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Thailand Road Trip

Would you like to visit and explore your chosen country in depth? Are you looking for people, challenges and new experiences that will broaden your life and your perspective? Our road trip tours are an amazing combination of travel, sightseeing, adventure, experiences and volunteering abroad. Join our Thailand Road Trip, the amazing experience that includes Travel, Adventure, Culture, and Volunteer Experiences with Abroad Escape.

A Trip of a Life Time!

Our Road Trips are a great way to broaden your horizons, meet interesting people from all over the world, and get to know a country from a different perspective. By actively participating in our road trips, you can not only experience the diversity of different places but also gain valuable experience and develop yourself personally.

New Experiences

Round trips offer a wide range of experiences that allow you to experience different aspects of a culture, be it history, nature, cuisine, or local traditions.

Cultural Insights

Visiting different cities and regions provides a comprehensive insight into the diversity of a country’s cultures and ways of life.

Making a Difference

This is your chance to come into direct contact with the locals during the trip, on the road, and when volunteering. This enables authentic interactions through which you can develop a deeper understanding of the way of life, beliefs and traditions of the local people.

Overall, round trips offer a comprehensive and enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity and beauty of a culture and a country.

Why Join With Abroad Escape

Abroad Escape is committed to providing you with the highest-quality and most meaningful travel experiences possible. With our 133 international programs in 21 countries, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of local communities. With our immersive volunteer programs, you’ll have the chance to engage with local communities and make a real impact in the lives of those around you. But that’s not all – you’ll also be creating lifelong friendships with fellow international travelers who share your passion for travel and making a positive impact.

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Netherlands

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Australia

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UK

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Welcome to Thailand

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand beckons travelers with its enchanting blend of vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality. From the bustling street markets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, Thailand offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that captivate the senses. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Thai traditions, where ancient temples stand in harmony with modern skyscrapers. Thailand unfolds as a tapestry of wonder, inviting every traveler to explore its diverse wonders with open arms.

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday. To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow participants from around the world.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey. You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other participants, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the world. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy. But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too (as per itinerary below)!

Itinerary
Thailand Road Trip

This road trip will take you on a journey through some of the most iconic and beautiful places in the country, giving you a glimpse into the heart of the Kingdom. It is the perfect way to experience the best of Thailand. From the bustling cities to the serene beaches to the lush national parks, you’ll see it all. Book your trip today and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

The Thailand road trip is a 21-day adventure that takes you to some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the country. You’ll start in Chiang Mai, where you’ll visit hill tribes, learn about their culture, and do community support work. Then, you’ll head to Phuket, where you’ll relax on the beach, snorkel, and visit local markets. Next, you’ll travel to Phi Phi Islands, a group of six islands with stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

You’ll spend your days snorkeling, kayaking, and relaxing on the beach. After Phi Phi Islands, you’ll head to Railay Beach, a beautiful peninsula with limestone cliffs and white sand beaches. You’ll spend your days relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, and kayaking. Next, you’ll travel to Khao Sok National Park, where you’ll stay in a floating bungalow on a lake. You’ll spend your days kayaking, exploring the cave, and relaxing in your bungalow. Finally, you’ll fly back home from Surat Thani.

This road trip is perfect for anyone who loves adventure, culture, and relaxation. You’ll get to see some of the most beautiful places in Thailand and experience the unique culture firsthand. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beaches and natural scenery.

Highlights Thailand Road Trip

Here are some of the highlights of the road trip:

– Visit hill tribes in Chiang Mai and learn about their culture.
– Do community support work in Chiang Mai.
– Relax on the beach in Phuket.
– Snorkel and kayak in the crystal-clear waters of Phi Phi Islands.
– Stay in a floating bungalow on a lake in Khao Sok National Park.
– Visit Maya Bay, the famous beach featured in the movie “The Beach.”
– Go rock climbing or hiking in the hills around Railay Beach.
– Explore the cave at Khao Sok National Park.
– Spot wildlife such as elephants, tigers, and monkeys in Khao Sok National Park.

Pack light so that you can easily move around. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, clothing for all types of weather, and sunscreen.

Be respectful of Thai culture and customs. Dress modestly and avoid public displays of affection. Thailand is a Buddhist country, so be respectful of local customs and traditions.

