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20 DAY ISLAND EXPLORER

Mangrove kayaking, Railay beach, boat tours, and elephants.

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Adventure

Volunteering

Nightlife

Culture

Wildlife

From £1,549

What's Included?

Camp Thailand Island Explorer is the ultimate island experience, with elephant conservationschool visitstrips to Ko Phi PhiMonkey BeachRailay Beach and Krabi; with so many fun activities, it really has got everything you are looking for!

Camp Thailand Island Explorer combines exploring Thailand’s incredible islands with cultural experiences and so much more. With Camp Thailand, you will make friends for life and unforgettable memories, whilst exploring this beautiful country.

Not only will you get to explore the beautiful islands of Thailand, but you will be making a real difference to local communities while doing so. You can marvel in the beach sunsets of Phuket, experience fire shows in Phi Phi and snorkel the islands around Krabi. 

You really will work hard, party hard and make a difference! What more could you want?

20 Days

This trip lasts for 20 adventure packed days and 19 nights.

Activities

Our custom made itinerary ensures the perfect mix of culture, fun and volunteering.

Accommodation

All rooms have air-con, WiFi access, and some have on-site swimming pools.

Transport

All in-country transport is covered to get you from each destination to the next.

Local Guide

All activities in the itinerary are led by expert, friendly guides who speak English.

Meals

Some meals are included in the tour, with restaurants hand-picked by the team.

Tour Highlights

Route View

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Accommodation

Day 1

Phuket • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 - 10

Phuket • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11 - 14

Phi Phi • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 15 - 18

Krabi • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 19 - 20

Phuket • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

*Please note accommodation & meal structure is subject to change depending on availability

WiFi

All accommodation has access to WiFi so you can stay connected.

Aircon

All rooms either have aircon, or a fan to keep you cool in the Thai heat.

Swimming Pool

Most accommodation has access to an on-site swimming pool.

Key Information

Day 1

Arrival & Welcome Dinner

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Sawasdee ka! Welcome to Thailand, today is the start of your amazing Island adventure! Arrive before 5pm for a free airport pickup from Phuket Airport (HKT).

After a quick transfer to the hotel, you’ll have time to chill out, unpack and get settled before heading out. Enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travellers.

Dinner included.

Day 2

Day Tour around the beautiful Island of Phuket!

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Let’s get this adventure started, it’s time to explore Phuket. Start your day visiting one of Phuket’s most iconic views ‘Karon Viewpoint’ Next up, The Big Buddha, perched on top of Nakkerd Hills. Explore the grounds and get blessed by a monk. Our final stop will be the old town, you’ll learn about Baba communities heritage in Old Town through their unique architecture, commerce & culture.

In the evening catch the sunset on the beach with your new mates.

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Muay Thai Boxing

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This morning discover the thrilling world of Muay Thai, a combat sport that combines striking and clinching techniques. In your session, you’ll learn essential Muay Thai techniques with expert instructors guiding you. Embrace the excitement of combat sports and become a true warrior in the ring. Unleash your inner fighter and embark on an unforgettable journey in the world of Muay Thai!

This evening we will head out for some cocktails and delicious food to start bonding with your brand new mates!

Breakfast included.

Day 4 & 5

Schools Visit

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It’s time to make a difference! We’ll head to a local school for the next two days, where you’ll have the chance to volunteer and teach English. Inspire young minds, share your knowledge, and contribute to their educational journey.

Embrace the joy of volunteering, create unforgettable memories, and leave a lasting impact on the local community. Together, we can change the world—one classroom at a time!

Breakfast included.

Day 6 & 7

Volunteering with Dogs

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This morning, prepare for an unforgettable experience with Thailand’s most adored animals—it’s Elephant Day! Today promises to be one of the highlights of our journey. We’ll visit a renowned elephant sanctuary where you’ll spend hours preparing food, feeding these gentle giants, and immersing yourself in their incredible stories and history in Thailand.

After a delightful lunch at the sanctuary, we’ll head back to the hotel, enriched by this extraordinary encounter.

Day 8

Elephant Sanctuary & Bar Crawl

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This morning we are spending it with Thailand’s most sacred animals… you guessed it, it’s Elephant Day! Today is one of the best days and we’ll head to an elephant sanctuary to spend a couple of hours  preparing food and feeding the elephants all while learning about them and their history in Thailand. We’ll have lunch at the sanctuary before our transfer back to the hotel. 

Tonight we are going OUT OUT! Bangla road is known as the ultimate party road it’s got buckets, live music and great vibes! 

