Discovering Thailand: Traditional Dancing Classes in Bangkok + Boat Trip in Koh Phi Phi + Volunteering for a week in an Elephant Sanctuary

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Ana Terra

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🇬🇧 Hello! My name is Ana Terra, I am 33 years old, and I am searching for three free-spirit women to join me in this fantastic adventure. I try to live a lifestyle of somebody who always remembers how life is too short for chit-chats and too demanding of deep connections. On this trip, as well as tourist, I would love to create these connections with locals and nature, so I can finish the itinerary with pure happiness, knowing I helped and was helped throughout my immersion. Let's get great pictures and hilarious moments dressed as proper Thai dancers (including their fabulous nails) in a fun afternoon of professional traditional dancing class, a cocktail and a massive sundae at the food market. Yes, I know it is a dream! But still not even close to being over. If that alone weren't impressive enough, after our night in Bangkok, we would spend five amazing days at the paradisiacal Island of Koh Phi Phi, in a superb resort with a seafront pool. We will enjoy a great meal on a boat whilst having an entire day to swim with corals and sharks, see monkeys and explore the whole area. Last but far from least, we'll volunteer for a week in the first and possibly only chain-free elephant sanctuary in Thailand! We will have an incredible experience of living near the Cha-am beach with 25 elephants rescued from terrible working conditions at the capital and helping the locals with their daily tasks to provide these majestic creatures with some new unforgettable and loving memories, plus the opportunity of creating friends for life within the other volunteers from all around the world, with accommodation and all the meals included. 🤔 What is included in this trip? - Your individual SIM card - Transport to the hotel in Bangkok and to the studio + Bus and Ferry to Koh Phi Phi - Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok and Koh Phi Phi island with breakfast And Sanctuary (Shared rooms) - Dancing class - Thai traditional full costume (for use only during the class) - Snacks - 8-hour boat trip until Krabi with lunch - Transportation back to BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport - Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the sanctuary and back - Meals - Free Allianz travel insurance for German and Austrian citizens. 🤔 What is not included? Flights to Bangkok and back, travel insurance for non-German and Austrian citizens (sorry, not yet!), meals in Bangkok and lunch/dinner in Phi Phi Islands (except for the boat trip day), entry fees to national parks and extra personal costs. 💉You MUST have vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus and polio. It is also recommended to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, rabies and tuberculosis. 🔌You can find European and American-style plugs in Thailand. Don't forget to bring a potent sunblock cream and repellent; the weather will be hot! We are travelling during the high season, so, unfortunately, there's no availability for private rooms. In the resort, you will share a room with me or another girl, and we will stay together in a room in the sanctuary. This trip is not recommended for people with nut allergies. It is optional, but you can pay an extra €15 to plant 43 trees and neutralise the carbon emissions caused by your trip. Important: The dates of this trip are subject to the sanctuary's availability. They have just a few more spots available for the summer. Are you searching for a meaningful and breathtaking experience like me? Let's chat and make it happen together! 😃
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Trip Itinerary
1

Bangkok

Day 1-3
As soon as we arrive in BKK airport I will meet you with your SIM card and we'll have a transfer waiting for us straight to the hotel. You will have time to rest and get used to the new fuse until the next morning, when we are heading to our dance class. We will have a private instructor to teach us some traditional steps, dressed as proper Thai ladies, including the nails. After the class we can relax and enjoy some snacks and a delicious cocktail, then visit the Mo&Moshi ice cream shop for the biggest sundae you ever saw in your life! In the night we will get the bus and ferry to Koh Phi Phi, arriving the next day in the morning.
2

Cha-Am Beach

Day 3-10
Our experience ends with an entire week living in the elephant sanctuary, where we'll have the privilege to share space with 25 rescued animals, harvest their food, play and walk them and clean their environment. Our expenses here will be all covered, except for the evenings and day off, where we will be free to choose whatever we want to do. A transfer will get us at 14:00 at BKK airport and bring us all the way South to Cha am, and all the way back to the airport in the last day, where we'll say goodbye already thinking about the next adventure.
3

Phi Phi Islands

Day 10-14
Arriving at the pier, we will be picked up by our driver, but the hotel is really well located and really close to everything. On Thursday, we'll enjoy a wonderful day on a boat trip all the way to Krabi and back, swimming with sharks, watching monkeys, and exploring every detail around. The trip includes juices, local fruits, lunch, and snorkel equipment. We can also have a fish barbecue at the resort and some drinks in a local bar.
4

Bangkok

Day 14-15
We will leave Phi Phi around 13:00 and spend another night on the bus back to Bangkok. We will arrive around 5:00 at the BKK airport, reaching the end of our trip. And we will be already missing our next adventures together!
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15 days trip
Bangkok, Cha-Am Beach & 2 more
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