Hill Tribe Helping Hands Adventure (2013)
Arrival airport transfer and group meeting for project orientation. You will learn about Thailand in general, cultural differences, the school and village, and discuss how your skills might benefit the community.
Bangkok walking tour and night train to Chiang Mai Explore Bangkok on foot, tuk-tuk, taxi-boat, bus and Sky train, taking in as much as possible of Bangkok and its people. You¿ll then travel by overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai and orientation tour There`s no better way to see this old and culture-rich city than walking. There`s always something of interest in Chiang Mai - from spectacular temples and gastronomic delights to fantastic markets and shopping.
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai ( B/-/- ) Take a public air-conditioned bus to Chiang Rai. Afternoon is free to explore the small town at your own wish.
Community services with local NGOs ( B/L/D ) Time to put your skills at work for the hill-tribe people. You can do teaching, editing English texts and reports for the foundation, writing articles, IT and VDO presentations, websites, helping to develop the Virtual Hill-tribe Museum program and joining various work projects undertaken by the foundation and villagers. The program also includes sightseeing to visit Chiang Rai town, its night bazaar, the White Temple, waterfalls and 3 days trekking with home stay in Akha and Lahu hill-tribe villages. The program includes meals on full board basis; however you will need to do your own cooking, together with your team. Accommodation is basic in volunteer houses, dormitory style and separate for men and women.
After saying farewell to your team, you will return to hotel in Chiang Rai town. Rest of the day at leisure.
Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai ( B/-/- ) After breakfast make your own way to bus station for public bus to Chiang Mai then continue to hotel accommodation.
Day 26 - Chiang Mai to Bangkok by overnight train ( B/-/- ) Make your own way to railway station for an overnight train to Bangkok.
Bangkok You`ll arrive in Bangkok early in the morning, but as the exact arrival time is uncertain, you`ll need to take a taxi by yourself to your Bangkok accommodation. A room is reserved for early check in. The rest of the day is kept free to do with as you choose.
Bangkok and departure transfer This last day is kept free for shopping or exploring more of Bangkok on your own. You`ll then transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Accommodation Meals as specified in the program Transport - joint transfers either by air-conditioned transport or pick-up truck for transfers during trekking and to the village Local English-speaking assistance and admission fees, with instruction where necessary.
Drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary Personal expenses Travelling arrangements during participant`s free time, weekends and holidays