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 9

Phuket

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We know how tiring travelling around Thailand can be so we thought we’d give you some rest or… Fancy some adventure? Your guide will be more than happy to organise any extra activities that you have your eye on. Want some adrenaline, how about ziplining? Been loving the Thai food and want to make your own? A Thai cooking class is on the cards. Want to relax and feel boujee? Try out a beach club in the middle of the ocean.*

In the evening we highly recommend heading over to Malin Plaza Market for some tasty and cheap eats, make sure to try a Nutella roti for 90p!

*Please note extra activities, food/drinks are not included; this comes as an additional personal expense.

Breakfast included.

Day 10

Free Day and Thai Hotpot

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Another free day to relax or take part in extra activities.

The sunsets in Phuket are out of this world. In the evening let’s watch the sunset together before enjoying a traditional Thai hotpot, cook your own food on a hot plate for a new kind of delicious restaurant experience.

Breakfast & dinner included.

Day 11

Phi Phi Time

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Ready for a slice of paradise? After 3 epic days in Phuket we are headed to Phi Phi! Get ready to take a short ferry across to a small island known as Koh Phi Phi, best known for it’s picture perfect beaches and the ultimate backpacker oasis. 

Check into your brand new hotel and then it’s time to explore! Grab lunch at a Camp Thailand favourite ‘Patcharee’ and then have a wander to the famous instagram swing. 

In the evening we are heading to the Reggae Bar where tourists fight in the ring for buckets, only in Thailand right?

Breakfast included.

Day 12

Island Boat Tour

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Railay Beach is a hidden gem, cut off from the mainland by dramatic hills and accessible only by boat. Often likened to a mini Jurassic Park, this paradise boasts white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, towering limestone cliffs, and an awe-inspiring cave teeming with wildlife. Spend a few tranquil hours here, sipping fresh coconuts, soaking up the sun, and exploring this enchanting haven.

This evening, get ready for a taste of Mexico! We’re heading to Crazy Gringos, a beloved Camp Thailand hotspot right on the beachfront. Indulge in delicious Mexican cuisine, enjoy lively entertainment, and get ready to dance the night away to the Macarena. Vamos!

Day 13

Phi Phi Free Day & Bar Crawl

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Today is a day to relax, catch up on the book you totally forgot about and enjoy Phi Phi’s incredible beaches. If you’re interested in trying scuba diving, this is one of the best places to give it a try in all of Thailand. Speak to your guide and they can help arrange this for you*.

The evenings are always fun when in Phi Phi, it’s a backpackers dream so you can imagine the nightlife is always busy. Get yourself ready for a bar crawl where you will head to beach parties and dance the night away.

*additional costs apply for extra activities.

Breakfast included.

Day 14

Phi Phi Viewpoint

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After a fun night partying, today is your day to lounge around and relax and work on your tan. There is paddle boarding available if you fancy* or you can take a swim in the crystal clear water.

In the afternoon grab your trainers, we are doing a hike! (Well a 45 minute hike) The view from the top is so worth it! You will get to watch the sunset at the top of the viewpoint with all your new mates for your last evening on Phi Phi.

*Extra activities come at an additional cost

Breakfast included.

Day 15

Krabi Bound

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As your Phi Phi adventure comes to an end, take the last morning to either wake up early to watch the sunrise or grab a yummy brunch whilst taking in the beautiful views and say bye bye to Phi Phi as it’s time to visit your final new stop… Krabi.

Check into your beautiful new hotel (the pillows are amazing!) and refresh. We recommend to either head to the Ao Nang night markets for the best selection of food from all over the world or have a relaxing dinner along the beachfront.

Breakfast included.

Day 16

Mangrove Kayaking

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About half way along the coast between Than Bok Khoranee and Krabi town is a bay of mangroves that may be the most beautiful bay in Thailand. Spend the morning kayaking among the most breathtaking views looking out for kingfishers, little herons and crab eating macaques. If you’re lucky, you may have a chance to get close to the monkeys as you paddle through the water.

After kayaking you will have earned a good meal so we will transfer you to a nearby restaurant where you will be given a feast of Thai food to settle your hunger.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 17

Head to Railay Beach

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Railay Beach is a truly special place that’s cut off from the rest of the mainland by a row of steep hills and so it is only accessible by boat. Easily described as a mini jurassic park, this place has it all. White sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, huge limestone cliffs and an incredible cave with wildlife around every corner. Enjoy a couple of hours relaxing, drinking coconuts and exploring this peaceful place. 

Tonight we are going to Mexico! (Well kind of) Another Camp Thailand favourite is Crazy Gringos, a Mexican along the beachfront with tasty food, entertainment where we are sure you will all be up dancing to the macarena!

