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8 Days Voluntourism and Yoga Week in Thailand

  • 71/2 M4 Bahn Paksong, Amphur Phato, Changwat Chumpon, Thailand 86180

Overview

Voluntourism Eco-Logic Farming and Yoga in Thailand

The ultimate working holiday experience! If you like to be actively involved with helping in our gardens for 3 hours per day, stay in our accommodation, enjoy three great meals per day in our restaurant, you can book this arrangement. If you want some great activities for the afternoons, the yoga and wellness activity package is the perfect fit for you.

Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga lessons (total 12 lessons)
  • Traditional Thai massage
  • Thai foot reflexology massage
  • Helping out in the garden 3 hours a day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The rooms have an outdoor garden bathroom and sitting area outside. The rooms are suited for 3 people (double and single bed).

Riverside rooms

  • Eco-Logic has 4 riverside rooms (max. 3 people). Each room has a double bed and single bed, a garden bathroom, and a porch with sitting area.

Riverside bungalows

Eco-Logic has 3 private riverside bungalows (max. 2 people). Each bungalow has a double bed, private bathroom, coffee corner, fridge and a garden with fireplace and sitting area.

Dormitory

  • A dormitory with 6 bunk beds and a shared bathroom (max. 12 people). Sitting area outside with a fireplace

A week program with 7 nights accommodation. You can stay in our dormitory, a room or a bungalow. Participants get an introduction and welcome session upon arrival. Participants help out 6 mornings (Thursday until Tuesday morning) on the premises and our gardens from 08:30 until 12:00. The garden coordinator is responsible to help with information and mentoring. In the afternoons participants can participants in several activities. This package is for those who like to experience yoga and the famous traditional Thai massages.

Itinerary

  • Wednesday
  • 11:00 - Pick up on the main road
  • Arrival Eco-Logic, welcome drink, introduction, get comfortable in your accommodation
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Tour on the premises
  • 15:00 - Thai language lesson
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Thursday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Friday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Saturday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Sunday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Monday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Tuesday
  • 06:30 - Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Morning meeting
  • Work in the gardens for 3 hours
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • 17:30 - Yoga session
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • Wednesday
  • Breakfast
  • Free time to explore the area or do an activity
  • Time to pack, pay your bills
  • 11:00 - we transport you to the main road
  • Rebecca Wight

    Rebecca is a qualified Yoga Teacher who is a very empathetic and caring person, energetic, focused and passionate about yoga and the way it can help people in many aspects of their life. She is able to communicate easily with people of all ages and nationalities, she loves children and can communicate easily with them.

  • Danielle Urbanus

    Grounded; both feet on the 'mat' and down to earth, that is what yoga means to Danielle. After developing the awareness of 'Sukha'; a sensation of wellness, contentedness and happiness, it made her want to find out more, to develop herself more in this field, and to grow.

We are located in one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand, mountains, rain forest, rivers and waterfalls are all around us. And you will have plenty of time to explore, relax and discover the real rural Thailand. Yoga in Paksong, Eco-Logic is the perfect place for yoga, massage, meditation and mind fullness training and workshop. TCDF Eco-Logic is located in the most northern province of the south, Chumpon province (not to be confused with Chumpon City!), where the land is only 75 kilometer wide in between east and west coast line the middle of that area, high up in the mountains. The closest city nearby is the city of Ranong.

Activities
  • Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Massage
General
  • General
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Library

Three meals per day. Breakfast by choice (Western or Thai), group meals for lunch (Thai) and dinner buffet (Thai)

Bamboo rafting

Bike in the area

Daytrips to a secluded beach or to the hot springs in a national park

Hike to a waterfall in the area

Massages and body scrubs

Private sessions on yoga

Thai cooking courses

Wellness program: body scrub, foot reflexology oil and Thai massage

  • A Thai language lesson
  • A welcome/introduction upon arrival
  • Daily meals
  • Helping out in the garden 3 hours a day
  • Pick up and return transport from the main road Paksong
  • Thai foot reflexology massage
  • Traditional Thai massage
  • Twice daily yoga lessons
  • Use of yoga-shala and mats
  • 7 nights accommodation in the dormitory, private room or riverside bungalow
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities cost

Driving directions from the west coast

When you use your own transport coming from the west coast, you turn east at the Ratchakrud intersection on to the N4006. The direction is towards Lang Suan.

