Relax, Relate & Release Tour

Thailand 2019

February 17-24, 2019

Welcome to our Relax, Relate & Release Tour to Thailand!

GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with Katrina Billy to offer you this trip to Thailand. This unique tour will enable you to relax at beautiful, sustainable resorts, spend time with local people through our village program, and enjoy plenty of downtime and massages!

Dates: February 17-24, 2019

Size: Maximum of 15 participants + trip facilitators

Location: Phuket - Kuraburi - Ban Talae Nok village - Surin island - Khao Lak - Phuket

Highlights:

  • Taking a dip in a refreshing waterfall in Phanga National Park
  • Visiting the Burmese Learning Center to get to know the staff and kids
  • Learning how to cook Thai food in Ban Talae Nok village
  • Experiencing Thai massage while listening to the sounds of the ocean
  • Being guided by the original Moken inhabitants of Surin National Park
  • Relaxing on white sandy beaches and floating on crystal-clear waters

Earlybird Cost: US$250 per month (x12 months) or US$2,999 total

Details & Itinerary

February 17: Arrival in Phuket

On arrival in Phuket, you will be met by a representative of GOOD Travel and taken to your accommodation for an optional welcome massage and the chance to relax after your long journey. In the evening, we’ll have a welcome cocktail and dinner!

February 18: Travel to Kuraburi

We will drive for approximately three hours to Kurarburi. On the way, we'll stop at Sri Phanga National Park for a dip in a refreshing waterfall. On arrival in Kuraburi, we'll have a welcome meeting with our partner organization to learn more about Thailand and what to expect during this trip. You'll have the evening to relax and enjoy the nature surrounding our resort nestled in the jungle or visit an evening market with a local translator.

February 19: Visit to Burmese Learning Center

After visiting a Buddhist temple, we will head to the Burmese Learning Center to learn more about their work and get to know the staff and kids! This is an incredible project working to provide an education to Burmese migrants in Thailand. $100 of your trip fee will go directly towards supporting this project.

February 20: Ban Talae Nok village

After a short drive, we will arrive at Ban Talae Nok village where we'll spend the day learning about life in a small Thai village. We'll take part in a variety of activities, including the opportunity to learn how to make soap out of natural ingredients and a cooking workshop. We'll spend the night staying in local homestays to get a true taste of the real Thailand (optional).

February 21: Spa day

After a leisurely breakfast with our homestay families, we’ll head to a beachside resort. We’ll have the day to relax, enjoy an optional Thai massage and go for a swim. In the evening, we can head out for some drinks and dancing!

February 22: Island day trip

We will travel by boat to Surin island National Park. This area is famous for fine white sandy beaches, thick jungle, crystal-clear waters, and some of the best coral reefs in Thailand. We'll have a unique private tour with the original Moken inhabitants of this tropical paradise

February 23: Shopping and free time

On our final day we will have plenty of time for shopping! This will also be a good opportunity to have another massage or get a bit more beach time. In the evening, we'll have a special farewell dinner and maybe head out for some more dancing!

February 24: Return to Phuket

We will organize for your transfer back to the airport in Phuket in time for your flight home.

What's GOOD about this trip?

Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community and environment benefit from your visit. We have partnered with a local tourism organization specialized in community-based tourism to ensure that this trip also has a positive economic impact. We will be staying in resorts that are proactively working to support the local community and to minimize their impact on the environment. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go directly towards supporting the Burmese Learning Center.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by Katrina Billy, Ebony McLean and Shelley Bragg. In addition, several local guides from our partner organization will be involved in various aspects of the trip.

Katrina Billy

Katrina Billy first traveled with GOOD Travel to Fiji in 2016. As an Assistant Principal, she is passionate about education and the potential for travel to transform perspectives. As GOOD Travel's partner on this trip, she looks forward to making sure every aspect of this experience exceeds your expectations.

Ebony McLean

Ebony loves to experience new countries and cultures. As an instructional coach, she is passionate about empowering individuals and communities to take control of their destinies. As your co-host on this trip, Ebony will be working alongside Katrina to ensure you have a wonderful experience throughout your stay in Thailand.

Shelley Bragg

Shelley is GOOD Travel's co-founder. She is originally from South Africa, but currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand. She has extensive experience planning and organizing purpose-centered travel experiences. Shelley first met Katrina and Ebony in South Africa in 2017.

What's included

Earlybird Cost: The total trip cost is US$2,999 and includes the following:

  • Seven nights accommodation in a variety of accommodations ranging from 4 star resorts to homestays. You should expect to share twin rooms with one other participant during this trip.
  • Airport pick-up on your arrival at Phuket international airport.
  • All transport within Thailand.
  • A service project in support of the Burmese Learning Center ($100 of your trip fee will directly contribute towards this project).
  • All meals throughout your stay.
  • A range of activities, including a village visit, a visit to Surin island and one 60-minute massage. Additional massages will be at your own cost.
  • Exclusive membership in our Thailand 2019 Facebook group, where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers, learn more about Thailand and have all your questions answered. You will also receive access to a Thailand welcome pack designed to help you make the most out of your stay in Thailand.
  • 24/7 support from a GOOD Travel guide and a local guide throughout your stay in Thailand.

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International flights to Phuket, Thailand.
  • International health and travel insurance.
  • Visa for Thailand (if required).
  • Vaccinations: We strongly encourage you to visit your doctor at least two months prior to the trip to get all the recommended vaccinations.
  • Snacks, beverages, souvenirs.

Book your spot now

There are two options for confirming your spot on this trip and securing the earlybird trip fee.

The first option is to set up a payment plan to pay for your trip over a series of weekly, biweekly or monthly installments. For payment plans set up by December 31st 2017, the cost will be $250 per month (x12 months) or $57.70 per week (x52 weeks). Please contact us to set up your payment plan.

The second option is to pay a deposit of $500 by December 31st 2017 and then to pay your remaining balance of 2,499 by December 1st 2018. To pay your non-refundable deposit of $500, please click on the pay now button below.

Please note that this trip is limited to 15 participants so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. We therefore recommend arranging payment as you are able in order to secure your spot. If your payment is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next retreat to Thailand.

Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.

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