LUANG PRABANG, LAOS 2016

USEFUL INFORMATIONS

Dates

From February 4th to March 1st - 2018

(Sunday February 4th and Thursday March 1st are arriving and departure days)

Registration

The cost for this course is 2500$ (usd) for everybody, there is no adding cost during the circus. Space is limited so you may register early to ensure your spot… The previous years the Circus was filled up months in advance. Please submit a deposit of 600$ (usd) at registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY :

  • If you cancel 60 days before the course, you will be refunded your deposit (less administrative fee of 100$ usd)
  • If you cancel between 0 and 60 days prior to the Circus, there will be no refund of your deposit

A sample daily schedule :

06:15 am - Bell wake up !
06:30 am to 07:00 am - Meditation
07:15 am to 08:15 am  - Yoga class
08:30 am to 10:00 am - Breakfast & free time
10:00 am to 01:00 pm -  T.M class
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm - Lunch & rest
03:00 pm to 06:30 pm - T.M class
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm - Dinner
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Free time to rest or optional evening activities on the land : herbal sauna (twice a week) , kirtans (chanting), fire circle, contact dance, acro-yoga... The teaching platform is always open for late practice and sharing.

After 10 pm, we respect NOBLE SILENCE until the end of meditation the next morning.

The course includes 1 day and a half to rest every week :
Wednesday afternoon and Saturday are off.

Free transportations are provided for everyone on these days to go and back from Luang Prabang.
Our big “Tuk-Tuk” (truck) :

  • leave at 1.30 pm and are back at 7 pm every Wednesdays
  • leave at 10 am and are back at 7.30 pm every Saturdays

Accommodation

All accomodations are at the same price, you choose upon registration. ("First registered, first served"!)

The circus camp offers 4 types of accomodations :

  • individual tent
  • individual happy bamboo hutt (no electricity or water)
  • double river bamboo bungalows for couples or friends (electricity but no water)
  • shared traditional teak Lao houses (large rooms with 3 beds, electricity, bathroom, hot shower and toilet) 

All accomodations include pillow, blankets and sleeping mats. 

What to bring

  • a torch (important)
  • a yoga mat
  • swimming stuff
  • your own sheet if you like it comfy
  • organic soap and shampoo to preserve the circus land and nature 

The weather is usually dry and sunny during this season. But it gets quite chilly at night and in the early morning.

The meals 

Our kitchen team is doing the miracle of serving three healthy meals a day in the jungle, based on good natural and local products. When booking please inform us if you follow a particular diet or if you have allergies. Circus kitchen is vegetarian, creative and delicious... We serve eggs (separately) a few times a week.

Visa   

Upon arrival you will get a one month visa, which costs about 30$ (usd) or the equivalent in Thai Baths. You will be asked one passport photo that can be taken in the airport. You can extend easily and immediatly your visa in Luang Prabang at the Tourist Immigration Office, from a few days up to two months. Price is 2$ (usd) per day of extension.

IMPORTANT : if you overstay in Lao without a visa extension, the Immigration Office will charge 10$ per extra day upon departure.

Local amenities

There are now many ATM in Luang Prabang, guesthouses with wifi, local markets, minimarts... you can also change all kind of foreign currencies.

Kuang Sii village is only a ten minutes walk from the Circus camp, with spectacular waterfalls, small restaurants, groceries, tuk-tuks...

The circus organises laundry service twice a week with our lao team.

We have electricity on the land for charging electronic devices.

We have NO INTERNET connection (wifi), and we don't want it. We do have telephone network coverage on the land but we encourage everyone to enjoy the immersion in nature and respect the retreat space by using their phones mindfully, or not at all.

MEDITATE

PLAY

EAT

FLY

CREATE

FEEL