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Ammonista will bring a magic that happens when you’re willing to break out of your everyday scene and appreciate the way people across the world lives their lives. They provide yoga, Thai massage, acupuncture, and Qigong. Join a and Amonista and Root Whole Body for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unwind, unravel, and nourish your soul with the amazing people, culture, and spirit of Thailand!
The hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city. It is a charming boutique property inspired by local history and culture, Tamarind Village, that combines the winning elements of design, service and comfort in a stylish Chiang Mai hotel that offers guests a tranquil setting, genuine hospitality and attention to detail throughout. You will stay at this hotel for five nights from day 1 to day 5.
Centara Phuket Villa Resort is Thailand’s leading hotel group with deluxe and first-class properties across Thailand and overseas. It is located on the tranquil Karon Beach at one of the popular wellness retreats to check into a Deluxe Ocean facing villa room. You will stay here for the next two nights from day 6 to day 8.
Located on the island of Koh Samui, Kamalaya is where wellness is restored. Inspiration is abundant and magic moments touch every one of the hotel’s guests. In this place, you will experience that the essence of Kamalaya cannot be painted with words, but the 'feel' of it will permeate your very soul. You will stay here for the rest of the days which are from day 9 to day 11.
Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be greeted by Ammonista’s local representative to transfer you to The Tamarind Village Chiang Mai Hotel where you will stay for five nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, the group will have a real cultural adventure. This trip to the mountains invigorates both mind and soul. A relaxing drive will take you up the slopes of Doi Suthep to visit a Meo hill tribe to observe their simple way of life.
This tour offers a spectacular view of Northern Thailand as you travel on mountain roads and through forest scenery, ending with a visit to the 600-year-old Doi Suthep Temple near the summit of Doi Suthep. The final climb to the site will be via a magnificent Naga (dragon-headed serpents) Staircase of 306 steps.
On the inside, there is an intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold umbrella which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. Lunch will be under your own arrangement. After that, you will be transferred back to hotels and enjoy your afternoon in Chiang Mai at leisure.
After having breakfast, you will be picked up for another adventure. Set in a beautiful jungle, approximately 60 kilometers north of Chiang Mai on the banks of the Ping River, there lies the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp.
After a short elephant ride, you will go to the river on bamboo rafts. To glide effortlessly and silently along the river on a bamboo raft is a wonderful experience and a great way to relax after the exhilaration of elephant riding.
On the return to Chang Mai, you will stop off to visit an orchid farm to view a variety of some of Thailand’s most exquisite blooms. Lunch will be included today, and you will be served at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for a flight south to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Ammonista’s local representative and be transferred to the Centara Phuket Villa Resort. The rest of the day will be at leisure.
The tour will start with a road trip from Phuket Island into Phang Nga province on the mainland. Your first stop will be at Suwankuha Cave, also known as “Monkey Cave”. Next, you will board an iconic long-tail boat to navigate around the majestic limestone karsts in Phang Nga Bay with a stop for lunch at a local fisherman’s village that has been built entirely on stilts.
Then, you will board sea canoes to paddle out to sea to see the caves up close. A paddle guide will be assigned to each canoeist, so guests can just sit back and enjoy the mystical scenery and the native flora and fauna. The canoes are great for visiting the famous Tapu Island and “James Bond Island”. The tour will end with a sunset boat journey back to Phuket.
Then, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to the island of Koh Samui. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Ammonista’s local representative and transferred to the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary for the next three nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Today, you will experience a 3-hour spa experience, combining the richness of Thai herbs and organic plant essences.
This retreat will take place in Chiang Mai, Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, and Koh Samui. These destination locations are often a ‘guest co-host’ of Ammonista trips. You will be visiting the ancient and cultural villages in Chiang Mai and the pristine natural beauty of the islands of Phuket. You will also explore Phang Nga Bay National Park and relax on Koh Samui.
The Meo tribe which originated in South China usually lives on mountain peaks or plateaus above 3,000 feet. There are several groups of Meo hill tribes, but the Blue Meo and the White Meo tribal groups are the largest in numbers. These groups are distinguished by their costume. For example, the White Meo wears a black costume.
You will witness an enthralling display of elephant training and tricks as the trainers (mahouts) command their respective elephants to display the skills they once used in the logging industry - though this camp now gives the retired jumbos a better way of life.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is a province in itself. It 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.
Phang Nga Bay National Park is 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.
You will be served authentic Thai cuisines at the Whole Earth Restaurant which specializes in vegetarian food (non-vegetarian food is also available) for dinner on day 1.
You can have a 3-night pre-tour in Bangkok at an additional cost.
To refresh your body, you will get daily 30-minute acupuncture, a 90-minute Lanna Exotic massage on day 4, and a 3-hour spa experience on day 9. Don't worry, the treatments are included in the price.
Lanna Exotic is a soothing massage treatment that combines northern Thai healing techniques with a hot aromatic oil massage. The traditional northern Thai “Tok Sen” method of tapping gently along the body’s meridian lines helps stimulate blood circulation and awaken the senses. Combining it with a relaxing hot aromatic oil massage that eases away all the stress and tension makes a Lanna Exotic massage simply heavenly.
This spa journey is deeply detoxifying at all levels. Your botanical bliss scrub will be followed by a galangal root firming wrap and scalp massage to stimulate the lymphatic system and to assist in the removal of toxins. After taking a refreshing shower, enjoy a signature aromatherapy massage or a traditional Thai massage.