SE Asia Package

Southeast Asia Package

28 Days, save $500

travel to thailand before your laos Excursion & experience two countries on one unforgettable journey!

Experience Thailand, the gateway to SE Asia, before crossing over the border into Laos, the best-kept secret in SE Asia.  In Thailand, you will travel from the ancient temples and buzzing markets of Chiang Mai to the rolling green hills of Muang Khong to trek with Asian elephants, bamboo raft through the jungle, bungee jump 160-feet, and empower rural communities every step of the way!  Join GIVE’s SE Asia Package to expand your positive impact and experience everything this beautiful and fascinating region of the world has to offer.

 

“GIVE has 100% changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. This summer I went on the Thailand and Laos package with original plans of only staying in Thailand.  After a week, I was influenced so much by everything I had been learning and experiencing that I could not help myself but to add on the Laos package.  BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE HANDS DOWN.  I never would have imagined that a trip of just one month would teach me more than my whole life has taught me up until this day…. I highly recommend to everyone who reads this, please go on this adventure of a lifetime. You will thank yourself for it, your family will thank you for it, and this world will one day truly feel your passions that this trip will ignite.”

Rob

SE Asia Package 2017

Why Combine GIVE’s Thailand & Laos Excursions?

Aside from saving $500 and experiencing two unique countries in one incredible journey…

you have to see the elephants

No trip to Southeast Asia is complete without seeing the region’s most symbolic and iconic species, the Asian Elephant.  Spend 2 full days interacting with these incredible creatures in their natural habitat, while supporting critical elephant conservation initatives.

Thailand is the gateway to southeast asia

These trips were designed to be experienced together.  Thailand provides the perfect introduction to the culture, history, landscape and environment of this fascinating region of the world, while Laos (aka Thailand 2.0) elevates your experience to new heights.

don’t miss the first half of the adventure

Nearly all of your fellow volunteers will arrive in Laos after spending two life-changing weeks together in Thailand.  Don’t miss out on their inside jokes and epic stories from the Land of Smiles, spend the full 4 weeks with your GIVE family in Thailand and Laos.

Thailand Itinerary

here’s A GLIMPSE of ALL THat awaits you in thailand

Track elephants in the jungle | Take the ultimate leap of faith on a 160-foot bungee jumpEmbark on a multi-day bamboo rafting journey Teach English to local children | Plant the seeds of change on our permaculture project | Immerse yourself in unique hill-tribe cultures

Trip Overview | Volunteer Projects | Adventure

Day 1

Trip Commencement: Group arrives in Chiang Mai. After a warm welcome and orientation from your GIVE guides, the evening is free to explore the city, try out some amazing Thai cuisine and get to know your fellow volunteers!

Day 2

Catch a tuk-tuk taxi to the ancient temple ruins of Wat Chedi Luang to learn about the history of Chiang Mai, Thai culture and the basic principles of Buddhism.  From there we’ll head north into the jungles of Chiang Dao National Park towards our home for the next week – the hill-tribe villages of Muang Khong!

Days 3-8

Volunteering in Muang Khong: After breakfast, we’ll begin work on our English education, sustainable agriculture and reforestation projects. Volunteer until lunchtime and then break for a couple hours before returning to the project site for the rest of the afternoon.  In the late afternoon, we’ll head out on a variety of adventure and cultural immersion activities before dinner: Thai cooking and language lessons, hiking to panoramic viewpoints, learning to make local handicrafts, trekking through limestone caves, helping farmers prepare their rice paddies, playing sports with locals and exploring nearby villages!

Day 10

Strap in for a 4x4 adventure through the jungle on our way to the Karen hill-tribe village of Ba Kao Lam, home to our Elephant Reintroduction Program. That afternoon we’ll learn how to build bamboo rafts with our local guides!

Days 11-12

Spend 2 days directly interacting with the most revered creatures in SE Asia – Asian elephants.  Support this incredible species in Thailand by working alongside their mahouts (elephant whisperers) to track elephants through the jungle, perform basic health checks, bathe elephants in the river, prepare healthy snacks to feed the elephants, and join nightly discussions about elephant conservation in Asia.  On day 12, we’ll embark on a bamboo-rafting journey down the Mae Tang River towards the Lahu Village of Pong Ngan. There we’ll celebrate one final night in the jungle, sharing a barbecue dinner with locals and learning traditional dances around the bonfire!

