- Sample street food in bustling Damnoen Saduak floating market
- Volunteer at an elephant sanctuary
- Tour Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
- Bamboo rafting through the rainforest
- Island hop across paradise Thai beaches
Week 1: Bangkok & Chiang Mai
Your adventure starts in Thailand's bustling capital of Bangkok where you’ll spend a few days exploring the markets and canal systems. After a visit to the Erawan National Park, your journey takes you to the Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, with its hidden backstreets and mind-blowing temples.
Week 2: Elephant Sanctuary Volunteering
Next you will spend a week volunteering at an amazing elephant sanctuary where you will assist local staff care for rescued elephants. As well as assisting with the daily routine for the elephants, you will also teach English to the former keepers (Mahouts) to provide them with transferable skills to find new careers.
Week 3: Jungle Adventure
For the next stage of your trip, you will experience the lush Thai rainforest around Pai and Kanchanaburi. Enjoy a bike ride through the National Park and past old temple ruins, float downriver on a bamboo raft, and visit the iconic “Bridge over the River Kwai” close to the Thai / Burma border.
Week 4: Thai Island Hopping
No visit to Thailand is complete without experiencing the idyllic beaches of the infamous Thai islands. At the southern end of Thailand, you will visit two of Thailand’s most stunning islands – Ko Tao and Koh Phangan. Soak up the atmosphere in the beach towns, explore the rural inland island or just kick back and soak up the sun, sea and sand on one of the many paradise beaches!
We are currently anticipating that we will be able to welcome customers back onto this program from January 2022. You can keep track of the current travel situation for all Gapforce programs on our Coronavirus Travel update page which we will be updating each week.
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- Duration: 2 to 4 weeks
- Departures: January, April, July, October