Thailand – Cultural Kaleidoscope

Get an up-close look into a distant kingdom where incense fills the air, monks dot the landscape, and remnants of the oldest monarchy in the world are on display.


The Place and The People

Lush mountain landscapes surround the traditional-style buildings and golden spires of Chiang Mai. This Thai city is the cultural capital of the country — its streets are filled everything from carts selling pad thai to monks shuffling to the temple and monkeys dangling from treetops. Visit the fresh market to source ingredients for a meal, chat with local youth, and journey to rural hill tribe communities to talk to village elders about how they maintain their unique and traditional way of life.


What You'll Do

In Thailand, speaking English is essential for getting a good job. The traditional Thai education system, however, emphasizes rote learning. Our travelers have a simple mission: to make learning English fun! Through a combination of educational games, tutoring, conversation, and arts & crafts, you can inspire a child to enjoy learning English — and improve their chances for a brighter future.

 

 


What You'll See

Venture into the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s authentic street markets, learn to cook iconic (and scrumptious) Thai dishes, and meet with Buddhist monks to learn about Buddhism in Thai society. Visit a nursery for baby elephants and hike to Wat Doi Suthep, the ornate mountaintop temple that is surrounded by Hmong hill tribe villages. Take in the natural beauty of Northern Thailand’s rolling green mountains and smiling people.

 

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Itinerary Overview

Arrive to the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai and settle-in to your hotel accommodations in the heart of Old Chiang Mai. Over the next week, we’ll spend the mornings helping elementary school aged children with their English at a local school. Create learning tools, assist the teachers and engage with the students in a meaningful way. In the afternoons, visit the an ornate Buddhist temple, learn from a group of monks about Buddhism, get a Thai massage,

and learn to cook some of Thailand’s most famous dishes. Over the weekend, we’ll head out into the villages surrounding Chiang Mai. Spend a day at an Akha hill tribe village learning traditional bamboo cutting and meeting village elders. Another day, head out to an elephant camp and nursery. We’ll bid the students goodbye on our final day before our return flights home.

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Where You'll Stay

Alex DuBois

San Diego, CA

Traveler's Journal

“Thailand truly blew me away. It is a land of contrasting landscapes, beautiful people and amazing cuisine. My experiences traveling across the country broadened my horizons and led me to my eventual career path. It remains one of my favorite destinations to this day, and I’m thrilled to share my passion for the country with other travelers.”

Dates and Fees

We offer serveral Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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Duration: 10 days

Program Cost: US $2,495 *

 

May 28-June 6, 2017 (FF)

July 16-25, 2017 (FF)

Aug 13-22, 2017 (FF)

Oct 8-17, 2017

Jan 14-23, 2018

May 20-29, 2018

July 15-24, 2018 (FF)

 

 

 

 

See What's Included

Our trips are all-inclusive, and our “no tipping policy” makes your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • All meals included: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • 9 nights lodging at charming hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Volunteer project: all supplies, materials and 20 volunteer hours
  • All activities: guest speakers, hands-on workshops & performances
  • Features: elephant camp, excursions to Doi Suthep mountain temple and indigenous hill tribes
  • See full itinerary for details

Duration: 10 days

This itinerary is based in entirely in Northern Thailand.

For trips to Southern Thailand, check out Thailand: Elephants & Island Expedition.

Trips to Thailand for different lengths can be arranged for custom groups.

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

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