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20 DAY NORTH DISCOVERY

Bustling Bangkok, school teaching, elephant conservation and island hopping.

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Adventure

Volunteering

Nightlife

Culture

Wildlife

From £999

What's Included?

Fancy an incredible, bucket list adventure across 20 days, visiting destinations famous for their enriching culture and lifestyle? You’re in the right place!
 
From learning the art of Muay Thai boxing and teaching English in local schools to snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of an untouched paradise in Koh Samet. This trip really has got something for everyone. You’ll also learn about elephants, whilst feeding them and learning about the sanctuaries that have helped rescue these gentle giants. Plus you will have an amazing bunch of new friends to make the memories with! 
 
Whether you are embarking on  your first solo trip to start your epic backpacking journey or looking to experience Thailand in a slightly different and stress-free way – let us help make that dream a reality.

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 - 2

Bangkok • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 - 4

Ratchaburi • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai • Overnight Train

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6 - 12

Chiang Mai • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 13

Chiang Mai - Bangkok • Overnight Train

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 14 - 18

Ko Samet • Twin Room

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 14 - 18

Bangkok • 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 in Bangkok

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

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

Bangkok Tour

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Today, you’ll be thrown right into the bustling city of Bangkok. Take a voyage across the Chao Phraya River to explore the famous ‘Wat Arun’ temple as well as visiting the local flower markets and finally zoom through the busy streets ‘Tuk-Tuk Style.’

This evening is free for you to enjoy with your new mates! Head to the famous Jodd Fairs Market or one of Bangkoks many rooftop bars. 

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Bangkok to Ratchaburi

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After breakfast with the team, check-out from the hotel and drive to Samut Songkhram. Famous for its unique floating markets and small villages, you will be embracing what it means to travel from the get go! 

You’ll visit a farm and learn how traditional palm sugar is made and later, a traditional Umbrella market!

Continuing onto Ratchaburi where we will check in to the next hotel and explore local life in a great little Thai town.

Breakfast included.

Day 4

Ratchaburi

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Get ready for an exciting day of adventure! Join us as we embark on a thrilling journey to Wat Mahathat, a temple that’s like no other. This magnificent masterpiece follows the Khmer building tradition and stands out with its unique and stylish design that’ll make your jaw drop!

Brace yourself as we head to the incredible Bat Cave at Wat Khao Chong Pran. As the sun begins to set, get ready to witness an awe-inspiring spectacle. Prepare to be amazed as millions of bats take flight from the depths of the cave, creating a breathtaking display of nature’s wonder.

Breakfast included.

Day 5

Ayutthaya - Night Train to Chiang Mai

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Get ready for an amazing adventure in Ayutthaya! Explore mesmerising UNESCO World Heritage ruins, marvel at ancient structures, and soak up the rich history. Indulge in the delicious Roti Sai Mai dessert – you’ll see why the locals love it so much!

In the evening we are entering our true backpacking era and embarking on a thrilling overnight train journey to Chiang Mai, remember your eye masks and snacks, this is a true experience.

Breakfast included.

Day 6

Welcome to Chiang Mai!

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Welcome to Chiang Mai, the ultimate destination, where the fun begins! We will wake up early after the night train then we will whisk you away to your hotel to drop off your luggage and prepare for an exciting day. Enjoy a leisurely stroll for breakfast of your choice.

Today, you’ll get a chance to rest after the night train. We recommend grabbing your swimwear and heading to the pool to relax and catch a tan.

In the evening, you can either head to the vibrant night market or grab some local dishes to try.

Day 7

Elephant Sanctuary

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Today is the first Elephant Day!

You will get to meet the majestic elephants! At the sanctuary, don traditional clothing and prepare a feast of fruits for these gentle giants. You will spend a few hours here so you can spend as much time as you want creating unforgettable memories. Capture every moment with your cameras!

Breakfast included.

Day 8 & 9

Teaching

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Over the next two days it’s time to make a difference! We’ll head to a local school, 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!

In the evenings we highly recommend heading over to our favourite restaurant ‘Coconut Shell’ for the best Khao Soi or ‘Anusarn Market’ for souvenirs and cheap tasty food.

