Make a Difference: Thailand

Make a Difference: Thailand
Learn how different the life of elephant rider is from a Buddhist monk. Then, work with a local school or orphanage to get to know—and dance with—the people of Sing Buri. All the while, take in the beauty of Bangkok from the bustling market to The Grand Palace.
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Day 1 Start tour
Day 2 Sawat dii Bangkok
Arrive late on day 2 or early on day 3
Day 3 Bangkok--Sing Buri
Meet your tour director
Bangkok city walk
Thai cooking lesson
Travel to Sing Buri
Details: Bangkok bicycle tour
Bangkok is filled with ancient culture with sights on every street corner. It's one of the busiest places in the world, with about 15 million people calling Bangkok home. Experience a fascinating glimpse of Thailand's gentle culture amidst the hustle and bustle of a great and dynamic metropolis. The bicycle tour begins in the always colorful and exciting Chinatown. This trip allows you to explore beautiful parts of the country with many stunning photo opportunities along the way.
Day 4 Sing Buri community project
Details: Sing Buri community volunteer program
Over the course of two memorable days, you will have the opportunity to meet the local people of Sing Buri, taste their food, and learn about Thai customs first hand. During your stay in Sing Buri, your group will have the opportunity to work with either local schools or orphanages, depending on where your help is most needed. In the schools, you might teach English or take part in restoration activities such as painting classrooms. At the local orphanages, you may contribute creatively in your renovation efforts, upgrading the school and living standards for all the children. You will make a long lasting impression on the children of Sing Buri and will see the appreciation on the faces of the children that you meet during your stay.
Day 5 Sing Buri community project
Traditional dancing & "thank you" dinner
Details: Sing Buri community volunteer program
Over the course of two memorable days, you will have the opportunity to meet the local people of Sing Buri, taste their food, and learn about Thai customs first hand. During your stay in Sing Buri, your group will have the opportunity to work with either local schools or orphanages, depending on where your help is most needed. In the schools, you might teach English or take part in restoration activities such as painting classrooms. At the local orphanages, you may contribute creatively in your renovation efforts, upgrading the school and living standards for all the children. You will make a long lasting impression on the children of Sing Buri and will see the appreciation on the faces of the children that you meet during your stay.
Day 6 Sing Buri--Wang Thong
Travel to Wang Thong
Details: Elephant sanctuary volunteer project
Visit the elephant sanctuary in Wang Thong, and see the daily life of a mahout at the elephant camp firsthand. A “mahout” is a person who rides an elephant. Usually, a mahout starts as a boy in the family business, when he is assigned an elephant early in its life - they are attached to each other throughout the elephant's life. At the elephant sanctuary, the mahouts will show you how they take care of the elephants and then you will join them for their daily exercises and tasks. You will learn about the place of elephants in the culture in Thailand, their needs and the social problems they encounter. Activities include washing and feeding the elephants, learning some gardening and working with the people of the centre.
Day 7 Wang Thong--Wang Nam Khiao
Overnight in a traditional Buddhist monastery
Details: Travel to Wang Nam Khiao
Wang Nam Khiao is well known to have one of the top 7 purest ozone layers in the world. Surrounded by its hills covered in mist and a rich diversity of flora (there are about 2,000 known species in the area!), Want Nam Khiao is situated in the Khao Yai National Park, which is home to magnificent mountains such as Khao Rom, with it’s the highest point at about 1,351 meters above sea level.
Day 8 Wang Nam Khiao
Introduction to Buddhism
Buddhist monk cultural exchange
Overnight in a traditional Buddhist monastery
Details: Buddhist monastery visit
Meet local Buddhist monks, and get to know more about Thai Buddhism and the life of a monk. Together with local monks, you will have the chance to practice meditation and chanting in a quiet and spiritual environment. We will give you an introduction about Thai Buddhism, have a visit of a monastery, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions to a highly respected monk.
Day 9 Wang Nam Khiao--Bangkok
Travel to Bangkok
Market and palace tour
Day 10 End tour
Map of the Make a Difference: Thailand Tour | Explorica Educational Travel
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • 8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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