Thailand Experience 2015
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  • Adventure 1 out of 5
  • Relaxation 1 out of 5
  • Culture 1 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Party in Bangkok! 
  • Trek the hills of Sangkhlaburi
  • Have a splash about in the waterfall pools in Erawan National Park
  • Visit different temples and learn about Buddhism 
  • Learn to cook delicious Thai food
  • Volunteer in local day care centres or take part in renovation and building work
  • Kick back and relax in Koh Phangan for a week
  • Many of our trips overlap with the Full Moon parties; ace!

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Experience adventure travel in Thailand with all the best bits packed into just four weeks! You'll spend a full month getting to know Asia, Thailand, Thai food, Thai people and Thai landscapes!

 

We’ll take you to some of the best tourist spots and you’ll have a few days to get involved with worthwhile volunteer work or get a taste for adventure whilst trekking .

 

To round off your ultimate Thailand experience, the trip will end with an obligatory week hanging out on the beach on the island of Koh Phangan. Well someone's got to do it!

 

Attention all party people!! It’s a very rare occasion, but Christmas day in 2015 falls on the same day as a full moon, which means one thing and one thing only…. the ULTIMATE Christmas full moon party! This wont happen again until 2026, so dont miss your chance and contact our team for more information.....NOW! 

 

Our Christmas and New Year option is extended by two days which allows you to spend Christmas and New Year partying under the stairs in Koh Phangan. Perfect for anyone who loves to party! 

 

Please be aware that this package is for all bookings departing after 1st January, 2015. Looking to do the Thailand Experience in 2014? To check out our 2014 package click here.


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What will I be doing?

  • ARRIVE AND SEE BANGKOK (Days 1 - 4)

  • TREKKING, CAMPING, RAFTING & RELAXING (Days 5 - 9)

  • GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY (Days 10 - 12)

  • WATERFALLS, TEMPLES AND THAI COOKING (Days 13 - 18 )

  • BEACH & PARTY TIME (Days 19 - 29)

ARRIVE AND SEE BANGKOK : Days 1 - 4

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Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

 

Bangkok is an interesting and mad introduction to Thailand, it is a city that has to be experienced firsthand to truly understand it’s unique diversity. It has a mixture of the cosmopolitan, cultural and downright random areas, all of which are a tuktuk ride away.

 

Bangkok started life as a port town and has gradually grown outward to become Thailand’s cultural, political and economic capital and by far the country’s largest city. It’s not only the capital of Thailand, it is also the central hub for backpackers travelling around the whole of South East Asia.

 

Did you know, while the city is known as Bangkok by most foreigners, in Thai it actually has longest place name in the world; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, try saying that after a couple of Thai beers


 

  • Location: Bangkok, Sangkhlaburi

Day 1: Arrival into Bangkok
You'll be personally met on arrival at Bangkok airport by our friendly co-ordinators. They will take you to the youth hostel on Khao San Road. Depending on when you arrive, you can relax or explore this exciting capital.

 

This is a great opportunity to have fun, make friends with your fellow travellers and get to know the co-ordinators. In the evening our in country team will organise a night on Khao San Road, a great way to bond with your fellow Experience travellers.

 

Overnight in Bangkok.

 

Day 2: Explore Bangkok
A Bangkok tour is included. The tour will start around 10am and will include a visit to Grand Palace (entrance fee not included), Wat Po, Reclining Buddha, Wat Arun, a river trip and then finally Koh San Road.

 

In the morning your local team will meet with you to give an overview of your Real experience in Thailand.

 

Once the talk has finished you will be given some time to prepare for the Bangkok tour. The tour starts with a canal boat trip showing an alternative side to the city away from the standard tourist trail. From the boat you will disembark on the main tourist area visiting: the Grand Palace, Wat Po, the so-called Reclining Buddha, Wat Arun and a river trip.

 

Late afternoon you will head back towards the Khaosan Road and the hotel. Here you can either rest in preparation for a night out or go shopping in and around the Khaosan area. You will meet up with the group from around 8pm for the welcome meal and continue onto Khaosan’s infamous night scene.

 

Khoasan Road is the famous backpacker street in the Banglamphu area. This fascinating and lively hub of tourist activity is one of the most popular and intriguing parts of Bangkok. It has loads of bars, restaurants, internet cafes, shops and a few clubs. The sidewalks are lined with stalls selling cheap clothes, bags, shoes, music and souvenirs - the perfect place to practice your bargaining skills. Those that want to stay out late will need to make their own way back to the accommodation. Our co-ordinators can advise you on how to do this.

