Trip Details

Our program includes a mix of engaging leisure activities and providing aid to projects in order to give back to the Thai community. Based in the seaside town of Hua Hin, you will also get free time in the afternoons to fully enjoy the gorgeous beach surroundings.

Cultural Excursions
The Hua Hin Beach Combi is filled with cultural activities that will show you authentic Thailand. Buddhism will play a big part with several visits to Buddhist temples (‘Wat’ in Thai) to learn about Thai Buddhism and to assist the monks with their daily chores. Moreover, there are also visits scheduled to several local markets where you can witness the local Thai lifestyle and taste scrumptious food, delicacies and other products.

Beach Conservation (Environmental)
Everybody enjoys the beautiful and tropical beaches that Thailand has to offer. Local people will educate you about the flora and fauna surrounding the beaches in Hua Hin, and what the people undertake to protect and conserve them. You will be expected to play your part in helping with the conservation of Hua Hin’s natural surroundings.

Beach
Every day, we will take you to a different beach where you will be able to sit back, relax and unwind amidst white sand and crystal-clear blue waters.

Aims & Objectives

  • Take part in projects and experiences in Hua Hin while combining help with leisure
  • Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture

Trip Itinerary

Sunday
If this is your first week, you will be transferred directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin upon arrival. Depending on your previous week’s program, you will be transferred to Hua Hin after brunch
Dinner at Hua Hin centre

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to Wat Huay Mongkol Temple
  • Visit Plearnwan Market
  • Transfer to Hua Hin city (beach) where you can have lunch
  • Free afternoon at Hua Hin Beach
  • Dinner

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Temple Cleaning – Nicothaaraun Temple
  • Excursion to the Artist Village
  • Explore Khao Tao Temple
  • Lunch
  • Free time at Sai Noi Beach
  • Transfer back to the center
  • Dinner

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint
  • Explore Khao Takiab Temple
  • Lunch
  • Free time at Sea Pine Beach
  • Dinner at the resort

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to Pranburi Forest Park, famous for its mangrove plantations, where we will clean the
  • beach
  • Lunch
  • Free time at Pranburi Beach
  • Transfer back to our centre
  • Dinner

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Teaching at a local school
  • Lunch
  • Free time at beach of your choice
  • Dinner

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • If this is your last week, you will be transferred to Hua Hin bus station after breakfast. If you have further programs north of Hua Hin you will be transferred to that program via Singburi. If programs are in Hua Hin or the South you will stay at the accommodation until that starting time.

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