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Please note that this tour has been cancelled for 2014. To experience northern and southern Thailand with a Hilltribes trek, please see trip code ATTE.

Thailand Volunteer & Hilltribe Trek

 
13 days,Phuket to Bangkok
ATVJ

Giving back through volunteering with a school and community projects, experiencing local life in a homestay, blissing out in Khao Sok National Park, visiting a community tourism project on Koh Pra Thong, trekking small hilltribe villages and fields

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Experience the diversity of Thailand on an adventure that includes hilltribe trekking in the North, beach time in the South and life-changing volunteer projects on a pristine Andaman island. You’ll make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children as you pitch in at the local school, and after a rewarding day, you can really immerse yourself in the island lifestyle as nights are spent in a beachside homestay. Then trade the beach for the hills and a chance to trek to resilient hilltribe villages.

What's Included

  • Volunteering with a local school and community projects in southern Thailand, Hilltribe trek, Remote ethnic minorities, Elephant ride, River rafting
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (4 nts), treehouse (2 nts), homestays (5 nts, multi-share), sleeper train (1 nt).
  • Air-con private van, longtail boat, local bus, plane, train, elephant, walking, raft.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, volunteer project coordinator, local guide, trekking guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Itinerary Notes

Please note that this tour has been cancelled for 2014. To experience northern and southern Thailand with a Hilltribes trek, please see trip code ATTE.

Day 1 Phuket (1D)

Arrive at Phuket airport for a 3pm transfer to a local school for children affected by the 2004 tsunami.

Day 2-3 Koh Phra Thong (2B,2L,1D)

Board a longtail boat for a scenic ride out to your conservation and community tourism project. While here, work on mangrove and community garden conservation, assist with the early childhood education program which includes reading, writing and swimming lessons and support artisan groups.

Day 4-5 Ban Talae Nok Community Homestay (2B,2L,2D)

Experience life in a local community that was rebuilt after the tsunami of 2004. Relax on the beach, play football with children, make soap at a women’s cooperative or spend the afternoon fishing with other villagers followed by a barbeque on the beach.

Day 6-7 Khao Sok (1B)

Enjoy your green surroundings close to the Khao Sok National Park. Optional activities include cooking classes, river tubing, kayaking and a night safari.

Day 8 Chiang Mai

Flight to Chiang Mai. Options to visit Doi Suthep temple, night markets and take a cooking class or go ziplining.

Day 9-11 Hilltribe Trek (3B,3L,2D)

Trek through the rolling hills and mountainsides of northern Thailand—home to a vast diversity of ethnic minorities.

Day 12 Chiang Mai

Spend the day wandering the town, then board an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 13 Bangkok

Trip ends on arrival at Bangkok train station. Book onward travel after 3pm.