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Thailand is well known for its natural beauty, Buddhism, muay Thai, and its delicious food. Another important aspect to the culture and history are the remote ethnic groups, also known as hill-tribes. These ethnic groups still face many hardships in Thailand including; accessing quality education, discrimination, and economic inequality.
Through our long-term partnerships we are working towards positive change in these remote communities.
This program is an incredible way to make a difference in our partner villages by assisting with construction and renovation efforts at the local schools and within the community. Come and explore the mountains, culture, and villages while leaving your handprint along the way!
The challenge starts in Chiang Mai airport where you will be met by one of our team and transferred to your accommodation. Once you are all settled in you will be invited out for your welcome meal and to meet our Thailand team.
On the second day you will have your orientation and local Chiang Mai tour! We’ll brief you on your trip schedule and any other information to get you prepared for the two weeks ahead.
Your adventure will begin immediately as the journey to these villages takes between four to six hours. You will be driven in a 4×4 truck so have a camera ready to capture all the beauty of the Northern Thai landscapes!!
Once settled in the village, the hard work will begin with full days of renovation and construction projects. These projects can range from painting classrooms & murals, building repairs, sports area improvements, or helping to build brand new structures! Renovations will be dependent on the village and time of year. We work closely with local leadership to achieve set projects on an annual basis.
Outside of the volunteer work, you will have the chance to explore the culture and surroundings through various activities, such as; cultural evenings with local elders, rice whisky tasting, karaoke nights, farm hikes, and weaving lessons!
Travelling north from Chiang Mai the Northern Thailand Tour will give you the opportunity to see more of what Thailand has to offer. Sights include the famous White Temple, Wat Thampla, Chang Dao caves and Pai canyons. Going as far as the Laos and Myanmar borders this is a trip not to be missed! See the next tab for the full itinerary!
The best of Northern Thailand in 7 days for $800 only.
Starting early from Chiang Mai the first stop will be the famous White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, to see the extraordinary murals by the Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. From there you will hike to a waterfall to swim and relax. The day will end in Chiang Rai with the opportunity to explore its nightlife.
Today’s first visit is to Wat Thampla, also known as the Monkey Temple! Its unique mountainside location gives an amazing opportunity to see monkeys up close. The afternoon will be spent exploring the markets of Mae Sai on the border between Thailand & Myanmar, before heading back to Chiang Rai.
The Opium museum on the edge of the Golden Triangle region provides a very interesting view of the history of the opium trade and the part Thailand played in it. After that you will head to the point where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet on the Mekong River for a boat ride and quick stop in Laos!
After a final night sampling the delights of Chiang Mai today you will travel to Chiang Dao for an amazing hike in the famous local caves. En route you will stop in Fang and Thaton where there are opportunities to go bamboo rafting, see elephants and much more! Tonight will be spent in Chiang Dao.
Today we will head to the famous city of Pai for a day of relaxation! Nestled in a beautiful valley it is the place to enjoy nature, have a massage and chill out. On arrival you are free to do what you want, though we will be more than happy to give suggestions!
This morning you will visit the Pai canyons and a massive waterfall to enjoy the sun, go for a swim and make the most of your final full day in Thailand.
You will return to Chiang Mai in time for your return flight home.
6 nights’ accommodation
Breakfast and Lunch each day
All tours of sights
|University Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|All Students||13th January – 27th January 2018 (Ext. 02nd February)||Book Now|
|All Students||30th June – 14th July 2018 (Ext. 20th July)||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.