 

Overnight in Bangkok, breakfast and evening meal included.

 

Day 3: Explore the ‘real’ Bangkok

This morning you’ll take to the ‘real’ streets of Bangkok and see how people in the city have lived for generations. Starting around 9:00am you’ll first meet your bike tour guides (who know bikes and the city like the back of their hands) and head off on a unique adventure on two wheels. Starting with the back streets around where you’ve spent the last couple of days and then heading over the river to explore alleys, markets, canals and get a sense of what Bangkok used to be like – before the high rises and neon lights took over.

 

Don’t worry – this isn’t the Tour de France, all is at a gentle pace with lots of time to get off, take awesome photos and soak up the traditional atmosphere. All the bikes are high quality mountain bikes (comfy seat included!) and all riders wear helmets. The tour will finish around 12:00 – 12:30pm giving you the afternoon to relax, explore or even indulge in a bit or retail therapy (or of course, a spot of rehydration in one of Khao San’s famous bars!). For those who don’t wish to cycle, the morning is yours to relax, explore or even head to a local temple for a bit or peace and tranquillity before the adventures ahead.

 

Overnight in Bangkok, breakfast included

 

Day 4: Travel to Sangkhlaburi

Today we leave the craziness of Bangkok and travel to Sangkhlaburi by minivan and coach. This will take approximately 6 hours and passes through some incredible scenery (forests, mountains on the border with Burma and huge lakes to name but a few). On the way you will visit Hell Fire Pass - a Railway built in World War II, mainly by prisoners of war, and famed for the number of people that died during its construction.

Sangkhlaburi is a beautiful and unspoilt area of Thailand and gives you an insight into the ‘real’ Thailand. There are stunning views, friendly local people and there is plenty to do and see. The local town is very small and not many tourists are lucky enough to visit – although for many Thai people, visiting Sangkhlaburi is very high on their ‘bucket list’ -  however it has everything you need including shops, internet, bank, ATM, post office, bars, restaurants and a medical centre.

 

Overnight in Sangkhlaburi, breakfast included. 

TREKKING, CAMPING, RAFTING & RELAXING : Days 5 - 9

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Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

 

Bangkok is an interesting and mad introduction to Thailand, it is a city that has to be experienced firsthand to truly understand it’s unique diversity. It has a mixture of the cosmopolitan, cultural and downright random areas, all of which are a tuktuk ride away.

 

Bangkok started life as a port town and has gradually grown outward to become Thailand’s cultural, political and economic capital and by far the country’s largest city. It’s not only the capital of Thailand, it is also the central hub for backpackers travelling around the whole of South East Asia.

 

Did you know, while the city is known as Bangkok by most foreigners, in Thai it actually has longest place name in the world; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, try saying that after a couple of Thai beers


 

  • Location: Sangkhlaburi

Day 5: Sangkhlaburi

Today you will receive a detailed orientation. You will be introduced to Sangkhlaburi and its people, culture, language, history, attitudes and customs. You will be shown around the local area and amenities. You will receive more information about the next few days and more details about the project work available. If there’s time in the afternoon, you can head to the local lake, have a swim, and start to soak up the atmosphere of this stunning area. 

 

Overnight in Sangkhlaburi, breakfast included.

 

Days 6 and 7: Trekking and camping
The trekking will be in the hills of Sangkhlaburi with a number of different routes taking in rivers, forests and villages. You will trek with experienced local guides. There are two days trekking of about four to six hours each day and camping overnight. Camping equipment will be provided and carried for you, you will just need to set it up on arrival and you'll need to carry a day pack with lunch and water provided to you.

 

The trek is designed to be suitable for all and gives you a great experience of ‘jungle’, mountains, waterfalls and caves – all must see’s on any Thai trek. You can expect to be back in Sangkhlaburi late afternoon on day 7.

Please note: where you camp is weather dependent. During the monsoon season, you may stay at base camp with indoor tents.

 

Overnight in a village community (in a tent!). Lunch and dinner included on day 6, breakfast and lunch included on day 7.

 

Days 8: Mon village visit and rafting

Another action packed day. First you’ll head to the ‘other side’ of Sangkhlaburi (across the lake) and explore the Mon village. There are two fascinating temples – with lots of local legend about them – and it’s a great opportunity to see a really different way of life. After visiting the village it’s time to get wet as you go rafting. Rafts are made of bamboo and it’s a great way to experience the river and see if you can stay dry (we doubt it!)

 

Overnight in Sangkhlaburi. Breakfast included.

