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
21 days or longer from £1,3891389
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!
Up to 12 months or longer from £2,3992399
See the world on a shoestring!
Explore the world & even earn money as you go on this awesome 360 trip for the budget backpacker! Explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand on this round-the-world adventure!
Up to 12 months from £1,7891789
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 an exciting 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!
2 - 8 weeks from £749749
Make a difference as a volunteer in rural Thailand!
Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!
2-4 weeks from £909909
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!
41 days or longer from £2,2492249
Volunteer with communities and wildlife, and explore the Land of Smiles!
Enjoy a month of unforgettable volunteer experiences and an action packed 12-day group tour. Teach children, care for elephants and explore the Thai islands on this fantastic combo adventure!
27 days or longer from £1,5391539
2 weeks volunteering; 2 weeks partying!
Spend 4 weeks in Thailand volunteering, exploring and partying! Choose between teaching, childcare or elephant volunteering, and then travel around the country on our awesome 12-day Thai Intro tour!
Up to 12 months or longer from £2,729 £2,7792729
Work your way around the world
Fund your travels by working abroad: See the globe on a shoestring, and pay your way with amazing jobs Down Under. The ultimate gold-digging gap year!
9-14 weeks from £3,5393539
The best of the Asia!
See the best of Asia with this incredible package trip! Explore Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bali, and discover gorgeous landscapes and cultural delights. Add in China and the Philippines to really make the most of your Asian adventure!
75 days or longer from £4,8494849
A spectacular Asian combo!
Discover the very best of Asia on this awesome combo experience. Bringing together 3 of our most popular Asian tours, this fantastic package will see you journeying through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Japan!