Thailand

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Thailand is a bucket list must for any and all adventurous travelers! This remarkable country is rich with some of the most tropical beaches, grandiose temples and palaces, and biologically-diverse national park forests. Oh, and let’s not forget about the overly-delectable Thai cuisine, soaring mountains, and endless varieties of plant and wildlife. Thailand has it all! Well, everything but you! Whether it be through assisting ill-treated animals or serving disadvantaged youth and communities, you will have the opportunity to make a real developmental and behavioral impact.

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Itinerary

Day 1


Meet your Lift Our Planet escort at the airport in Chiang Mai and travel to the hotel. Take some time to unpack and relax, and get to know your fellow volunteers and LOP staff over a Thai welcome dinner.

Day 2


Learn about Thai culture during our morning orientation, which includes Thai language lessons and a cultural workshop, before embarking on an afternoon city tour and participating in a Thai cooking course from a local chef for dinner. 

Day 3


Introduce yourself as a guest teacher at a primary school for under-privileged children. Volunteers will spend the day teaching English and getting to know the students, and relax with a traditional Thai massage at a local spa in the afternoon. 

Day 4


Spend your second day of service teaching and enjoying lunch with the students and educators. Afterward, travel to the Mae Rim district, about an hour outside of Chiang Mai center, for a ziplining adventure with over 30 platforms and 16 ziplines.

Day 5


Meet the children awaiting adoption at the Children’s Home. After a brief introduction to the site, volunteers will begin work to rehabilitate the building, including gardening, painting, and other labor services. Eat lunch with the children and staff, and spend the afternoon playing games.

Day 6


Enjoy an afternoon visiting an ethical elephant nursery, where you’ll have the opportunity to wash, feed, and take care of rescued baby elephants. Later, enjoy an evening experiencing the Chiang Mai Sunday Night Walking Street.

Day 7


Board a flight to Phuket. Check into the resort and enjoy a free afternoon. Spend the day relaxing at the pool, visiting the beach, or taking surfing lessons. 

 

Day 8


After a long week of service, relax at the resort or on the beach. Take a kayaking tour, visit Khao Phing Kan (James Bond Island), and enjoy downtime exploring the area. 

Day 9


Enjoy your last day in Thailand on an exciting snorkel excursion, relaxing shoreside, and visiting the local markets. Afterward, say goodbye to your fellow volunteers over a customary farewell dinner. 

 

Day 10

 

Say goodbye to Thailand, and prepare to travel home. The Lift Our Planet team will escort you to the airport and assist you with the check in process. 

 

Cultural and Adventure Activities

Temple Tours

Tour a few of the thousands of temples in Thailand during our guided city tours, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the Thai system of faith and speak with the monks.

Cooking Courses

Prepare your own delicious traditional Thai dinner during a cooking course taught by talented local chefs.

Kayaking

Paddle around the most beautiful beaches on an expertly guided kayaking tour to Khao Phing Kan (James Bond Island).