After about 11 km you will pass a school on your left (Pattana school), some shops and a small gas station on your right. There you will find the Paksong T-section where you have to turn right. At the intersection you will see a sign, saying TCDF Eco-Logic.

From the Paksong intersection on you cross a small bridge and follow the road, turning left.

After about 1 km you will see the entrance to TCDF Eco-Logic and the Thai Child Development Foundation (on your left hand side opposite a little shop). Go up the road there, it will lead you towards our restaurant and reception.

Driving directions from the east coast

If you come from Lang Suan (East coast) you take the main road direction Phato, Ranong (N4006). You have to pass Phato (it is on your left hand side 50 kilometers after Lang Suan).

After another 12 km's you will see a left turn, the Paksong intersection. Go left there.

From the Paksong intersection on you cross a small bridge and follow the road, turning left.

After about 1 km you will see the entrance to TCDF Eco-Logic and the Thai Child Development Foundation (on your left hand side opposite a little shop). Go up the road there, it will lead you towards our restaurant and reception.Take the path going up the mountain, towards our restaurant. We will be waiting there for you, if you let us know your arrival time in advance.

Arrival by bus

Bangkok - Southern Bus Terminal. Get out in Ranong. From there you take a bus to Paksong. This takes 8-9 hours

Phuket - Central Bus Station near Phuket City Center. Get out in Ranong. From there you take a bus to Paksong. This takes 4-5 hours

Had Yai - Bus Station at Talaad Kaset 2 behind Thai Thani Hotel. This bus passes Phato and Pak Song. Get out at the Pak Song intersection, after you pass Phato. This takes 4 hours.

Suratthanee - Bus Station at Talaad Kaset 2 behind Thai Thani Hotel. This bus passes Phato and Pak Song. Get out at the Pak Song intersection, after you pass Phato. This takes 4 hours.

Non-airconditioned bus. Departing from Bus Station at Talaad Kaset 1 opposite side of main road. This bus passes Phato and Pak Song. Get out at the Pak Song intersection, after you passed Phato. This takes 5 hours.

Krabi - Bus Station at Talaad Kao on the Highway. Get out in Ranong. From there you take a bus to Paksong. This takes 6 hours.

Arrival by train

Traveling by train is a very comfortable, but it will take a bit more time. You have to travel to Lang Suan.

You can choose to arrive in the morning or in the afternoon (you can check the Thai Railway web site for exact times and a schedule).

Once in Lang Suan you cross the railway, towards the market (talaad) of Lang Suan. There will be motorcycle taxis at the train station that can bring you there.

Close to the market you'll find the bus station with the local red busses. Take a bus direction Ranong. There is an 11:00 bus and a 17:00 bus.

Get out in Pak Song (ca. 75 minutes in the bus). We can pick you up and bring you to our place if you let us know your arrival time in advance.

Eco-LogicYoga Retreat can also organize a taxi-service from Lang Suan to our place. Contact Eco-LogicYoga Retreat for the costs and pick up time if you are interested in that.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Eco-Logic Yoga Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Anne Harteman from Tiel, The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "My stay at Eco-logic was just wonderful. It is a beautiful place in a very healing and natural environment. At eco-logic you will have everything you need: yoga, nature, good food and most important: a lot of love! The staff is very loving and the children of the Thai Child Development Foundation are heartening. I would recommend this place to everyone!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Voluntourism Yoga Week. A brilliant concept, amazing initiative they have there. Food is amazing!"

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  • Review by Izzi from London
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at EcoLogic as a 20 year old female at the end of 2 months of traveling. It was an absolutely amazing experience and we felt so lucky to have found ecologic! Ingrid (one of the owners) was a constant presence and made sure our stay was perfect. It's setting is perfect, in the middle of the jungle with a small river flowing through that you can swim in. We were upgraded from the dorms to gorgeous little bungalows without asking.The yoga teacher Gayle offered personal and fun yoga - the classes were some of the best I've done ever... Most reviews just mention the food and there's a reason for this (it's divine!). But most of all, the whole ethos of the place is about sustainability and the school that it's there to support. We were able to help with yoga lessons in the school for disabled children. We even got to teach English and play games with the kids so you really feel like you're not just a tourist, you are actually helping out as much as you want to. All in all I just felt so privileged to have found ecologic and would recommend it so highly as one of my favorite things I've ever done in Asia! "

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  • Review by Fanny
    10 out of 10

    "Great team in a beautiful place! And the food was so good it was hard to stop eating! "

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  • Review by Bea W.
    10 out of 10

    "The food was so delicious and the staff so accommodating and kind. The founder Ingrid was very patient, compassionate and understanding about my crazy diet specifications (gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free) and they were able to meet my needs. The projects are so inspiring and I'd love to come back again as a volunteer! I was here for a yoga teacher training. Don't expect to be too comfortable as you are living in the rain forest where everything is wet, but it was a magical escape from the modern world and I enjoyed my stay thoroughly."

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  • Review by Traveler from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Voluntourism Yoga Week. A brilliant concept, amazing initiative they have there. Food is amazing!! "

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  • Review by Siobhan H from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "This is an inspirational project and not only are the people and the location wonderful but the food is fantastic - met some great people and yogis and loved the rainforest setting. Thanks! hope to be back another day."

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  • Review by Sara H
    10 out of 10

    "A lovely stay, in a beautiful location with very welcoming staff. We stayed for one night in one of the bungalows. It was a lovely little place, decorated beautifully and with a very peaceful seating area outside. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING! A great selection of veggie and vegan food. "

    "Would recommend stayed more than 1 night to be able to explore the area fully and go on some of the day trips. We would definitely recommend and go back if we got the chance!"

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  • Review by a traveler from California, USA
    8 out of 10

    "Overall, this place is peaceful and the work they do with children is amazing. If you want to volunteer, then this is a great place. However, I came when the school children were on holiday because I really just wanted to have a few days to relax, eat well, and do yoga. If you are looking for a place to focus on wellness specifically, this isn't the place. The food is great, but is heavy on soy products and peanuts (which are pretty common allergens and thus not so great to consume at every meal). And the yoga teacher had quit, so I missed a few sessions and a few were taught by a guest who happened to have been certified but hadn't taught in at least 4 months. I'm all for their charitable mission, but that is not the reason I came, and thus would not stay again for the purpose of a yoga/wellness retreat. Go somewhere else."

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  • Review by Meiko from Guangzhou, China
    9 out of 10

    "It's my first time to join Yoga Retreat and Eco-Logic is definitely a right place to go! The yoga teacher Diana is very good and patient. She chooses good positions to adjust to all the levels in the class. It is so nice to practice yoga while you can smell the nature! I especially love the food here. It's all organic and healthy. People here are very nice and helpful. I make some good friends during my stay. The most importantly, the money goes to the foundation to help with the children in school. One thing just to mention here, the drinks here is a bit expensive as it's in a village and drinks are not that easy to get nearby which it makes sense. All in all, I will come again."

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  • Review by Sara from Stockholm, Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely surroundings (you stay in the middle of nature just next to a small river), staff (everyone was so smiley and so welcoming!), children (it was fantastic to see the school and the happy kids and teachers), food (the buffet, which was vegetarian, was sooo GREAT every single day!) and yoga twice a day (really good!). Everything was absolutely beautiful and I will miss this place, that donates to charity and has an amazing vibe. And many (most?) of the ingredients in the food are actually from the garden, and everything is homemade.Booked a mini yoga retreat (3 days) but ended up staying here for a week. Thank you Ingrid, Yaa, Lan (sorry for the spelling) and everyone else! I'm so grateful for this experience."

