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Exploratory Expedition by Motorbike to Northern Thailand

Join a TeamJames Hipkiss

18 April-1 May 2015Adventurer and professional expedition leader James Dyer is planning a 14 day expedition through the jungles and mountains, running along the Thai/ Burma border, exploring and discovering this hidden part of Thailand, en route the team will spend some time helping to undertake a building project in an orphanage, this will include taking part in providing valuable services not funded by any other source and allow the team to interact with the hill tribe people and immerse themselves in the country!This expedition will take participants from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Chang Mai, through the winding mountain roads and jungle tracks of the Golden Triangle, past amazing vistas, waterfalls, Buddhist pagodas, through hill top villages and down long highways back to the city. We may be able to undertake some additional exploring en route of villages, mountains or caves.The project phase will engage the participants in a community project at a hill tribe orphanage, this will allow them to give something valuable back to the communities that live in this remote area, the team could be involved in building projects, renovating classrooms or bedrooms, painting and decorating, designing and building a playground or installing water systems, as well as spending time with the community, sharing and interacting.Outline Itinerary (more details to follow in Joining Instructions)Day 1- Arrive in Chang Mai/ Meet Team and Bikes!Day 2- Depart Chang MaiDay 3-9- Riding!Day 9-12- OrphanageDay 13- Return to Chang MaiDay 14- Depart.Included in the expedition-All accommodation- arrival night in Chang Mai/ En route (Mix of Guest Houses/ Tents)/ OrphanageBreakfast/ lunch- day2 till Breakfast on day 14.Motorbike 250cc (other options available for extra cost)Expert leadership/ Medic coverMechanical supportFuel/ Oil/ SundriesMeals at orphanageDonation towards building materials and tools for orphanage project.Whats not included-Flights- to and from Chang MaiAdditional accommodation if participants wish to arrive early for Son Kran (Thai New Year 13-15th April), we can arrange accommodation if needed (this is one of the top 10 things to do before you die!! According to Lonely Planet)Insurance- personal travel including for bike activitiesPersonalclothingEvening meals/beer!! - Group individual choice each evening (pay your way).Cost- 1800 (10% -180 non returnable deposit when signing on, remainder 1620 required by6th March 2015)