Aims & Objectives Thailand Road Trip

Cultural immersion: To immerse participants in Thai culture through firsthand experiences such as visiting hill tribes, learning about local customs, and participating in community support work.

Natural exploration: To allow participants to explore the natural beauty of Thailand, including its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and majestic mountains.

Personal enrichment: To provide participants with an opportunity to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and grow as individuals.

Itinerary Thailand Road Trip

Week 1

Day 1 (Sunday) – Arrive in Bangkok and relax

Arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and be transferred to your hostel in Bangkok.
Check in to your hostel. Relax and get to know your fellow travelers.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday) – Explore Bangkok and take an overnight train to Chiang Mai

Have breakfast at your hostel.

Attend an introduction session to learn more about your program itinerary.

Explore Bangkok’s famous temples, such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Wat Pho is home to the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Be sure to dress respectfully when visiting this temple.

Visit Chinatown and sample some of the delicious street food. Chinatown is a great place to find authentic Chinese food and souvenirs. Be sure to bargain when shopping here.

Have a welcome dinner with your group. Take an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday) – Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the old town and temples

Arrive in Chiang Mai and check into your hostel in the city center.

Leave your luggage and head out to explore the old town. Chiang Mai is a very walkable city, so you can easily get around on foot. However, there are also tuk-tuks and songthaews (shared taxis) available if you need them.

Visit some of Chiang Mai’s most famous temples, such as Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh. Be sure to dress respectfully when visiting temples. This means covering your shoulders and knees.

Take a walk through the Sunday Walking Street Market and browse the stalls selling souvenirs, handicrafts, and street food. The Sunday Walking Street Market is a great place to experience the local culture and try some of the delicious Thai street food. Be sure to bargain when shopping at the market.

Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the old town.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Take a Muay Thai boxing lesson and relax at Nar Moh Market

Have breakfast at your hostel.

Take a Muay Thai boxing lesson. Muay Thai is a traditional Thai martial art that is known for its powerful strikes and kicks. It is a great way to get exercise and learn about Thai culture. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your Muay Thai lesson.

Relax in the afternoon and enjoy some free time.

Have dinner at Nar Moh Market. This market is known for its delicious street food and lively atmosphere.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 (Thursday) – Learn about Buddhism

Have an early breakfast at your accommodation

Go to a local temple to offer food to the monks. This is a traditional Thai practice that is seen as a way to make merit and show respect for the monks.
Attend a Buddhist introduction session to learn more about the religion’s basic teachings and practices.

Participate in a monk chat and meditation practice. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Buddhism from the monks and to experience meditation firsthand.

Relax in the afternoon and enjoy some free time. You can visit one of Chiang Mai’s many temples, go for a walk in the park, or simply relax at your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 (Friday) – Go on a hill tribe trekking tour and learn about their culture

Have breakfast at your accommodation

Set off on your hill tribe trekking tour.
Trek through the jungle and visit hill tribe villages.

Learn about the culture and traditions of the hill tribes.

Participate in community support activities, such as teaching English to children or helping with village chores.

Have a bonfire dinner and overnight stay at a hill tribe homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 (Saturday) – Go trekking and bamboo rafting

Have breakfast at your homestay.

Go trekking in the jungle.

Go bamboo rafting on a river.

Have lunch at a riverside restaurant.

Return to Chiang Mai and check into your accommodation.

Relax in the afternoon and enjoy some free time.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Week 2

Day 8 (Sunday) – Free Day and Night Market Visit

Have breakfast at your accommodation.
Relax and enjoy some free time. You can visit one of Chiang Mai’s many temples, go for a walk in the park, or simply relax at your accommodation.

In the evening, visit the Sunday Night Market. This market is one of the largest and most popular markets in Chiang Mai. It is a great place to find souvenirs, handicrafts, and street food.

Have dinner at one of the many food stalls at the market. Be sure to try some of the local dishes, such as khao soi, sai ua, and mango sticky rice.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 9 (Monday) – Community Engagement (Teaching/Kindergarten)

Have breakfast at your accommodation.

Go to the placement where you will be teaching.
Teach the children English and play games with them.

Have lunch with the children.

In the afternoon, work on your lesson plan for the next day.