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  • Review by Benedikt from Hanoi, Vietnam
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time at Eco-Logic Yoga Retreat. Location and site: You can get there easily by bus from Ranong. Just follow the information you get after the booking. Eco-Logic is located next to the small village PakSong. It is located more or less in the jungle, beautiful nature all around, very peaceful. The whole place was build up really nicely with lots of love. Accommodation: I stayed in a nice dorm, everything was very clean. At night you can hear the sound of the jungle. Rooms and bungalows are really nice. Food: Excellent buffet three times per day. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Staff: Really nice! Always helping and really friendly! Yoga: Renata was a wonderful teacher. Her classes were perfect. I have already taken some classes before and I really liked her style. Her meditation sessions were also really nice. Although there were students from all different levels, she managed to make everybody happy. Activities: You can either just hang around there or hike to the waterfalls, go to hot springs, do Yoga on an mountain and watch a magnificent sunset there. Charity: All the money you spend goes to different charity projects. You can check out the school for special needs kids."

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  • Review by Stella Marie Rusel from Manila, Philippines
    10 out of 10

    "TCDF Eco-Logic Yoga retreat place was superb! I really enjoyed every bit of my stay even though it was only for 4 days. The staff were really accommodating and the kids were lovely. We did yoga twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I managed to see the rocky river (fantastic!), went to the beach, and we all did yoga on top of a mountain where there is a Buddha shrine/temple. I'm lucky I got to experience it with a very diverse but friendly people including our yoga instructor (I made new friends!). I would definitely come back to this place and this time I'd love to work with the children with special needs. Come visit TCDF Eco-Logic Yoga! You'll most definitely have fun plus it's a great way to help raise their fund for charity."

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  • Review by Blair from Whakatane, New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time at Eco-logic! It was one of the most rewarding travel experiences I have had. They provide a very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, all the delicious fresh food you can eat and a few activities to break the week up. I had no yoga experience going in but never felt uncomfortable and now really enjoy yoga. The people are great and the the massages included were awesome! It's affordable and you can see first hand the charity you're helping to support by attending. I highly recommend it to anyone :)"

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  • Review by Boaz Cesaretti from California, USA
    9 out of 10

    "I had an amazing week long stay at the Eco-logic Resort for Charity!! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to escape the crowded parts of Thailand and experience an authentic side of Thailand. It is run by good people who give their time to this foundation to raise money for the education of the underprivileged and handicapped children of this rural area. Incredible food and comfortable accommodations in a beautiful area! Thank you to everyone at TCDF Eco-Logic!"

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  • Review by Jessica Gmeiner from Germany
    10 out of 10

    " I've had an incredible time at ecologic resort. Everybody I met was so warm and kind, it was easy feeling at home there right away. The yoga sessions in the morning with the sun rising and in the evening to get down were just amazing, special thanks to Laura! Garden work in between was a good thing with learning a lot about organic gardening and edible plants in Thailand. The food was delicious and varying every day. As they are going to have new mattresses in the dorm soon, I can even recommend sleeping there. So pack your yoga mat and your work gloves and help your soul and a child development project - well - develop :) "

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  • Review by Suzanne Van Haaster from Leiden, Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    " The Yoga Retreat is absolutely amazing. Everyone is doing such a great job. The yoga classes were really good. My friend and I stayed in the Riverside Room. This was a very nice experience! Overall, the sphere is very peaceful and quiet. One could easily relax and enjoy nature firsthand. There are enough activities as well you could go to Elephant Rock, go biking, have a massage, do a cooking class, etc. Again, this mini yoga vacation was great. "

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  • Review by Mossaad from Almere, Netherland
    9 out of 10

    "The Yoga retreat at Eco-Logic was amazing. The staff was super friendly and helpfull, the food really good and the room was exactly what you imangine for a bungalow in the jungle. Loved the outdoor bathroom!The yoga-retreat itself was the best of both worlds. Two great yoga classes a day, with the absolute highlight being the yoga session on top of a hill with the monestry below. Beside relaxing (and hard work!) with yoga the programme offered a cooking class, trip to the hot springs, massage, etc. The Thai language and culture lesson was very helpful. I used this information throughout my trip. The saturday I helped with the children in the school was one of the most memorable events of my trip.The location is a bit remote, so I didn't explore much on my own. But I think bike renting is possible. My stay was in September 2014."

