Trip Details

Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing as it’s known in the west, is Thailand’s national sport, and one of the most popular forms of martial arts in south-east Asia. The Thai Boxing Thailand project gives travellers an opportunity to learn the basics of this sport, whilst taking in the culture of the country that created it. Known by many as ‘The Art of the Eight Limbs’, Muay Thai teaches its students to combat their opponents with eight different points of contact: the feet, knees, elbows and hands.

Muay Thai is widely considered to be the most physical sport in the martial arts category, and it is also deemed to be one of the hardest to master. During this project you will train in all of the elements essential to Muay Thai; your instructor will teach you all of the traditional training techniques and, over the course of your time on this project, you will develop your skills as a Thai boxer.

Whether you are completely new to the sport or have been learning this or another martial art for years, the experienced instructors we work with will be able to develop an in-depth training program that suits you. While the training you take part in will cover a range of disciplines and areas, Thai boxing focuses primarily on: agility, speed and balance. In order to develop each discipline of Muay Thai – punches, kicks, elbows, etc. – you will learn exercises and practice drills that promote these important elements.

This intensive and engaging program is led by a provincial champion – he won’t go easy on you so be prepared to work for it!

Duration: The program runs from Monday to Friday with free weekends to spend as you please. It runs for a minimum of two weeks, including an introduction week.

Trip Itinerary

First Week
Your first week on the Thai Boxing project will be an introduction to the martial art. Not only will you start on your Muay Thai journey, but you also learn about the country and culture that created it. Immerse yourself in the local area alongside your fellow participants and prepare to start training in this energising martial art.

Monday – Friday
Each morning you will start with a 30-minute warmup run to improve physical fitness. This will be followed by 3 hours of individual training from our experienced Muay Thai boxing trainers. Over the course of this project, you will also be introduced to some of the local language to aid in your understanding of the sport.

Thai boxers usually start early in the day so that they can benefit from the morning coolness. After the training sessions, you will head to the Eco-House where you can relax with other participants or visit the local area.

The training you take part in can be intense, so you will also take part in a warm down period every day when you finish to ensure that you stay fit and free from injury.

During the afternoons you will return to the Muay Thai boxing school for further training sessions. During the free times between sessions, you also have the option to visit the local swimming pool, which is just 2km from the Eco-House.

After your usual activities on the Tuesday, you will spend the evening visiting the local market in Thakham.

Wednesday is a half day where, after lunch, you will be rewarded for your efforts with a visit to Singburi town for some free time and then a special dinner afterwards.

On Thursday evening you will visit a local shopping mall where you can take in some of Thailand’s local culture, and stock up on bargains too!

With the Thai Boxing program, weekends are always free. Relax at the Eco-House, or take a taxi into town – expand your sightseeing and visit the local areas and landmarks.

You will be ideally based in a position from which you can visit other parts of the country and area easily. Make the most of your trip and make sure you get as much of the culture as you can. Our friendly staff are also always on hand to make suggestions and to offer the best advice on local attractions for you to try out.

Specific Health information
This program requires you to be healthy and active, Therefore, it is the responsibility of all participants to ensure they can participate in a program of this nature.

What you have to prepare

  • Jogging shoes
  • Appropriate sports clothes for boxing
  • Oils and ointments
  • Bandages for hands

Minimum 18 years
Please make sure that your travel and health insurance covers your participation in this program

*** Note: Thailand is a tropical country that sometimes experiences violent storms, heavy rains and floods. During these times, the above schedule may be subject to change. ***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
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.

With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.  Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.

You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa