Skip the programs, schedules, and regimens of standard wellness retreats. Head to the lush and cool mountains of northern Thailand for 6-days of luxurious and personalized experiences customized to your unique individual needs. The luxurious all-inclusive Pa Sak Tong teak villa is entirely yours, perfect for a couples getaway or a whole family retreat, and fully staffed with personal butlers, chef, masseuses, cleaners, and security. Do as much or as little as you want, with opportunities to trek with elephants, meditate by waterfalls, and hill tribe hikes. Then, take your wellness routine to Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort and take advantage of mountain-top yoga, spa treatments, and meals prepared from the on-site organic garden. Balance your mental, spiritual, and physical well-being the way you want, and do it in privacy and utmost luxury.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Natural Beauty: Thailand's far north is a land of fairytale waterfalls and jungle-covered hills, sure to slow the pulse and fill lungs with fresh mountain air.
• Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries: Selecting a genuine elephant sanctuary can be a mammoth task, but Remote Lands has the expertise and contacts to ensure encounters with these brilliant creatures are responsible and sustainable.
• 10-Course Hill Tribe Dining: Chef Kong of Local Food Lab curates a menu filled with dishes travelers won't find elsewhere in Thailand, sourced from hill tribe traditions and techniques, then prepared using locally-sourced and foraged ingredients.
Arrive in the mountainous northern province of Chiang Rai. Your private guide, car and driver will meet you and transport you to Pa Sak Tong, your home for the next couple of days. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the vast five acres of manicured grounds that feature ponds, waterfalls, an organic garden, and tended rice fields. Make use of your private spa, pool, steam room, and fully equipped fitness centre. Butlers, masseuses, and a resident yoga master are ready to provide service tailored to your every need and wellness regimen. Enjoy an organic made to order dinner by your private wellness chef that was trained by a world class plant-based master chef.
Get up early this morning for yoga followed by a fresh and healthy breakfast prepared by your wellness chef. Then, go on a rural guided hike. Pa Sak Tong is located next to the sleepy village of Suan Doc and the villagers are a mix of traditional farmers and hill tribes. Get a feel of the quiet life found in this fog-kissed area of Northern Thailand. Return to your villa for lunch on the balcony, followed by spa treatments. In the afternoon, visit a private elephant sanctuary where you can get up and close with these gentle giants. Walk along side them on a jungle trail and even help them bathe in the river.
This evening, dine at Locus Food Lab at the main estate, a special experience that necessitates dinner reservations more than a month in advance. There are only two seatings per night for diners to try Chef Kong’s traditional hill tribe cuisine. His curated 10-course menu is comprised of local dishes made from cultivated and foraged ingredients growing in the northern hills and cooked using traditional hill tribe wisdom. After dinner, round out the day with a trip to the Chiang Rai night bazaar to meet the local people and see their handicrafts and wares.
Take a guided private trek to Doi Chang, a village set 1400 meters high in the hills famous for producing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee. Historically this area used to grow opium as a cash crop and in 1983, began growing coffee instead. The rich soil and cool weather allows for the coffee plants to flourish and take on a rich flavor. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee at the plantation, as well as a gourmet lunch packed by your private chef. Return to your villa to spend the rest of your afternoon how you wish. Unwind with a massage and spa treatment, meditate in the garden or by the waterfall, or get on bikes and explore the nearby rice fields and foothills. On your final night at Pa Sak Tong, enjoy a traditional Thai evening with specialty dishes and Thai dance and live music.
Today, travel north to Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort, another renowned destination for wellness in Chiang Rai. Enroute, take a scenic detour to Doi Mae Salong, a dramatic mountain region that is one of the most stunning destinations in the country. Originally settled by the hilltribes, there is now also an ethnic Chinese community adding to the distinctly different food, music, arts and culture in the area. Sample some of the country’s premier Oolong tea from the plantations on Mae Salong, then take nature walks through tea and rice plantations and hill tribe villages. Arrive at Phu Chaisai in the evening.
Spend your day at Phu Chaisai as you wish. The 800 acre estate property includes two water reservoirs, a natural spring-fed waterfall, the Mae Nam Kham River along the property’s northern border with Doi Tung, hundreds of varieties of native bamboo and tree species, an organic vegetable farm and fruit orchard. Wellness-oriented guests can enjoy spa treatments in open-air treatment rooms, private yoga sessions, dine on dishes crafted from locally-sourced farm fresh ingredients, take walks along extensive gardens and farms. Other on-site activities include guided treks, bird watching, cooking classes, and horseback riding.
Enjoy your time at leisure and squeeze in one last yoga session and breakfast before your private transfer to the airport for your flight onward.
Set in Thailand’s gorgeous northern heartland, not far from Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, the beautiful Pa Sak Tong Estate offers both a gateway to the ancient mysteries and rich culture of the area and an escape from the bustle of life. Baan Sak Tong Villa is fully-staffed and sleeps up to six adults in three elegant ensuite guest rooms, and while the location amid forest and overlooking a lily pond offers a chance to retreat from the world, the villa and its rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences. Wifi is available throughout and the entertainment room boasts everything required for a fully-fledged movie night. Freshly prepared meals may be enjoyed at Pa Sak Tong Estate or in various other picturesque locations around the estate; similarly, spa, fitness and relaxation facilities can be found both onsite and throughout the grounds. For those seeking to explore further, the villa’s comprehensive list of activities, from hiking to shopping, will keep all guests occupied and engaged.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Pa Sak Tong's all-inclusive package includes all meals, spa treatments, and activities as described (please note: activities may change depending on availability at time of booking). Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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