Thailand SEVA Experience
Jan 23 - Feb 4, 2020
**** 4 Star Accommodations ****
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Temples Culture Art Service(SEVA) Community Contribution Friendships Thai Cuisine Adventure Connection
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 Doi Saket, Wang Nuea, Chiang Rai, Lampang Province and the scenic view from Wat Phra That Doi Wao (Temple) high on a hill opposite the town of Tachilek in the Burmese hills of Myanmar.
Our itinerary includes Temples, City Markets, Rejuvenating 4 Star Accommodations, Wellness Retreat Experience, Direct Connection with Local People and heart warming SEVA Service Visits at the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary, the Family Foundation Special Needs Center, Wang Nuea Disability Home, The 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 thai village. You will meet the family and our neighbors and enjoy the best thai food, music and a day in the life in Chiang Mai.
Another highlight is when we participate in the ancient tradition of feeding the monks and take the journey to Doi Suthep Golden Temple. This is the oldest and most revered temple of Chiang Mai and it is said that you have not been to Chiang Mai until you have been to Doi Suthep.
13 DAY - 12 NIGHT ITINERARY
day 1 - Be Here Now - We begin at the Chala Luxury Hotel. 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 and schedule a massage before we meet for dinner at 6 PM. 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.
Then we are taking you to lunch at the ECO-Agricultural Hill Tribes Village, Baan Tong Luang for us to experience our first SEVA PROJECT. The Hill Tribal Village School children are looking forward to meeting you and you can expect singing with the kids and Karl Anthony during this visit.
Before dinner will be a welcome ceremony at Wat Jedi Luang (Temple).
day 3 - You Are An Angel - The Chiang Mai City Tour & Cultural Center followed by a visit to the Bandekdee Orphanage. (SEVA PROJECT) We are bringing the children a special treat and bringing the music and smiles. You will feel the love and welcome as the kids give us a personal tour of where they call home. We also meet the founders of the orphanage, Manop and Tiwapon, who are true angels and were raised in an orphanage themselves.
Moving our journey north, we settle into the Horizon Village Resort & Botanical Garden in Doi Saket.
day 4 - Enjoy a morning walk or bike around the Horizon Village breathtaking botanical gardens. Then a magical visit to the stunning Doi Saket Temple and Buddhist School for Monks on the mountain. Then relax and perhaps take in a thai massage or just soak your feet at the San Khamphaeng Mineral Hot Springs.
Dinner at the Mala Dhara Restaurant
day 5 - SEVA PROJECT: Visit and participate in the Thailand Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary - feed, learn about and walk with these amazing gentle giants while supporting the important mission this nature park sanctuary is doing. The have already rescued over 90 elephants, 500 dogs and 300 cats.
day 6 - ROAD TRIP to Chiang Rai with a stop in the small town of Wang Nuea. We drive thru Lampang Province to the Wang Nuea District and stop for lunch to visit the Wang Nuea Disabled Center for a Village Thai-Style Community Party in our honor and a heart-warming SEVA PROJECT visit. You will love these people and they will love you too.
Onward to the province of Chiang Rai, a place to recharge and experience old world Thailand. Our accommodations are on the Kok river: The Riverie Resort Hotel.
day 7 - Witness THE CAVE where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued on June, 2018. It is called the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave System. The world came together in solidarity for a brief moment, hoping for the safe return of these young boys and their beloved coach.
Visit the Wat Phra That Doi Wao Temple on the border of Thailand and Myanmar and finish the day at the Han Ma Lu Day Spa for more thai wellness and self-care.
Dinner at the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar and Cabaret Show! After dinner join the Chiang Rai community to watch Town Center Clock Tower Light Show.
day 8 - Chiang Rai Temple Tour. First stop, the Goddess Guanyin (the feminine Buddha) Wat Huay Pla Kang. Then visit the famous White Temple, created by artist Chalermchai, known for its elegance, beauty and outspoken social commentary. Lunch at the scenic Singha Park.
Evening: Thai Cooking Experience and happy birthday Karl dinner at Kai’s.
day 9 - Return to Chiang Mai where we check into the AWAY Chiang Mai Thapae. Soak your feet in the hot springs of the Mae Kachan Geyser.
Lunch at our favorite Italian restaurant in Thailand…The Locanda.
day 11 - 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. From Doi Suthep Golden Temple we go to Noi’s home and village for a visit and a home cooked lunch with family.
The evening is exploring and shopping at the famous and huge Sunday Night Walking Street Market.
day 12 - SEVA PROJECT: Healing Family Foundation (special needs center). Sing and smile with the happiest young adults you will ever meet. Its aim is to provide a loving community and space for people with disabilities.
Evening…our CELEBRATION Banquet Dinner. The Khum Khantoke Authentic Lanna Dinner & Show.
day 13 - 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.
$3950.00 - double occupancy (***includes $395 SEVA Contribution***)
$400 DISCOUNT for Couples or Bring A Friend
Private Room - additional $945 (Total $4895.00)
****4 Star Accommodations****
$1500 Secure-Your-Seat Deposit
*GOOD NEWS!…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 Sanctuary, 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 130296, Carlsbad, CA 92013
2. Use a Credit Card
*additional credit card company charges of 3% are added to the total.
3. Pay with Paypal.com
*You can send money through Paypal for free if you have an account connected with your bank account.
1. Go to paypal.com and log in
2. Click on SEND & REQUEST
3. input my email - email@example.com
4. Input amount & be sure it says, SENDING TO A FRIEND.
5. Click CONTINUE and select your bank account (or paypal balance)
6. Click NEXT & then SEND PAYMENT NOW
*be sure to select the Sending To A Friend Option when sending money so no fees are charged to either party 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.
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.