FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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The following FAQ covers the most common questions we get about our retreats.
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Are yoga holidays the same as yoga retreats?
How many people will be on the trip?
I’m a single traveler, any problems with coming alone?
My partner doesn’t do yoga, can they join?
Of course! You always have the option of participating in the planned activities, or not. If your partner isn’t interested in the yoga sessions that’s just fine - there’s plenty of other activities for them to join. On the other hand, we also often work with new students and 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!
Are pregnant women allowed on the holidays?
We’re happy to accommodate pregnant women on the trips, but request that you notify us ahead of time and have your doctor’s approval for participating.
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 kids may want to consider a creating their own custom private yoga holiday, designed exclusively for you and your 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.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
What if I’m traveling by myself but book a shared room?
When individuals book shared rooms we pair women with women and men with men in a room with two twin beds. You can make a new friend while paying the lower holiday rate!
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?
What type of food is available during the holiday?
What meals are included in the holiday?
Is the water safe to drink in Thailand?
Do you offer early-bird discounts?
Many of our retreats feature time-sensitive early bird discounts. Just another good reason to get updates and travel tips from Thailand Yoga Holidays, as you’ll get notified of any specials on offer!
How do I book?
How do I pay?
Registrations and payments are processed via our service providers WeTravel & Stripe. You may pay by domestic bank transfer (with no fees) or by credit card (and absorb the credit card fees of 1.4 - 3.9% yourself).
Do you offer payment plans?
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
All payments are non-refundable.
Should the event be canceled by Thailand Yoga Holidays, all fees will be refunded back to the participant.
What happens if I book a holiday then can’t go? Is there a refund?
All payments are non-refundable. However, if you can’t go, you can always send someone (of the same sexe) in your place.
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?
How do I get there?
Most people take an international flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport then a quick direct flight up to Chiang Mai International Airport, where most of our trips begin. For the adventurous, you can consider taking the train or even a night bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Once you land in Chiang Mai, you’ll be greeted at the airport and taken right to your hotel. Keep in mind that we only arrange transfers to/from the airport on the first and last day of the retreat. For all other situations we suggest you use a taxi – a trip across town will cost about 5$
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?
Yes. We recommend booking an afternoon/evening flight.
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, or uses a non-compatible operating system, another option is to purchase a cheap $20 phone here in Chiang Mai. As for internet, is there is a solid 4G signal and an abundance of free Wi-Fi.
What is the weather like?
What should we take with us? What should we NOT take?
Comfortable clothes that are loose and light
Your yoga wear (mats and props are provided)
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 for each person
Any special medications, foods or supplements you may require or wish to have on the trip.
Insect repellent (recommended containing DEET)