• Thailand

Overview

This exciting trip invites you to discover Thai city & countryside! Tour famous temples in the capital city of Bangkok & in Chiang Mai. Take a three day trek outside of the city, where you will observe wildlife, go rafting, & more! Your adventure is complete with a volunteer project in one of Thailand’s hill-tribe villages. You will teach the local children English, & help the villagers farm the land!

Maximum of 6 participants 

Highlights

  • Trekking Adventure – Spend three days hiking & observing flora & fauna native to Thailand, bamboo rafting, & riding elephants.
  • Bangkok & Chiang Mai – Visit famous temples in these Thai cities.
  • Volunteer Project – Spend time volunteering in a hill-tribe village. Teach children English, & help with farming activities.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at the airport, & transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Day 2: Bangkok

Discover famous sites of Bangkok this morning. Highlights include Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, & the Temple of Dawn. Spend the afternoon shopping, exploring, & relaxing. 

Day 3: Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Spend the day at leisure before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 4: Chiang Mai

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, transfer to the hotel. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of the city. Highlights include the Wat Chiang Man temple & the Wat Chedi Luang temple. 

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Begin the trekking adventure today! Along the way you will enjoy bamboo rafting, elephant riding, visiting local villages, & observing the area’s flora & fauna. 

Day 6: Trekking Route

Continue the trekking adventure. 

Day 7: Trekking Route

Continue the trekking adventure. 

Day 8: Chiang Dao

At the end of the trekking route, you’ll transfer to a hill-tribe village in the Chiang Dao region. You’ll spend a few days in the village, participating in volunteer activities such as farming & teaching local children English. 

Day 9: Chiang Dao

Spend the day volunteering in the hill-tribe village.

Day 10: Chiang Dao

Spend the day volunteering in the hill-tribe village.

Day 11: Chiang Dao – Chiang Mai

After spending your last day volunteering at the village, return to Chiang Mai for dinner & an overnight stay. 

Day 12: Chiang Mai

Spend the day at leisure in Chiang Mai. This evening, board an overnight train to Bangkok. 

Day 13: Bangkok

Upon arrival in Bangkok, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure afterward. 

Day 14: Bangkok – USA

Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home. 

Includes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation: Tourist-class hotel or hostel on shared dormitory basis with breakfast. Single room with private facilities is available for those books for single supplement. While trekking, stays in village huts. Floor mat, sheet, rucksack, water canteen and lifejacket are supplied. During the community services at the Hill-tribe village is at the school or homestay.
  • Meals: Meals as specified in the program
  • Transport: Joint transfers either by air-conditioned transport or pick-up truck for transfers during trekking & to village
  • Misc: English-speaking assistance & admission fees where applicable

Excludes

  • Drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses