Thai Adventure + Absolute Oz Jobs

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Duration: Up to 12 months

Trip code: THAU

This awesome combo trip pairs our top two gap travel programmes in one perfect package. It’s the ideal mix of adventures, touring, volunteering, paid work, fun and partying! Begin this brilliant combo experience on our fun-packed 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure. Enjoy the buzz of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, go hill trekking and have an elephant experience. Volunteer on Koh Samui, relax on Koh Tao and even party on the island of Koh Phangan! Hop across to Sydney, Australia to take part in our Absolute Oz jobs programme. Starting with one week of fun and adventure in Sydney & Beach Camp, you’ll then get set for job hunting in Oz. Find a paid job and earn money Down Under on this epic work and travel experience! 

Please note: This trip can be done the other way round if you wish: Australia first and Thailand afterwards.

Please note: If you are travelling from 15th March 2018 onwards, you will follow a new updated Thai Adventure itinerary. Please see the further trip information for more details.

Trip highlights

  • Get the best of both worlds and make new friends on this excellent combo trip in Thailand and Australia. Mix adventure travel with touring, volunteering, fun, party time, culture, beach breaks and paid work!
  • Experience buzzing Bangkok, chill in Chiang Mai, enjoy 2 days’ adventure trekking in Northern Thailand and have an elephant experience in Thailand
  • Visit the idyllic Thai Islands: Chill out on Koh Samui, relax or learn to dive on Koh Tao and party on Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi!
  • Have a week of Australian fun in the sun in stunning Sydney and at Beach Camp, including city tours, sandboarding and beach time!
  • Once your fun intro week is over, find a paid job in Australia with expert assistance from the Sydney jobs team and 12 months of job support and advice – awesome!
Further trip information

Combine our two top selling trips in one incredible travel package! Kick off with our 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure, followed by our amazing Absolute Oz Jobs programme in Australia.

Option 1: 3-week Thai Adventure + Absolute Oz

Option 2: 4-week Thai Adventure + Absolute Oz

Thai Adventure: 3 or 4 weeks

Discover the unique appeal of Asia's top travel destination for yourself on our amazing 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure. The ideal group tour for those seeking an exciting introduction to Thailand, the Thai Adventure has it all - from the bright city lights of Bangkok and Chiang Mai to elephant experiences, hill treks, volunteering and beach relaxation on the Thai Islands. 4-week travellers will also enjoy a week of party time on Koh Phangan – wow!

Our travellers on this programme get access to a buddy list, so you can connect with other travellers going on the same trip and start to make friends before you go - brilliant!

Week 1: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Elephant Home and Hill Trekking!

Kicking off in the buzzing city of Bangkok you'll explore temples and palaces and take a boat ride in this lively Thai capital city, before enjoying a VIP bus journey to Chiang Mai. Enjoy a Thai cookery class and a full day at an amazing Elephant Home. Next, head off into the Thai hills for an incredible two-day trek!

Week 2: Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Volunteering with a Thai Community on Koh Samui

Spend some time enjoying all the wonderful sights and sounds of charming Chiang Mai, where you can climb the Doi Suthep Mountain and see its majestic temples, shop for bargains at the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and enjoy optional activities such as ziplining, white water rafting, night safaris and mountain biking. Travel back to Bangkok for more fun and nightlife in the city. Then it's time to lend a helping hand as you head to the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samui for a morning of volunteering and some down time in this wonderful beach paradise. 

Week 3: Chill out on Koh Tao Island

Relax and soak up the sun with a few amazing days on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Tao. Staying a stone’s throw from a beautiful beach, you also have all the best bars and restaurants on your doorstep during your stay on the island. The beaches and coastline hide a vast array of activities, such as snorkelling, quad biking, abseiling, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking and other water sports. Try Muay Thai boxing, relax with some yoga or enjoy a Thai massage. You can also take the added option of a 4-day PADI certified scuba diving course in the paradise waters off Koh Tao. Please note that all optional activities will be at an extra cost.

Week 4: Party on Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi (Option 2 only)

This final, fabulous week is a chance to laze your days away on stunning beaches or hang out at the local bars. Your guide can advise you about some awesome optional activities on the island: Try a spot of scuba diving or snorkelling, sail around the islands, or just soak up some rays with a well deserved cocktail. This laid-back paradise island is famous for hosting the world famous Full Moon and Black Moon parties. We try our best to plan most of our start dates to coincide with a legendary Full, Black or Half Moon party but please note that this is not always possible. Have fun on Koh Phangan and then transfer to the equally beautiful and buzzing Koh Phi Phi to round off the adventure!

