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Thailand

is enchanting

Group Travel in Thailand

Experience Thailand with Infuse Travel. Journey to the Land of Smiles and explore the cultural and natural diversity that make Thailand one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. From the forested mountains and hill tribes of Northern Thailand; along the meandering Mekong River; through the glass skyscrapers and vast markets of Bangkok; or down to  the  beaches and karst cliffs of Southern Thailand; Thailand has something for every type of traveller.

We custom design our journeys to meet your school’s requirements, so please contact us to discuss the type of experience you are looking for. As a general guide, here are some of the potential elements of your journey through Thailand.

Thailand At a Glance

Capital City

Bangkok

Population

68.4 million

Currency

Thai Baht (THB)

Time Zone

Indochina Time (ICT), UTC +7

Languages

Thai is the official language, although dozens of other languages and dialects are spoken

How to say hello

Sawwadee kap/ka

Service Projects

Infuse has developed various partnerships with communities and local organisations in Thailand. Some of our service projects that you could support include:

Food Security: Learn how to prepare healthy and nutritionally balanced Thai meals and cook local Issan specialties under the direction of our chefs. Share time with Thai villagers as you deliver food to them, and gain unique insight into the hearts and histories of these inspiring people. Design and build an organic farm, work in the fields, and share in the fun while meeting local farmers and learning about their lives & customs. Plant and tend to native Thai herbs, organic vegetables, fruit trees and orchids among other crops on local farms while learning about rural life.

Education Enrichment: Teach English, maths, sports, music and art at one of the several elementary schools near Chiang Mai. Empower students rising out of their humble circumstances by assisting them in a practical manner as they work to improve their English.

Community Development: Learn basic construction skills while building modest houses for needy families in the rural villages. Work alongside locals and share the building experience with your friends, then handover the houses to appreciative families who will have the chance to call these houses their homes.

Village Life: Help your host family in their remote village with a number of everyday chores. This could include farming in rice fields, gardening, taking care of the village animals, or gathering fresh foods or bamboo from the jungle. Almost everything villagers consume comes from their own work or the environment around them, and today will be an excellent opportunity for you to experience a way of life that is fast disappearing.

Elephant Conservation: Partnered with some of the most sustainable and animal-friendly conservation centres in Thailand you will learn about elephant conservation and become a certified elephant handler during your stay at the facility. Bond with your mahout, a Thai elephant keeper, as you bathe, feed, and care for your elephant throughout the week. Ride into the jungle for an overnight camp and volunteer at the elephant hospital. Learn about the importance of the elephant in Thai history and culture as well as what you can do to conserve this wise and loving species.

Soccer Clinics: Travel to remote villages and run soccer camps for local kids that work on leadership, social skills, English vocabulary and of course soccer skills!

Cultural Exploration

Thailand’s past has left a country that is rich in history yet disadvantaged in many other ways. Travelling with our local staff will provide students with first-hand insights into life in this country. You may like to incorporate some of the following experiences into your journey:

Tribal Issues: The hills of Northern Thailand border the Karen and Shan highlands in Myanmar and northern Laos. For hundreds of years these verdant mountains have been a place of refuge and a migration destination of ethnic groups from all over Asia. The settlement of these remote, isolated valleys by hill tribe groups has created an amazing fabric of ethnic diversity that is unique in the world. It is here that we will explore some of the issues that these communities face in a rapidly changing world. This intensive hands-on seminar-based experience will introduce you to ethical journalistic interview techniques, but will also give you the chance to step into the shoes of those people living in these villages.

Explore Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai was once the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom of northern Thailand, and is an important hub for non-profit, aid, and community-based organisations. Admire the grace of its temples and the grandeur of its surrounding mountaintops, knowing that this fascinating city houses many of the world’s foremost organisations that work for human rights, community health and wellness, and economic development.

Cooking Classes: Led by traditional Thai cooks from the surrounding villages, students get the opportunity to learn how to make some of Thailand’s most famous dishes. With delicious curries, succulent spring rolls and much more on the menu, you will be able to take your newfound knowledge of Thai cooking home with you to impress your friends!

Refugee Camp: Embark upon a once in a lifetime journey – a visit to Mae Ra Moe Luang Refugee Camp. Delve deep into Burmese history, refugees, and the upcoming camp experience. Within this gorgeous setting, however, are 16,000 Karen refugees whose options in life are extremely limited. We will visit one of the universities in the camp as well as participate in cultural exchange activities.

Adventure and Challenge

Adventure and challenge is inherent to every journey, however, if you are looking to physically challenge your students through a specific activity, you may opt to include:

Thai Fear Factor: Sample some local delicacies that will keep you guessing about the contents as you help your team succeed. The winner will get a prize…perhaps his or her own bag of salted crickets to eat on Hong Night Out!

Waterfalls & Buddha cave: Take a afternoon or day trip to explore and swim in some of Northern Thailand’s beautiful waterfalls and caves dedicated to the great one, Buddha.

Elephant Rides: Take a ride on Thailand’s most revered creature, the elephant! If you’ve never had the chance to ride one of these gentle giants, prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. Massive and powerful, yet still nimble, elephants navigate the crowded jungle with surprising ease and grace. They are also intelligent and playful. Chances are you will be quite taken with yours by the time the ride comes to an end.

Rafting: Floating down the river on a bamboo raft, you will appreciate the simpler, lifestyle that locals enjoy in this part of the world.

Koh Phi Phi: Plunge into the emerald waters of Koh Phi Phi as you snorkel and scuba dive beautiful coral reefs while earning your PADI Open Water Certification.

Rock Climbing: Challenge yourself rock climbing up and down the cliffs of Railay. Beach in Krabi with professional guides in a stunning setting.

Island Life: During your stay on Phi Phi island you could participate in any number of activities including – pick-up soccer match on the beach, a sunset hike, or a Frisbee or volleyball game. This area is also a great place to go sea kayaking, and interested students can try this as well.

Muay Thai: Improve your fitness level, learn self-defense techniques, and immerse yourself in welcoming Thai culture. Train with former Muay Thai champions and aspiring professionals from around the region. Experience the welcoming, empowering team-centered culture at this friendly camp and at the Ricefields Base. Top it off by catching a championship bout from ringside seats at an iconic Muay Thai stadium.

Futsol & Soccer Matches: Visit a couple schools and universities to play a game of futsol or soccer with the local students.

Accommodations

There are various accommodation options that we can offer in Thailand; it depends on the type of experience you’re seeking.

Hotels: A variety of 3, 4 & 5 star hotels in cities and towns

Homestays: Students can homestay with local families in remote villages throughout Thailand.

Guesthouses: Some guesthouses that we stay at across the country are solely reserved for our operations at certain times of the year. This style of accommodation is basic yet comfortable and usually consists of shared rooms with private bathrooms.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Start Your Adventure in Northern Thaliand

Meet Infuse staff at the Chiang Mai Airport. Once we have the group together we will head to the hotel, freshen up, and have an orientation. You will get to know your group members, play some ice-breaking games, get dinner, and then get some rest.

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 2: Touring Chiang Mai

After breakfast, head out for a day of adventure. You will tour some of Chiang Mai’s historic sites, and then hop on bikes and ride out on a trail seldom taken by tourists. We will finish the bike ride at the Grand Canyon Water Park. After a day in town and on the bikes, this will be fun and refreshing! This evening we will head out to the Night Bazaar for some shopping and delicious food.

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 3: Into the Mountains

Pack up and get ready to head further into the mountains. Today we will head North to Chiang Dao. We work with a small village outside of Chiang Dao helping to improve their infrastructure and facilities. You and your group members will receive an introduction to the project and get to work! This evening we will play games and relax at our accommodation.

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Dao

Day 4: Giving Back to the Community

Continue to work on the community service-learning project. In the past, students have worked on helping to improve the local school facilities, built bathrooms, and houses for local residents. Break for lunch and then get back to work in the afternoon! In the evening we will have a traditional Kan Tok Dinner and Show!

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Dao

Day 5: Caves, Temples, and Rice Paddies

Explore the highlights of Chiang Dao! We will visit the Chiang Dao Cave, a beautiful monastery situated atop the mountain, and also have a chance to cycle through rice paddies while taking in the view of the glorious Chiang Dao Mountain.

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Dao

Day 6: Back to Chiang Mai

On our way back to Chiang Mai we will stop at Mae Taeng for a white water rafting adventure. The professional staff will guide you along the river and you will experience tranquil stretches of river as bursts of rapids that will be a lot of fun and you may get a little wet! After lunch at the rafting base camp, continue on to Chiang Mai and you will have a chance to rest at the hotel before heading out for your final group dinner.

Overnight: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Day 7: Head Home

Say goodbye to Northern Thailand and your staff and fellow group members. You will be heading out to the airport and departing based on your own scheduled flight.


Special Requests

Please chat to us if you have any special requests that you would like included in your journey.

There is nothing too big, small, or out-of-the-box that we can’t handle.

What Next?

Please contact us to start designing your journey!

We would be delighted to partner with your school to support the global education of your students.