Our overall goal is to deliver a unique experience that is both challenging and enjoyable, through which students may:

1. Interact with numerous Thai communities including very different urban and rural settlements
2. Experience a wide range of natural environments
3. Learn about and become captivated by the Thai culture
4. Observe ways in which tourism affects the population of Thailand
5. Witness innovative farming and employment of plants and animals

Opportunities to fulfil these Aims include

  • Visits to two of Thailand’s most famous markets, the Railway market of Maeklong and the Floating market of Damnoen Saduak
  • A wonderful bicycle tour of Bangkok to observe the many ways of life in this eclectic city
    Visits to numerous temples and shrines will introduce the Buddhist culture and show how it has shaped society in Thailand
  • Guided walk on Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak
  • Jungle and cloudforest walks including mountains, rivers, waterfalls and valleys
  • Banana, coffee, crayfish and rice farming
  • Close up interactions with elephants at their conservation camps
  • Reef ecology lectures (dive extension programme)

School groups will follow either the Best of Thailand or the Thailand Adventure programme with the following subject-specific activities on days 3, 4, 8 & 9

Day 3

train through market thailand

After their visit to Damnoen Saduak floating market in the morning, Geography students will be taken to the fascinating Maeklong railway market, which looks like any other market, until a piercing siren announces the train’s arrival, signalling the removal of goods off the track, so the train can squeeze through.

Day 4

Cycle tour of Bangkok

Today, you will complete a wonderful journey of discovery by bicycle, going to places that tourists rarely visit. You will take your bike on a train, in a boat and even on the sky train as you navigate through modern & traditional parts of this fascinating city. Your journey will take you to the very outskirts and back.

Day 8

Rice paddies

Day 8 for Best of Thailand programme
Our adventure begins with a visit to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon. After a short visit to the summit, we take a three-hour walk through thick rainforest, hill tribe villages, rice paddies and jungle rivers, where your local guide will help you discover the secrets of Doi Inthanon.

Footpath into the jungle

Day 8 for Thailand Adventure programme
Today you embark on a challenging seven-hour hike to the summit of Tiger Head Mountain. The route takes you through lush rainforest with splendid views through the foliage, to a well earned picnic on the summit. Your local guide will help you identify the birds, plants and animals that you encounter.

Day 9

Wat Suan Dok
Wat Suan Dok

Today, you will be taken on a city tour of Chiang Mai, ‘The Capital of the North’. You will have plenty of time to view the Thai way of life through its shopping streets, markets and Chiang Mai’s most spectacular temples. Afterwards, there should be plenty of time for a traditional Thai massage before dinner.