day to day
Lanna Village Experience and Cultural Orientation
Upon arrival in Thailand, you will travel to your accommodation where you will have an expedition briefing and time to freshen up. After the introductions, it will be time to head out and participate in the Lanna Exploration challenge. This challenge will see you divided up into teams and race from checkpoint to checkpoint around the old city, attempting to visit as many locations as possible and answer questions about their history and significance.
Lampang Trekking Journey
Enjoy a day trekking through awe inspiring views and challenge yourself physically and mentally. You will work in groups to navigate to checkpoints, allowing you to learn basic compass and navigation skills. A facilitator will be on hand to guide you through your trekking experience and prepare you for you trek.
Lampang Cave and Permaculture Farm Experience
Following a delicious breakfast, you will head to the Tham Pha Thai National Park where you will have the chance to explore the magnificent Pha Thai Cave, famous for its mighty stalactite and stalagmites this cave has much geological, historical and religious significance of the region. After lunch, you will head to the local permaculture farm in Lampang. Here you will have an introduction to small scale permaculture farming, learning how to make organic compost, plant seasonable vegetables and prepare seeds for planting. At the end of the day, you will make a delicious spicy papaya salad using organic produce picked from the farm.
Lampang rock climbing adventure
Today you will step out of your comfort zone and experience the exhilarating rush of rock climbing. You will head to Lampang where you will climb towering limestone cliffs, surrounded by brilliant green forests. Your day will start at the sports crag where you will have a safety briefing and get kitted out. You will then practice several techniques on the top rope course. Following lunch, you will undertake an exhilarating 30-meter rappel after ascending into a cave high above the ground. It’s guaranteed to be a day you won’t forget!
Many highland areas of northern Thailand are occupied by a variety of ethnic minorities, commonly known as “hill tribes” – traditionally, these hill tribes have high levels of poverty. In 1982 the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Center was established to research local development needs, particularly concerning watershed conservation, reforestation, and agricultural advancement. Throughout today you will explore the Huay Lan Royal Project and its incredible rattan forest, fish farms and lacquer trees, you will also participate in several community-based projects, such as building check dams. Throughout your project work, you will be in small groups working closely with local villagers learning traditional techniques.
Orienteering and team building
Today is all about challenging yourself and working as a team. After a tasty breakfast, you will head to the Royal Project Forest for an activity briefing and to get kitted up with GPS devices and radios. You will then divide into teams and head off to complete a series of tasks. You will be required to navigate through the Royal Project forest to reach a variety of checkpoints, complete team challenges and receive briefings required to proceed to the next checkpoint. After lunch, you will face the final challenge – constructing a rope bridge designed to cross a natural obstacle. Following an introduction to some of the skills required, you will be tasked with working together to construct the complex rope system and get each member of your team across.
Kayaking and Mae Ngat Dam
This morning you will head off to the floating cottages of the Mae Ngat Reservoir, about 40 kilometres north of Chiang Mai. Enjoy swimming and kayaking at this idyllic spot while reflecting on all you have achieved and experienced over the past few days.
After saying your goodbyes to the team, it will be time to head to the airport for your flight home.
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