Experience the Buddhism in Northern Thailand
14 days / 13 nights
The five days Vipassana meditation course at the temple will help you to get calm. The Doi Suthep temple on the hill is not only Chiang Mai’s landmark but is also home to a Buddhist meditation centre. You will learn how to meditate and discuss your progress with a meditation teacher. You can watch the monks’ Chanting in the evening.
After the meditation course you will have one week holidays at the Narittaya Resort where you get pampered with massages and delicious food. Yoga classes will help you to harmonize body and soul.
If you are interest in Thailand’s culture and nature, you can also take two day tours in and around Chiang Mai.
Day 1: Arrival in Chiang Mai
Welcome to Northern Thailand‘s cultural capital! The city was also the capital of the Lanna Kingdom in former years. At your day of arrival you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your resort which is located approximately 20 minutes outside the city. The Narittaya Resort & Spa is situated in quiet surroundings and has a big garden.
Resort: Narittaya Resort & Spa
Day 2: Temple tour and introduction to the Buddhism
Despite having its roots in India, the Buddhism is one of the most important religions in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand. More than 90% of Thailand’s inhabitants are Buddhists. Thus culture and religion are not separable from each other: Thailand is living the Buddhism! Various temples, the monks in the streets and the mentality shaped by the religion will let you find the Buddhism everywhere you go.
Today, you will get an introduction to the tenet and tradition of the Buddhism. You will learn a lot about the religion which will also prepare you for your meditation course in the temple.
You will visit some of the most impressive temples in the old town and your guide will answer your questions about religion and tradition.
Resort: Narittaya Resort & Spa (B; L)
Day 3 – 7: Five days meditation course at the Prathat Doi Suthep temple
Today, you will leave your daily routine behind and enter a very different world: you will go to the Doi Suthep temple on the hill for your five days meditation course. This temple is also Chiang Mai’s landmark and a holly place for many Thais. The temple opened a meditation centre where also foreigners can participate in meditation courses. Find calmness and get new energy! You will stay in simple rooms at the temple. You will meditate every day and discuss your progress with your meditation teacher. You can watch the monks’ Chanting in the evening.
The course is financed by donations!
For more information about the meditation course and the preparation visit the website: http://www.fivethousandyears.org/.
On the seventh day you will end your meditation course with an ending ceremony. Thereafter, you will be brought back to the Narittaya Resort & Spa.
Accommodation: days 3-6: Prathat Doi Suthep Tempel (B; L)
Day 7: Narittaya Chiang Mai (B)
Days 8 – 13: Yoga and Massages
Deepen your inner peace that you gained during the meditation course with Yoga and Spa treatments. Harmonize body and soul! The Narittaya Resort & Spa offers the perfect atmosphere and the professional personal will pamper you during your stay. You will have private yoga classes and you can feel the relaxing effect of massages.
Included in your program are:
- 6 x 1.5 hrs yoga
- 4 Spa treatments (2 hrs traditional Thai massage, 1.5 hrs Four Element Aromatherapy Oil Massage, 1.5 hrs Four Element Thai Herbal Hot Compress Massage, 1 Herbal Body Scrub)
You will also be pampered with delicious food, herbal teas and fresh fruits.
Resort: Narittaya Resort & Spa
Day 14: Departure
Today you will leave Northern Thailand. Take your new energy and the skills you got during the meditation course back home to have a less stressful and more relaxing daily life.
You will be brought to the airport by private transfer.
Doi Suthep: http://www.fivethousandyears.org/
Garden Cottage- Narittaya Resort
Single Person 42200 Baht (1170 Euro) + donation for temple
Double room per Person 27000 Baht (750 Euro) + donation for temple
Single room charge 14040 Baht (390 Euro)
Pool Villa - Narittaya Resort
Single Person 63840 Baht (1770 Euro) + donation for temple
Double room per Person 37200 Baht (1034 Euro) + donation for temple
Single room charge 24800 Baht (690 Euro)