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Group Size: Max 26
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, volunteering, paid work, fun and partying! Begin this brilliant combo experience on our fun-packed 18 day or 29 day 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.
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.
Option 1: 18 day Thai Adventure + Absolute Oz
Option 2: 29 day Thai Adventure + Absolute Oz
Thai Adventure: 18 or 29 days
Discover the unique appeal of Asia's top travel destination for yourself on our amazing 18 or 29 day 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.
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: Bangkok and Krabi and Phi Phi Island
Return to the capital for a guided tour of must-see temples then fly down south and laze your days away on stunning beaches or hang out at the local bars in Krabi and Phi Phi. Your guide can advise you about some awesome optional activities in the area before going on a boat trip in the famous Railay Beach.
Week 3 Koh Phangan
Try a spot of scuba diving or snorkelling, sail around Koh Phangan 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.
Week 4: Samui Volunteering and Koh Tao
Hop on a ferry and spend time lending a helping hand as you head to the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samui for a spot of volunteering and some down time in this wonderful beach paradise.
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. Please note that all optional activities will be at an extra cost.
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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