Thailand SEVA Trip
Jan 24th - Feb 4th
**** 4 Star Accommodations ****
Temples • Culture • Art • Service(SEVA) • Community • Contribution • Friendships
Thai Cuisine • Adventure • Connection
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You will love this trip!
Not YOUR Typical Tourist Trip
Join us on a Northern Thailand SEVA adventure starting from the magnificent international destination of Chiang Mai. We also include an exciting excursion through Chiang Rai, Wang Nuea, Lampang Province, Phayao and through the Mae Salong Mountains. Our itinerary includes Temples, City Markets, a rejuvenating Resort Wellness Retreat, heart warming SEVA Service Visits at the Elephant Sanctuary Nature Park, the Family Foundation Special Needs Center, Wang Nuea Disability Home, Maharaj Hospital Rehab Department and the Chiang Mai Bandekdee Orphanage.
We also will enjoy a traditional local dinner at Noi's home in her beautiful village. Meeting the locals and experiencing the culture through connecting with people, music and spontaneous encounters is a consistent theme throughout our trips.
You will participate in the ancient tradition of feeding the monks and make the journey to Doi Suthep Golden Temple. The oldest and most revered temple of Chiang Mai. It is said that you have not been to Chiang Mai until you have been to Doi Suthep.
12 DAY ITINERARY
day 1 - We begin at the Panviman Resort & Spa. Once you arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport, your hotel shuttle will welcome you and assist with your bags. Plan to be settled in your room before we meet for dinner at 6 PM. Consider scheduling a relaxing massage in your room or at the Panviman Spa or go for a swim or Jacuzzi. The fun part of our adventure continues when we gather and meet each other in person.
day 2 - Self-Care Day: sleep-in and relax your first morning, enjoy a late breakfast and rejuvenate after a long trip. Take a walk, yoga class or enjoy the fitness center or schedule a body treatment at the spa.
At noon is when we gather. We are taking you to lunch at the ECO-Agricultural Hill Tribes Village, Baan Tong Luang. Our first SEVA PROJECT, we are visiting the tribal children at their school and I suspect music, smiles and laughter will be involved. Then a relaxing visit to the Padarapirom Buddhist Temple followed by dinner on the Mae Sa River at the Pong Yang Angdoi restaurant.
day 3 - Chiang Mai City Tour including the Bosang Umbrella Centre….our SEVA PROJECT: We visit the Bandekdee Orphanage and bring the children a special treat. Add in some fun music and feel the love and welcome as the kids give us a guided tour of where they call home. We meet the founders of the orphanage who are true angels and were raised in an orphanage themselves.
day 4 - ROAD TRIP to Chiang Rai with a stop in Wang Nuea. We drive thru Lampang Province to the Wang Nuea District and visit our friends Boon & Rudy’s restaurant, The Riverside Inn. We stop for lunch and then visit the Wang Nuea Disabled Center for a village thai-style community party and a heart-warming SEVA PROJECT visit. You will love these people and they will love you too.
Then onward into the Mae Salong mountains to begin our wellness retreat at the Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort. A place to recharge, explore and experience old world Thailand. Phu Chaisai, literally translated means “Mountain of Clear Heart”.
day 5 - Bamboo Wellness Mountain Retreat - Morning Options: thai massage, yoga, exercise, swim, just be in the mountains. There is an option to drive to the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued in June, 2018. It is called the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave System. *Optional activities for additional charge: thai cooking class, bamboo rafting, guided trekking.
day 6 - Bamboo Wellness Mountain Retreat - Feed the monks and visit the Wat Tham Phra Acha Thong Temple. Witness and taste the tea at the picturesque Choui Fong Tea Plantation, visit a Tribal Village Market. We will finish off the day with a sunset dinner and Karl Anthony Concert.
day 7 - Bamboo Wellness Mountain Retreat - Enjoy your morning at the resort then depart for Chiang Rai to visit several well known thai artist galleries who have made a lasting impact and community contribution with their art. First stop the Black House: Baan Dam Black House Art Gallery and the a visit to the famous White Temple, known for its elegance, beauty and outspoken social commentary. Return to the Old City in Chiang Mai and check-in to our Makka Boutique Hotel.
day 8 - Morning FREE TIME in the city to walk and explore. We meet for lunch to visit SEVA PROJECT: Healing Family Foundation (special needs center). Sing and smile with the happiest kids and young adults you will ever meet. Also, we will stop at the rehab hospital were Noi worked as a nurse. In the evening, you will experience the Famous Night Bazaar…a market which goes on and on and on and on.
day 9 - Feed the Monks, and then visit the ancient Doi Suthep Golden Temple on the Mountain with 306 steps, and also an optional elevator for those who wish to ascend a little easier. Lunch is at a real favorite in Chiang Mai, the OKAJHU Organic Farm & Restaurant. Our afternoon on your own to walk and explore. Options: visit the Chiang Mai City Temple, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phrasingh, Taphe Gate or the markets.
day 10 - The Extravagant Chiang Mai Flower Festival and free afternoon for last minute shopping. Then it is dinner and party at Noi's village home with her family and friends for a traditional thai meal.
day 11 - SEVA PROJECT: Visit and participate in the Thailand Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary - feed, bath, learn about and walk with these amazing gentle giants while supporting the important mission this nature park sanctuary is doing. The evening is on your own so you can do some last minute shopping at the Sunday Night Walking Street.
day 12 - Departure Day: We will share a Celebration Breakfast together to say our goodbyes and transfers to the Chiang Mai International Airport.
