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Through years of listening and working within the local community of Doi Saket our local teams have developed a broad range of community development programs in the areas of health, education and livelihoods support. As part of our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the community we have developed this program in which students work with a local organisation of “community emergency first responders” whose role is to support the Doi Saket Hospital paramedic service. These dedicated first responders are generally Thai volunteers and are seeking support to improve their skills and continue offering their vital service to the local area. And that’s where you can help! Check out the full itinerary for more details.
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|Victorian Students (Ryan Piper)||1st December – 15th December 2018 (Ext. 21st December)||Book Now – Only 3 Spots Left!|
|Queensland Students (Megan Booth)||5th January – 19th January 2019 (Ext. 25th January)||Book Now|
|All Students||19th January – 2nd February 2019 (Ext. 8th January)||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
Once you arrive in Chiang Mai, you will be met by one of our in-country team and transferred to your accommodation. You will have an orientation and a settling in period with an introductory meal before the hard work starts!
The staff within this organisation have had limited training and are expected to attend to a large range of emergency situations. As a volunteer on this program you will support this amazing group of volunteers who are seeking additional training to enable them to work more effectively. There will be multiple stages to this particular program. Depending on the size and skills of the group you can expect to be involved in conducting a needs assessments to better understand the issues and requirements of the local team as well as to conduct first aid and first response workshop sessions (group skill dependent) and English medical vocabulary tutoring.
Weekends are free to explore. With Chiang Mai, the most visited city in Northern Thailand, just 20 minutes away you will be able to the very best in local markets, temples and the food!
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 Do caves and Pai canyons. Going as far as the Laos and Myanmar borders this is a trip not to be missed!
Optional Travel for $800
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 and 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.
– All transport
– 6 nights’ accommodation
– Breakfast and Lunch each day
– All tours of sights