12 or 15 days
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai (Or add 3-day extension)

💎 What makes this program special? This trip through Thailand is service meets sightseeing meets seriously beautiful temples. In northern Thailand, work with local communities on projects related to education, the environment, or community development. 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. Finally, head to bustling Bangkok to explore winding canals, historic sites, and local flavors.

🏃 The physical rating of this program is: Active: 3 (out of 3)

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

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

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam

    Fly to Chiang Mai

  • 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

    Participate in a chat with local monks

    Enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner

  • Day 5: Chiang Mai • Chiang Rai

    Travel via Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to the Chiang Rai Region

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Visit Elephant PooPooPaper Park

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation 

  • Day 6: Chiang Rai region

    As communities evolve, so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local nonprofits 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: Chiang Rai region

    Continue your service work from the day before

  • Day 8: Chiang Rai

    Travel to Chiang Rai

    Learn about your upcoming service project at Elephant Valley

  • 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

    Guided Boat Tour on the Chao Phraya River

    Visit Wat Arun

  • Day 11: Bangkok

    Take an excursion to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Bangkok • Cha-Am

    Travel to Cha-Am

    Enjoy free time at Cha-Am Beach

  • Day 13: Cha-Am

    Take a day trip to Kui Buri National Park

    Observe elephants in their natural habitat in Kui Buri National Park

  • Day 14: Cha-Am • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Cha-Am Beach

    Travel to Bangkok

    Explore Bangkok on your own

  • Day 15: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Thailand

  • Day 2: Bangkok

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

    Learn about Thai culture and history at the Museum of Siam

    Fly to Chiang Mai

  • 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

    Participate in a chat with local monks

    Enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner

  • Day 5: Chiang Mai • Chiang Rai

    Travel via Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to the Chiang Rai Region

    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Visit Elephant PooPooPaper Park

    Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation 

  • Day 6: Chiang Rai region

    As communities evolve, so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local nonprofits 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: Chiang Rai region

    Continue your service work from the day before

  • Day 8: Chiang Rai

    Travel to Chiang Rai

    Learn about your upcoming service project at Elephant Valley

  • 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

    Guided Boat Tour on the Chao Phraya River

    Visit Wat Arun

  • Day 11: Bangkok

    Take an excursion to Ayutthaya

    Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya's old town 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 12: Bangkok • Cha-Am

    Travel to Cha-Am

    Enjoy free time at Cha-Am Beach

  • Day 13: Cha-Am

    Take a day trip to Kui Buri National Park

    Observe elephants in their natural habitat in Kui Buri National Park

  • Day 14: Cha-Am • Bangkok

    Enjoy free time at Cha-Am Beach

    Travel to Bangkok

    Explore Bangkok on your own

  • Day 15: Depart for home

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Interested in leading this tour?

Your experience includes

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world — at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final project for academic credit.

  • 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.

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