAILAND

Introduction

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unwind and nourish your soul with the amazing people, culture and spirit of Thailand!

There’s a magic that happens when you’re willing to break out of your everyday scene and appreciate the way people halfway across the world lives their lives – and this trip will be rich with unique activities and adventure to experience this beautiful, spiritual culture. As our destination locations are often a ‘guest co-host’ of our trips, we will be visiting the ancient, cultural villages in Chiang Mai (north) and the pristine natural beauty and islands of Phuket (south). For those who have never been to Thailand, there’s also an add-on for 3 extra days and tours in Bangkok, the capital city, prior to our adventure. During our retreat, there will be daily opportunities for yoga, relaxation or Thai massage, acupuncture, qigong and meditation – all designed to help you unravel and encourage a pure, authentic experience of this exotic country.

Boutique, 4-star, sanctuary-style accommodations (double occupancy), unique cultural adventures and experiences, daily yoga/qigong, massage, acupuncture and relaxation days, select authentic Thai meals, generous leisure time for exploration.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: BANGKOK

Upon arrival at the Bangkok International Airport, after clearing immigration the group will be greeted by our local representative and transfer to the hotel with shared transfer to check in for the next four nights.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Bangkok Market
Bangkok Temple
Bangkok Tour

DAY 2: BANGKOK

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, your sightseeing begins with the Grand Palace tour and the Wat Phra Kaew which houses the Emerald Buddha, the most venerated Buddha in Thailand.

Visit the Wat Pho renown for its sacred 46-meter Reclining Buddha whose feet are beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearl, but also for its  school of Thai traditional massage.

After the tour, return to hotel for refreshment and enjoy your free afternoon in Bangkok at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Bangkok Market
Grand Palace Bangkok
Wat Pho Bangkok

DAY 3: BANGKOK

Today, indulge your senses with a fabulous traditional massage.

The rest of the day is free at leisure at the swimming pool of your hotel. You can also select one of our optional evening tours to discover Bangkok by night: The surprising “Calypso” Cabaret Show, the fabulous show of Siam Niramit or a dinner cruise on a rice barge along the highlights of Bangkok.

Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Bangkok tour
Bangkok tour
Bangkok tour

DAY 4: SAMUT SONGKHRAM

Of all the markets in Thailand, the Rom Hub market is certainly the most surprising. The market is installed on the railroad and the sellers rush to fold their stalls with each passage of the train.

After this surprising stop, visit Wat Bang Kung, a temple little known to tourists, listed in the official list “Thailand Unusual”. This temple housing a old Buddha image is entirely engulfed in the roots of a gigantic Banyan tree.

Then head for the Mae Khlong River estuary to the traditional fishing village of Ban Klong Khone. Embark on a motorized canoe to discover the way of life of fishermen, their traditional fishing methods and the “Krateng”, a wooden house on stilts in the middle of the sea. Explore the mangrove, its rich, diversified and sometimes astonishing fauna. : crabs, birds … and a colony of swimming monkeys very fond of bananas.

After a day rich in unusual discoveries, join your hotel in Amphawa.

estonish train market
Wat Bang Kung
fishing village of Ban Klong Khone

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI

After breakfast, the group will be picked up at the hotel and have a transfer to Bangkok Airport for a flight to Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, the group will be greeted by our local representative and transfer to the hotel to check in for the next five nights.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, experience original and well-prepared authentic Thai cuisines at the Whole Earth Restaurant (specializes in vegetarian food but non-vegetarian food is also available). Return to the hotel after dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Ratchapruek Gardens - Chiang Mai Tour
Chiang Mai Tour
Wat Jedi Luang - Chiang Mai

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI

Drive the winding  road up the hill to the Wat Pha Lat. Wat Pha Lat is a Buddhist Temple nestled in the forest, sitting next to a waterfall and hiding under the tree’s canopy.

Continue to the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and climb the steps the Naga staircase, leading you upwards to the temple. It shines thanks to its splendid golden Chedi and its several holy shrines. The view to Chiang Mai city is also a highlight of this temple.

Proceed back to your hotel.

Wat Prathet - Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep - Chiang Mai
Wat Prathet - Chiang Mai

DAY 7: CHIANG MAI

After breakfast at the hotel take a local pick-up truck for a drive of approx. one & a half hour to Mae Wang where you will discover an ultimate elephant experience: Elephant Sanctuary.

Today, experience elephants in a humane, natural setting right here in Chiang Mai. Elephant Sanctuary is the new non-riding, eco-travel wilderness elephant adventure in Thailand. Now you can experience elephants up-close and personal while learning about their daily care, feeding, herbal treatments, heritage, and the profound relationship between these gentle giants and people.

Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai eco elephant centre
Chiang Mai eco elephant centre
Chiang Mai eco elephant centre

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI

Breakfast at the hotel and today, enjoy a Massage & Spa Therapy at the beautiful Fah Lanna Spa

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Tour
Chiang Mai Tour
Chiang Mai Tour

DAY 9: CHIANG MAI

Breakfast at the hotel and then today is at your leisure. No services today.

Optional tour: Lanna Home Host & Cooking: 

Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Tour
Chiang Mai Tour
Chiang Mai Tour

DAY 10: PHUKET

Breakfast at the hotel and then group will be picked up and transferred to the airport for their flight South to Phuket. Upon arrival, the group will be greeted by our local representative and transfer to the hotel to check in for the next five nights.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is a province in itself.  Phuket itself is a beautiful island with many great beaches, rocky capes, mountains and forested hills as well as lush farmlands incorporating crops such as rubber, pineapple and tapioca.  Phuket is also a central point from which travelers may discover alternative but equally exciting destinations.

Overnight at hotel in Phuket.

Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour

DAY 11: PHUKET

Early Breakfast at the hotel before departing for Phang-Nga Bay National Park – home to 42 islands and this excursion gives the best orientation into this fascinating land and seascape that boasts stunning limestone cliffs jutting out of the sea, mangroves, tidal caves and washouts called hongs in Thai.

*Note: this trip may be done in reverse depending on seasonal tides.

Overnight at hotel in Phuket.

Tapu Island
Phang-Nga Bay National Park
James Bond Island

DAY 12: PHUKET

Experience a  three hours Spa Therapy, combining the richness of Thai herbs and organic plant essence, this spa journey is deeply detoxifying at all levels.

The rest of your day is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Phuket.

Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour

DAY 13: PHUKET

Today you will discover the Old Phuket town.

Overnight at hotel in Phuket.

Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour

DAY 14: PHUKET

Breakfast at the hotel and then today is yours at leisure to relax by the pool, shop or, soak up the sun on the beach.

Overnight at hotel in Phuket.

Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour
Phuket Tour

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY

Breakfast at the hotel and then group will check out (12 noon is check out time) and be picked up and transferred back to the airport for their flight back to Bangkok which will connect with their flight home.

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HOTELS

BANGKOK : RAMADA PLAZA BANGKOK MENAM RIVERSIDE

SAMUT SONGKHRAM : ASITA ECO RESORT

CHIANG MAI : HOTEL TAMARIND VILLAGE

PHUKET : CENTARA VILLAS PHUKET

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