Immerse yourself in the heart of Thai culture, history, food, healing and spirituality in this two-week adventure in northern Thailand. We will not be going to all of the hot tourist destinations. Instead, meet and spend time with the people who live there. Hear their stories and share in their culture.
Learn how the Thai people eat and indulge in the unique flavors of street food. Explore awe-inspiring temples, and go a step further by spending a few days learning meditation from monks in a silent retreat. Bask in the joy and knowledge of Traditional Doctors as they tell their stories, prepare food, give treatments, and turn up the heat in their hot herbal saunas. Visit an elephant park where they rescue elephants who have been injured or abused, and provide them a place to live free – instead of riding them or having them perform. Spend a day cooking Thai food in the countryside. Explore many of the markets in and around Chiang Mai. Receive bodywork from master bodyworkers in one of the greatest healing capitals of the world.
Blue Lotus has been leading groups to Thailand for the past 7 years. The purpose of the trips has always been to study Thai massage with masters. Street Surfing is a spin off of those trips. It is for people who are interested more generally in culture, history, healing and spirituality. It is a way of mining all the juicy parts of our Thai massage trip but without the 9-5 massage study component. You do not need to practice Thai massage or know anything about it. You do need to be an adventurer and be open to new experiences.
DATES: Wed-Wed, February 11-25
Participants are responsible for the below costs. A few meals will be included. Fly into and out of Chiang Mai.
Food Costs: $10-$20/day
Plane Tickets: Estimated $750-$1,000
Blue Lotus has a travel agent whom we work with named Christopher Wiengsukphaiboon. He is Thai and lives and works in Chicago. He’s worked with people from our last three trips and he’s been very helpful. His number is 773-396-7046. You do not have to book with Christopher. It is just a suggestion as we have a good relationship with him and he takes care of our people. Blue Lotus does not financially benefit if you book with Christopher, he’s just a friend of the school.
Early Registration is highly encouraged.
Max registration: 10 people