top of page

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Travelling to Thailand could be one of the best decisions you've ever made.

The following FAQ covers the most common questions we get about our retreats.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then get in touch!

  • Are yoga holidays the same as yoga retreats?
    Contrary to regular yoga retreats, our yoga holidays are designed to help you experience all that Thailand has to offer. We believe in combining yoga with travel and unique cultural activities because if you simply stay in a retreat center the whole time, you’re missing out on the best parts!
  • My partner doesn’t do yoga, can they join?
    Of course! If your partner isn’t interested in the yoga sessions that’s perfectly fine. After all, unlike most yoga retreats out there.. we offer plenty of other non-yogic activities for them to join in on. That being said, we also strive to create a welcoming environment where all students, regardless of ability or training, can thrive and grow. Keep in mind that yoga is contagious!
  • I’m a single traveler, any problems with coming alone?
    Absolutely not. We get single guests all the time. You will feel completely at home, no worries.
  • How many people will be on the trip?
    In general and to ensure an intimate setting, the group holidays are limited to a maximum of 20 people.
  • Are children under 18 allowed on the holidays?
    While we plan classes and activities around our guests’ interests and abilities, our trips are not designed for younger children. While older teens who are interested in yoga may fit in well with our group holidays, families with younger children may want to consider a a custom, private yoga holiday designed exclusively for friends and family. Contact us to learn more.
  • We have a group and would like to do a custom trip. Is it possible?
    Certainly! Custom trips are what we do best. Please contact us and outline what you have in mind, and how many people are in your group.
  • Can we call you by phone?
    The best way to communicate with us is via our website and email. You will almost always get a rapid response from us, usually within 12 hours. But, once you’ve booked, we’ll give you our 24-hour Thailand emergency contact number to call anytime.
  • Will I have free-time?
    Yes. Our programs strike the right balance between yoga, cultural activities and free-time for you to explore on your own, or simply rest.
  • What if I’m traveling by myself but book a shared room?
    If you're travelling solo select a "single twin occupancy" room. If you have a friend you'd like to share with, be sure to add their name when booking. Otherwise, we'll pair women with women and men with men in a room with two twin beds.
  • Can I have a private room?
    For those that value their privacy, private room options are usually available and subject to a surcharge.
  • Can we expect a private room if we’re a couple?
    When signing up for a holiday make sure to book a "couples double occupancy" room and we’ll make sure we pair you up in a king size bed. Keep in mind that room types are available on a first come, first serve basis - so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • What type of food is available during the holiday?
    While we don’t stick to a strict eating or food style, we try offer a bit of everything with a healthy spin. Normally when we eat out we’ll order a wide range of dishes for everyone to share, but you can also request anything else you may want. Thai food is packed with herbs and vegetables and easy to make vegetarian or vegan versions of popular dishes. Since most meals are based around rice or rice noodles, there are also many gluten-free options. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions please mark them down on your registration form.
  • What meals are included in the holiday?
    One of the greatest things about Thailand is its cuisine. While all group meals are included, meals taken during free-time are not, giving you the opportunity to discover delicious eats on your own. Thailand has some of the tastiest food in the world and we’ll always point you in the right direction with recommendations!
  • Is the water safe to drink in Thailand?
    While the tap water is fine to shower or brush your teeth with, clean, bottled drinking water will be available throughout the holiday. When eating out at restaurants or at street stalls you can buy bottled water or drink the free water provided (it’s distilled).
  • How do I book?
    Head to our Upcoming Events page and click on your desired retreat. From there, you’ll be taken to a booking portal. Simple as that!
  • How do I pay?
    Registrations and payments are processed via our service providers WeTravel & Stripe.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Often times, payments are broken down into instalments. The first instalment is due upon registration and the last one is due 90 days prior to the retreat's start day. You’ll receive a notification 7 days before each payment is due. Keep in mind that payment plans vary from each trip, so please see your trips specific terms and conditions for more information.
  • Do you offer early-bird discounts?
    Many of our retreats feature time-sensitive early bird discounts. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!
  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?
    Generally speaking, all payments are non-refundable. For more details, please refer to the Terms & Conditions directly within your trip booking page.
  • Are flights included?
    Flights are not included in our trips. So get yourself here, and we’ll handle the rest.
  • Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
    A visa is not required for most nationalities visiting Thailand for up to 30 days. However, you must be in possession of a passport with a 6-month validity. As regulations often change, for the most accurate information check out https://www.thaievisa.go.th/
  • How do I get there?
    Most people take an international flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and then a domestic connecting flight from there. In some cases, you might be able to fly directly into Chiang Mai or Phuket. For the adventurous, you can consider taking the train or even a night bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Keep in mind that we only arrange transfers to/from the airport on the first and last day of the retreat.
  • Will someone pick me up from the airport?
    Absolutely. We’ll be waiting for you at the airport with a sign and big smile in order to take you to your hotel.
  • What if we want to spend more time in our hotel before or after the trip? Can you help us arrange it?
    Absolutely! It’s part of what we do – just let us know the dates you want to extend and we’ll help get you set up.
  • Is it okay to book a flight out the same day the Thailand Yoga Holiday ends?
    In general, yes. If possible, consider booking a flight departing in the afternoon or evening.
  • What should we take with us? What should we NOT take?
    You don’t need to bring much with you, but here’s a quick list: Comfortable clothes that are loose and light Your yoga wear (mats and props are provided) Bathing suit Sandals and comfortable walking shoes A warm upper and lower body layering (it can drop to 10 degrees in the north in winter) A light rain jacket or windbreaker A travel towel Sunscreen Water bottle Headlamp Sunglasses and hat Personal toiletries Any special medications, foods or supplements you may require Insect repellent (recommended containing DEET) Your passport Pack light – in many cases, you will be taking your luggage with you throughout the trip, so please pack only what you need. Keep in mind that just about anything can be purchased cheaply in the markets.
  • How much money should I bring?
    You don’t need much money while on this trip, however, it’s always good to have some cash handy. We suggest bringing at least 500$ for things like tips, massages, shopping and individual meals and beverages. ATMS are also easily found throughout the city since most everything is paid for in cash. The Thai baht usually equals about 35 baht = $1 USD but to find current exchange rates check www.xe.com.
  • Do I need a phone? Will there be Internet?
    You can pick up a prepaid SIM card for your phone at any 7-11. If your current phone is locked to a plan another option is to purchase an e-sim from the Airalo app. As for internet, there is a solid 4G signal and an abundance of free Wi-Fi across Thailand.
  • What is the weather like?
    The short answer: hot and sunny. The long answer: Thailand has three seasons which vary in heat, humidity and rainfall. The best time to visit Northern Thailand weather-wise is between November and February when it rains the least and it is not too hot. Although the rainy season (roughly July to October) gets a bad reputation, there are some bonuses to visiting during this time: temperatures tend to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. It also rarely rains all day everyday, so don’t worry. As for Southern Thailand, we love it there from March to May!
bottom of page