Trip Details

A beach holiday with a difference!

This program consists of working with students at various schools teaching English. We have strong relationships with several kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and the age of the students may be anywhere between 3 and 18.

The schools concept a non-formal approach to teaching. This means that we will not have to conform to the local Thai teaching methods or style and you will be free to choose your own way of teaching and may bring new ideas into class.

Our volunteer teaching program serves a dual purpose: of course, it is meant to help children in rural Thailand  have a chance to learn English.

It will also give you an insight into the Thai education system, as well as a  good chance to develop friendships with students and teachers.

You will leave the centre between 0830 and 0930 depending on the school. Expect to teach for 2-3 hours. Lunch will be served at the centre and you will leave the school each day at around 1100 in the morning.

The school shows respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony and you might be asked to take part in this unique morning ritual.

Please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October) as well as public holidays. During such times you can join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community.

Options for a day at the beach are almost limitless, and each day you will be taken to a new one with glittering white sands and crystal-clear, sparkling waters. The only natural thing to do in this setting is to relax and unwind!

 

Trip Itinerary

Monday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
Time Volunteering on your Teaching project
Lunch at Hua Hin Centre
Hua Hin Beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Centre

Tuesday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
Time Volunteering on your Teaching project
Lunch at Hua Hin Centre
Sai Noi beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Centre

Wednesday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
Time Volunteering on your Teaching project
Lunch at Hua Hin Centre
Suan Son Beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Centre

Thursday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
Time Volunteering on your Teaching project
Lunch at Hua Hin Centre
Pranburi Beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Centre

Friday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
Volunteer Teaching/Children’s Home
Lunch at Hua Hin Centre
Khao Ta Kieb Beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Centre

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations and is located only 280 kilometers Southwest of Bangkok. Hua Hin is where the city meets the sea. Scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches and palm tree-decorated landscapes make up this bustling town!

Accommodation & Food

Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms. There is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool for you to chill.

Available Room Types

Standard shared rooms 4 people share on single gender basis
Private rooms 1-4 people
Comfort rooms 1-2 people

Food Arrangements
All the meals served at the accommodation are vegetarian friendly and will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes and fruits.

Facilities
Most of your day will be spent in Hua Hin city centre, where all amenities can be found.

Activities & Events
Monday Evening
You will go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.

Wednesday Evening
You will go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.

Friday Evening
You will go to the Cicada Market, a colorful night market offering freshly cooked food from different shopkeepers. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs which are very attractive and listen to live music featuring local artists.

Sights & Surroundings
Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.

You might also consider visiting Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the beach.

Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin in the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!

Transportation
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Akha Village Chiang Rai
  • Kaeng Krachan
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Mae Sot
  • Singburi
  • Suphan Buri
  • Train Track Northern Thailand
  • Trunk to the South
  • Umphang
  • Udon Thani
  • Wang Nam Khiao

Trip Country Info

Thailand

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