Thailand Traincation with Raincity Athletics

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Thailand Traincation with Raincity Athletics

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$1,495.00

Get fit and have a blast on Raincity Athletics’ first ever Traincation to Phuket, Thailand! You’ll get to spend 11 days/10 nights with Simon “Thor” Damborg of Raincity Athletics on this training holiday. Spend your mornings kicking butt at Tiger Muy Thai, and your afternoons basking on the white-sand beaches and swimming in turquoise waters in Phuket. Think you can handle spicy food? Try some of the hottest cuisine in the world, if you’re up for it!

Exotic, historic, tropical, and home to some of the friendliest people on the planet, Thailand has something to offer all kinds of travellers! We will stay within walking distance of the world’s top Muay Thai-MMA-Crossfit training camps on the island of Phuket. Thailand’s original fun in the sun destination, it is truly the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. This trip continues north to Khao Sok National Park as no trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to Thailand’s jungles.

DATE: JAN 21-31, 2018

Description

Highlights Include:

    Training at a local Thai gym, with coach Simon “Thor” Damborg and a local coach
    Enjoying some of the best cuisine in the world
    Swimming in the clear turquoise water of the Andaman Sea
    Discovering the spectacular sea caves by canoe in Phang Nga Bay
    Exploring the peaceful island of Koh Yao Noi by bicycle
    Hiking among the massive trees in the Thai jungle – Khao Sok National Park

Day 1: PHUKET ARRIVAL
On arrival in Phuket International Airport, meet your guide and driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Phuket. Check-in and free time to freshen up.

We will all meet for our welcome dinner and get stoked on our adventure. Our accommodation is a modern classic style resort located in the heart of Muay Thai street in Phuket – only a few minutes’ walk from famous Muay Thai-MMA-Crossfit training camps.

Overnight: Phuket Resort

Day 2: PHUKET TRAINING DAY
Today will be a free day at leisure with our first chance to train at one of the gyms near-by such as Tiger Muay Thai.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B

Day 3: PHUKET TO PHANG NGA BAY
Training in the morning with Thor and local coaches.

Today at 13.00 hrs, you transfer to the pier for your boat ride to Phang Nga Bay. With a light snack on board, you spend the afternoon exploring several sea caves (hongs) by canoe and discover the unique wildlife within them. The tour depends on the tides, but you usually visit at least four different caves on top of swimming time. Enjoy dinner on board as you soak-in the spectacular sunset.

Once darkness falls, your unique “Hong by Starlight” tour begins. You launch your Krathong,—the traditional lotus-shaped floating vessel made of banana leave s— and watch as the phosphorescence from millions of plankton swirl in the water. It is a truly spectacular site! Return to land at 21.00 hrs to be transferred back to the hotel.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B D

Day 4: PHUKET TRAINING DAY
Today we will train at one of the gyms near-by such as Tiger Muay Thai. You will have the remainder of the day to further explore Phuket.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B

Day 5: PHUKET – KOH YAO NOI BIKE, BEACH, BOAT
This scenic Mountain Bike Tour is the best way to explore the peaceful island of Koh Yao Noi. Here you will encounter some traditional ways of life that have almost entirely disappeared from more developed places like Phuket. People in Koh Yao mainly live from farming and fishing. Rice paddies with sleepy water buffaloes, rubber and coconut plantations, mangroves, and tropical jungle provide the exotic backdrop to your bike ride.

Enjoy a relaxing break with a picnic lunch on the beach of the mysterious and uninhabited island of Koh Kudu. The trip includes pick-up and drop-off at your Phuket hotel.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B L

Day 6: PHUKET TRAINING DAY
Today we will train at one of the gyms near-by such as Tiger Muay Thai. You will have the remainder of the day to further explore Phuket.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B

Day 7: PHUKET TRAINING DAY
Today we will train at one of the gyms near-by and you will have the remainder of the day to further explore Phuket.

Optional Activity: Phuket Old Town Discovery Walk (Half Day) $60 USD per person
This morning you will be picked from your hotel at 06.30 AM for your Cultural Walk and transferred to On On Hotel, Phuket town. The Discovery walk is all about learning the local lifestyle so we visit a local shrine and pay respect to the spirits, then visit the “oldest herb shop” in town and learn about traditional medicine using, of course, herbs. We also walk along the historic Chinese shop houses in the beautiful streets of Thalang and Soi Romanee, and visit the old style barber hair dressing shops. Food has to be present too, so we will try the Muslim influenced roti, and some Chinese food as well brought here by the Hokkien immigrants in the 19th century. Some sections of Phuket town look right back from the mid 50’s, the printing shops, the old sarong and cloth Indian sellers on Thalang, the hardware stores there is a nostalgic feeling about town that you should experience before modern times sweep all that away. (Please confirm interest when booking)

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B

Day 8: PHUKET TRAINING DAY
After training today, you have the option to head to a nearby resort as a group for an awesome brunch.