Breakfast included.

Day 18

Island Tour by Long Tail Boat

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Today is a true experience. We are heading out on Longtail Boats to explore Krabi’s islands. First we’re heading to Nopparatthara Beach and then we will take you to Tab Island. The island is composed of 2 small islands Koh Tub and Koh Mor which are joined together with sand bars which are visible at low tide.

Kai Island (or Chicken Island); an amazing rock formation as the big head of Ostrich or chicken. You will see a lot of small colourful fishes when snorkelling in this area.

Enjoy a Thai style lunch on the beach at Poda Island; an island with white sandy beaches, clear water and schools of colourful fishes in abundance. Again, it is a perfect place for snorkelling or swimming.

As it’s one of our final evenings together we love to do a themed night and tonight is our favourite… pick a name, buy them the worst outfit you can find, easy right?

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 19

Krabi Bound

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As your Phi Phi adventure comes to an end, take the last morning to either wake up early to watch the sunrise or grab a yummy brunch whilst taking in the beautiful views and say bye bye to Phi Phi as it’s time to visit your final new stop… Krabi.

Check into your beautiful new hotel (the pillows are amazing!) and refresh. We recommend to either head to the Ao Nang night markets for the best selection of food from all over the world or have a relaxing dinner along the beachfront.

Breakfast included.

Day 20

Departure Day

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It’s time to say goodbye…What an incredible 20 days it’s been and we hope you’ve enjoyed every minute. I guess it’s time to start planning your next trip, same time next year in Bali everyone? 

**This trip ends in Phuket**

Breakfast included.

All Accommodation

Local Guide Service

Stated Meals

Airport Pickup

In-Country Transport

Elephant Sanctuary Visits

Stated Activities

2 X Free T-shirts

Teaching Qualification

Community Projects

Pre-Departure Support

Like-Minded Travel Group

Flights

Travel Insurance

Personal Expenses

Vaccinations

Background Check

Extra Excursions & Extra Transport

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Chloe

Just finished the most amazing 3 weeks on the island explorer program, it was the best experience of my life. The guides are so well organised & so friendly, also made friends for life in such an amazing group of people. Would recommend to anyone!!

Hannah

I have just finished an incredible trip with camp thailand on the island explorer. Overall the trip was incredible. I have used the trip as my introduction to travelling & now feel ready to explore south east asia on my own.

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Alyssa

Our guides were such a good do , they worked very well together, on days were we doing activities they made sure everyone tried something new and went out there comfort zone, its been an amazing couple weeks

Lizzie

We had the best trip on Island Explorer. Our guides were amazing, they sorted everything for us, like a home away from home! The accommodation was really good, activities are also great! It was so nice that everything is organised and highly recommend the teaching.

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January

27°C Average

February

28°C Average

March

30°C Average

April

31°C Average

May

30°C Average

June

30°C Average

July

30°C Average

August

30°C Average

September

29°C Average

October

29°C Average

November

28°C Average

December

26°C Average

Starts

Phuket (HKT)

We recommend arriving between 9am – 5pm on day 1 so you can meet your local guide in the arrivals hall. They will be wearing Camp t-shirts and will be holding a sign (You can’t miss them!). If you can, we think arriving earlier rather than later on the start day is better to allow for some down time at the hotel before the orientation and evening activities.

If you do not arrive in the selected window, you will be responsible for making your own way to the accommodation. Your local guide will be able to advise on this in the group chat. The evening orientation is usually around 7/8pm so we recommend you don’t land too late. The journey from the airport to the hotel often takes an hour in Thailand’s crazy traffic. If you are planning to arrive a day earlier and want to stay near the airport in a hotel at your own cost just let us know and you can come back to the airport for the pickup window or meet us at the hotel.

Ends

Phuket (HKT)

Your trip will finish in Phuket. On the last day of Camp we recommend a flight after midday, we have a final night out on Bangla Road so give yourself time to recover and make sure you have time for any onward travel arrangements. Remember you’ll need to check-in at the airport 2-3 hours prior.

When confirming one of our tours, you will be responsible for booking your own flights. We do this to provide you with the most flexibility on where you fly from, and also so you can find the best price for your journey.

Whilst flights aren’t included in the base price, you can request a quote from our flights partner Skylink here.

If you need any more assistance, you can contact us:

Call Us: 0161 222 3780
Email Us: [email protected]

Since each of our tours visits different places, the accommodation you will be staying in will vary.

The accommodation section above will cover more detail, but all the partners we use have been hand selected by our expert tour planners, using their extensive knowledge of the areas to ensure the quality of your stay will be fantastic.

