Thailand Escape

Thailand EscapeEmbark on an unforgettable journey with us to Thailand, where you'll be immersed in a whirlwind of cultural exploration and purposeful adventure! Nestled in the heart of Thailand's quintessential beach retreat, Hua Hin, our program offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture through a variety of different cultural activities and meaningful experiences, coupled with ample opportunities for rejuvenating relaxation on the nearby sun-kissed beaches.

Join us and immerse yourself in Thai traditions, share your language skills amidst stunning landscapes, contribute to environmental conservation efforts or get your adrenaline going with Muay Thai Boxing - it's your choice! 

Perfect for: Summer Escapes & Volunteering



Short, flexible and customisable programs ideal for people looking for a unique travel experience

Typical age range: 18 – 29

Departures: Every other Sunday through April to September


Cultural Immersion: Interact with local communities, participate in traditional rituals, and learn about the history and customs of this fascinating country.

Beach Time: enjoy time to sit back, relax and unwind amidst white sand and crystal-clear blue waters .

Build your own Experience: shape your own adventure, with a choice from a range of week-long placements that will provide long-lasting memories. Choose from English teaching, Environmental conservation, or develop your skills in the art of Muay Thai


    Week 1: Culture Week

    Monday: Orientation, Language Class and Markets

    Ease into your journey with a comprehensive Program Orientation, acquainting yourself with the schedule of activities and adventures ahead. Immerse in the local culture through a relaxed Thai Language Lesson, enhancing your ability to connect with the community. Then, put your new language skills to use, as you wander through the Local Market where you can absorb the rhythm of Hua Hin life and secure essentials like local SIM cards and currency exchange, ensuring a worry-free exploration ahead. 

    Tuesday: Explore Nature, Boat Tour and Beach Fun 

    Embrace the natural beauty of Pranburi Forest Park and its captivating mangrove plantations. Glide along the waterways with a peaceful Mangrove Boat Tour as you explore this unique ecosystem.  After lunch, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Sai Noi Beach, where sun and sand beckon. 

    Wednesday: Caves, Temples and Shopping

    Embark on a short hill climb to the intriguing Chicken Drop Cave, a natural wonder awaiting exploration, then switch gears as you delve into the spiritual realm at Huay Mongkol Temple, where traditional Buddhist rituals offer insight into local customs. In the afternoon, witness the local Thai lifestyle, taste scrumptious food and hunt for souvenirs at Market Village Mall. 

    Thursday: Cultural lesson and Muay Thai Class

    Dive deep into Thai history, religion, and customs with an engaging Thai Culture Lesson. In the afternoon, experience the artistry and discipline of Muay Thai, a martial art deeply rooted in Thai tradition.  In the evening, enjoy a special group dinner. 

    Friday: Thai Culinary Experience and Relaxation 

    Today, indulge your senses with a hands-on Thai Cooking Class, uncovering the intricate flavours of Thai cuisine. Enjoy a free afternoon at leisure or visit the picturesque Hua Hin Beach. Conclude your week with a delightful dinner, as you reflect on a week filled with cultural immersion, natural wonders, and newfound skills. 

    Weekends: At your leisure

    No activities are scheduled at the weekend, so you are free to choose how you spend this time.  You may wish to stay in Hua Hin, which has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy  spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.  You may also choose to ascend Khao Takiab for breathtaking views from its temple.  For those that wish to venture further afield, adventure enthusiasts can journey to Pa La-U Waterfall in the lush Kaeng Krachan National Park or venture south to Phraya Nakhon cave's mystical depths. 

    Week 2: Build your own Experience

    Here’s the fun part! You have the option to select a project that best suits you!

    Select from three distinctive programs to further deepen your connection and insight into the environment, people, and ancient practices of this captivating country:

    English Language Teaching:

    Give back to the local Thai community and spend time with local students as you teach English in schools in and around Hua Hin.  You will help students to broaden their minds and have a cultural exchange as you teach English and assist local staff with your creative ideas, songs, games, and other fun activities.

