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Join us for the Adventure of a Lifetime...

Join Yoga Instructor and Thai Massage Therapists, Gab Morales and Natalie Ritenour in paradise for an all inclusive 14 day trip of a lifetime to Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao, and Pai, Thailand!

 

With the trip we have formulated over the past many years, you will experience what Thai culture has to offer as a gateway to health and happiness. Enjoy the amazing fire lantern festival of Loi Khratong. Receive seven unique Thai massage treatments (one every other day!) to have you feeling your most vibrant. Practice yoga daily.Walk in wisdom with the monks and rub trunks with elephants. Connect with wonderful people for an unforgettable experience in the golden wellness capital of Asia.

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Part of this trip will be spent exploring the city of Chiang Mai which boasts the most amount of temples per square mile of any city in the world! Monks float by barefoot, receiving alms, as they prepare for the festival of Loi Khatrong, which we will celebrate by releasing lanterns into the sky and floating rafts of flowers down the rivers. Parades, temple offerings and celebrations ensue as the whole city cleanses it’s karma and sets intentions.

The other half of the trip is in the countryside outside of Chiang Mai, which is quintessential Thailand. Here we activate in nature with hiking explorations, elephant visits, and river rafting. The journey takes us to the magical teak and bamboo forest of Chiang Dao where we are always spoiled by chef O and her crew at the Nest as they prepare some of the most amazing Thai and fusion cuisine on this planet! During the days we hike up to cave temples to hear monks chanting, visit local hot springs and waterfalls, take a local hill tribe classroom on a field trip, and get incredible massages. In Pai we will enjoy a rolling river, canyons, more hot springs, and a lazy village town that has some of the best laid back feel in Thailand!

Meet the team

Co-Host Gabriel Morales has started his journey with Chiang Mai Massage about 18 years ago and his passion has grown a lot since then. Gab lives in New Zealand where he practices Thai and Lanna Therapies. He is a qualified instructor of Thai Massage and a Yogui. Gab travels often to Thailand to evolve his practices and spend time with his Teachers.

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Co-Host Natalie Muñoz feels so fortunate to have been studying in Thailand with Masters of Thai Massage since 2007. She has been leading Thailand Wellness Adventures tours since 2010 and is honored to share her passion for meditation, yoga, bodywork and wellness through the lens of the Thai Buddhist culture. It is her dharma to share her love of these healing arts and considers Chiang Mai to be the epicenter of it all. Thank you for considering this trip as a transformative journey to the deepest and yummiest parts of the self!

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We are here for you. Our different backgrounds give us an opportunity to collaborate. We speak Spanish, Portuguese, and English. In addition to this, our land crew in Thailand are natives who have helped for many years and their local knowledge is one of the jewels of the trip.

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November 2024 Packages

  • 14 Days (5 Nov - 19 Nov)

  • Wellness Activities Daily

  • Cultural tours

  • Massages and treatments

  • See Below for Accomodations

Wellness Adventure
$3050 USD
  • 8 Days (19 Nov -27 Nov)

  • Thai Yoga Massage Training

  • Lanna Therapies group classes including mantra, Yang Khang (Thai Fire Therapy), Toke Sen and more

TYM & Lanna Therapies Course
$1050 USD
  • 22 Days (5 Nov - 27 Nov)

  • Stay for the Welness Adventure and TYM and Lanna Therapies Course.

  • Get a discount an immerse on the experience.

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Combo Adventure + TYM & Lanna Course
$3900 USD (save $200)

Wellness Adventure Accommodations

5 November - 19 November
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SUGAR CANE, Chiang Mai

Located just outside the old walled
city near the Chiang Mai (north)
gate and its daily and nightly
markets. Sugar Cane has a beautiful
pool, restaurant with excellent
coffee, and a fun casual ambience.

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PARITA, PAI

Located above stretches of waving
rice fields and a lazy river. This
hotel has private hot springs tub
behind each room with peaceful
views out over the valley of Pai.
Elegant tranquility.

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THE NEST, Chiang Dao

Located near the end of the road
nestled at the foot of the mountain
and a golden cave temple. Cozy
bamboo bungalows amidst lush
forest and an incredible restaurant
serving delicious French and Thai
cuisine. Pool with mountain views.

Depart at least a day in advance to arrive on TUESDAY the 5th of Nov. from North America to arrive in Chiang Mai early to be ready to start the trip officially on the 6th. You can fly into Bangkok and take a domestic flight up to Chiang Mai (if you get in early enough to connect)…or you can fly directly to Chiang Mai. We recommend flying through Seoul on Korean Air to Chiang Mai as a good option.

​Meals for arrival day (5th) and any day before are not included in the trip but the rooms are reserved for any extra prearrival nights you request and we do pick you up and schedule you for a massage as soon as possible (included!) We personally feel we need a couple of days to just do nothing and acclimatize from the big time difference (15hrs). The arrival day is for settling in and restoring after traveling. Participants will be arriving at various times, even several days prior. What is included is your pick up from the airport, welcome package, a great orientation map, and your first Thai massage! You may do some light walking to get oriented with our neighborhood just outside the old walled city of Chiang Mai, and get settled into your hotel at theSUGAR CANE. Take a dip in the pool to celebrate arriving from the plane journey! Please book your ticket in advance so we can reserve the rooms for your early arrival if you choose to arrive before the 5th which most people will need (unless coming from Asia already).

PreArrival
Arrival DAY
Nov 5th, Tues-CHIANG MAI
  • Airport Pick up drop off at Sugar Cane Hotel

  • Rest and Rejuvenate with Full Body 2 hr Thai Massage

  • Meals not included this day (flexible schedule with people
    arriving at all different times) but don't worry we will guide you!

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DAY 1
Nov 6th, WED-CHIANG MAI
  • Early Bird visit to Wat Chedi Luang

  • Morning Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Cooking Course

  • Relax Foot Massages

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DAY 2
Nov 7th, THURS-CHIANG MAI TO PAI
  • Early Bird visit to give alms to monks

  • Morning Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Monk Chat with Prah Jolie at Wat Suan Dok

  • Snack at Pun Pun

  • Drive to Pai ( aprox. 3 hours)

  • Check in at Pripta hotel and soak in your private tubs for sunset

  • Dinner at Pripta

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DAY 3
Nov 8th, FRI-PAI
  • Wellness Practice at Pripta

  • Breakfast

  • Relax Spa Day

  • Dinner

DAY 4
Nov 9th, SAT-PAI
  • Wellness Practice Pripta

  • Breakfast

  • White Buddha

  • Sunset Look out at Pai Canyon

  • Saturday Night Market

DAY 5
Nov 10th, SUN-PAI
  • Wellness Practice Pripta

  • Breakfast

  • Adventure Excursion (TBA!)

  • Dinner

DAY 6
Nov 11th, MON-PAI
  • Wellness Practice at Pripta

  • Breakfast

  • Relax Spa Day

  • Sound bath

DAY 7
Nov 12th, TUES-PAI TO CHIANG DAO
  • Wellness Practice Pripta

  • Breakfast

  • Drive to Chiang Dao and check into The NEST hotel

  • Relax

  • Massages

  • Moogata Thai Barbeque at O's famouse Nest 2

DAY 8
Nov 13th, WED- CHIANG DAO
  • Yoga at the Nest Pavilion

  • Walking Meditation to Cave Temples

  • Breakfast

  • Waterfall and Hot Springs

  • Late Afternoon Cup of Tea and Yoga with Hill Tribe Children

  • Dinner at Nest 2 Thai Family Style

  • Evening Chant with Monks 7:30pm

DAY 9
Nov 14th, THURS- CHIANG DAO to CHIANG MA
  • Yoga at the Nest Pavilion

  • Walking Meditation to Cave Temples

  • Breakfast

  • Waterfall and Hot Springs

  • Late Afternoon Cup of Tea and Yoga with Hill Tribe Children

  • Dinner at Nest 2 Thai Family Style

  • Evening Chant with Monks 7:30pm

DAY 10
Nov 15th, FRI- CHIANG MAI
  • Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Basket Making

  • FULL MOON RISE

  • Boat Ride/Dinner/Float Baskets

  • 3 Kings

  • Wat Chedi Luang lighting of the Chedi 9pm

DAY 11
Nov 16th, SAT- CHIANG MAI
  • Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Massages

  • Sunset at Doi Suhket

  • LOI KHRATONG LANTERN FESTIVAL VIEWS

  • Palace Dinner

  • BIG PARADE

DAY 12
Nov 17th, SUN- CHIANG MAI
  • Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Sunday Night Market

  • Dinner in Market

  • Foot Massages in Market!

DAY 13
Nov 18th, MON- CHIANG MAI
  • Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Massages

  • Maladhara Closing Ceremonies with Ploy

  • Special Event at Ram Bar - Party Time!

Nov 19th, TUES- CHIANG MAI
DAY 14
  • Wellness Practice

  • Breakfast

  • DEPARTURE DAY

Thailand Wellness
Adventures 2024

  • Daily Physical, Mental and Spiritual practices to give you
    techniques and tools to face anything life throws at you.
    Some examples are Yoga, Guided Meditation, Intention
    Setting, Karma Yoga Service Project, and Chanting

  • Airport pick up and drop off at CNX

  • Accommodations (see descriptions below)

  • 2 meals a day breakfast and or lunch/dinner (sometimes all 3!)

  • one drink included in each meal

  • Transportation to and from all excursions.

  • 7 unique Thai healing massage treatments (2 hour full body,
    herbal steam balls, foot reflexology, Doxen, etc.)