Whether you’re a first time traveller or an experienced explorer looking for your next adventure, just as long as you’re 18 or over, you can join us on Camp.

The average age is 18-28 but we also welcome many travellers in their 30s. There is no maximum age limit, so if you’re still young at heart and up for an adventure like no other then join us.

Yes, Wi-Fi is available, whether it be in a communal area or in your room. However, we try our best to ensure that Wi-Fi is available in most areas of your accommodation. You can also buy a local SIM card or e-sim so you have data on the go.

This varies depending on the programme. Check the schedule section above on this trip page to see which meals are included.

In Thailand, there is an abundance of inexpensive, fresh and delicious food from the many food stands and small family restaurants. On the days where a meal isn’t included, we recommend trying the local street food!

For about £2 per kilo, local laundry services will wash your clothes early morning and return them washed and neatly pressed the following afternoon.

Our programmes are fun-filled and action-packed but but don’t worry, you’ll still have some free time to relax or explore on your own. Your guides will be able to recommend some great activities and places to visit.

Certainly, with so many amazing places in Thailand, we encourage this! Each member of our team is well-traveled and have visited Thailand many times, so we are always happy to give you travel advice. If you want to book onto another tour to continue your travels, just let us know and we’ll even offer you a discount!

This can really vary. Thailand is relatively cheap, and it depends how well you can, or need to budget. There are also opportunities to do additional activities which you may want to get involved in. For further advice contact our team and we can help you come up with an idea how much you will need to budget for.

Definitely! You will be making friends from the moment you land in Thailand, friends you will keep for life after sharing such an amazing experience.

You will receive a packing list as part of the ‘Pre-Departure Pack’ which you will be sent after booking, but here’s just a few items we recommend taking;

  • Sun cream
  • Plug adapters
  • Power bank
  • Travel towel (perfect for the beach!)
  • A camera to capture all your amazing experiences

The choice is yours, but a backpack is definitely more suitable for travelling around Thailand. Plus, you don’t want to look like a starry-eyed first time traveller dragging around a heavy suitcase, looking like you just landed at a 5* resort in Europe!

Passport: A full passport valid for the duration of your stay is required. Please check that you still have at least 6 months left in your passport from the time you arrive in Thailand.

Visa: Currently UK citizens are able to travel to Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa. Please make sure you read the latest travel advice here before you go!

Personal Insurance, covering the time you will be in Thailand plus any activities that you will be undertaking, as well as any planned travel to other countries.

An Enhanced DBS Check. We’ve made this easy for you – you can book this with us once you have secured your place. If you are coming from another country you will need the equivalent local police check.

We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where individuals of every background, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and identity feel welcomed, respected, and valued. Through our programmes, policies, and values, we strive to foster empathy, understanding, and solidarity among our community members, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique perspectives to our shared experience.

With our flexible booking policy we can move your trip date to another date within the same year, just make sure to let us know at least 2 months in advance! You can even change your Camp location if you fancy.

If you wish to cancel you can check out our T&Cs HERE!  You’ll need to let us know via email as soon as you can if you can no longer travel.

We advise getting travel insurance to cover any unexpected events resulting in you being unable to attend camp.

Departure Dates

MONDAY • 15TH JULY 2024

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£1,599

TUESDAY • 06 AUGUST 2024

TO SUNDAY • 25 AUGUST 2024

• Available

£1,599

WEDNESDAY • 28TH AUGUST 2024

TO MONDAY • 16 SEPTEMBER 2024

• Available

£1,599 £1,549

SUNDAY • 02 MARCH 2025

TO FRIDAY • 21 MARCH 2025

• Available

£1,699

SATURDAY • 19 APRIL 2025

TO THURSDAY • 08 MAY 2025

• Available

£1,699

SUNDAY • 01 JUNE 2025

TO FRIDAY • 20 JUNE 2025

• Available

£1,699

MONDAY • 23 JUNE 2025

TO SATURDAY • 12 JULY 2025

• Available

£1,699

TUESDAY • 15 JULY 2025

TO SUNDAY • 03 AUGUST 2025

• Available

£1,699

MONDAY • 04 AUGUST 2025

TO SATURDAY • 23 AUGUST 2025

• Available

£1,699

SUNDAY • 24 AUGUST 2025

TO FRIDAY • 12 SEPTEMBER 2025

• Available

£1,699

SATURDAY • 10 JANUARY 2026

TO THURSDAY • 29 JANUARY 2026

• Available

£1,899

MONDAY • 02 MARCH 2026

TO SATURDAY • 21 MARCH 2026

• Available

£1,899

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