Only 600€ per week!
Crawling through caves, meeting hill tribes, lighting a bonfire and sleeping under the stars will be just some of the highlights of this week in the jungle!
This trek will show you the best of Thailand’s nature. We will be roughing it up by camping and surviving with the very basics during most of the week. An experience that will change your perspective and will let you experience the finest of Thailand’s nature.
Go off the beaten path in Thailand by spending an adventure-filled week trekking through the jungle. No need to worry about heavy backpacks! Your bag will be transported to each location, so that you can explore with just a day pack for the essentials.
Surviving with just the basics, climbing rocks and crawling through caves will be just some of the many challenges you will encounter. In return, you will be able to admire some of the most unique scenery, meet hill tribes, spot the most amazing wild animals and sleep underneath the stars.
This jungle journey has been designed to encompass all the necessary ingredients of a trekking program, such as a well thought-out and varied route, cool nights under the stars and special encounters with intriguing wildlife!
During the trek, we will be roughing it in beautiful surroundings and surviving with the basics, whilst having great fun along the way. Keep in mind that this is a week only suitable for nature lovers and those who don’t mind the lack of creature comforts.
Having said that, your week will end with a real bed, air-conditioning and a hot shower in a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool. This will surely be a welcome relief, giving your sore legs a rest after a week full of hard trekking adventure!
***Be prepared to take initiative and join in the cooking duties while on this camping trip!***
Note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum age: –
Maximum age: –
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: No
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
You should be in good physical condition to participate in this active program and ready to face a challenging environment. Please be aware that this is not a project offering home comforts and this includes no toilets (except for the hotel at the end, of course!).
***Please try to pack as light as possible as everyone will be expected to carry their fair share of equipment. This will consist of cooking utensils, camping equipment, water and food.***
Experience and live in the jungle for a week. You will walk in national parks through caves and the jungle to see some amazing scenery. Your location for the night will be under the stars or in a tent, next to beautiful waterfalls, lakes and Thai wildlife. At the end of the week you will spend one night in a hotel with free Wi-Fi, hot showers, AC and a swimming pool.
You will spend every night in the jungle where we will be sleeping in our tents, except for the last night where we will stay in a nice hotel. We’ll be sleeping in different locations through the trek, one of which is next to a lake where you can take a refreshing swim after a hot day in the sun. There may not always be electricity at the campgrounds.
On our first day we will stop at the department store to purchase food supplies that we will need for the week. All meals are included but we will cook together at the different camp sites every day. We may also eat at a few restaurants and markets through the week, where typical thai food will be served.
Along the route – but not at all times – there are markets and small stores. Please make sure you have enough money with you before starting the trip, there are no ATMs close by except for the first day.
No scheduled activities outside the program.
In your free time you can search for some of the thai animals like deers and bulls, take a swim in the lake, listen to the birds singing, or why not make a bonfire and enjoy the stars by night.
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
Name: Kingdom of Thailand
Population: 67 million
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)
From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.
Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.
The majority of the country is home to a tropical savanna climate which consists of wet and dry seasons of a roughly equal length. The climate can be divided into three distinct seasons:
A significant feature of Thai culture is its primary religion: Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is supported by the government and practiced by an estimated 95% of its population. Thailand not only boasts tens of thousands of beautiful temples, but you will notice that a lot of Thai people have miniature Spirit Houses on their front yards because they believe that the household spirits live in them and they make offerings to them to keep the spirits happy.
Another feature of Thai culture is the wai greeting, which is essentially a slight bow with palms pressed together in a prayer-like manner to show respect. This can be compared to the Indian namasté. Things to know about this:
The major festival in Thailand is Thai New Year, known as Songkran. It is celebrated on the 13th-14th April of every year. It is a festival that concludes the dry season and involves a lot of water throwing!
Thai cuisine is very nutritious and alongside its plentiful use of rice, it generally contains fresh vegetables and white meats like chicken and fish. Thai people love spicy food but do not fear if you do not, just say ‘mai pet’ when you order. However, the flavors are not only about the spice, as many people believe. Thai food can be slightly salty, sour and/or sweet, so there really is something to suit everyone’s palate.
Transport in Thailand is very varied and there isn’t one ‘main way’ to travel. Buses dominate long distance journeys. Travel in thailand is cheap and even domestic flights are a worthwhile consideration for long distance journeys, especially with the expansion of low-cost airlines.
Taxis, tuk-tuks and vans are also common modes of transport, but tourists must be wary about being overcharged. If in doubt, always ask that the taximeter be switched on to avoid overcharging.