Please note: Flight from Thailand to Australia not included. 

Please note: Depending on your start date, there could be some independent travel time between your Thai Adventure ending and your Absolute Oz jobs programme beginning. If this is the case, accommodation will be at your own cost. We can advise you of suitable accommodation options in either location, please speak to a travel advisor for further details. 

New Thai Adventure Itinerary

If you are travelling from 15th March 2018 onwards, you will follow an exciting new Thai Adventure itinerary. You will have a choice of 18 or 29-day options.

The 18-day itinerary includes a Bangkok bicycle tour, a Chiang Mai cookery class, an elephant experience, a 2-day hill trek, Krabi beach time, a Koh Phi Phi island boat trip and party time on Koh Phangan. The trip ends on Koh Phangan on day 18.

The 29-day itinerary includes all of the above, as well as a Koh Phangan island tour and secret beach visit, 4 days of volunteer experiences and adventure excursions on Koh Samui and 5 days of beach bliss on Koh Tao. The trip ends on Koh Tao on day 29.

You’ll also enjoy two included internal flights which will cut down the time you spend on the road and increase the time you spend exploring and relaxing!

For more information, please see the updated Thai Adventure information here.

 

Absolute Oz: 8 days of fun in Sydney + Independent work/travel time in Australia (approx. 6-7 months)

After your unforgettable weeks in Thailand it’s now time to explore Down Under in amazing Australia! Our Absolute Oz jobs programme is an essential package for those looking to earn money while they travel. This programme really has it all! It helps you set up all the essential stuff you need to get going on a job search in Australia. Plus you’ll enjoy an introductory week of fun in the sun!

Week 1: Sydney & Beach Camp

Before you begin your Aussie job search you’ll enjoy a week of amazing activities in Sydney and at Beach Camp:

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney.

Day 2: City walking tour and group dinner.

Day 3: Job orientation session. Boat party in Sydney Harbour and walk to Darling Harbour.

Day 4-6: 2-night Beach Camp adventure. Relax in this beachside escape surrounded by a total of six acres of rainforest. Includes 4x4 sand dune tour, sandboarding, bushwalks, boat cruise and more!

Day 7: Night out with entry to four city bars and clubs (plus 4 inclusive drinks!). You'll be provided with a party bus!

Day 8: Go on a Coogee to Bondi beach tour. Intro week ends this afternoon in Sydney.

Let the Job Hunt Begin!

Now it’s time to kick-start your Aussie job search. Our job support team will give you all the help and advice you’ll need in order to secure yourself a paid Aussie job. You also have a full 12 months of job support. The programme includes:

  • 12 months access to the online jobs network and vacancies nationwide
  • A CV review service
  • An orientation
  • Advice about setting up your own Australian bank account before you go
  • An Aussie mobile phone SIM card
  • A Tax File Number
  • Medicare
  • Access to free Wi-Fi
  • A 12-month mail holding service
  • Help and advice about long-term accommodation
  • A hostel & travellers discount card
  • An inclusive bar skills course
  • A free, inclusive online RSA (Responsible Service Alcohol) course (valid in all territories except New South Wales or Victoria)

Using the job database you’ll have access to over 1900 job adverts at any one time, so the sky’s the limit when it comes to finding paid jobs in Oz! Wage rates will vary, but you can expect to earn around £10-£15 per hour.

You can choose how long you stay to do paid work in Australia (bear in mind that a Working Holiday Visa is valid for a maximum of 12 months). We suggest taking around 6-7 months to work and travel independently throughout Australia. 

Please note: This trip can be done the other way round if you wish: Australia first and Thailand afterwards. Please speak to a travel advisor for details or to book this trip in reverse. 

Australian Working Holiday Visa

We can also process your Australian Working Holiday visa on your behalf for an additional cost. Please speak to a travel advisor about this for more information, or see here for further details.

Dates & booking
Please note: We can also process your Australian Working Holiday visa on your behalf for an additional cost. Please speak to a travel advisor about this for more information.

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