FAQ

TAILOR MADE RETREATS

Can you design a complete tailor-made retreat for me?

Yes, we can design a retreat based on your wellbeing needs and requirements to include hotel, transport, meals, treatments, workshops, therapies and excursions. Whether your interest lies in meditation, healing, fitness, nutrition, surf, gastronomy, creative arts, we have a unique range of activities and treatments to suggest.

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 time for personal reflection. 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 customized 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 therapies handled by various experts in their fields.

What type of hotels do you use?

We select only a small portfolio of properties to work with: luxurious boutique 4* superior – 5* hotels and villas with unique character and excellent service. 

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

While most of the hotels/restaurants we partner with can adapt their menus, we suggest you specify your needs at the time of enquiry so we can check and advise accordingly.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory and can be purchased HERE.

GROUPS

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

Absolutely! Most of our group programs can be adapted and customized to make them private. 

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 professional adults in mind, so if you are 25 to 50 years old you will fit just fine.

Can I bring my kids?

Our existing experiences are specifically designed around adults’ needs. Should you wish to travel with kids we recommend getting in touch so we can customize a program based on your requirements.

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

While most of the hotels/restaurants we partner with can adapt their menus, we suggest you specify your needs at the time of enquiry so we can check and advise accordingly.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory 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 checking requirements with your consulate.

GROUP RETREATS

Who is the host on your group retreats?

Many of our group retreats are hosted by our founder Chiara, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in holistic wellbeing and personal development.

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 time for personal reflection. 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 customized 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 therapies handled by various experts in their fields.

What is the size of your group 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.

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

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

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

While most of the hotels/restaurants we partner with can adapt their menus, we suggest you specify your needs at the time of enquiry so we can check and advise accordingly.

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 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 checking requirements with your consulate.

PHOTOGRAPHY RETREATS

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.

Can I bring my kids?

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 a program based on your requirements.

Does the retreat include photography classes and tuition?

Our group photography retreats 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 photography retreats for beginners or advanced photographers?

Our photography retreats are for everyone, irrespective of their skills. Whether you are a beginner just starting to use an SLR camera or a more advanced photographer, you will find plenty of opportunities to learn or practice your skills on a variety of subjects.

Do I need an SLR camera to join your photo trips?

Not necessarily. An SLR or mirrorless camera is recommended to make the most of the photo opportunities. However, if you 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 practice 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?

For 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 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 checking requirements with your consulate.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Can I book an elephant ride through you?

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

Do you support any charities?

Absolutely! Through our GENTLE GIANTS PROGRAM we donate 5% of our revenue 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, which are included in the pack our customers receive before departure.

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.