    During the program you can expect to teach for 2-3 hours per day in addition to time spent working alongside other teachers and participants in the class to help create lesson plans and organize activities in the classroom.  Gain teaching experience and learn an invaluable life skill! No previous teaching experience is required, you just need a genuine interest and enthusiasm to teach students.   

    Environmental Conservation:

    Experience environmental conservation firsthand by joining local community efforts. You will take part in many discussions regarding the awareness of Thailand’s deep environmental issues and, across 4-5 hours each day, contribute to day to day activities at a national park, a mangrove conservation centre, tree plantation activities, community clean ups and more.

    Additionally, you will take the opportunity to raise awareness and educate students at a nearby school about environmental conservation. Your involvement not only aids in preserving the environment but also plays a crucial role in preparing the upcoming generation to be stewards of the planet. 

    Muay Thai Boxing:

    Learn the art of Muay Thai in the country where it originated. Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport in Thailand. It is dubbed the “art of the eight limbs,” as it teaches you to combat your opponent using eight different points of contact on the body. 

    This program provides you with the perfect base to either learn the art of Muay Thai, or (if you already know the basics), to advance your skills. You will be guided by experienced Muay Thai teachers, coaches, and champions. You will be getting training for a minimum of 3 hours a day. Your training schedule will be customized according to your experience, learning pace, and fitness level. 

    *Whichever project you choose, your trip will end after breakfast on Saturday!

    For more information on what to expect, or to chat with an advisor, contact us today for more details on this exciting summer escape! 

    2-weeks: $1350

    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 program departing.

    Should you wish to extend your stay you can add additional weeks at $650 per week. This can be done by selecting an 'extra' after clicking BOOK below. Contact one of the team for more information. 

    What's included:

    • Pre-departure support
    • Airport pick-up
    • Local project coordinator
    • Local support staff
    • All accommodation
    • 3 meals a day during the week, 2 meals a day at weekends
    • Weekday Trips & activities as listed in the itinerary
    • 24/7 emergency back up
    • Financial failure protection

    What is not included:

    • Flights to/from destination
    • Return airport transfer
    • Optional & weekend activities 
    • Weekend Lunches
    • Travel Insurance
    • Visa & Vaccinations
    • Criminal record check
    • Spending Money
    • Tipping & gratuities

    Who is this program for? 

    This program is for anyone looking for a short, flexible and unique travel experience! There is no prior experience required although the minimum age is 18 and you must also have your doctor sign our medical form confirming you are medically fit to participate. All participants must also provide a copy of a police record check from their home country on their first day. 

    Where will I be staying?

    You will be based at Hua Hin, a thriving beach destination in Thailand situated 280 kilometers southwest of Bangkok . The city-meets-sea location offers delicious seafood, vibrant markets, lively bars, and expansive palm-fringed landscapes. Once a fishing enclave, Hua Hin has transformed into a bustling town, catering for all visitors.

    Your accommodation will be in a village on the outskirts of Hua Hin with easy access to local shops and daily necessities and just a short taxi-ride from the city center.  You will be staying with other participants in single-sex rooms of 4-8 people with shared bathrooms.  The accommodation has air conditioning and wifi.

    What is the food like?

    You will be provided with 3 meals a day during the week and 2 meals over the weekend for the duration of your trip. Thailand is known for its fantastic food and local dishes! All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

    Who will be supervising me?

    Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of local project staff. We will also provide you with a 24-hour emergency telephone number so that you can always reach the program manager in the event of an emergency.

    What type of transport will I be using?

    You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the start/finish point of the program. Your arrival airport transfer from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport is included, your return airport transfer is not included. Internal travel throughout the course will consist of a range of transport types including taxis, public and private buses. Please give us a call for more information on individual journey details. 

    How much spending money do I need?

    You will need money for program transfers, extra meals, drinks & snacks, as well as for any activities not on the itinerary. We advise you to budget for £100 / €115 / $120 per week (this is a guideline only).

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    • Thailand
    • Duration: 2 to 3 weeks
    • Departures: April, May, June, July, August, September

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