TP-Massage ED May 16, 2019 Information

Thank you for your reservation of this special medical Thai massage training. We look forward to your arrival!

You can find the comprehensive description of this course in the category ‘Events’ => English Events => TP Massage-Education

The destination airport is  Chiang Mai Int’l (CNX) .

Thailand is visa free for 30 days.

But please pay attention to the validity of your passport (min. 6 months from entry).

After booking your flight I need your complete itinerary with all flight numbers and times, to order airport pickup at the right terminal and room reservation for you.

Cheap travel providers are currently:

Sometimes it pays to book only to Bangkok (BKK), and separate connecting flight to Chiang Mai separately.

The second Bangkok airport ‘Don Mueang’ (DMK):

Here a good 60 minute transfer from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) must be factored in. Hourly a free shuttle from Level 2 at Exit 3 (2nd floor, exit 3). Therefore you need about 3 hours between arrival @ BKK and departure @ DMK. The additional ‘free city tour’ pays sometimes by the cheaper fare. Warning: With some airlines extra luggage weight must be booked …

Further information:

Latest arrival in Chiang Mai is the day before the training, because it starts at 8:30 am. We invite you the previous evening at 18.00 to join a welcome dinner. Due to climate change and difference in time, however, we recommend give yourself at least a day more for acclimatisation!

We reserve a nice room for you. 25 nights in a double room are included in the costs, any additional vacation costs 1,400 baht per night, including breakfast. Thailand Project has organised special rates for the participants, which is why we offer the entire stay as a “package”. All details of the post you can find here :

We offer free WIFI. So please feel free to bring your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Your deposit will the be fully credited against the total contribution. If bank fees become too high, the entire contibution is to be paid at the day of arrival.

Please bring this remaining contribution in cash in your currency – also for possible additional days before and / or after – and change into Baht only upon arrival in Chiang Mai, because here the exchange rate is more favourable than outside Thailand – even better than in Bangkok. Here in the National Park there is no bank, also no ATM cash withdrawal. Cash is survival here.

In your baggage, you need light summer clothes, a thin long black trausers for the official ceremony, light training suits and bathing suit / bikini, flip flops.

When all is ready, the following information may help to facilitate the travel arrangements:

For travel:

  • Be careful with the validity of your passport (min. 6 months from entry)
  • Vaccinations are neither required nor necessary
  • Preferably bring something less than more! This makes it easier to pack! Temperatures range around 30° C and at night around 25° C.
  • A long (thin) trousers for the evening hours (rather than mosquito protection) would be advisable, otherwise there is no dress code.
  • Towels, also for the pool, do not need to be dragged along.
  • A hair dryer is located in each room, also shampoo, shower gel & conditioner.
  • The voltage in Thailand is 220 volts.
  • Adapter is usually not necessary.
  • Thai Airways and many other airlines offer online check-in at: Thai Airways (iCheck In). You can from 24h before departure conveniently check from your home, to print the boarding pass and choose if desired the seat again. Advantages: You need to be at the counter only 1 hour before departure, not to stand in line (often an Airbus A380 with a corresponding number of passengers …) and can leave your luggage right at the drag & drop / Internet-airport check-in (or the first-class-counter) and get the direct printed boarding pass. This is a very relaxing invention prior to departure!
  • The luggage can be checked through to the final station Chiang Mai CNX! It saves in Bangkok the way through the large passport control (40 lines with corresponding queues …). About halfway before continuing to passport control, follow the white note-signs: “Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, …” (connecting flights to Chiang Mai).
  • While airborne you receive an entry / exit card. In the field: address, please write “Belle Villa Resort”. The departure card is clipped into your passport and removed when leaving again.
  • If during the trip somewhere you need need to call me: My phone number is: 081 0206 777.
  • Our driver will pick you up at the airport in Chiang Mai! Please pay attention to the “Thailand Project Welcome” sign, which he holds up for you.

For the Sundays and further connection-holidays we have  a nice excursion offer, if wished:

  • Half-day nature trip to the mountain, Doi Suthep (1680 m high)
  • 2-day trip to the ‘Golden Triangle’, to the borders of Laos and Burma.
  • Hot Springs Chiang Mai
  • Doi Inthanon
  • Elephant Camp
  • Sunday stroll through the pretty art market ‘Sunday day-market’
  • The artists’ village of Ban Tawai and more.
  • More information we can give you on the spot.

Due to recent events, again the hint: Please, ONLY FOR EMERGENCY, bring the debit card or credit card (if the souvenir purchases BECOME greater than planned ;-). We are in the jungle, a good 30-minute drive from the city. There is no bank or ATM! Who would organise an expensive shuttle service daily to ATMs with daily limits and high fees to withdraw cash, would therefore lose a great deal of time. Thailand is fortunately still a cash country.

Now the training:

  • It begins on May 16 at 8:30 am and ends on June 09 at 5:00 pm with a graduation ceremony, a joint dinner and a closing ceremony.
  • Breakfast is served from 7.00 am. Lunch at 12:00, coffee / tea break at 15.30 is served at the training center and dinner at 18.00.
  • Please tell us after our confirmation Your eating habits, so that we can forward them to the kitchen of the resort. Basically, a high proportion of vegetarian and raw food is offered, as well as part-time vegetarians will find many treats before them.
  • Sundays are free time and except for breakfast are self catering days. We also offer beautiful trips – and even other restaurants are certainly appreciated.

We wish you much joy towards your exciting, relaxing and exceptional training desire.

With kind regards,

Carola Sarrasin and the entire Trainer team