2019 Expedition



2019 Expedition


PLAN, PACK, GO
PLAN, PACK, GO

Jungle Water 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.

This is a two-week travel opportunity based in Chiang Mai, Thailand that coincides with the annual Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival of Lights. This adventure includes all accommodations, (2) overnight stays in small tribal villages, (1) Elephant Conservation trip, orientations and weekly celebrations.

Jungle Water opens this opportunity to a limited number of independent travelers willing to assist with field work in villages and provide promotional support marketing through writing, blogging, visual media and social media posts. There are many ways to support Jungle Water’s goals while taking in all the beauty Thailand has to offer at the most beautiful time of year in Thailand.

This exclusive adventure is a limited offer so sign up now!

November 2019

VisitCalendar
 

Program Fee Includes Does Not Include
Welcome & Farewell dinners International airfare
Village orientations Meals when not in the village
Double occupancy a/c rooms Transportation when not in the village
Two overnight remote hill tribe field visits Recreation
Elephant care and conservation Anything not listed in the included section
Plenty of time to explore Chiang Mai Travel insurance
 

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 727.489.2646. Others may have the same questions and if needed they'll be added to this page. 

 

Travel Info

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

Electronics

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.

Weather

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!

Avg Monthly Temp

 

Avg # Rainy Days

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.

Financial Info

PAYMENT POLICY

Payments must be made in full or with three equal payments, payment deadline is Sep 19, 2019

REFUND POLICY

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.

CANCELLATION FEES
To qualify for a refund all cancellations need to be done at least 90 days before the program start date.

WAIT LIST
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.

SECURE PAYMENT

Know that your payment information is always safe. Our payment processor uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, an industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Please contact jw@thecrproject.org to address individual questions regarding your personal payment.

SECURE PAYMENT

Know that your payment information is always safe. Our payment processor uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, an industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

 

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.