FAQ

GROUPS

What is the size of your groups?

We limit our groups to 5-10 people maximum to ensure customers get the attention they deserve. 

What is the age range on your groups?

Our group experiences are designed for travelers aged 30 to 50. 

Can I bring my kids?

Unfortunately we design our group experiences for adults only. Should you wish to travel with kids we recommend getting in touch so we can customize an itinerary based on your requirements.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all our tours and can be purchased HERE.

Do I need a visa?

Depending on your nationality you may need a visa to travel to our destinations. We recommend you check requirements with your consulate.

I really like one of your group itineraries, but I can’t travel on those dates. Can you design the same tour for me?

Absolutely! Most of our groups itineraries can be adapted and customized to make them private. Just keep in mind that you won’t have a tour leader with you, just local guides during tours/excursions. 

I’m a vegan/vegetarian. Can you cater to my needs?

While most of the hotels/restaurants we work with can adapt their menus accordingly, we suggest you specify your special needs at the time of enquiry/booking so we can advise properly.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

What is the size of your photography groups?

We limit our groups to 5-10 people maximum to ensure proper attention to our customers. A small group ensures better access to photo opportunities where you don’t have to push or stand in line to take a shot.  At the same time, it helps us connect better with locals without overwhelming them with our presence.

What is the age range on your photography tour groups?

Our photography experiences are designed for travelers aged 30 to 50. 

Can I bring my kids on your photo tours?

Unfortunately our photo experiences are designed for adults only. Should you wish to travel with kids we recommend getting in touch so we can customize an itinerary based on your requirements.

Do the tours include photography classes and tuition?

Our photography experiences include basic tuition on Day 1, to provide travelers with basic camera settings and photography rules. No classroom workshop is included, all photography sessions will be based on hands on experience. 

Are your photo tours for beginners or advanced photographers?

Our photo tours are for everyone, irrespective of their skills. Whether you are a beginner just starting to use an SLR camera or a pro, you will find plenty of opportunities to learn or improve your skills on a variety of subjects.

Do I need an SLR camera to join your tours?

Not necessarily. An SLR or mirrorless camera is recommended to make the most of the photo opportunities. However, if you just love taking pics with your smartphone (some of which have advanced capabilities) and feel you’ll be left out while your partner shoots away on an SLR camera, don’t worry. You will find plenty of opportunities to capture stunning scenes and you can still learn and start to apply a few photography rules to enhance the composition, light etc. Remember: it’s the photographer who takes a picture, not the camera.

What kind of equipment should I bring?

SLR or mirrorless camera if you have one, or a smartphone with advanced photo capabilities.

Lenses (wide angle, telephoto or whatever you use the most).

A tripod for night/dim lit photography.

A few memory cards.

For more tips on what to bring read HERE.

Can I pay a deposit to secure my space?

Yes, you can secure your space with a 30% deposit and pay the remaining balance later.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all our tours and can be purchased HERE.

Do I need a visa?

Depending on your nationality you may need a visa to travel to our destinations. We recommend you check requirements with your consulate.

 

TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL

I really like one of your group itineraries, but I can’t travel on those dates. Can you design the same tour for me?

Absolutely! Most of our groups itineraries can be adapted and customized to make them private. Just keep in mind that you won’t have a tour leader with you, just local guides during tours/excursions.

Can you design a complete itinerary for me?

Yes, we can design a program based on your requirement to include hotel, transport, tours, meals, unique activities and workshops.

What type of hotels do you sell?

We carefully select our portfolio of properties to work with and we sell only luxurious boutique 4* superior – 5* hotels and villas in each destination. 

 

RETREATS

Who is the host on your group retreats?

Our group retreats are hosted by our founder Chiara, who gained a wealth of knowledge and experience studying with leading life coaches in the USA. 

While her main subject of interest is life purpose and helping others to achieve the life of their dreams, she combines the teachings of Rev. Micheal Beckwith, Tony Robbins, Kyle Cease, Jack Canfield with her own life experience to provide a unique learning program.

What’s the difference between your group retreats and your individual retreats?

Our group retreats are hosted by our founder, Chiara, and are designed to challenge participants to learn and grow with group activities and personal time. They are a great way to make strong connections with like-minded individuals and work together towards the group’s growth. Group retreats include also a range of classes/workshops led by other professionals in the areas of meditation, mindfulness, yoga etc.

Our individual retreats are private experiences for 1 person or more. Individual retreats are not hosted by our Founder, but have been specifically designed by her to include a selection of workshops and classes handled by different professionals in their fields.

What type of hotels do you use for retreats?

All our hotels are luxurious boutique properties (4* superior or 5*) providing excellent comfort and quality. 

What is the size of your retreats?

We limit our retreats to 8-10 people maximum to ensure the attention each customer deserves. An intimate retreat provides a closer interaction between coach and participants and results in a more focused environment that benefits everyone.

I’m a vegan/vegetarian. Can you cater to my needs?

While most of the hotels/restaurants we work with can adapt their menu accordingly, we suggest you specify your special needs at the time of enquiry/booking so we can advise our restaurants/hotel partners properly.

Do I need to be an experienced yogi and a pro at meditation to join your retreats?

Absolutely not. Our retreats are for everyone who feels the need grow and evolve, no experience is necessary. 

What’s the Spark Up Your Life program? 

The Spark Up Your Life program is a unique life enhancing coaching program designed by Chiara. It is a tool that will accompany you once you return home, to help you stay in a balanced flow. 

It has been designed to help cement the transformation you experience during your trip so you can apply the same concepts in your everyday life to achieve a more fulfilled, focused and purposeful life.

 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Can I book an elephant ride through you?

No. We don’t support any company engaging in animal’s labour, ivory sales or other activity aimed at harming animals. We don’t sell any unethical tour involving animals and we encourage all travelers to learn more about the issue of elephants abuse in Asia. 

Do you support any charities?

Absolutely! Through our Foundation GENTLE GIANTS we donate 1% from each booking to selected charity projects that operate in our destinations. We are passionate about this wonderful planet, and we are happy to give our contribution to make it a better place for all. 

Do you use plastic?

In line with our Reduce Plastic policy, we have introduced the use of aluminum bottles.

 

PAYMENT

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Credit and Debit Card payments, PayPal and bank transfers.

Can I pay a deposit to secure my space?

Yes, you can secure your space with a 30% deposit and pay the remaining balance later.