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(Volunteer Program) What's the recommended arrival time?

Please arrive before 2:30 PM, so you have enough time to make the last transfer at 4 pm.

(Volunteer Program) Is airport transfer part of the package?

Arrival transfer is included, but departure transfer from the hotel to the airport is not. This can be added as an optional extra within your account.

What travel insurance do you recommend?

We highly recommend that you travel with insurance for complete peace of mind. Please click here.

Will I have access to the internet? (Backpacking Thailand)

Yes, all of the accommodation on our tour offers wi-fi as well as most cafes and restaurants. You also have the option to purchase a sim card for about £7 ($10USD) upon arrival.

(Backpacking Thailand) Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

We have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to join the tour. Group members aged 16-17 years old are welcome to join the tour but only with a family member that will act as their guardian whilst on tour. Aside from that, no age requirements at all! While our target age is 18-35, we have had many 35+ year old group members join us on tour. It is more about mindset than anything else so if you are looking for a backpacking experience, with backpacker style accommodation and expectations for transportation and evening activities (always optional), then we invite you to join us for an adventure.

(Backpacking Thailand) Can I contact other people who have booked onto the same tour as me?

Of course! We encourage everyone to talk over our social networks. You can find a list of them at the bottom of this page. If you’ve joined a tour, we will send you an invite to a dedicated Facebook group made for your tour a few weeks before it starts. Your tour guide and a tour manager will also be in the group to answer any questions you may have

(Backpacking Thailand) Do many people travel to Thailand alone?

Yes, many travellers—both male and female—travel alone throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia. Upon arrival, we will pick you up from the airport, you will meet your travel mates and the adventure begins.

(Volunteer Program) What should I wear? Is there a dress code?

It depends on which project you have chosen. Some projects require formal dressing. Therefore, packing a few formal clothes won’t harm

(Volunteer Program) Do I need to be fit/in shape for my project?

We should always be healthy and maintain our fitness. However, it depends on the project you choose and you should always be ready to work.

(Volunteer Program) How old do I have to be?

We accept participants aged from 16 and above. Participants under the age of 18 must travel with a parent or legal guardian. There is no upper age limit however, we recommend participants to check with the program options that are available.

(Volunteer Program) How can I prepare mentally?

Our Culture week program covers most of the topics including culture shock and how to adapt to Culture and Traditions. One should come with an open mind. We suggest you to go through the program guide.

Do I need travel insurance for the tour?

We strongly advise obtaining travel insurance during your time abroad. It is an affordable way to ensure peace of mind during your trip. Travel insurance covers potential medical emergencies and the loss of personal belongings. After receiving your booking confirmation, we will provide you with a recommendation on where to purchase travel insurance.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Yes, please arrange an appointment with your local physician and explain your travel plans. Most hospitals have travel clinics with helpful information and vaccinations on site. We suggest doing this well before your trip is to begin to ensure there are no unexpected waiting periods during this process! Please visit here for more information: CDC

Should I bring cash to exchange or are there ATMs?

Both! There are ATM machines throughout the tour in nearly every location we visit. There is usually a currency exchange fee and most banks will charge a processing fee. For this reason, we suggest withdrawing however much you feel you will need on tour (explained above) when using the machines. The more you use the ATMs the more fees you will pay. For currency exchange, there are kiosks throughout the airport when you land and also opportunities in Bangkok once you arrive at the hotel. These kiosks accept all major currencies from Western countries. You can also exchange at home before you arrive but the exchange fee is usually higher. The cheaper option is to use an ATM card but currency exchange is also readily available. Just make sure to let your bank know you plan to travel abroad so they do not lock your account when they see a sudden overseas withdrawal.

How much spending money should I bring?

Not much is needed! We suggest at least £10 GBP / $15 USD (or equivalent) for spending money each day. The non-included meals are very cheap in Thailand and all of your excursions, transport, and accommodation is included in the cost of the tour. If you plan to bring home a lot of gifts for friends or family (or yourself) or like a big night out then we suggest budgeting a bit more than the amounts listed above. You can get away with spending even less than this if you are on a tight budget but this average seems to work best for most group members.

Can I wash my clothes during the tour?

Yes, please! Most accommodation - especially day 5 and day 13 - offers the chance to do your washing at very reasonable prices. Just hand it in to the staff and you can usually pick it up the following morning. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even go for the bucket wash - the price is right.

This tour includes food, transport and trips yet the price is still cheap! Why?

We have spent more than 10 years travelling Thailand in order to find you the best possible experience at the absolute lowest price! We also sell our tour directly to you through our website, not through a travel agency, which cuts out a major expense incurred by other tour companies.

Is there a dress code for entering the temples and other religious sites?

Yes, the dress code is seen as a show of respect to the culture, temple and monks that often live in the temples. Men should wear long pants and no cut-off sleeves. Women should wear trousers, a long skirt, or dress that extends fully below the knees and covers their shoulders - the knees should be fully covered. Tank tops and low cut shirts should also be avoided by both genders.