Breakfast included.

Day 10

Muay Thai

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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 drinking games.

Breakfast included.

Day 11

Elephant Sanctuary Half Day

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Join us for another half day visit to an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. We’ll spend more time caring, feeding and observing these amazing gentle giants.

After transferring back to the hotel, you will have some free time to chill about before our favourite night. We all love to do a themed night and tonight is our favourite… pick a name, buy them the worst outfit you can find, easy right? Bar Crawl time!

Breakfast included.

Day 12

ATV's through the countryside

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Ready for an action-packed morning? hold on tight because we’re taking it up a notch! Hop on ATVs for an exhilarating ride around the countryside of Chaing Mai. Feel the adrenaline as you navigate rugged terrain and soak in breathtaking views. It’s an hour of pure adventure and excitement!

Breakfast included.

Day 13

Free Day – Train to Bangkok

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It’s already your last day in Chiang Mai! The day is free on your own – times for a massage,  shopping, or just to relax by the pool before packing your bags ready for the travel time tonight and tomorrow.

Later that afternoon we will start the journey to Ko Samet which includes an overnight train back to Bangkok then a ferry. It will be worth it though! Make sure to stock up on snacks and then off we go!

Breakfast included.

Day 14

Arrival In Bangkok – Ko Samet

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Upon arrival in Bangkok in the morning, you’ll have time to quickly grab some breakfast and snacks for the journey before we transfer by bus and by ferry to your hotel on Ko Samet.

After a long journey we know you will want to kick back and relax so it’s time to hit the beach, grab a coconut and get the suncream out, it’s time to tan! In the evening we will head out for our first dinner along the beachfront in Koh Samet. 

Day 15

Island Hopping

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After breakfast, jump on board your transport for the day, a boat for your island hopping tour! You’ll explore local uninhabited islands with gorgeous picture-perfect beaches and spectacular viewpoints over the rocky coastline. Stop for a local Thai lunch before returning back to Ko Samet.  

In the evening we will all head out for a delicious dinner along the beach and head over to watch the best sort of evening entertainment, a fire show. 

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 16

Koh Samet

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After a busy couple of weeks, today is free for you to enjoy at your own pace. Relax in paradise on Ao Prao Beach. Craving Pad Thai or a massaman curry, well how about a cooking class?* Speak to your guide for recommendations.

*Optional activities not included.

Breakfast included.

Day 17

Ko Samet

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Relax in paradise with no plans apart from going to get a coconut and anything else you fancy! How about a traditional Thai massage? Watersports?*

In the evening lets head to the beach for beers, sunset vibes and music. 

*Extra activities come at an additional price

Breakfast included.

Day 18

Ko Samet Free Day

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Chill time at the beach, take in the views and soak up that lovely sun!

Take a dip in the gorgeous aquamarine water, sunnies and a sun hat are recommended for this day! Speak to your guide to arrange additional activities at the beach.

Breakfast included.

Day 19

Ko Samet – Bangkok

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After breakfast with your fellow travellers, it’s time to check out from the hotel. We will transfer by ferry and by bus back to Bangkok. Arriving back at our start hotel near Khao San. 

Go out with a bang for your final night in Bangkok, a final group dinner and then your final bucket down KhaoSan Road? 

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 20

Depart from Bangkok

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It’s been an incredible trip and we hope you’ve

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 Bangkok**

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

(June 2024)

Just finished the most amazing 3 weeks on the 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!!

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Hannah

(June 2024)

I have just finished an incredible trip with camp thailand. 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.

Ultimate adventure 5.2

Alyssa

(June 2024)

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

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Lizzie

(June 2024)

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.

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

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

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

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Your trip will finish in Bangkok. On the last day of Camp we recommend a flight after midday, we have a final night out on Khaosan 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

TO SATURDAY 03 AUGUST 2024

• LAST FEW PLACES AVAILABLE – CONTACT US TO BOOK

£1,459 £1,399

WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST 2024

TO MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2024

• Available

£1,459 £999

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