Thailand is backpacker heaven and one of the world's top gap year destinations and it's not hard to see why! Rich in culture, lush landscapes and paradise islands, Thailand offers a supreme mix of delights for any gap year adventurer. Bring on the buzz of Bangkok, Full Moon fun on Koh Phangan, daring dives from Koh Tao island and loads more Asian adventures! There are few better places to volunteer or gain a new skill; learn to dive, help out with marine conservation, get a paid teaching job or go martial arts mad with lessons in Muay Thai boxing. Make new friends at the Full Moon Party and sample the legendary 'Thai Bucket'. With a pinch of city spice and a dash of island flavour, tuk-tuk into Thailand for the perfect gap year trip!Thailand Key Facts
22 or 29 days
Beaches, Culture, Elephants, Partying, Trekking and more!
Spend 3 or 4 weeks in gorgeous Thailand on this unforgettable group adventure!
Be immersed in the rich culture of Bangkok, enjoy a breathtaking elephant experience, volunteer on Koh Samui, explore the serene northern foothills, and party on beautiful white-sand beaches on Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi!
21 days or longer
An unforgettable intro to Thailand and Bali
Combine our two most popular intro tours and enjoy an incredible introduction to Southeast Asia. Explore party hotspots and beach paradises in Thailand, before jetting across to Bali for surfing, dolphins, and massages!
Discover Thailand and Bali on this brilliant combo adventure!
Our favourite Southeast Asian adventure tours smashed together to make one epic trip! Our 4-week Thai Adventure includes elephant experiences, hill treks, volunteering and Thai Island time. Then hop across for 12 days in beautiful Bali including beaches, relaxation and partying!
Up to 12 months
Combine adventures in Thailand and paid work in Australia on this top trip!
Combine our top two gap travel programmes in one unforgettable trip! Go on a 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure, followed by our Absolute Oz paid work package in Australia, which includes one week of fun in Sydney, and the chance to typically earn £10 to £15 an hour!
6 or 12 months
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!
Have an awesome elephant experience in stunning rural Thailand
Get up close to these amazing creatures at an elephant project and live in a rural Thai village community. Help bathe the elephants, plant crops and harvest bamboo, and get involved with local community projects. A magical experience!
Enjoy two of our unique Asian adventure tours in one epic trip!
Explore Thailand and Cambodia in one amazing Asian trip. Experience 29 days in Thailand and 10 days in Cambodia, including volunteering, hill treks, elephant experiences, Angkor Wat, beach & party time!