 

Day 9: Time to relax and explore Sangkhlaburi

After all the exertion of the last 8 days, today is a great opportunity to rest up a bit, relax and enjoy exploring the local area. There are lots of things you can do from exploring markets and villages, to swimming and boating or simply kick back, take in the views and charge your batteries for the next stage of the trip. Optional activities may be made available to you, so if you'd like to get involved you'll be able to pay locally!

 

Overnight in Sangkhlaburi. Breakfast included.

GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY : Days 10 - 12

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Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

 

Bangkok is an interesting and mad introduction to Thailand, it is a city that has to be experienced firsthand to truly understand it’s unique diversity. It has a mixture of the cosmopolitan, cultural and downright random areas, all of which are a tuktuk ride away.

 

Bangkok started life as a port town and has gradually grown outward to become Thailand’s cultural, political and economic capital and by far the country’s largest city. It’s not only the capital of Thailand, it is also the central hub for backpackers travelling around the whole of South East Asia.

 

Did you know, while the city is known as Bangkok by most foreigners, in Thai it actually has longest place name in the world; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, try saying that after a couple of Thai beers

  • Location: Sangkhlaburi (Or surrounding areas)

Days 10 – 12: Volunteer

This might be adventure travel in Thailand but you also have the chance to help with some much needed community and project work. 

 

There are two different types of volunteering on this trip; project and community. Your preference on these options is taken into consideration, however, it will be dependent on what the local community needs at the time of your trip.  You willl be asked your preference by our in country staff. We are unable to confirm what volunteering you will be doing prior to your trip.

 

Project Work: You will get stuck-in with short to medium term projects that will make a massive difference to the community. An example of a previous project is that experience customers in 2014 built a totally new kitchen and eating area for a local childcare centre – meaning the kids can now eat in the shade (you’ll soon see why that’s a good thing) and in the dry!

  

Community Work: These kids require volunteers to play, interact, organise games and simply help them have fun. Many of them simply want some attention. In return you will see their eyes light up, big smiles and you will be confident that your efforts are really appreciated. With so many children and so few carers these kids really need your help and attention. We take a holistic approach to childcare so in the afternoon’s, when the children are napping, our volunteers work to improve the surroundings, the grounds all to offer a better, safer and more hygienic day to day routine. From growing exotic fruits to common garden vegetables to small building projects or playing games with the children, whatever is needed at that time, you'll be helping to support the local community and children. All we ask is that you get stuck in and do your best.

 

Our local team will be on hand to guide you and we work hand in hand throughout with the local community to decide what is done with each different group of travellers.

 

Overnight in Sangkhlaburi. Breakfast included. Some volunteer projects are a good distance from Sangklaburi town. You may be asked to spend a few nights in the local village to maximise your volunteer time

WATERFALLS, TEMPLES AND THAI COOKING : Days 13 - 18

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Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

 

Bangkok is an interesting and mad introduction to Thailand, it is a city that has to be experienced firsthand to truly understand it’s unique diversity. It has a mixture of the cosmopolitan, cultural and downright random areas, all of which are a tuktuk ride away.

 

Bangkok started life as a port town and has gradually grown outward to become Thailand’s cultural, political and economic capital and by far the country’s largest city. It’s not only the capital of Thailand, it is also the central hub for backpackers travelling around the whole of South East Asia.

 

Did you know, while the city is known as Bangkok by most foreigners, in Thai it actually has longest place name in the world; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, try saying that after a couple of Thai beers

  • Location: Kanchanauri

Day 13: Travel to Kanchanaburi
In the morning the group will say goodbye to Sangkhlaburi and head to Kanchanauri – taking around 4 hours. You will be shown to your guest house accommodation where you will spend the next six nights. 

Kanchanaburi is a lovely town located 130km west of Bangkok. It is situated on the River Kwai and is the home of the famous ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ (NOTE – pronounced ‘kwae’ – otherwise you’re calling the river something a touch ride in Thai!). There is a lot to do in this friendly town and plenty of restaurants and bars. We have a fun itinerary planned for you but there is also free time to do some optional extra activities.

 

There will be plenty of time to unpack, relax and you can even take a dip in the hotel swimming pool.

 

The hotel is situated on the river, approx 5-10 minutes (by tuk tuk or taxi) outside of the town. The rooms are twin share and have air conditioning. Breakfast will be provided daily during your stay. We have arranged a fun evening with a meal on the banks of the River Kwai. The group will enjoy a tasty dinner whilst taking in the views of the River Kwai. After dinner you can visit the local town.

