Jungle Trek Experience in Thailand
Go off the beaten path in Thailand by spending an adventure-filled week trekking through the jungle. No need to worry about heavy backpacks! Your bag will be transported to each location, so that you can explore with just a day pack for the essentials.
Surviving with just the basics, climbing rocks and crawling through caves will be just some of the many challenges you will encounter. In return, you will be able to admire some of the most unique scenery, meet hill tribes, spot the most amazing wild animals and sleep underneath the stars.
This jungle journey has been designed to encompass all the necessary ingredients of a trekking program, such as a well thought-out and varied route, cool nights under the stars and special encounters with intriguing wildlife!
During the trek, we will be roughing it in beautiful surroundings and surviving with the basics, whilst having great fun along the way. Keep in mind that this is a week only suitable for nature lovers and those who don’t mind the lack of creature comforts.
Having said that, your week will end with a real bed, air-conditioning and a hot shower in a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool. This will surely be a welcome relief, giving your sore legs a rest after a week full of hard trekking adventure!
Aims & Objectives
- Show you some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Thailand
- Improve your teamwork and survival skills
- Give you a jungle experience you’ll never forget!
An adventurous spirit and an interest in nature are a must for this exhilarating project! While showing you the best of Thailand’s natural environment, the project will take you crawling through caves, meeting hill tribes and lighting bonfires. With the beauty of sleeping under the stars, you’ll be roughing it as you camp with the bare essentials. Although there are no luxuries on your adventure through the jungle, the experiences you will have as you trek will be absolutely priceless! Encountering spectacular scenery and wildlife as you follow a carefully planned route, your senses will be reeling! Taking you back to basics, ingredients for your food will be provided but it will be your job, along with fellow participants, to create your meals. At the end of the week, your tremendous trekking effort will be rewarded with an overnight stay in an air-conditioned room complete with a hot shower and real bed, giving you a well-earned, and welcome, rest!
After breakfast, you’ll be heading from Singburi to Phu Toei National Park. Along the way there’ll be a stop at Tesco Lotus to stock up on supplies and another for lunch at a local restaurant. When you arrive at the national park, you’ll have dinner around the bonfire after setting up the tents, then settle down for the night.
Trekking begins after breakfast as you explore the beautiful Ta Pern Kee Yai and Ta Pern Kee Noy waterfalls. After enjoying lunch in the heart of the forest, your trek continues to Ta Pern Kee National Park. Here, you’ll set up your tents for the night and once again eat dinner around the bonfire before getting some rest.
Thewada Peak awaits you at the end of a trek through the jungle this morning. Lunch will be eaten at the camp and then the adventure moves on to witness the wonders of nature at Ta Pern Pet Cave, Ba Dan Cave and Ta Pern Ngern Cave. After crawling through the caves, the trek continues to Ta Pern Kee Karen Village where you’ll be able to enjoy a special welcome party. You’ll stay here overnight in your tents.
Leaving Ta Pern Kee National Park after breakfast, you’ll trek to Photei National Park where you’ll be driven to Forest Phak Lake to set up your tents. There’ll be a chance to unwind and relax at the beautiful lake where you will be able to swim if you wish. After setting up your tents, you’ll enjoy dinner before turning in for a night under the starlit sky.
Luckily, you’ll be refreshed from your peaceful afternoon at the lake and ready for a day of adventurous activity! After breakfast, you’ll go to Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park before heading out to Tan Lod Noi Cave. A spectacular setting, the cave is subtly lit to accentuate the weird and beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. As you admire them, you’ll be grateful for the cooling effect of the small stream that runs through the cave. Following the exploration of this cave, you’ll be trekking to another, Tan Lod Yai, a breath-taking sinkhole with a natural stone arch crowning a stream. Previously used as an ancient graveyard, it has been home to an archaeological treasure chest of weapons, skeletons and charms! Two stunning waterfalls, Tran Thong and Trib Thong will be your next port of call before your trek ends with a drive to your hotel at Suphanburi. After having dinner at a night market in the local town, you’ll be able to enjoy the Wi-Fi, hot shower, air conditioning, swimming pool and real bed at your overnight accommodation.
An easier day today giving you plenty of time to relax. Breakfast will be served at the hotel, and you’ll head to Sam Chuk Market where you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch. Depending on whether you are going home or moving onto another project, you will either be transferred to Singburi or taken to the bus station
Be prepared to take initiative and join in the cooking duties while on this camping trip!
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Experience and live in the jungle for a week. You will walk in national parks through caves and the jungle to see some amazing scenery. Your location for the night will be under the stars or in a tent, next to beautiful waterfalls, lakes and Thai wildlife. At the end of the week you will spend one night in a hotel with free Wi-Fi, hot showers, AC and a swimming pool.
Accommodation & Food
You will spend every night in the jungle where we will be sleeping in our tents, except for the last night where we will stay in a nice hotel. We’ll be sleeping in different locations through the trek, one of which is next to a lake where you can take a refreshing swim after a hot day in the sun. There may not always be electricity at the campgrounds.
On our first day we will stop at the department store to purchase food supplies that we will need for the week. All meals are included but we will cook together at the different camp sites every day. We may also eat at a few restaurants and markets through the week, where typical thai food will be served.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 67 million
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)
From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.
Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.
Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas. By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own. We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.
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Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Sleeping bag (Or one can be rented)|
|Long sleeve tops|
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance