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Chiang Mai Culture Week

The striking mountainous landscape around the city provides a lot of wonderful natural attractions to Chiang Mai.

This city is renowned as a centre of Thai Handicrafts and is home to two tribal villages. Our program offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture through a variety of different cultural activities, sightseeing and free time to fully enjoy the gorgeous mountainous surroundings. Learn the culture, and explore nature while you prepare for your time in Thailand.

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Description

Program Description

The mountainous landscape surrounding Chiang Mai offers a plethora of captivating natural attractions. Known as a hub for Thai handicrafts, this city is also home to two tribal villages. Our program provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture through a variety of cultural activities, sightseeing, and free time to fully appreciate the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Primarily designed to showcase authentic Thailand, our program offers a range of cultural activities that will captivate your senses. You’ll have the rare chance to actively participate, observe, and engage in various cultural traditions. Alongside exploring renowned sights in Chiang Mai, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn Thai customs, language, and cook local Thai dishes.

Finally, a highlight of the program is the exploration of Buddhism through visits to Buddhist temples, locally known as ‘Wats,’ where you can gain insights into Thai Buddhism. Additionally, scheduled visits to local markets will allow you to experience the vibrant Thai lifestyle, discover a variety of specialty food items, and indulge in delicious delicacies and products.

In addition, in order to make sure of your  safety and security, you need to keep the following considerations and requirements while taking this spectacular experience. You are expected to be on time, follow all the instructions of your local coordinator and local tour guides, be attentive of your personal belongings and valuables and use environmentally friendly sunblocks and sunscreen.It is also advised to bring extra cash and your container bottled water at all times. In addition, if you have medical conditions, just inform us in advance in order to take necessary precautions and measures. However, alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during your program schedules. Moreover, there are a lot of active outdoor activities in these programs, thus, it is advisable to make sure that you are Medically and Physically Fit to move around and swim as there are swimming and other activities. Most especially, enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

Join our program and embark on a journey to deepen your understanding of Thai culture, create lasting memories, and savor the rich tapestry of experiences that Chiang Mai has to offer.

Aims & Objectives

  • Help you familiarize yourself with the local surroundings.
  • Provide a full induction, preparing you for a longer stay.
  • Broaden your knowledge on the local customs, history and culture

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Program Introduction, registration and general info. Introduction to Thai Culture, Do’s and Dont’s
  • Thai cooking class and Lunch
  • Dinner

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Thai Culture Lesson: Thai history, religion, and customs
  • Lunch
  • Thai Language Lesson
  • Dinner

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Umbrella Village & Umbrella Painting
  • Lunch
  • Hot spring Water (Hot spring Pool)
  • Dinner

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratchaworawihan
  • Lunch
  • Wat Pha lad
  • Welcome and Goodbye Dinner

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Lanna folklife museum, Warorrot Market
  • Lunch
  • Wat Chedi Luang & Night Market
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts the first and the third week of every month.

During 2024

This program starts the first and the third week of every month.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        –

Resume copy required:        –

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe culture experience.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of outdoor activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Thailand, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Thailand, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take tests.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes as there are lots of activities taken by foot.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the beach day.
  • A suitable swimming attire during pool/hot spring days.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during exploration and outdoor activities.

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate most especially when visiting temples and schools.