This "new city" was founded in 1296 and serves as an escape from the whirlwind pace of life. Chiang Mai is well known as the calm backdrop to the sensory overload that is Bangkok.
It comes complete with the things to love about Bangkok - delicious street food, low priced massages, and great shopping. But it has the added charm of being close to the countryside and adopting a more laid-back feel. Nothing can prepare you for how nice and accommodating the people in Chiang Mai are. The Thai Smile is one you'll grow to love and long for after you depart. Many people come to Chiang Mai and never want to leave, be careful.
Where You'll Stay
Nimmanhaemin Road lies in the sweet spot just west of the old city and just east of the mountains. The neighborhood surrounding the main street is affectionately referred to as Nimman. It's vibrant and fun and decidedly the "hip" part of town and has no shortage of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, food carts, and various good times. There's always something fun going on in the area and you'll have easy access to the infamous night markets.
Our building is steps from the action! Each apartment features:
24 Hour Front Desk Concierge
Weekly cleaning service
Refrigerator, Microwave, Hotplate
Cookware, Eatery, Cutlery
What You'll Do
A few days after you arrive, you'll enjoy a welcome event (which includes lunch or dinner) and get to know your Wanderist family.
Get to know Chiang Mai during a walking tour with a local who will take you through local markets, teach you how to haggle, and show you some of the temples in the city, there are over 300!
Have you ever wanted to learn about Buddhism and the life of a monk? We’ll here’s your chance!
You’ll get to spend a day meditating with monks and learning about Thai culture and Buddhism from them
You'll also participate in Concentration Meditation and Vipassana Meditation which is the way to make the mind peaceful, and to develop transcendent insight which penetrates into the truth of life.
Taking a break from it all and getting close to nature, we'll trek to waterfalls, experience cooking lessons and hang out with some rescued elephants at a fully sustainable eco-village 30 minutes outside of Chiang Mai.
Wake up to fresh coffee and views of the elephants wandering free in the valley below.
Get back to nature and have some time to think and reflect amongst the most beautiful nature Thailand offers. And did we say elephants?!
One of the most beautiful events in Thailand is the Yi Peng festival. This happens each year in November. We'll take you out on the Narrowat Bridge to light a lantern and float away our worries and cares to the sky.
It really is quite a beautiful sight to see. Afterwards, we'll walk over to the temple to experience the monks chanting.
Throughout the month, we'll sprinkle informal events as well (i.e. Taco Tuesday, Game Night) and get into some local events, including art gallery socials, live music events, and parties.
We do want you to have a little time to explore on your own as well, of course. We'll give you plenty of details on other things to do.
Where You'll Work
In between the fun, when it's time to buckle down and work, head over to PunSpace.
The space is filled with expats and digital nomads who have formed a community in Chiang Mai. People come and go, but the community remains pretty close via Facebook.
Punspace is located near Thae Phae Gate which is packed with spots to eat and cafes, not to mention some of the night markets are very close.
There are also regularly schedule start-up and entrepreneur meet-ups here. Great place for creativity, productivity, and collaboration.
HOW MUCH YOU'LL SPEND
The cost of the trip is $2,500.
A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The balance can be paid in installments, but you’ll receive a 10% discount to pay in full in one lump sum.
There is a 50% discount for an add-on.
An add-on is defined as a spouse, significant other, or child. Someone you can share a bedroom with.
What's Not Included
Flights and/or Transportation to Chiang Mai
Transportation w/in the City (except on specified excursions)
Living expenses within the city
Food or meals (except where specified for excursions)
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Water & Electricity
Access to CoWork Space
Day of Meditation with the Monks
Weekend at an EcoVillage - Cooking Lesson, Hiking, Caring for Elephants
Yi Peng Festival
Other Informal Planned Events and Activities
Professional Photos Documenting Your Experience
Flight Recommendations and Booking Assistance
Weekly Preparation Details
Weekly Q&A Call
Nov 1st - Nov 30th
Deposit required for booking.
Deposit payments are refundable until 8/3. Deposits made after 8/3 can be credited to another trip within six months.
There are payment options:
Pay remaining two installments
2nd Installment of $1000 due by 8/19
3rd installment of $1000 due by 9/17
To qualify for the 10% discount, payment in full must be made by 8/17
**For add-ons, add $725 to the 2nd and 3rd payments or $1,250 to the full payment
Deposit: Refundable until 8/3. Deposits made after 8/3 can be credited to another trip.
1st Payment: Refundable (less deposit) through 9/2
2nd Payment: Non-refundable
In some cases, we have housemates, although you'll have your own bedroom. When you complete your profile, we will ask if you have a housemate in mind. If not, we will pair you with someone who's company you can enjoy for a month :-)
Have questions? Ask us anything.