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Group Size: Max 22
Trip code: THAU
Duration: Up to 12 months
This awesome combo trip pairs our top two gap travel programmes in one perfect package. It’s the ideal mix of adventures, touring, paid work, fun and partying! Begin this brilliant combo experience on our fun-packed Thai Adventure. Enjoy the buzz of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, go hill trekking and have an elephant experience, 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.
Combine our two top selling trips in one incredible travel package! Kick off with our 18 or 29 day Thai Adventure, followed by our amazing Absolute Oz Jobs programme in Australia.
Thai Adventure: 18 or 25 days
Enjoy 18 or 25 days of group exploration with an expert tour guide, immersed in the fascinating culture and beauty of Thailand. Uncover hidden city treasures in Bangkok, visit temples, explore National Parks, go adventure trekking, meet elephants, and laze on sun-drenched sands on idyllic islands. This experience is designed to show you all the sides of Thailand’s personality and is the ideal way to meet new people in amazing Asia.
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. Plus, all your accommodation and travel are included! Brilliant!
Week 1: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Elephant Home!
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 bus or train journey to Chiang Mai. Enjoy a Thai cookery class and 2 full days at an amazing Elephant Home, helping feed, bathe and care for these majestic creatures.
Week 2: Hill Trekking, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi
Next, head off into the Thai hills for an incredible two-day trek! Enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure and then fly down south and laze in the sunshine on the famous Railay Beach. Transfer over to the white-sands of Koh Phi Phi and enjoy awesome nightlife, a viewpoint hike, and a stunning island boat trip.
Week 3 Koh Samui and Koh Phangan
Journey east to Koh Samui and enjoy beach bliss and an excursion to beautiful Angthong National Marine Park. The 18-day tour ends on Koh Samui on day 18.
25-day travellers will transfer over to Koh Phangan. This laid-back paradise island is famous for hosting the world famous parties. You’ll then enjoy a much-needed detox with a unique temple steam experience.
Week 4 (days 21-25): Koh Tao
Round off the adventure with a few amazing days on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Tao. Staying a stone’s throw from a beautiful beach, you’ll 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 optional activities, such as snorkelling, quad biking, abseiling, cycling, rock climbing, kayaking and other water sports. You’ll also enjoy a spectacular included snorkeling boat trip around the island on day 22, before your tour comes to an end on day 25.
Please note, that from January 2020, we will only be offering the most popular 25 day option Thai Adventure.
Please note: Optional activities will be at your own cost and activities and itineraries are subject to change.
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.
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:
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.
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