Asia Adventure

January 20 – 31, 2020

Registration opens July 1st, 2019

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Travel the world… without alcohol

On Recovery Elevator sober travel trips, since we aren’t wasting time nursing hangovers in the morning, we fully take advantage of the day and experience what Thailand and Cambodia have to offer. Not only is traveling without alcohol possible, it’s way more fun. We mistakenly think alcohol is enhancing travel, but it’s what prevents us back from genuinely connecting with other cultures and fellow travelers.

On this trip of a lifetime, we will be cruising down the Bangkok canals on a bicycle, visiting Elephant World in Kanchanaburi, visiting the Khao Yai national park in Thailand, getting a first-hand look at the Cambodian culture with an overnight homestay and all the highlights or the archeological wonder Angkor Wat.

 

 

Asia Adventure Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change:
1/20/20 – Day 1: Meet with the group and check out the city of Bangkok
1/21/20 – Day 2: Check out the Bangkok canals on bike
1/22/20 – Day 3: Visit a nature reserve in Kanchanaburi for a jungle trek and group float trip
1/23/20 – Day 4: Visit Elephant World for a personal encounter with these incredible animals
1/24/20 – Day 5: Visit the Khao Yai National park and Buddhist cave temple
1/25/20 – Day 6: Explore the rivers, waterfalls, and viewpoints of Khao Yai National Park
1/26/20 – Day 7: Cross into Cambodia, visit a silk weaving center and settle into your local Khmer homestay
1/27/20 – Day 8: Explore the ruins Banteay Chmar
1/28/20 – Day 9: Visit the infamous Angkor Archeological Park
1/29/20 – Day 10: Bicycle tour across the country side of Siem Reap
1/30/20 – Day 11: Explore Kbal Spean and the three temples of Banteay Srey, Takeo and Banteay Samre
1/31/20 – Day 12: Closeout session and departure from Siem Reap

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I fly into Bangkok and depart from Cambodia?

Airport transfers from BKK to the hotel in Bangkok will take place from 9 am to 2 pm on January 20th. If you’re flying into Bangkok the day before, you can meet at the Bangkok International Airport (BKK) on the 20th, or meet at the Royal Princess Larn Luang at 2 pm January 20th.

Departure flights out of Siem Reap on January 31st may be booked at any time that day. We encourage you to book departure flights in the afternoon so you can partake in the closing session, but we understand this may not be possible depending on outgoing flight options. The closing session will end at 11 am on January 31st, and the airport is less than 30 minutes from the airport. 

Is there a more detailed itinerary for this trip?

You bet! Click this link for a more detailed description of the day to day activities.

What isn't included in the price?

The price does not include the following:

  • Flights and travel to Bangkok International Airport (BKK) and departure from Siem Reap airport (REP)
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs
  • Additional drinks at meals
  • Visa to enter Cambodia. This should be around $150-$200 depending on the service you use
  • Early or late checkout at hotels
  • Snacks between meals
What Should I pack?
  • Original passport and a photo copy of your passport
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Long sleeve shirt and pants for jungle trek
  • Outdoor or water shoes
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Small personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Small plastic rain poncho
  • 1 – 2 liter water bottle,
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bathing suit or quick dry shorts (women, please refrain from wearing bikinis for cultural reasons).
  • Additional money for shopping
  • Emergency money of at least $150 – $200
Is this trip physically demanding?

Nope! If you want to work up a sweat on a bike ride, that’s up to you.

What is the refund policy for this trip?

Full refunds will be processed until 5 pm (MST) on October 1st. 50% refunds will be processed until 5 pm (MST) on November 15th. Refunds after November 15th at 5 pm (MST) will not be processed.

What type of volunteer or service work will we be doing?

One of the best parts of Recovery Elevator trips is giving back to the community, and this trip provides plenty of opportunities to do so. We will be working with the following local organizations.

Ourland – Is a nature conservation project which allows local flora and fauna to flourish within its grounds and be a corridor for wildlife into the Khwae Yai River.

Elephant World – Is a self-supporting environmental organization that cares for domestic elephants. 

Apopo (HeroRats) – Hero rats, with an impeccable nose, sniff out land mines that were placed in Cambodia decades ago. 

ReHash Trash – Cambodia women break the cycle of poverty by creating art out of plastic and trash. 

What will the accommodations be like?

We will be staying in 3 and 4 star hotels on this trip. Below is a list of where we will be staying an when!

1/20 Night 1: Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok
1/21 Night 2: Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok
1/22 Night 3: Royal Riverkwai Resort & Spa, Kanchanaburi
1/23 Night 4: Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok
1/24 Night 5: Greenery Resort Koh Tao, Koh Tao, Khao Yai
1/25 Night 6: Greenery Resort Koh Tao, Koh Tao, Khao Yai
1/26 Night 7: Khmer Homestay
1/27 Night 8: Tara Angkor Hotel
1/28 Night 9: Tara Angkor Hotel
1/29 Night 10: Tara Angkor Hotel
1/30 Night 11: Tara Angkor Hotel

Is it possible to get my own room?

Yes, you can get a single room for an additional $475. Email kerri@recoveryelevator.com if you’d like a single room. The room must be reserved before December, 1st 2019.

What kind of recovery retreat is this?

Attendees will learn tools to add to their recovery portfolio through workshops, team building exercises, group work and more. This retreat will be located outside of your comfort zone which is where the magic happens. This is a non-12-step based retreat, but all recovery backgrounds are welcome!

I don't speak the local languages... Is that a problem?

Not a problem! All tours will be done in English and guides speak a proficient level of English.

Can I pay with a check instead of a credit card?

Yes! Checks can be paid to Recovery Elevator at 26 Shawnee Way Suite D Bozeman, MT 59715

How many people will be attending this trip?

There are currently 35 spots available for this trip, and we anticipate all 35 spots to fill. If you’re worried this is too big of a group, there will be plenty of smaller breakout sessions where you’ll have a chance to meet fellow travelers.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
  • Travel insurance is not required but recommended. Travel insurance could reimburse you if you had an injury pre or during the trip or had to return home for an unforeseen reason.
How do I get a Visa to get into Cambodia?

There are several passport agencies where you can send your passport for a Cambodian Visa. This process usually takes 3-4 weeks and typically is no more than $150-$200. This service is not included in the price. Below are some places you can send your passport.

G3 Visas

CIBT Visas

This should be done by December 15th, 2019.

 

 

Who can I contact with additional questions?

You can email info@recoveryelevator.com or call 406-624-3326 with questions! We are happy to help. 

 

 

Questions?

Email info@recoveryelevator.com

or call 406-624-3326

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