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slider3 1To gain a sense of what to expect during a project with us, we have laid out an itinerary to show an example of a typical 14-day group project programme.

This example gives an outline of the timeframe, not any specific work involved. There is a high degree of flexibility built in to the programme, at the admin stage, for groups who wish to adapt an existing sample programme, or build a new itinerary together with our experienced staff.

Requirements

  • Deposit: Project fees paid in full, 4 weeks before start date
  • Team: Minimum 5 members

Sample itinerary for groups: 14 day programme

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Volunteers on an elephant ride at
Ban Ruammit (a Karen hilltribe village)

Day 1: Orientation

  • Pick up in Chiang Rai (by prior arrangement)
  • Drive to the foundation (approx 30 minutes)
  • Stroll around the grounds with a staff member
  • Receive orientation: information about your project, our work, and the cultures
  • Dinner and sleep at the foundation

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Lahu hilltribe traditional house

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Rice growing on the hillside

Day 2-6 Volunteer work

  • Breakfast and then transfer to your project village (usually 2-4 people per house)
  • Volunteer work each day, morning and afternoon
  • Shower and dinner
  • Learn some hilltribe language, and information about the village and tribe

Day 6 (pm)

  • Return to the foundation in the afternoon
  • Visit the Chiang Rai night bazaar in the evening
  • Return to the foundation to sleep

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Volunteers enjoying the traditional dancing

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Huay Mae Sai waterfall

Day 7 Sightseeing and Elephant ride

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Wat Pra Kaew, the most important temple in Chaing rai
  • Visit Ban Ruammit (a Karen tribe village), with the chance to buy local handicrafts
  • Take a 2 hour elephant ride up the hill to Yafu village (Lahu hilltribe), looking at the natural beauty on the way
  • Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional dancing
  • Homestay in the village

Day 8 Trekking and waterfall

  • Take a 30 minute walk down the hill to Huay Mae Sai waterfall - swimming optional
  • Walk for 15 minutes to Ban Jalae (Lahu hilltribe) to visit the local Hilltribe Museum
  • Car pick up
  • Return to Mirror for dinner and sleep

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Volunteers helping to build a childcare centre

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Local children at Yafu village

Day 9-12 Volunteer work

  • Breakfast and transfer back to the project village
  • Volunteer work each day, morning and afternoon
  • Shower and dinner
  • Learn some hilltribe language, and information about the village and tribe

Day 12 (pm)

  • Return to the foundation in the afternoon
  • Visit the local market in Chiang Rai
  • Move to our town guesthouse (Mirror Art Guesthouse)
  • After dinner: free time

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Local children on the road to Yafu

Day 13

  • Study trip to the Golden Triangle, and Mae Sai on the Myanmar-Thailand border
  • Return to the Mirror Art Guesthouse

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Hilltribe children at a local school

Day 14 Leave Mirror and Chiang Rai

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the 'White Temple' (Wat Rong Khun), designed by a famous Chiang Rai Artist (depending on departure schedule)
  • Lunch
  • Drop off at arranged location in Chiang Rai

The itinerary above is an example only - Itinieraries are arranged fully once more details of a group's visit are available. This gives more flexibility to the group's needs.

Costs are split between a project fee and a volunteer fee payable by each individual. Fees are based on a minimum of 10 volunteers in the group.

Included:

  • All materials of building for volunteer work at school
  • homestay programme + elephant ride
  • transportation, accommodation, food and drink, local guide and dedicated staff.
  • Project fees also include the administration costs involved in advance preparation of the group's programme.

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