From the moment you first feel the warmth of Thailand’s golden sun, you can’t help but take in the positive vibes. This nine-day tour immerses you in ancient restorative practices, yoga sessions, and healthy food that will leave your smile beaming and your soul stirring. Soak in the country’s culture of kindness with a dip in Pai’s hot springs and a visit to the birthplace of traditional Thai massage at the Wat Po Buddhist temple. Then you can kick the energy up a notch with an optional round of Muay Thai. Your journey ends in Ko Samui, where you’ll reflect inward while nestling your toes in the sand as the sun sets over the glittering ocean.
Day 1 Bangkok: Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. This evening, meet the group and guide for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.
Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai: Learn traditional techniques from the oldest massage school in Thailand. Fly to Chiang Mai and spend your day exploring the vibrant city famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai. Travel to Doi Suthep for the chanting of the monks.
Day 3 Chiang Mai: Begin the day breathing through a morning yoga session. Head out to a village outside Chiang Mai to a Lanna family's house to observe how traditional northern Thai people live. Explore their homegrown herbal garden and learn about various herbs and spices before creating a Thai Herbal Compress Ball made for massages. Sit down for a traditional Lanna wellness menu for dinner.
Day 4 Chiang Mai/Pai: Transfer to your chalet on the riverbank of Pai. Relax and breathe in fresh air in the quiet hillside resort and soak in the tranquil hot springs. This afternoon stretch through a yoga class in an old teak Thai building.
Day 5 Pai: This morning delight in the fresh, local ingredients during a vegetarian cooking class. Spend your afternoon wandering around town or relaxing in the hot springs and with a cold drink by the pool.
Day 6 Pai/Ko Samui: Transfer to Chiang Mai and fly to Ko Samui. Freshen up before a yoga session followed by a wander around the famous Fisherman village walking street where the market comes alive every Friday night.
Day 7 Ko Samui: After a particularly calming morning yoga session, enjoy a fresh vegetarian buffet lunch. In the afternoon change into your swimsuit, grab a paddle and head out on the water. Stand up, get your balance and soak in the view.
Day 8 Ko Samui: Climb out of bed in the dark and enjoy the unforgettable experience of doing yoga while the sun rises over the Gulf of Thailand. Your afternoon is at leisure but be sure to return for a reflective meditation on the beach this evening.
Day 9 Ko Samui: Depart at any time.
Sleeps up to 1, Contains 1 twin bed
Sleeps up to 6, Contains 6 twin beds
Accommodations will vary throughout the adventure, with unique arrangements to provide the local flavor along the way. Single travelers are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation (with 4-6 guests per room) with others of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Bathroom and showering facilities are typically shared and usually not en-suite.