March 14-26, 2020


Thailand spiritual journey for women... A cultural immersion into Buddhist philosophy, yoga and Ayurvedic spa treatments. A luxury wellness retreat, one of many spiritual retreats from Buddhi Institute.

We will indulge ourselves for 3 nights in Bangkok, and then head to Chiang Mai for 4 nights and an immersion into sweet serenity.   We end our stay in Phuket for a  4 night stay an an adult only healing hotel to enjoy some snorkeling, beautiful beaches, and Phi Phi Island.  

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Private Tours of Floating Markets and Temple visits.  A day at the Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, authentic spa treatments and Thai Massage, and snorkeling at Phi Phi Island. 


$550 Deposit secures your spot!

$3550 pp for shared accommodations

Solo Room + $650


Expect an authentic journey to Thailand to experience first class service and amazing immersion into its culture.

You will have local guides throughout this journey who will take you deep within the culture, sights, sounds and wellness practices of the Thal culture.



March 14: Depart USA

Depart USA from San Francisco at 12:05 am.  This means will we all need to meet in SFO on March 13th.  

Over night flight on China Airlines.  Arrive Taiwan at 5:55 am on March 15th.  Arrive Bangkok at 9:50 am 


March 15: Bangkok

Private meet and greet at airport with transfer to our hotel.  Day of Leisure..perhaps enjoy your included welcome massage.  Tonight dinner out on the town via Tuk Tuk! (D)

Overnight Bangkok at  Anantara Spa Resort or similar


March 16: Bangkok

After breakfast we head out with our private guide to experience Bangkok's floating markets, and majestic temples including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. (B) 

Overnight Bangkok at Anantara Spa Resort  or similar 


March 17: Bangkok - Free Day

Enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast at the hotel, then go play.  You have the entire day to shop and explore. 

Optional tours or privates guides can be provided for you if you would like to venture out on your own. 

There are local village visits, biking tours, hiking tours, food tours...the options are endless! (B)

Overnight Bangkok at  Anantara Spa Resort or similar 


March 18 - Transfer to Chiang Mai

Enjoy breakfast, then we have a mid-morning flight transfer to Chiang Mai.  Arrive after lunch, with private meet and greet services with transfer to hotel. 

You will have time for nap or a massage, then this evening we will go out for dinner and a cultural show. 

We will meet the locals and soak up the atmosphere at a local food market, then tuck into a delicious ‘Khan Koke’ style dinner of regional cuisine.  The cultural performance, showcases the typical dances and rituals of the Akha, Yao, Lahu, Hmong and Karen people. (B, D)

Overnight in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya or similar


March 19 - Elephant Sanctuary Park

Yes...this bucket list dream is coming true!  Today we will be picked up at our hotel and enjoy a 1.5 hour ground transfer to the Elephant Park Jungle Sanctuary.  

We have the overnight package,  

With this program you will get to experience all the facets of the elephant reserve in Chiang Mai as well as other aspects of Thai culture in the area and some of nearby natural beauty.

Throughout our visit, we will be feeding, bathing and even playing with the elephants. (B, L, D)

Overnight in Karen Village


March 20: - Elephant Park / Chiang Mai

This morning we will be up early feeding, bathing, and playing with  the elephants!  We will also have time for a jungle hike before we return to our hotel in Chiang Mai.  

Evening of leisure at our hotel for massage, and some pampering. (B, L)

Overnight in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya or similar 


March 21 - Chiang Mai

Today we go out and embrace Chaing Mai...the temples, the markets, the food!  We will have a private guide to show us the highlights, and you will also have time on your own to explore. (B)

Overnight in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya or similar  


March 22 - Transfer to Phuket

We will have breakfast, then private transfer to the airport for the short flight to Phuket.  Meet and Greet upon arrival and transfer to our Adult only healing and wellness resort.  (B,D)

Overnight in Phuket at Mangosteen Resort and Spa


March 23 - Phuket Spa Day

You have 2 massages included in your stay here...so please, indulge yourself.   Our beautiful resort will cater to your every need or desire.  

The Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is located in Rawai, the South of Phuket on a private hillside, offering spectacular ocean views over 4 bays and many surrounding Islands. A free shuttle service is offered to make the short trip to Nai Harn Beach, located in a pristine National Park and protected by a Buddhist Temple.  (B, D)


March 24 - Snorkeling Adventure

Today we embark on adventure to Phi Phi island, enjoy boating, lunch and snorkeling in the clearest of waters! (B, L)

Overnight in Phuket at Mangosteen Resort and Spa 


March 25 - Phuket - Free Day

Our last day is yours to enjoy so the options are endless.  We can arrange any private tour, you may go into town to shop, or spend a lazy day at the beach! (B)

Overnight in Phuket at Mangosteen Resort and Spa  


March 26 - Bangkok / USA

Breakfast, then checkout and transfer to Phuket airport for a short flight to Bangkok.   

Our international flight departs at 5;50 pm, and arrives back to San Fransisco at 6:45 pm on the same day, 


Tour Inclusions

* All ground transfers

* 3 Nights Standard Luxury accommodations Bangkok

* 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations in  Chiang Mai

* 1 Night Home-stay in Karen's Village

* 4 Nights Standard Luxury accommodations in Phuket at Mangosteen Resort and Spa

* Daily Breakfast

* Other meals highlighted in itinerary

* All tours and excursions mentioned including:

  Bangkok Tuk Tuk Dinner Tour

  Private Guide: Floating Markets  Bangkok Tour

  Private Guide: Sacred Temples Tour

  Cultural Show in Chiang Mai

  Elephant Park overnight with all meals and experiences

  Private Tour: Chiang Mai Temples and Markets

  Snorkel excursion to Phi Phi Islands

  5 Healing Massages


> Flight Transfers in Thailand:  This tour needs a group of 10 before a group air contract for the domestic flights can be purchased.   Estimated cost: $380 per person for all flights

> International Flight:  A group air contract will be purchased once there are 10 passengers on this trip.   We will use China Airlines, Premium Economy and Business Class mix.  Estimated cost: $1885 per person. 

You may hold your spot for group air contract pricing for a deposit of $240 per person.



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$550 Deposit secures your spot!

$3550 pp for shared accommodations

Solo Room + $650


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Buddhi Institute

Rochester, New York, United States

(585) 672-5250



Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.

International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant 

Melinda has over 29 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.

She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.

Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vendata, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.

As owner of The Buddhi Institute her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.

Her teaching process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute.  From personal experience, and in years of guiding others, she knows:

“We all have this wisdom within. Each of us have the Inner Guru that is waiting to Awaken.”


Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. ~ Rumi