Start and end in Bangkok! With the volunteer/community tour 15 Day Thailand Voluntour, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 2 other destinations in Thailand. 15 Day Thailand Voluntour includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Looking for a big adventure but short on time? Our two week Thailand voluntour might be just what you are looking for. Touch down in Thailand and spend your first week volunteering on our incredible elephant project or at our rewarding teaching project – the choice is yours.
You’ll see plenty of sights along the way including traditional Thai temples, a huge golden Buddha, street vendors and more. Experience the bustling metropolis that is Bangkok, and a more traditional Thai way of life whilst at your chosen project. It will be an adventure you will never forget!
Your second week will involve being whisked away to a tropical island paradise where you can live it up or slow it down. Koh Phangan is famous for it’s lively parties and beautiful beaches, so however you decide to spend your time you can be sure of this: you’ll be having the time of your life!
DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BANGKOK
In and around Bangkok
Fly in to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport and one of our friendly guides will be waiting to meet you. Once everyone has arrived your guide will take you to your guest house near the famous Khao San Road.Drop off your things and then go out to explore the area and get your first proper taste of Bangkok. Later in the evening the group will meet up to eat, drink and get to know each other.DAY 2 – BANGKOK TOUR
On your second day in Bangkok you will get to experience our action-packed Bangkok Tour. You will be taken to see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), a ride on a long boat, a floating market and more!
DAY 3 – TRANSFER TO SURIN
In and around Surin
An early start ensures that you are going to have a fun-filled day. Grab some breakfast and then head out to catch the train where you will take an interesting 7 hour journey through Thailand. You’ll have a guide accompany you on your journey too.On occasion you may transfer by coach instead of the train which takes about 6 hours.DAY 4-6 – VOLUNTEER PROJECT
Your group will split depending on the volunteer project you have chosen – elephants or teaching – and you will head off to the project. Teachers will be picked up at around 7:45am and will be teaching for around 4 hours a day. There will be a guide/member of staff there to assist you and offer you any advice you might find helpful. Then, at around 2:30 - 3:00pm you will be transferred back to the volunteer house to relax, explore or socialise. Those who choose to volunteer at our elephant project will be picked up at around 7:45am and taken to the elephant village. Here you will meet with the mahouts who have lived with the elephants as part of their families for generations and get to know your new long-nosed friends. For the next few days you’ll live without WiFi and instead get up close and very personal with the elephants.
DAY 7 – VOLUNTEERING
Our teaching volunteers will continue their volunteering. Travellers on our elephant project will transfer back from the elephant village into Surin town.
DAY 8 – BACK TO BANGKOK
Both groups will leave Surin mid-morning and transfer by coach back to Khao San Road area in Bangkok. From the time you leave Surin this trip is unaccompanied but don't worry - you will have all the information you need for the next few days and our 24/7 emergency help line is always available should you need it.
DAY 9 – FREE TIME AND TRANSFER TO THE BEACH
Take the day to explore Bangkok – there is so much to see, do, taste and hear in the city that you are certain to discover an interesting way to spend your free time. Later that evening you will check out of your hotel and head to the coach pick up point (a short 3 minute walk from your hotel), you’ll then transfer overnight to Koh Phangan.
DAY 10 – THE BEACH
You’ll arrive at Koh Phangan in the morning and your accommodation providers will be waiting there to pick you up. Your hotel is close to the beach and has it’s own pool – so why not relax and unwind for a while? Once you are done relaxing you can explore the island or head out to party!
DAY 11-13 – THE BEACH
You’ll have plenty of free time to make the most of everything the island has to offer; maybe you want to go snorkelling, take a yoga class, go cafe or bar hopping or get a traditional Thai massage? The world, or at least Koh Phangan, is your oyster!
DAY 14 – BACK TO BANGKOK
An early morning check out and transfer to the pier, then take the ferry and coach back to Bangkok. You’ll arrive back in Bangkok in the evening and will check back into your Bangkok Guest House. One final night around the legendary Khao San Road to end your trip of a lifetime.
DAY 15 – END OF TOUR
Check out at 11am and then it’s either time for you to head home or continue your travels. Note: Return travel to Bangkok airport is not included but is easy to arrange.
For more info and booking click the link here - 15 Day Thailand Voluntour