Thailand & Bali Adventure
Join our 6-week Thailand & Bali Adventure for a blast of adventure travel, cultural immersion and environmental volunteering! Your action-packed adventure takes you from the rural heartlands of Chiang Mai to the white-sand beaches of Bali.
Discover vibrant cultures, volunteer with elephants and sea turtles, and help protect both the land and marine environments of these incredible countries. Quite simply, Thailand to Bali with Gapforce is the ultimate group travel gap year experience!
- Explore two of the world's best backpacker destinations
- Volunteer at an elephant rescue sanctuary, one of our most rewarding experiences!
- Immerse yourself in the cultural, bustling cities of Chiang Mai & Bangkok
- Soak up the sun on the idyllic Thai islands of Koh Tao & Koh Samui
- Protect sea turtles in Bali and soak in the sunrise on a Volcano Hike
Week 1: Chiang Mai & Pai
Your journey starts in Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai. Hidden backstreets, mind-blowing temples and waterfall hikes make this the perfect location to begin your adventure! After exploring the stunning Doi Suthep Temple, you'll head over to Pai, a laidback town in a picturesque valley close to the border of Myanmar. You'll discover centuries old stalagmites and stalactites in Tham Lod Cave, one of Thailand’s most impressive and accessible caves, as well as enjoy the beautiful local scenery as you float down the Pai river in an inflated rubber ring!
Week 2: Elephant Sanctuary Volunteering
The second week of your adventure will be spent volunteering at an amazing elephant rescue sanctuary! You'll assist local staff in caring for rescued elephants in an ethical and responsible way. With the help of the project owners and local staff, you will get the chance to observe and experience elephants in their natural, safe environment, free from exploitation and abuse. This truly is one of our proudest and most rewarding volunteer experiences - you don't want to miss it!
Week 3: Chang Khoeng & Bangkok
Before heading down to the stunning Thai Islands, your trip will stop for a few days in the bustling capital of Bangkok, a right of passage for all gap year backpackers! Here you'll get the chance to really immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of this amazing city, spending a few days exploring the markets and canal systems. Don't tell anyone, but the Golden Mount Temple is a must!
Week 4: Koh Tao & Koh Samui
No visit to Thailand is complete without experiencing the idyllic beaches of the famous Thai islands. At the southern end of Thailand, the final stop on your adventure sees you staying on two of Thailand’s most stunning islands. Koh Tao and Koh Samui are meccas for gap year backpackers and it is no surprise - take an island boat trip, go snorkelling, soak up the atmosphere in town or just kick back and soak up the sun, sea and sand on one of the many paradise beaches! Your adventure In Thailand will end with a trip back up to Bangkok for your flights to Bali!
Week 5: Cultural Experiences
Immerse yourself in Bali culture with market visits, temple visits, a trip to the royal palace, cooking classes and even a adventure through a monkey forest! There are plenty of incredible activities to enjoy in yor first week on this island paradise, none more idylic than a cycling tour in the volcano area of Kintamani, where we will enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of Batur Mountain and spice plantations.
Week 6: Turtle Conservation Volunteering & Volcano Hike
Your final week in Bali will be spent volunteering at a stunning Turtle Conservation project! By supporting local partners on their work to these graceful creatures is a powerful and rewarding experience. The remote project sites are beautiful, and your work typically includes beach patrols (during nesting season), hatchery work and site maintenance. Your adventure will come to an end with a sunrise volcano hike, surfing lessons and time to relax on the beach!
*Please download the program brochure for full details!
For available start dates check out the 'Dates & Availability' section below - you may need to scroll right to view the prices and book on! You can secure your place on your chosen adventure with a deposit of either £300 or 10% of the trip price, whichever is higher. The remainder is paid leading up to the trip departing.
- Pre-departure support
- Airport pick-up & Return transfer
- Gapforce Leader
- Local support staff
- All accommodation for the duration of the trip
- Three meals a day
- All internal transport
- Project equipment
- Trips & activities listed in brochure
- Financial bonding
What is not included:
- Flights to/from destination
- Travel Insurance
- Visa & Vaccinations
- Spending Money
- Tipping & gratuities
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- Dauer: 6 weeks
- Termine: Juni