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  • Review by Sundasun from Zagreb, Croatia
    10 out of 10

    " TCDF Eco-Logic is a remarkable place. The setting and the accommodations are beautiful and the entire staff is dedicated to personalizing your experience. Best of all, the profits from the resort go to support the Thai Child Development Foundation. This organization supports the education and medical care of special needs in the area. You can stay here as a volunteer, be active in nature, or just allow yourself to be pampered in this stunning environment. Tourism has had a big impact in Thailand and it is refreshing to see an organization using the profits from tourism to support a bigger cause. "

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  • Review by Maren from Karlsruhe, Germany
    10 out of 10

    " We loved this place! Its quiet and peaceful and the people there are incredibly friendly. We had yoga lessons during sunset and sunrise, went hiking to the waterfall and were swimming in the river. And there are many more things to do. I wish I would be there right now!"

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  • Review by David from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    " This place is just good for you heart, with your visit you support children with special needs. The nature is so beautiful and the people really good. It's a place you want to experience real Thailand and be part of good way."

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  • Review by a traveller from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    " We stayed 3 times already before and after having our kid(s). We most enjoyed bamboo rafting, Thai cooking class, seating by the bomb fire in the evening with other guests. The food is delicious and the service is very good and personal."

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  • Review by Jules
    10 out of 10

    " I loved my time at TCDF so much, the staff made us feel right at home. This is a place to experience the beauty of unspoilt Thailand. My wife and I spent 3 months in Thailand and TCDF is one of the places we would revisit in a heartbeat!!!"

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  • Review by a traveller from Washington, USA
    10 out of 10

    " TCDF Eco-Logic is an amazing project and accommodation in the middle of the rainforest in a non-tourist part of Thailand. Visitors have a variety of options in regards to accommodations and outdoor activities. Volunteers have numerous opportunities to participate in projects related to gardening, construction, sustainability practices, education, and community building. Living on the property provides an authentic experience of rural Thai culture; the foundation staff makes you feel welcomed and a part of a family. The natural setting is definitely one that nature lovers will appreciate: the area is surrounded by various fruit trees, towering palms, a river that fills in the rainy season, and flora and fauna that are unique to a subtropical climate. If you are a volunteer looking for an incredibly rewarding experience or simply looking for a place to relax and recharge, TCDF Eco-Logic has something to offer."

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  • Review by Stella
    10 out of 10

    " I visited Runs 'N Roses twice. Once as a volunteer and once a guest. It's quite a long time ago but I would go back tomorrow if I could. Ingrid, Rose and the children are wonderful and made me feel welcome. When I was there the first time I helped with the stables and the horses. But that was not the only thing. There was time for rafting, an exciting jungle trip (with a guide who understood I don't really like spiders ;-) and of course enough time to enjoy the most fantastic meals!. The second time I was a guest and spend more time relaxing and made some great trips in the area. I even visited Burma together with Ingrid. The people at Eco Logic know how to help you have a great time."

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  • Review by Ingrid van der Straaten
    8 out of 10

    "Ive had a private Reiki session with Geetha. She organized a room at the guesthouse and while I listened to the water of the river nearby she 'Reiki'd' me. After having a nasty flu the previous week I felt a bit low on energy and I hoped that the session could help me feel a bit more energetic. After the session - which took 1.5 hour but it felt like 5 minutes - I was very relaxed and I felt good. Normally I need a little nap in the afternoon, but today I did not. Rejuvenated! Thanks Geetha, it was a very positive experience and I will surely have more sessions with you in the future."

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Chumphon, Thailand

Eco-Logic composes of projects organized in the village of Paksong, Thailand. Each project is set to support the projects of Thai Child Development Foundation.

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This vacation is available all year round with arrival on Wednesday.

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