Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai

Price:
From £745 (8 days) excluding flights
Price is for a 7 night adventure holiday combining top class life coaching and a 12 week follow up online coaching package
Vouchers: accepted
Dates:
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year
Reviews:
2 reviews5 star rating
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Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai

Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai

Responsible travel: Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai

Environment

The company is committed to remaining small, restricting the number of clients undertaking our retreats, holidays and programmes at any one time, thereby allowing us to truly cater to individual need and preference, and to minimise any negative affect on the surrounding environment.

Community

The Rachamankha employs mainly Thai people, makes a major contribution to the appreciation of traditional art and culture, donates regularly to the local temple and offers work experience placements to young people hoping to work in the hotel industry.

We ask our clients to join us in achieving our aim of ensuring that our presence in Chiang Mai brings positive benefits to the area and its people. This will be achieved by: making regular donations to The Vieng Ping Childrens Home, a local charity providing residential and community care for children whose parents have either died or cannot look after them, maintaining an attitude of respect to people and the environment, at all times and using the services of local businesses, buying local products and visiting attractions which provide employment for and understanding of the local community.

Many local craftspeople can benefit from visitors buying their work rather than mass produced souvenirs. One of our team members, Son, who will be your guide on your chosen outings, can advise you on what is available and where to find it. Chiang Mai also has a huge selection of locally owned small restaurants, cafes and street food stalls. You will miss a great opportunity to sample some of the most delicious and inexpensive food in the world if you donít try as many of these as possible. We are very happy to recommend both special dishes and places to eat them.

Please bring, or be prepared to purchase, suitable clothes for visiting the many very special temples in Chiang Mai. Our staff will advise according to your chosen itinerary. A certain amount of bargaining is an accepted part of many transactions including market purchases and tuk-tuk rides. This can be fun if conducted with mutual respect and in the knowledge that the traders need to earn a living. The Thai Royal Family are revered and respected by the people of Thailand and anything said to undermine them is likely to cause offence. It is fascinating and informative to learn from local people, about the contributions made by King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit to Thai life and economy.

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Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed 28 Jan 2013 by Karen Gorham5 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most memorable part was the actual one to one life coaching sessions and being able to do these at a comfortable and relaxing hotel. This was part of a 10-week sabbatical / self-discovery journey away from work and I had already organised the beginning and end of my trip and wasnít too sure what to do in between. I am so glad I found this on the Responsible Travel website as this was the best part, and at the right part, of my time away, and I felt I was in the right headspace to make the most of it.

To be able to get away from your daily routines and fully immerse yourself into a life coaching programme is, I think, far more beneficial than trying to work one into your everyday life. You couldnít have asked for better a coach than Chrissy who has the most amazing coaching experience and seriously listens to you and helps you to realise your potential and help you make changes in your life. Son has an amazing talent in sharing his fantastic knowledge of Thailand and Chiang Mai and taking you on some memorable tours of the city as well as making you feel so welcome as soon as you step off the plane. The two of them make a great team.

I also went to an elephant nature park which was a moving and memorable experience to be able to see, feed, touch and bathe the rescued elephants. And by far the most exciting part of my time in Chiang Mai outside of the life coaching was the ziplining at the Flight of the Gibbon in the jungle which is probably something I wouldnít have tried at home.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Just enjoy it and make the most of your life coaching sessions. If you can, try and book a little longer than a week. I found the coaching sessions (and homework) to be quite intense and found it good to have been able to spread out a 7 day programme over 10 days so there was spare time to relax, reflect and have some fun. Donít worry too much about booking up excursions beforehand as Son helps you when you get there and happily takes care of the arrangements for you.

If you attract mosquitoes, be sure to take some Tiger Balm to soothe the bites!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes I did. There were many opportunities to buy gifts hand-made by local people and the hotel (Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel) had adopted the widespread water conservation policy at many hotels around the laundry of towels and linen.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. This was a memorable (and life changing!) experience.

Reviewed 10 Jan 2010 by Kirsten Stolz4 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most memorable part of the holiday was the life coaching that we had and, a fantastic highlight, the excursion to the elephant sanctuary.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Just enjoy! This holiday was quite flexible - we could have done more excursions to see more of Thailand, but we chose to have a rest also. The coaching already took time, and we saw and experienced some of Thailand which was beautiful. There is always the option to go back and discover more. Be prepared for a bit of tiredness to start off with - it took me a few days to no longer wake up at night and synch in with the local day/night rhythm.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, the hotel was Thai-owned and run. The elephant sanctuary had an ethical brief, i.e. no riding of elephants etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Brilliant, 9 out of 10.
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