Who is this experience for?
· Those who want more than just a sightseeing trip.
· Those who would enjoy a better understanding of Thailand, its people and culture.
· Those who seek a life enriching adventure.
· Those who want to participate in a Karl Anthony Music Tour.
· Those who want to see and bring PURE JOY to children’s faces in Thailand.
$3495.00 - double occupancy
Private room additional $795 (Total $4290.00)
$400 DISCOUNT for Couples or Bring A Friend - $6590.00 for Two
****4 Star Accommodations****
$1500 Secure-Your-Seat Deposit (non-refundable)
FULL PAYMENT is due by November 1st.
*no travel VISA is required in Thailand for less than a 30 day visit.
YOUR SEVA CONTRIBUTION: 10% of the price of your trip is contributed to the Elephant Nature Park, the Family Foundation Special Needs Center, Wang Nuea Disability Home and the Chiang Mai Bandekdee Orphanage.
How Can I Pay?
Payment can be paid in several ways.
1. Pay by Check
Checks written to Karl Anthony Music
Send Checks to....Karl Anthony, PO Box 103296, Carlsbad, CA 92013
2. Use a Credit Card
*additional credit card company charges of 3% are added to the total.
4. Pay with Paypal.com
*To send money through Paypal, you must first have an account with Paypal. Simply sign up, its free.
1. Go to paypal.com and log in
2. Click on MONEY in menu
3. Click on SEND OR REQUEST MONEY
4. Select SEND TO FRIENDS & FAMILY
5. Enter the email address - email@example.com
6. Enter the amount and send.
*be sure to select the Friends & Family Option when sending money so no fees are charged by paypal. We must receive the full amount of your payment.
* DO NOT yet book your international flights until we communicate directly with you that it is time to do so.
FULL PAYMENT is due by November 1st.
Once we have our minimum amount of people, ten (10) confirmed, it will be time to book our international flights. As soon as we reach that magic number you will hear from us and that is when you begin to purchase your flights. We will be in communication every step of the way.
* A minimum of ten travelers are required at the current price. If numbers are lower than ten people, the cost will need to increase slightly. If the trip is cancelled you will receive a full refund.
* For cancelations within 60 days of departure date, $1500 is non-refundable due to securing hotels, ground transportation and coordination and administration cost.
Be sure your PASSPORT is up to date.
What is included in the Price?
Accommodations (double occupancy).
All ground transportation.
Coordination for SEVA presentations.
Most meals (a few lunches or a dinner will be on your own).
All performances and music with Karl Anthony.
All entrance fees and ticket costs.
YOUR 10% SEVA CONTRIBUTION
What’s not included in the price?
*Round trip airfare to Thailand is not included. You are asked to make your own airline reservations into Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). If you are able to use frequent flyer miles to pay for your airfare be sure to reserve early.
*Personal items, body work, massage, etc.
*Because of our schedule on just a few days, lunch/dinner will be on your own
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Please be advised that you should bring VERY COMFORTABLE walking shoes. Many of the excursions will give us a chance to do plenty of walking together. Being physically prepared to walk semi-long distances is important.
Four Star Accommodations
Rooms are comfortable, clean and beautiful. In Chiang Mai we have planned to be in the heart of the old city so it will be convenient and easy for you to take a walk and explore on your own.
Summer casual will be appropriate for the entire tour. We have a few parties and nights out to get a little dressed up but in Chiang Mai, dressed up is summer casual with color.
Important Note: Although we dress casually please keep in mind that you may need a shawl or something with sleeves to enter Temples and Monasteries we will visit. You will not be allowed to enter if you have a sleeveless t-shirt or tank top of any kind. Shoulders and knees may need to be covered in some places like temples.
For the majority of the trip we recommend comfortable functional clothing, a warm layer. walking shoes or trainers or good walking sandals. Sunglasses, mosquito repellent and sun screen are a good idea when traveling.
Health & Fitness
Drinking plenty of purified bottled water keeps everyone healthy. We even use bottled water for brushing our teeth, you will be fine. Shots and vaccines are NOT required but ask your doctor or wellness practitioner for their recommendations. Thailand has wonderful doctors and hospitals if needed.
To fully enjoy the experience, you should be able to walk a few miles without challenge, climb stairs, etc.
Is there a Release of Liability form for this tour?
Please understand that I am NOT a travel company and you are agreeing to travel with Noi and I in Thailand as a responsible traveler. When you say YES and choose to join us you must sign a release of liability form for any health conditions that would arise, accident, and even a death. By saying YES, you hold harmless Karl Anthony and Kanlayanee (Noi) Brizendine and any member of Karl Anthony Music and Karl Anthony Enterprises.
Is there an Audio Video Release for this tour?
By saying YES you automatically give permission to Karl Anthony to use photos and videos taken for commercial and promotional use. All other participants of the tour need to ask for written consent before using photos and video for commercial and promotional use.
How much luggage should I bring?
Pack as light as you can. Leave space in your bags, as you will be coming home with souvenirs, clothing, shawls, jewerly, etc.
Small day pack (backpack / side bag): we recommend you invest in a small back-pack or side bag that you keep with you for any essential items like water, water proof jacket, camera.
Passport & Money pouch: we recommend you buy a passport and money pouch which you keep on you under your clothing. If your hotel room has a safe, we recommend you use it.
Thailand: Colorful and fragrant and forever ancient and new.
Art, philosophy and inspiration are part of the fabric and culture of Thailand. It is in the very air you breathe.