Camp Chiang Mai

"Surrounded by beautiful mountains and jungles, Chiang Mai is a magical city in the north of Thailand "

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Teaching, Animals
3 weeks blocks
May - September
From £949

Camp Chiang Mai Overview

Chiang Mai is nestled in the heart of Thailand’s Jungles, where you will be surrounded by breathtaking views and incredible culture at this Camp location.

During the Chiang Mai program, you will be given the unbelievable opportunity to visit local children at Thai schools in the stunning Chiang Mai province.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and jungles, Chiang Mai is a magical city in the north of Thailand with so much to offer. Whilst in Chiang Mai, you will have the chance to participate in activities such as: bamboo rafting, a refreshing waterfall visit, a bicycle tour and a temple tour.

One of the highlights of trips for many who visit Chiang Mai is a visit to an elephant nature park, during which time you will get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and even bathe them in the local river! Chiang Mai city has a lot to offer, including beautiful Chiang Mai university and Chiang Mai’s famous night market where you can shop, listen to live music and immerse yourself in Thai culture.

Throughout the course of your visit, you will walk by many ornate temples as you explore the city. Overlooking Chiang Mai from its mountaintop sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a famous and sacred temple where you can take a tram or climb 309 steps to the top. There is also a bustling nightlife in Chiang Mai, and Thai’s love karaoke!

Don’t worry too much about the heat, when it gets too much you can chill out by your very own swimming pool!

“Being involved with Camp Thailand’s program was a lifetime experience. It changes your outlook on life and gives you the tools to change as a person. Get involved with cultural experiences in schools across Thailand to helping monks in the temple. This program has it all.”

– Charlie Hall

Camp Chiang Mai Highlights

Elephants

Spend time getting up, close and personal with some beautiful elephants!

Backpackers Party

Dance under the radiant glow of shining stars and luminous lights during epic bar crawls.

Schools

Help children learn English in local communities

Amazing Activities

Incredible activities are available such as Island Hopping to Temple Touring!

Accommodation

All of your accommodation is included throughout your stay!

Camp Chiang Mai Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok

Let your senses be overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smells of the city that never sleeps! Check into your hotel and get ready for the Welcome Meal this evening – time to meet your new friends!

*Meal not included in Program Cost

Day 2: Optional Bangkok Tour (£79)

If you choose to do the Bangkok Tour, then you’ll be exploring this incredible city for the day with the group.

Alternatively, then you are more than welcome to explore the capital yourself!

Day 3: Transfer to Chiang Mai

Pack snacks, take a good book or download your online films – today we’ll transfer to the beautiful Eco Lodge in Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival, check in, relax and make the most of the gorgeous pool; you’ll definitely be wanting to take a dip once you arrive!

We will always try to use overnight trains which are amazing; you can get your own bunk for sleeping in.

However, in cases when these are sold out, we will provide minibus transport for you Chiang Mai.

Day 4: School Preparation

Today, you will be getting all set and ready to go into the schools and helping out with the children we have some resources available which you can use to help you in the schools so you can make a real positive impact in helping them learn English.

Day 5: School Community Project

This is your chance to really immerse yourself in the Thai culture and really make a difference to the local community.

You will have the afternoon free to spend at your leisure. We recommend a trip to the night markets or downtown exploring the beautiful city of Chiang Mai!

Day 6: Bamboo Water Rafting

It’s time to get the adrenaline going, head up in the hills and have a go at bamboo rafting, we can’t promise you won’t get wet!

In the evening, our Reps will plan a fun activity such as a quiz or talent show where you can have fun and get to know your Camp mates more!

Day 7: Free Day

After a pretty busy itinerary so far, it’s time to chill out.

Relax by the pool, top up the tan or explore the local area. With things such as zip lining and bungee jumping available in Chiang Mai, you won’t run out of things to do!

NB: Cost for additional activities are not included in program

Day 8: Temple Tour and Boxing

Get a tour around Chiang Mai and visit its many world famous temples. People travel from far and wide to get the perfect pictures at these temples so make sure to grab your camera and get those once in a lifetime pictures!

You will also go and test your hand at Muay Thai Boxing! Jump in the gym with the the local teachers and learn some cool tricks of the trade which you can take home and show off to all of your mates!

Days 9-11: Helping Children in Schools

You will going into schools in Chiang Mai where you will be able to make a real positive impact in helping children learn english.

Children are so grateful for every opportunity that they have to learn the English language so bring your enthusiasm and it will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have!

Day 12: Elephant Sanctuary

Prepare for a thrilling visit to care for Thailand’s awe-inspiring elephants.

Although elephants are considered to be highly sacred by the vast majority of the Thai population, some elephants are unfortunately subjected to maltreatment; sanctuaries dedicated to providing care and support for these incredible creatures are pivotal to their survival.

Remember, be sure to pack your selfie stick for the visit; the elephants are extremely friendly and won’t mind posing for a quick picture for a perfect memento!

Day 13: Children’s Centre

Visit a centre for under privileged children, this is such a humbling, heart warming and rewarding part of the program.

Play games, dance and sing and watch them get excited when you get your camera’s out.

This is an opportunity for cultural exchange and you can teach them a little bit about your home country.

*You can make donations to the Children’s Centre, as well plan activities with the children who stay here if you wish too.

Previous groups have donated money in order to take children out to the Zoo and National Park with them which is always a fun and rewarding experience.

Costs vary anywhere from 500 – 1200 Thai Baht.

** This could take part between days 8 – 11 depending on accessibility to the Children Centre

Day 14-16: School Days!

You will going into schools in Chiang Mai where you will be able to make a real positive impact in helping children learn English.

Children are so grateful for every opportunity that they have to learn the English language so bring your enthusiasm and it will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have!

Day 17: Free day

 

Why not treat yourself to a massage?

Get your snacks sorted as it’s full steam ahead where we will be heading down to Hua Hin!

Day 18: Arrive Hua Hin & pool party

Arrive in Hua Hin and have a welcome meal and pool party.

Let your hair down as we will be attending our own pool party!

Prepare for the music to take over and have an amazing time!

Day 19: Santorini Water Park

Slap on the suntan, this is one of the biggest and most action packed water parks in Thailand!

With everything from Lazy Rivers to Drop Slides, this park really does have something for everyone!

Day 20: Temple Tour & Bangkok

Explore the local area and visit some land marks and temples in the Hua Hin area. You will also take a trip to a Mangrove Park.

In the evening, we will head back to Bangkok where you will stay in a Hotel close to the airport where you will be able to get your flights home or onward travel to the Island Hopping Tour!

Day 21: Departure Day

It’s time for Camp to end; you’ll be able to get shuttles to BKK airport to get your flights home or arrange transport where you will be able to join up with your Island Hopping Tour!

Dates

10th Jun - 1st Jul
1st Jul - 22nd Jul
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22nd Jul - 12th Aug
19th Aug - 9th Sep
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