  • Elephant Nature Park Affiliates Visit, Night Markets

  • Temple Tours and Cooking Course

  • Other activities may include rafting, biking and hiking

Included for a 14 night vacation getaway:

Thailand Wellness
Adventures 2024

Not Included for a 14 night vacation getaway:
  • Airfare

  • The cost for meals on arrival day which is Nov.5th

  • Room or laundry services

  • Extra drinks and alcohol (one drink is included with each
    meal but not alcohol)

  • Tips for room service, massages, guide and drivers.

  • Extra treatments outside of the 7 you will receive on trip

Wellness Adventure Checklist

all optional except passport
  • Passport Valid within 6 months of arrival (PLEASE CHECK)

  • Check for updated vaccines with local healthcare provider (no specific requirements)

  • Headlamp/flashlight

  • Yoga Mat/10ft strap

  • Mosquito Spray

  • No extra adapters are necessary for travel but some people prefer to have special plugs for Asia and surge
    protection but not necessary. But, your plugs will go into the sockets there so nothing special is required. The
    voltage is different but most devices convert.

  • A bit of cash is nice to have on hand for best rates (large new crisp 100US bills prefered) but money can be easily be
    taken out of ATMs if you don't mind paying bank fees.

  • Kids crafts for Hilltribe Karma Yoga Project (crayons, coloring books, pens, stickers, tattoos, anything creative for art
    projects for kids 8-12yrs).

  • Reusable container, waterbottle, utensils and straw

  • Hairdyers are provided in hotels.

  • Light wrap or shawl to cover shoulders in temples (can be bought there easily but we hit the temples pretty quickly).

  • No raincoat is necessary but we usually get one light sprinkle during the trip, if that!

  • The weather is warm but at nights in countryside can be slightly chilly

TYM & Lanna Therapies
   Course Itinerary

19 November -27 November Schedule

What will I learn?

Lanna Therapies

  • Yan Khang (Thai Fire Therapy)

  • Toke Sen (Hammer Massage)

  • Chead Heak

  • Mantra

  • Lanna Culture and protocols

Thai Yoga Massage

  • Beginners Course

  • 50+ Technics for the whole body

  • Theory and care for the Therapist before/during and after the massage

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Teacher Gab                 Master Dr. Annop

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Itinerary

  • ARRIVAL: 19 November - Tuesday

  •    Settle into accomodations

  • DAY 1: 20 November - Wednesday

  • TYM Lower Body and Wai Kru

  • DAY 2: 21 November - Thursday

  • Morning: Yham Khang and Token Sen

  • Afternoon: TYM Lower Body

  • DAY 3: 22 November - Friday

  • Morning and afternoon: TYM Upper Body

  • DAY 4: 23 November - Saturday

  • Day Free

  • DAY 5: 24 November - Sunday

  • Day Free to do last shopping

  • DAY 6: 25 November - Monday

  • Morning: Toke Sen + Chead Heak

  • Afternoon: TYM

  • DAY 7: 26 November - Tuesday

  • Morning: Yham Khang

  • PM: TYM (Practice)

  • DAY 8: 27 November - Wednesday

  • Fly back from Chiang Mai

Inclusions:

  1. Accommodation for 8 nightsSettle into accommodations

  2. 5 days course: Thai Yoga Massage and Lanna

  3. Material: Manual with massage sequence

  4. Certificate: Certificate of completion of the course

  5. Shuttles to go from and to school: On school days

  6. Refreshments: At school during break times

  7. Airport Shuttle Arrival: From the airport or hotel to the hotel in Hang Dong.   

  8. Departure: From school to airport.

Thai Yoga Massage

Chiang Mai - Northern Style

Thai Yoga Massage Is an ancient technique used to unblock energy stagnation and awaken our inner healer. This is achieved through both pressure on the energy lines (Nadis) and movements of the body and joins based on Yoga Asanas.

What to expect from the course:

  • The workshop will focus on the basic fundamentals that relate to posture, body mechanics, and benefits.​

  • These sessions will cover technics and positions that work with the general body.

  • The therapy does not require any oil or cream and the therapist/recipient will be wearing comfortable clothes. Bring your yoga mat and a smile.

  • No experience with massage or yoga is necessary. No need to bring a partner

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What Our Travelers Say about          the Welness Adventure

Valerie Gerard

I have traveled to dozens of
sites all over the world and my
trip to Thailand with Amity and
Natalie was one of the best
experiences of my life. Every
experience that they created
for us was over the top.

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This trip was amazing. The food
was fabulous! The coffee...
delicious. I loved the daily
variations of yoga, meditation
and massage. The excursions
were wonderful and so different
I was never disappointed.

Amy Brown Sievert
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All was plan for us and all you
have to think about is getting
out of bed in time to go do yoga,
then all the activities, the lantern
festival, the elephant park the
river rafting , the many temples,
cooking course and so on.

Marko LeClerc
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Let's plan your next trip

Gab Massage
Massage Training

Yoga House

498 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, New Zealand

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Telephone: (+64) 220500685

gabrielmorales99@yahoo.com

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