Day 13

Our bamboo-rafting journey culminates with the fastest rapids and best views yet.  Strap in and enjoy the ride or grab a pole and help steer us towards our final adventure in Thailand… A 160-foot BUNGEE JUMP! (Or drift karts and zorbing if heights aren’t your thing.)  After that it’s back to Chiang Mai for one final night of reflection and celebration.

Day 14

Trip End: All good things must come to an end.  Soak up your last few hours in Thailand before heading home, OR join GIVE’s Laos Excursion to round out your SE Asia experience!

**THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Laos

Volunteer Program
$1995
  • 2 Week Volunteer Trip in Laos!

  • May 8 – May 21, 2020
  • May 17 – May 30, 2020
  • May 26 – June 8, 2020
  • June 4 – June 17, 2020
  • June 13 – June 26, 2020
  • June 22 – July 5, 2020
  • July 1  – July 14, 2020
  • July 10 – July 23, 2020
  • July 19 – August 1, 2020
  • July 28 – August 10, 2020
  • August 6 – August 19, 2020
  • N/A

  • Dec. 24 – January 4, 2021
  • Jan. 7 – January 17, 2021

Thailand + Laos Combined

Southeast Asia Package
$3490
  • Save $500 on 4 weeks in SE Asia!

  • N/A
  • May 3 – May 30, 2020
  • May 12 – June 8, 2020
  • May 21 – June 17, 2020
  • May 30 – June 26, 2020
  • June 8 – July 5, 2020
  • June 17 – July 14, 2020
  • June 26  – July 23, 2020
  • July 5 – August 1, 2020
  • July 14 – August 10, 2020
  • July 23 – August 19, 2020
  • N/A

  • Dec. 13 – January 4, 2021
  • Dec. 27 – January 17, 2021

Elephant Experience

Add-On
$1395
  • 8 Days Spent With Elephants!

  • N/A
  • May 30 – June 6, 2020
  • June 8 – June 15, 2020
  • June 17 – June 24, 2020
  • N/A
  • July 5 – July 12, 2020
  • July 14 – July 21, 2020
  • July 23 – July 30, 2020
  • August 1 – August 8, 2020
  • August 10 – August 17, 2020
  • August 19 – August 26, 2020
  • N/A

  • Jan. 4 – January 11, 2021
  • N/A
  • All accommodations within SE Asia, which have access to basic amenities and security
  • All group transportation within SE Asia
  • All meals throughout your trip (country specific exceptions)
  • All of your epic adventure and cultural immersion activities
  • Funding for volunteer projects
  • Drinking water 24/7
  • Flights to and from Laos and all associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country entry and exit taxes.
  • Medical and travelers insurance
  • Passport and visa (specific to your citizenship)
  • Vaccinations (specific to host country)

2021 Trip Dates Are Here!

Laos Volunteer Program

Volunteer Excursion
$1995
  • 2 Week Volunteer Trip in Laos!

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  • May 17–May 30, 2021
  • May 26–Jun 8, 2021
  • Jun 4–Jun 17, 2021
  • Jun 13–Jun 26, 2021
  • Jun 22–Jul 5, 2021
  • Jul 1–Jul 14, 2021
  • Jul 10–Jul 23, 2021
  • Jul 19–Aug 1, 2021
  • Jul 28–Aug 10, 2021
  • Aug 6-Aug 19, 2021

Thailand + Laos Combined

Southeast Asia Package
$3490
  • Save $500 on 4 weeks volunteering in SE Asia!

  • May 3-May 30, 2021
  • May 12-Jun 8, 2021
  • May 21-Jun 17, 2021
  • May 30-Jun 26, 2021
  • Jun 8-Jul 5, 2021
  • Jun 17-Jul 14, 2021
  • Jun 26-Jul 23, 2021
  • Jul 5-Aug 1, 2021
  • Jul 14-Aug 10, 2021
  • Jul 23-Aug 19, 2021

Elephant Experience

Add-on
$1395
  • 8 Days Spent With Elephants!

  •  
  • May 30-Jun 6, 2021
  • Jun 8-Jun 15, 2021
  • Jun 17-Jun 24, 2021
  • Jun 26-Jul 23, 2021
  • Jul 5-Aug 1, 2021
  • Jul 14-Aug 10, 2021
  • Jul 23-Jul 30, 2021 
  • Aug 1-Aug 8, 2021
  • N/A
  • N/A

Vietnam Wildlife Conservation

Add-on
$1395
  • 10 Days Immersed in Vietnam!

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  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Jun 8-Jun 17, 2021
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A