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Thailand Jungle Trek

Offering an irresistible combination of breath-taking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, exquisite cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms, it is easy to see why Thailand is one of the world’s most popular destinations. 

From the lush jungles of Chiang Mai to the pulse pounding bazaars of Bangkok, the ‘land of smiles’ has something for everyone. 

At WVS, we think that Thailand is also the perfect location for our 2018 Adventure Challenge!  

The Trek

Taking place between 27th October and the 7th November 2018, lucky participants will spend 10 days among the beautiful hills of Northern Thailand in the Mae Hong Son area, exploring traditional tribal villages, taking in the breathtaking views, and learning firsthand what it is like to live in the Thai Jungle. Each night, you will be staying in traditional ‘Karen’ homestays, giving you an authentic insight into the lifestyle of the locals.

On the last day you will also have the fantastic opportunity to visit the Jeanne Marchig International Veterinary Training Centre, our Thai base where we train and educate local and international vets, and our WVS Dog Shelter where we give a home to dogs in need. Not only will you be able to see firsthand the work you are supporting, but you will get to visit ‘New Hope’ where you will see our amazing dog behaviourist, Ian, help dogs with challenging behaviours to improve their chance of being rehomed. You will even get a chance to play with the shelter dogs and take them out for walks too!

Applicants

An ideal candidate for the trek would be someone who enjoys trying something new, experiencing different cultures and leaving their comfort zone and that also wants to raise money for WVS!

You will be accompanied by professional English-speaking local guides who have an excellent knowledge of hiking and culture in the region (they are first aid trained too!) You don't have to have 'trekked' before, but you do need to have good levels of fitness due to the hot and humid climate and uneven terrain in the jungle. Participants will have to carry their own backpack containing spare clothes, toiletries and water.  

You must be 18+ to participate on this trek unaccompanied. It may be possible to participate if you are 16 or 17 years old but you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. 

If you have any questions, please contact Carly@wvs.org.uk.

Costs

On signing up to the Thai Jungle Trek, you are asked to pay a registration fee of £275. You will then have to fundraise £3,285 per person.

Included in this package are:

  • Return flights from London to Bangkok (including all airport taxes and charges)
  • All local transfers and transport in Thailand
  • All accommodation throughout (hotels in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, traditional Karen homestays during the trek)
  • All meals throughout
  • All entrance fees, conservation fees and trek permits
  • 24-hour emergency support in Thailand and the UK
  • Different Travel Tour Leader
  • Pre-departure trek briefing
  • A donation to WVS

Full details can be found on The Different Travel Company website

This is a wonderful opportunity to do something amazing and different in one of the most beautiful places in the world whilst raising funds for WVS!

There is limited availability, so to avoid disappointment book your place fast! 

TAKE PART

 

Take part

If you would like to take part in this fundraising opportunity, please get in touch with WVS to register your interest. 

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