• Thailand

Overview

The ultimate Thailand experience awaits you. This unique adventure combines visits to famous & historic sites across the country, life-touching volunteer opportunities, adventurous activities, & cultural events. Choose from a variety of specialized volunteer projects, including teaching & sports coaching. Discover breath-taking landscapes, from the shores of Thailand’s beaches to the cascading streams inside her national parks. Travel back to the 1940s, & learn about the effects of WWII on Thailand. Visit the famous Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, ride through the jungle on an elephant, & much more. 

Historical, Cultural, & Natural Highlights


										
  • Bangkok – Take a guided tour of Thailand’s vibrant capital city.
  • Mon Tribal Village – Discover the traditions of the Mon people.
  • JEATH War Museum – Learn about the Death Railway & the prisoners of war forced to construct it.
  • Bridge On The River Kwai – Historic bridge built during WWII.
  • The Death Railway – Take a ride on the train.
  • Hellfire Pass – Noted section of the Death Railway.
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery – Burial site of POWs who built the Death Railway.
  • Koh Phangan Island – Home to the famous Full Moon Party, held on the beach.
  • Erawan National Park – Famous park in Thailand featuring enchanting waterfalls.
  • Sai Yok Noi – Famous waterfall inside Sai Yok National Park.
  • Culinary Lessons – Learn how to make traditional Thai dishes.
  • Elephant Riding
  • Bamboo Rafting

Specialized Project: Orphan Care

Volunteer at a child care facility for less fortunate & orphaned children in Thailand’s Chon Buri region. Some of these children are in the earliest stages of their lives (less than 4 years old), & others are older with the ability to learn technical skills. These children are in great need of support, & there are a variety of activities in which volunteers can participate: 
  • Assist the children in developing good communication skills.
  • Lead children in exercise routines to encourage an active & healthy lifestyle.
  • Work alongside teachers during pre-school classes.
  • Lead & assist with fun & educational activities (i.e. games, arts & crafts, sports, music).
  • Assist with activities for the physically disabled.
  • Teach basic computer skills.
  • Assist children with their homework.

Specialized Project: Sports

Help impoverished communities in Chon Buri establish a greater presence of sports. Volunteering as a professional coach aids in the development of talented sports players & helps players gain an enthusiastic pride for the game. Some of the main responsibilities of coaches are to teach the game’s regulations, encourage practice & improvement, & educate the players on the importance of team work & how they might establish a career in sports.  

Specialized Project: Teaching

Help create a brighter future for students in the Chon Buri region. Volunteer to teach at a local school, helping students to learn & improve their skills in communication, the English language, fine arts, & math. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn first-aid responses & incorporate fun games & activities into their lessons. 

Specialized Project: Women Empowerment

Many women in Thailand are in constant need of support. Within a local community of the Chon Buri region, you can make a positive impact on the lives of women by:
  • Assisting with daily household duties
  • Teaching English
  • Aiding in the development of good communication skills
  • Participating in activities that aid in career development
  • Educating & helping women to better understand their rights

Optional Add-Ons


										
  • Jomtien Beach – Features fun water activities (i.e. scuba diving, parasailing, wind surfing, & paragliding).
  • Bangkok National Museum – Features historical, cultural, & fine art displays.
  • Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre – Nine-floor exhibition center featuring modern works of art.
  • Bira Circuit – Features a more than 4,000 foot go-kart race track.
  • Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden – Charming & colorful, 500-acre garden situated in Chon Buri.
  • Baiyoke Tower II – Bangkok’s tallest building, towering almost 1,000 feet above the ground.
  • Thai Alangkarn Theatre – Features a vibrant & exciting cultural performance. Highlights of the show include fireworks.
  • Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market – Famous local market on water featuring fresh produce & traditional Thai foods.
  • Asiatique The Riverfront – Historical area situated on the Chao Phraya River. A popular hub for dining, shopping, & scenic views.