In the evening, relax and enjoy some free time.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 (Tuesday) – Community Engagement (Teaching/Kindergarten)

Have breakfast at your accommodation.

Go to the placement and join the program

In the afternoon, work on your lesson plan for the next day.

In the evening, visit a local market.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 (Wednesday) – Community Engagement (Teaching/Kindergarten)

Have breakfast at your accommodation.

Go to the placement

In the afternoon, work on your lesson plan for the next day.

In the evening, relax and enjoy some free time.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 (Thursday) – Community Engagement (Teaching/Kindergarten)

Have breakfast at your accommodation.

Go to the placement

In the afternoon, work on your lesson plan for the next day.

In the evening, relax and enjoy some free time.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13 (Friday) – Community Engagement and Fly to Phuket

Have breakfast at your accommodation.

Go to the placement and join the activities

Say goodbye to the kids and staff at the placement

Pack your bags and head to head to the airport for your flight to Phuket.

Check in to your hostel in Phuket.

Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14 (Saturday) – Explore Phuket

Have breakfast at your hostel in Phuket.

Visit Phuket Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow streets and alleyways, lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses, temples, and mosques.

Visit the Big Buddha, a 45-meter-tall white marble Buddha statue located on the Nakkerd Hill. The Big Buddha is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket and offers stunning views of the island.
Relax on one of Phuket’s many beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular beaches include Patong Beach, Karon Beach, and Kata Beach.

Visit a local night market, such as the Phuket Indy Night Market or the Chalong Night Market. Night markets are a great place to try Thai street food and buy souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast only

Week 3

Day 15 (Sunday) – Phi Phi Islands

Have breakfast at your hostel in Phuket.

Take a ferry to Phi Phi Islands, a group of six islands located in the Andaman Sea.

Check in to your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Go snorkeling or kayaking in the crystal-clear waters of the Phi Phi Islands.

Relax on one of the Phi Phi Islands’ many beautiful beaches.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 16 (Monday) – Railay Beach

Have breakfast at your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Take a longtail boat to Railay Beach, a beautiful peninsula located on the mainland of Krabi.

Check in to your hostel at Railay Beach.
Spend the day relaxing and snorkeling at

Railay Beach.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 17 (Tuesday) – Free Day at Phi Phi Islands

Have breakfast at your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Spend the day relaxing on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking or enjoy a massage or spa treatment (optional activities).

Watch the sunset from the beach.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 18 (Wednesday) – Snorkeling at Maya Bay

Have breakfast at your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Take a boat tour to Maya Bay, a beautiful bay famous for its white sand beach and clear waters.

Go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Maya Bay.

Relax on the beach or explore the surrounding area.

Have lunch at one of the restaurants on the beach.

Return to your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Enjoy a relaxing evening on the island.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 19 (Thursday) – Surat Thani

Have breakfast at your hostel on Phi Phi Islands.

Take a ferry to Surat Thani, a province in southern Thailand.

From Surat Thani, take a minivan or taxi to Khao Sok National Park.

Check in to your floating bungalow on Khao Sok Lake.

Go kayaking on the lake and explore the surrounding area.

Relax in your floating bungalow and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20 (Friday) – Khao Sok National Park

Have breakfast at your floating bungalow restaurant.

Explore the cave at Khao Sok National Park.

Relax on your floating bungalow or go for a swim in the lake.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 21 (Saturday) – Goodbye

Have breakfast at your floating bungalow restaurant.

Check out of your floating bungalow and head to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast only

* The schedule and mode of transportation can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Starting Dates 2024

4 March
1 April
6 May
3 June
1 July
5 August
2 September
7 October
4 November
2 December

Arrival is on the Sunday before the start of the tour.

Program Price

3 Weeks: 1595 Euro

 

What’s included
Itinerary as describer
Airport Pickup
Your program coordinator throughout your travel
24/7 in-country support
Pre-departure support
Meals are included as per itinerary
Accommodation in shared single gender rooms
Transportation as per itinerary
Entry fees to all places on the itinerary
Community project

What’s Excluded
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee, personal expenses, this program does not cover any liability and does not insure participants, participants must have their own insurance before joining the program

Requirements to join
Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
Participants need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

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