- Koh Samui
- Koh Tao
Our Thailand Voluntour is the perfect mix of volunteering and incredible partying! For two weeks you will be volunteering your time. first learning about and working with elephants, and then working on renovation projects in a small community community near the Burmese border. Then, for your final two weeks you'll be reaping the rewards on a world famous party island.
This really is the best of both worlds – you get all the good, fuzzy feelings of volunteering (and get to tick a few things off the bucket list) and then you get to party hard on an island that was practically made for it! This thrilling volunteer abroad experience will see you meet face to face with magnificent elephants in Surin, and then get your hands dirty on our building project in Sangkhlaburi.
Once you have helped change the world for the better it is then time to celebrate at a party unlike anything you have ever experienced! Think: fluorescent body paint, fire shows, cheap drinks and sand between your toes. You will spend two weeks on Koh Phangan, the ultimate party destination, where you will shake your tail feathers through the night and soak up the sun on the beach during the day.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN BANGKOK
In and around Bangkok
We take the hassle out of arriving into Thailand by meeting you at the airport and helping you get checked in to your Guesthouse near Khao San Road.DAY 2: ORIENTATION AND BANGKOK TOUR
After a quick chat about your trip it will be time for you to experience some of the most famous sites of Bangkok including the Temple of Dawn and the Reclining Buddha, not forgetting a great long tail boat trip on the canals. Then later that evening you will head back to the Khao San Road area for a few drinks with your new travel buddies.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO SURIN
In and around Surin
Time to leave the concrete jungle of Bangkok for a trip to Surin, the elephant capital of Thailand. Our team will be with you all the way Surin and give you all the info and support you need while you are there. DAY 4 -7: VOLUNTEER WITH ELEPHANTS
Hey Nelly, why the long face? Haha, get it? Nelly the elephant, long face… Ahem. So for the next 4 days and 3 nights you will live, work and play alongside a real elephant community on the rural outskirts of Surin. You’ll get to bathe the elephants, learn how to cut bamboo as a sustainable food supply and feed them, and help out in any other elephant related jobs. In return you’ll be treated to traditional Thai food from the village for the duration of your stay.If you are an adventurous (or aquatic) kind of person then you can can go kayaking on the local river during your free time.On day 7 you will transfer back to the Surin shared volunteer house so you can swap stories and post elephant selfies to your hearts content Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram!
DAY 8: FREE TIME IN SURIN
You get some free time in Surin to go and do some shopping at the local market, explore the area or just take the day to chill out and catch your breath.
DAY 9: RETURN TO BANGKOK
We return to Bangkok for one more night of crazy fun around Khao San Road before getting ready for the next stage of your volunteer adventure.
DAY 10: TRANSFER TO SANGKHLABURI
Have your camera ready for some stunning views from the window as you transfer to Sangkhlaburi, a picturesque town near the Burmese border, surrounded by deep lakes, rolling mountains and lush jungle.
DAY 11-15: VOLUNTEER RENOVATION PROJECT
As a community renovation volunteer you will get the chance to make a practical, lasting contribution to the local communities surrounding Sangkhlaburi - a stunning small town near the Burmese border. The work you do varies from trip to trip (and is always as requested by the communities themselves) but may involved restoration of rural Temples, Schools, Community Centres or even old-people's homes! Don't worry - you're always accompanied and led by one of our expert local team.
DAY 16: RETURN TO BANGKOK
All the sweaty work is done and it is now time to transfer back to Bangkok for another stay near Khao San Road which, for some reason, never get’s boring. Think of this night in Bangkok as your pre-party party!
DAY 17 – 27: PARTY ISLAND!
When we were younger we were told on Christmas Eve that Christmas would come sooner if we went to sleep earlier. Well day 17 is sort of like Christmas Eve, it gives you time to get excited about the following day! You will take an overnight transfer to party island, travelling by coach and by boat through the night, and you will arrive on in the morning of day 18. Then it’s up to you to decide if you want two weeks of rest and relaxation on the sun kissed sands and warm sea waters or crazy night time fun at the home of the world famous Moon Parties. Of course this is the Thailand Voluntour so you should probably do both! Whatever you decide to do it’s your choice......you’ve earned it.
DAY 28: RETURN TO BANGKOK AND ONE FINAL NIGHT OF KHAO SAN MAYHEM
It’s once again time to travel back to Bangkok. If you partied too hard or got too chilled out then the return to the city will give you chance to ease back into the ‘real world’ again. We’ll provide you with a transport to get back to Bangkok and then you get one final night near Khao San road (so this would be the after-party party, right?) – the perfect way to finish the Thailand Voluntour.
DAY 29: TIME TO GO HOME
Take your memories, your photographs and your new friends, but be sure to leave a part of yourself in Thailand so you can come back for it some day. Check out is at 11:00am
NOTE: Transfer back to the airport is not included but is easy to arrange through the Guest House
For more info and booking visit - 29 Day Thailand Voluntour