Overnight: Phuket Resort
Meals: B

Day 9: PHUKET to KHAO SOK JUNGLE
This morning, meet our driver then transfer to the jungles of Khao Sok. Many believe this lowland jungle (Thailand’s rainiest spot) is over 160 million years old, one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Dramatic limestone formations and waterfalls cascade through juicy thickets drenched with rain and morning dew. A wide array of indigenous creatures live in the jungle such as bears, boars, gaurs, tapirs, gibbons, deer, marbled cats, wild elephants, and perhaps even a tiger.

After check in at hotel, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight: Jungle Lodge – Khao Sok
Meals: B

Day 10: KHAO SOK – JUNGLE HIKE
Today you’ll have the chance to do a guided hike in Khao Sok National Park. Hiking through the jungle allows you to see massive tree trunks and buttress root systems as well as perhaps some animals along the way.

The trees themselves form a very high canopy and the trails vary from very easy to mildly strenuous. Besides jungle you might encounter slippery rocks as well as very flat terrain with open woodland (in case of rain the trails will be slippery – closed toe footwear is required).

There will be a picnic lunch along the way at a scenic place, such as a waterfall or a river.

Overnight: Jungle Lodge – Khao Sok
Meals: B L

Day 11: KHAO SOK to PHUKET – DEPARTURE DAY
This morning is free at your leisure until your check out time is 12.00 hrs when we meet our driver and transfer back to our hotel in Phuket.

You can relax at the hotel until you transfer back to the Phuket airport for your flight back home (flights must be booked for evening departure).

End of services OR option to extend your stay!

SIMON “THOR” DAMBORG
Since getting his CrossFit certification in 2009 Thor has helped over 1000 people from a variety of backgrounds find what fitness means to them. He has coached at several facilities in the lower mainland, including the top performing CrossFit affiliate in Canada in 2012, Hybrid Athletics. He’s had great success working with clients of a variety of backgrounds and helping everything from soccer moms to high level Rugby teams and competitive CrossFit athletes increase their overall fitness and strength while simultaneously decreasing their body fat and any discomfort with their bodies.

Tour Inclusions:

    – All transfers and transport as per program
    – All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
    – Service of English speaking station guides and a Tour leader
    – All meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    – All excursions as per itinerary
    – All training days with Simon “Thor” Damborg of Raincity Athletics
    – Training at Phuket’s famous Muay Thai, MMA and CrossFit gyms

    Tour Exclusions:
    – Air tickets both domestic and international (can be arranged through nicola@finisterra.ca)
    – Mandatory travel insurance (can be arranged through nicola@finisterra.ca)
    – Activities and meals not mentioned on the itinerary
    – Personal expenses (ie. laundry, shopping, etc)
    – All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
    – Visa and passport fees
    – Tip for guides, hotel staff, housekeeping, etc.

DATES: JAN 21-31, 2018

from $1495 USD per person based on double/twin occupancy
$400USD Single Supplement (Limited Availability)

Costs and Fee Schedule

Prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement fee applies.
A 20% non-refundable (unless cancelled by us) deposit is required at time of booking to reserve your place. Please contact info@finisterra.ca for more booking information, Terms & Conditions and an invoice.

Credit Card: If you would like to pay by credit card or eTransfer please contact info@finisterra.ca

Final Payment
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure

Air Travel
Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details info@finisterra.ca

Important Information

Travel Visa requirements and passports are the responsibility of the participants. Cancellation, Travel, Flight and Health insurances are required and are the responsibility of the participant to research and secure the appropriate coverage.

Check with your local travel agent /insurance provider/health plan for advice about traveling overseas. All participants will be required to sign a release form prior to departure. Program itinerary, hotels and dates are subject to change.

Program costs are based on a minimum number of participants and are subject to change without notice.

Passport Information
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

Sample Hotels*:

PHUKET: The One Cozy Vacation Residence*
KHAO SOK: Our Jungle House *

*Please note that hotels are just samples and are subject to change and availability.