Big Elephant Magic Thailand
Day-By-Day Only- $2,199 PP (Inclusive)
*Airfare not included
Garden at Shewe Wana
Pool at Marisa Resort and Spa
Thailand Eco Tours
Hill Tribe Dancers with a Guest
Big Elephant Magic Group at Elephant Nature Park! January 2019
You will be picked up at the airport or your downtown hotel, and transferred via air conditioned mini-van, to your superior room at the Shewe Wana Boutique Resort & Spa in Downtown Chiang Mai. Go for a dip in the pool, nap, enjoy lunch at your leisure or take stroll to the river.
At 5 PM Our Welcome Feast Commences! We will meet our fellow travelers & receive our welcome "Big Elephant Magic Art Backpacks"!
Soul Purpose- Kickstarter Session 1
Introductions! Intentions and Cool stuff!
Early arrivals have an option to take a half day Chiang Mai City Tour ($30)
After a hearty breakfast of fresh, tropical fruit and local delicacies, After which we will travel to the Marisa Resort and Spa in Chiang Dao, (approx. 1.5 hours north by safe, developed roads). Situated amidst lush foliage and surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature park, a rolling river and sweeping mountains. Upon arrival you will have the option for a relaxing stroll or bike ride around the lavish grounds and scenic location or visit the Borderless Friendship Basecamp orphan projects!
After our delicious lunch, we will have free time to work on art projects, journal, swim or relax. In the afternoon we will gather for our evening's delicious meal, and our second art project!
After breakfast, we will leave for our lovely half day trek/visit to the local tribal people. Our journey will take us about 1 hour north into the cloud kissed mountains, where we will begin our 3 hour trekking. We will be visiting an area that is not often visited by tourists and is an area of 5 different ethnic, tribal groups: Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Akha and Hmong. After a freshly prepared lunch we will experience the local tribes. This is your chance to pick up some amazing tribal items and help the local economy!
. After our visit we will return to our hotel for free time to rest, relax, paint, meditate or swim.
*Alternatively guests can opt to visit a Buddhist Cave (moderate walking some stairs) followed by lunch at a local cafe.
After Dinner we will enjoy our next fun art project, music performance, Journaling and Poetry Share.
Soul Purpose Kickstart Session 3
"Portion Control- Effective Advocacy"
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After Breakfast and our we will enjoy a relaxing day of reflexion and FOOD! Early bird guests can rise before the sun and accompany master Thai Chef Neung on a tour of local markets. That afternoon we start our 4 course cooking class! A trip highlight for
Soul Purpose Kickstarter Session 4
"GO! (On Your Mark, Get Set)"
Art Project- Hand Made Dog Leashes (for donation to ENP)
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Day 5-Day 6
2D/1N Elephant Nature Park
Today is the BIG DAY! After breakfast we will meet with representatives from the World Famous Elephant Nature Park! They will take us, via mini-van deep into the lush, green, jungle. Along the way we will watch an in-depth video about the work that is done at Elephant Nature Park and how just by visiting, we are helping elephants and the local community. We will overnight at the Elephant Nature Park Bungalows doing projects like making sticky, mango balls for elephants that have bad teeth! The next morning we will rise and shine and start our stunning second day with the majestic elephants! We will return to the Marisa Hotel Around 5:30 on Thursday Evening for a light meal and relaxing evening of photo sharing, and art projects!
Elephant Nature Park Program- Please note that
ENP is on a SHARED room basis
There is no riding/bathing with elephants
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Today our final day to experience the magic of Chiang Dao- a guided to our some local sights including a spectacular waterfall and natural hot spring. After a wonderful lunch, we will come together for our Farewell Feast, and as a special treat- local tribal dancers will send us off with music, dance, laughter and tears!
It's time to PAINT Elephants!
THE TIME IS NOW!
GO and Make A Difference!
Thai Tribal Dance Farewell Party
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After our breakfast, you will be transferred to the Intl. Airport or your downtown hotel.
*Please note that this itinerary may change or become rearranged if weather/mechanical or other conditions are in effect. The Cooking/Village
visit may be split into 2 groups alternating days.