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast and dinner included

 

Day 14: Erawan National Park and Waterfalls
You will visit the exquisite Erawan waterfalls in Erawan National Park. Pretty, beautiful and fun are just a few words that describe this lovely place. There are seven tiers of waterfalls, each feeding gorgeous, freshwater pools that you can swim in. You can also explore the falls by a series of tracks that lead you to the various falls across wooden footbridges. A useful tip to know is the best pool for swimming is level two (which gets the most crowded). 

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast included

 

Day 15: Thai Cooking Lesson
In the morning, you will go to the market to buy some traditional Thai ingredients which you will need to make your dishes for lunch and dinner. You will then return to your accommodation and cook out in the open air.

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast included.

 

Day 16: FREE DAY

Take the opportunity to hang out by the pool and chill or explore Kanchanburi – the choice is yours. It’s a great area with lots on offer and your guide will be able to help out organise all sorts of different things. However, please note, we urge all our travellers not to visit the Tiger Temple in Kanchanburi and your guide won’t be able to assist with anything related to the Temple. Not only is it a controversial place but in the past there have been many incidents of the tiger’s seriously hurting visitors – not the way to remember a wonderful adventure in Thailand.

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast included.

 

Day 17: Temple Tour

Today you will visit three different temples, two in the morning which have spectacular views and then after lunch you will go to the last temple where you will learn about Buddhism and have the opportunity to try and meditate.

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast included.

 

Day 18: FREE DAY

Practice more meditation (and calm your soul before the hectic party life of Koh Pangan), take in more of the sites of the local area or stock up on T-shirts and fishermans pants. A great opportunity to do whatever takes your fancy and of course your guide is on hand to help arrange things and give you great local advice. Thai Experience custom also usually results in a great fancy dress party in the evening in a local bar (don’t worry – not compulsory!)

 

Overnight in Kanchanaburi, breakfast included.

BEACH & PARTY TIME: Days 19 - 29

Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

 

Bangkok is an interesting and mad introduction to Thailand, it is a city that has to be experienced firsthand to truly understand it’s unique diversity. It has a mixture of the cosmopolitan, cultural and downright random areas, all of which are a tuktuk ride away.

 

Bangkok started life as a port town and has gradually grown outward to become Thailand’s cultural, political and economic capital and by far the country’s largest city. It’s not only the capital of Thailand, it is also the central hub for backpackers travelling around the whole of South East Asia.

 

Did you know, while the city is known as Bangkok by most foreigners, in Thai it actually has longest place name in the world; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit, try saying that after a couple of Thai beers

  • Location: Koh Phangan

Day 19: We’re heading to the islands!

Leaving Kanchanaburi in the late afternoon, you’ll board your overnight coach (don’t forget to stock up with snacks and ‘refreshments’ for the journey). You’ll arrive at the ferry port early in the morning of Day 20, transferring to the ferry for the 2 hour ride to Koh Phangan    

 

Day 20: Arrival on Koh Phangan

You’re here! The scene of world famous parties, stunning beaches and one of Thailand’s greatest chill out locations. You’ll arrive at your accommodation around mid morning and then settle into island life.

 

Overnight on Baan Tai Beach, Koh Phangan.

 

Days 21 to 27: Beach
Your last week will be spent on the beautiful, fun and chilled out island of Koh Phangan off the East coast of Thailand. This is free time for you to do what you want, when you want and of course to enjoy tropical island life.

 

The island is famous for its full moon party which is held on full moon night every month. This famous beach party brings thousands of party lovers to the island each month. If you miss the full moon, don’t worry as the island has half-moon parties and black moon parties! There is always some form of party going on! At all other times, the island is pretty chilled out. You can relax on the stunning white sand beaches, trek through the jungle or snorkel in the clear blue water.

 

There is also the opportunity for you to learn the art of Muay Thai boxing or learn to scuba dive, these extra activities are not included in the programme, however your project co-ordinator can help you arrange this for you.

 

Overnight at Baan Tai beach. Rooms are either twin or triple share

 

Day 28: Leave Koh Phangan

Today you will travel back to Bangkok where you will spend your final night of the programme. Please note that depending on the size of the group, this transfer may be on a public bus but will always be included in the cost. The accommodation will be at the same hostel where you stayed the first two nights of the programme.

 

Overnight in Bangkok.

 

Day 29: Departure

You will need to make your own arrangements to go to the airport or continue with your independent travel plans. Our co-ordinators can give you advice and assistance with regards to transport. We advise all customers to book their flights after 6am on the programme end date to ensure you have enough time to get back to the airport after your transfer back from the islands.

