12 or 15 days
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai (Or add 3-day extension) – Estimated 10 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
This trip through Thailand is service meets sightseeing meets seriously beautiful temples. In northern Thailand, work alongside locals to benefit underserved hill tribe communities. Then ask yourself: What’s cuter than a happy elephant? Answer: A sanctuary of happy elephants! Observe the gentle giants and help maintain the place they call home. Then, head to bustling Bangkok to explore winding canals, historic sites, and local flavors.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Bangkok • Chiang Mai

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam 

  • Day 4: Chiang Mai

    Take a tour of Chiang Mai 

    Visit Wat Ket Karam 

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge 

    Visit Wat Suan Dok 

  • Day 5: Chiang Mai • Wat Doi Suthep • Service project

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Visit Elephant PooPooPaper Park

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation  

    Arrive in Chiang Mai

  • Day 6: Service project

    As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s what a typical day might look like. 

    • Explore a community where you’ll work with locals on a service project
    • Throughout your stay, you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities, celebrating local customs, and traditions
    • Reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues
  • Day 7: Service project

    Continue your service work from the day before 

  • Day 8: Service project • Chiang Rai

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation 

  • Day 9: Chiang Rai

    Focus your service efforts on the upkeep of an elephant sanctuary 

  • Day 10: Chiang Rai • Bangkok

    Fly to Bangkok 

    Take a tour of Bangkok 

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho 

     Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs  

    Visit Wat Arun 

  • Day 11: Bangkok

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town  

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Bangkok • Cha-Am

    Enjoy free time on Cha-Am Beach

  • Day 13: Cha-Am

    Take an excursion to Kuri Buri National Park and observe elephants in their natural habitat

  • Day 14: Cha-Am • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time on Cha-Am Beach

    Explore Bangkok on your own. 

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Bangkok • Chiang Mai

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam 

  • Day 4: Chiang Mai

    Take a tour of Chiang Mai 

    Visit Wat Ket Karam 

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge 

    Visit Wat Suan Dok 

  • Day 5: Chiang Mai • Wat Doi Suthep • Service project

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Visit Elephant PooPooPaper Park

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation  

    Arrive in Chiang Mai

  • Day 6: Service project

    As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s what a typical day might look like. 

    • Explore a community where you’ll work with locals on a service project
    • Throughout your stay, you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities, celebrating local customs, and traditions
    • Reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues
  • Day 7: Service project

    Continue your service work from the day before 

  • Day 8: Service project • Chiang Rai

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation 

  • Day 9: Chiang Rai

    Focus your service efforts on the upkeep of an elephant sanctuary 

  • Day 10: Chiang Rai • Bangkok

    Fly to Bangkok 

    Take a tour of Bangkok 

    Visit the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho 

     Take a boat tour of Chao Phraya River and Thonburi klongs  

    Visit Wat Arun 

  • Day 11: Bangkok

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town  

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Bangkok • Cha-Am

    Enjoy free time on Cha-Am Beach

  • Day 13: Cha-Am

    Take an excursion to Kuri Buri National Park and observe elephants in their natural habitat

  • Day 14: Cha-Am • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time on Cha-Am Beach

    Explore Bangkok on your own. 

  • Day 15: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we'll thank you with $1,000. Learn more

Z

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays and 13 with extension.

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 10 Service Hours

    Earn up to 10 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attraction, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you are currently enrolled, or enrol before December 16, 2020, on a tour travelling on or after October 1, 2021, you will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason through June 15, 2021. EF will refund 100% of the money you paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan if your payments are up to date and your account is in good standing.

Hmm we can’t seem to find ^text^. Please try another city or give us a call at 1-800-387-1460 to price this tour.
      No dates available for this month
      $4,625*
      View price details

      Program price valid for today. Program price includes all airline/travel provider surcharges, departure taxes and airport fees. Please call 1-800-387-1460 for more information.