Jungle Water Expedition
Jungle Water Expedition
PLAN, PACK, GO
Jungle Water Adventures is a service-related travel program designed to support the staffing and marketing goals of the Christopher Robert Project through individualized opportunities for conscious travelers. We are extending this opportunity to a limited number of individuals interested in assisting humanitarian field work in the jungles of Northern Thailand. What you’ll do depends on your personal experience, passions, and skill set. After sign-up, our placement team will contact you to discuss your personal goals and project expectations in order to design a field position that suits you.
2019 Jungle Water Expedition
*** $759 USD ***
Program Fee Includes
- Welcome celebration
- Village orientations
- Double occupancy a/c rooms
- Two overnight remote hill tribe field visits
- All meals while in the villages
- 24/7 in-country support
- All transportation to/from field visits
- Plenty of time to explore Chiang Mai
- Farewell celebration
It DOES NOT include:
- International airfare
- Meals when not in the village
- Transportation when not in the village
- Anything not listed in the included section above
Find the answers to any questions you have about your Jungle Water adventure in the FAQs below. If you have any other questions and need answers, please contact us via email or give us a call at 727.289.2646. Others may have the same questions and if needed they'll be added to this page.
The two week schedule for your adventure is below, field trip dates may vary depending on village headman approval.
- Sat 11/9 - Orientation and welcome dinner
- Sun 11/10 - Free day to explore
- Mon 11/11 - Village visit
- Tue 11/12 - Village visit
- Wed 11/13 - Loy Krathong celebration
- Thu 11/14 - Free day to explore
- Fri 11/15 - Free day to explore
- Sat 11/16 - Elephant sanctuary
- Sun 11/17 - Free day to explore
- Mon 11/18 - Second village orientation
- Tue 11/19 - Village visit
- Wed 11/20 - Village visit
- Thu 11/21 - Free day to explore
- Fri 11/22 - Farewell dinner
- Sat 11/23 - Depart
Download a copy of the calendar here.
Don't over pack. Jungle Water has access to laundry facilities so 5 days of clothing is plenty, follow the clothing guide on the list. Chiang Mai is a big city so that you can buy anything you might want there cheaply. Make sure you leave room in your luggage for the exotic, amazing things you'll take back with you!
You can bring these things but keep in mind they can all be purchased at local markets cheaply:
- Sturdy day pack
- Bug spray - better to get the local stuff
- Rain poncho
- Sweatshirt in winter
- bathing suit, cover up and towel
- Something to cover bare shoulders in temples
- 3-4 t-shirts or tank tops (no spaghetti straps on campus or in the villages please, off campus is fine)
- 2-3 pairs long shorts or loose pants (no sweatpants on campus or in the villages please, off campus is fine)
- hiking shoes
The electric outlets in Thailand will accept standard American plugs. The voltage is 220V but your electronics chargers all have transformers built into them. You can plug in your cell phone, laptop, tablet, camera all directly into the wall without a problem. For anything that does not have a transformer between the plug and device it will need a VOLTAGE ADAPTER not just a plug adapter. Trust us on this, we have seen curling irons melt and blow dryers shoot sparks. If you have any questions about a specific device email us and we'll figure it out.
You'll want to bring your cell phone for pictures, social media and staying in touch with other program participants. Local SIM cards and pay as you go plans are cheap and easy to find, but you will need to make sure your phone is UNLOCKED by your current provider before you get to Thailand. Many providers now lock their phones and if a phone is locked you will not be able to put a local SIM card in it. Getting a phone unlocked is easy and free in the states but impossible to do from overseas.
Chiang Mai is a very popular western backpacker tourist destination so you'll guaranteed to be enjoying it with plenty of new friends. If you have never been to Asia it really is an amazing place, something you've never experienced before. One wrong turn on a motorbike and you're quickly reminded that you're a stranger in a strange land but the wonderful thing about Chiang Mai is there are enough western influences to give you a good comfort level.
Starbucks? You bet. McDonalds, Burger King, yep. Ex-pat BBQ and every other kind of food you can think of? Of course. There's also a 7-11 every 20 yards for anything you might need to survive and a lot of things you've never seen before. Lays© Seaweed potato chips and Green Tea Kit-Kats©, make sure you always have your phone or camera with you!
There's plenty of adventure for you in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area There's bamboo river rafting, waterfalls, zip-lining, Thai cooking classes and hot springs to name just a few. all nearby and reasonably priced.
Thailand is known for being hot and humid, you'll have A/C, but some months can get pretty cold. No matter what time of year it is, it's always cooler in the villages. Pictures say a lot so here are charts showing average temps and the average number of rainy days in a month. Don't let the rain scare you, it's warm and can be a lot of fun!
You can get a 30 day visa prior to departure or on arrival once you land in Thailand. If you'll be staying longer, your visa can be extended at Thai immigration.
Jungle Water recommends that you research travel insurance policies offered by a third party. Travel insurance differs from company to company and policy to policy. Investigate your options carefully.
Payment is due in full at time of booking via our online PayPal and credit portal.
In the event that Jungle Water has to cancel your program or you are wait listed, the Christopher Robert Project will refund your full payment.
To qualify for a refund all cancellations need to be done at least 90 days before the program start date.
We maintain wait lists for programs that are already full. If a spot opens, you will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to reply within 48 hours forfeits your spot and the opening will be given to the next person on the wait list
REFUND PAYMENT PROCESSING POLICIES
All refunds will be provided as a credit to the credit card used at the time of purchase within thirty (30) business days upon approval of refund amount, less penalties. If you have made payment via a method other than credit, our finance team will work individually to process accordingly.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to address individual questions regarding your personal payment.
EARLY DEPARTURES / PROGRAM EXPULSIONS
When a guest violates our code of conduct causing program removal, Jungle Water leadership will begin termination. If terminated the guest will be asked to leave campus and find lodging elsewhere.
VOLUNTARY EARLY DEPARTURES
Some guests may choose to leave their program due lack of motivation or by their own personal decision. We will do our best to make this process as smooth as possible. We will not be able to provide you with a refund or a credit. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover these scenarios.
INVOLUNTARY EARLY DEPARTURES
If you are forced to depart early due to family emergencies, medical conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances, a guest can apply for a partial refund through our refund request process. If approved, you must provide appropriate documentation of the event for our records and agree to our refund timeline. We again strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover these scenarios.