 

Please note: Activities and itineraries are subject to change.

 

Fancy spending Christmas day at a Full Moon party? Book onto our Christmas and New Year option and spend Christmas and New Year partying in Koh Phangan. 

 

Christmas and New Year option only (5th December start date) 

 

Day 28 & 29: New Years

If you thought a full moon party on Christmas day was awesome enough, you now get to welcome the New Year partying on Koh Phangan! With the whole island celebrating, you'll being seeing in 2016 at a massive island party!  

 

Accommodation will be included. 

 

Day 30: Leave Koh Phangan

Today you will travel back to Bangkok where you will spend your final night of the programme. Please note that depending on the size of the group, this transfer may be on a public bus but will always be included in the cost. The accommodation will be at the same hostel where you stayed the first two nights of the programme.

 

Overnight in Bangkok.

 

Day 31: Departure

You will need to make your own arrangements to go to the airport or continue with your independent travel plans. Our co-ordinators can give you advice and assistance with regards to transport. We advise all customers to book their flights after 6am on the programme end date to ensure you have enough time to get back to the airport after your transfer back from the islands.

 

 

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What's included?

  • Personally met on arrival
  • Transfer from Bangkok airport to accommodation
  • All Accommodation
  • Bangkok tour
  • Some breakfasts

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Tourist visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals
  • Return transfer to airport

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old. Recoommended upper age limit of 30 years old. 

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

This trip requires minimum numbers to operate.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation will vary during your programme as you will be staying in four different locations.

 

Bangkok: Twin share accommodation in a hostel (two nights on arrival and one night on your last day).

 

Kanchanaburi: Twin share accommodation in a guesthouse with swimming pool.

 

Sangkhlaburi: Twin share accommodation in a hotel close to the market and shops.

 

Overnight bus: One night will be spent on an overnight bus when you travel from Sangkhlaburi to the island of Koh Phangan.

 

Koh Phangan: Twin share accommodation in a resort close to the beach. Please note the accommodation is a mixture of hotel rooms and beach huts.

 

You will share a room with a member of the group of the same sex. Depending on group dynamics, there may be occasions where you will share a triple room. There are fans in the bedrooms.

 

Please remember to inform us if you want to share a room with your friend or partner, so we can make sure you stay together throughout your trip.

 

The local co-ordinators will stay close by so you will easily be able to contact a member of staff should you need any assistance.

 

Meals

Breakfasts are included throughout your stay until your stay on Koh Phangan where they are not included. Most lunches and dinners are not included to allow you to enjoy eating out in local restaurants and bars and the opportunity to sample the local cuisine rather than eating at the accommodation all the time. Eating out is very cheap in Thailand, and you can eat out for as little as THB15 with an average meal out costing between THB 50 - THB 100. Please note certain volunteer projects will have lunch as they are in remote locations and some trips include lunch too.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24-hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.

 

Important note: We strongly recommend that our customers do not visit the Tiger Temple during your stay in Thailand. We do not feel that the safety or ethos of the temple should be supported and therefore we do not include it in any of our itineraries.

 

 

FAQ

1. The return airport transfer is not included how much should I take and how do I arrange this?

It’s easy to arrange you will be returned to Bangkok to the hostel on your last day, the hostel can help get you a taxi (or share a taxi) to the airport for around £10.

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2. If I decide to spend longer in Thailand after the trip by adding on one of your options who do I extend the visa?

To obtain the 60 day visa you must apply for this in the UK before you travel. You can apply by post or in person, it’s around £28.

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3. How much extra should I budget?

If you're good at being careful with your money then you should budget approximately £80 a week for food (maybe a little more during the beach week) plus extra for drinks and any shopping and extra activities that you may want to do. If you're planning to eat in western restaurants or you spend money like water then you'd probably do well to double this figure!

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4. I am looking to travel with my friend can we stay and travel together?

Yes the accommodation is twin bedded rooms we can book you on together.

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5. Are there any extra activities you can do?

During your free time, there may be other extra activities you can do. They're not part of your Real Gap trip and are discretionary, so if you do think you'll want to do extra things during your free time/days, please allow extra in your budget for this.

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6. Do I need to take a sleeping bag?

All bedding is provided but if you wanted to take one as well then you can.

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7. Do I need to take a mosquito net?

This is up to you, they aren't provided but if you take care of the room and close the windows etc then you shouldn't need to take a net with you.

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8. Will there be a safe/safety deposit box available?

Yes, there will be somewhere for you to keep your valuables.

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