FAQ

INDIVIDUAL RETREATS

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

Absolutely! We can design a retreat based on your wellbeing needs and requirements to include hotel, transport, meals, treatments, workshops, therapies and excursions in carefully selected locations worldwide. 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 and Coach, Chiara, and are designed to challenge participants to learn and grow with workshops, 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, 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.

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?

Our group retreats are hosted by our Founder and Coach 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 and Coach, Chiara, and are designed to challenge participants to learn and grow with workshops, 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.

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

Who leads your photography tours?

All our photography tours are led by professional photographers, not by regular guides. Due to our founder’s background in travel photography and her deep understanding of this niche, we only employ professional photographers local to the destination. 

What is the size of your photography groups?

We limit our photography retreats 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 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.

PAYMENT

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.

 

What payment methods do you accept?

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

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 our wonderful planet, and we are happy to give our contribution to make it a better place for all.