We live in a time in which technology has become ingrained in our life, even impacting the way we make decisions and form relationships. Although we find ourselves easily connecting with people, cultures and places around the world through the tips of our fingers, we seem to live more solitary lives.
When we live in a world that promotes the necessity to connect with material things outside of us, we can find it quite difficult to not only connect to ourselves and others, but feel confident to do so. Once we do however, we find ourselves surrounded by others whom have lived and felt the same way. Connecting with a community that can relate to our own story, opens the mind and heart for connections around the world.
This expedition will encompass multiple pathways of connection such as daily yoga and meditation classes, interaction with the local Karen Tribe, learning about and bonding with the local elephant herd, as well as hikes through the extraordinary jungle.
Embark on a journey into the jungle of Thailand where one is sure to find connection with the wild life residing within it, as well as the one that lives in us all.
The host for this journey will be Never Forget Elephant Foundation in Omkoi District, Northern Thailand. The foundation is a registered public non-profit and charity in the United States. Their main goals are to return endangered captive elephants to their homes in the jungle and to assist the local Karen Hill tribe by inspiring sustainable solutions towards elephant and environmental health.
Nestled in the heart of the jungle, Never Forget provides a unique private environment allowing its participants to connect with one another and the local elephants who live a short walk away from the property.
Included with stay:
* 3 plant-based meals a day, plus snacks and coffee/tea
* Daily yoga and meditation
* Group hike in the jungle with the local elephants
* Interactions with local Karen Hill tribe children
* Blessing ceremony by the local shaman
*Retreat parting gift
Optional Activities to be scheduled:
* Spend time with elephants daily and learn from an elephant expert
* Hike through mountains and learn about local environment
* Provide service to Karen Hill tribe community
* Volunteer at local school, aid with education program
* Participate in blessing ceremony by local shaman
* Learn about the culture and history of Karen Hill tribe and elephant ownership
The following are ALL INCLUDED in final price
-Shuttle transportation from hotel to Never Forget (start of trip)
-Shuttle transportation from Never Forget to hotel (end of trip)
-Hotel accommodations upon arrival in Chiang Mai for two nights
-Hotel accommodations upon departure in Chiang Mai for one night
The Wing Lanna Hotel
Arrival: (Dates TBA)
Departure: (Dates TBA)
*Room options available upon request*
Flight to Thailand is NOT included in the final price.
Since Never Forget is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a portion of the payment will be a direct donation to the foundation. In order to reserve your spot, simply go to neverforgetelephantfoundation.org/visitus to place your donation.
All that is required to hold your spot is a $200 donation.
Once donation is made, send contact to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive further payment details.
Full investment (not including donation):
*Payment plans available upon request*
Only 10 spots available!