Start your amazing journey across central regions of the country paired with volunteering projects and cultural exploration aimed at letting you experience the real essence of Thailand. The program covers three locations, starting in the west and taking you south-east across rural Thailand where life is still very much influenced by the ways of old. From giving passing Monks offerings of food on a misty dawn to training in the ancient art of Muay Thai Boxing, every experience will leave you feeling just that little bit more privileged for being here. Quest journeys include everything you need to get the very most out of your culture-packed days in country, including all domestic travel, accommodation, meals and service learning connections. All of this expertly managed by our team of professionals, motivated too giving you a truly memorable Thailand experience
Explore culture, food and fascination!
Explore ancient ruins and beautiful countryside, build an understanding of how Thai people live as practicing Buddhists. Wai passing Monks and visit historical sites, all the while becoming harmonized with your natural surroundings. From biking through the old town’s enchanting night markets to perfecting the art of making Buddha imagery, feed your appetite for this amazing country. Learn about local education needs as you volunteer with teachers at our community school. Help children become more accustomed to English through games and fun activities as talk of the town.
Kick things off with a crash course into everything Thai culture has to offer as you explore ancient ruins and beautiful countryside for six days. Build an understanding of how Thai people live as practicing Buddhists. Wai passing Monks and visit historical sites, all the while becoming harmonized with your natural surroundings. From biking through the old town’s enchanting night markets to perfecting the art of making Buddha imagery, feed your appetite for this amazing country. Learn about local education needs as you volunteer with teachers at our community schools.
Continue your Thailand journey with three days learning about sustainable eco-tourism and helping to care for elephants at one of the country’s largest elephant preservation sites. Shadow local mahouts (elephant keepers) in their daily routines dedicated to caring for these magnificent animals. Join others as part of a weekly group of volunteers working onsite at the elephant camp where you’ll wash, feed and guide them from enclosures to local river banks. Try your hand at making recycled paper from elephant dung and explore the camp’s ancient elephant graveyard.
Round up this amazing adventure with a culture-packed two-day tour of rural Isan, an area of the country heavily influenced by neighboring Laos. Immerse yourself in the tropical beauty of untouched Thailand, as you continue building on your wealth of knowledge about Thai culture. Experience elements of traditional Thai heritage, from taking to the boxing ring to train in the ancient art of Muay Thai, to learning about the region’s prehistoric origins in the great story of Buddha. Gaze out across Southeast Asia’s famous Mekong river as you tour ancient sites, exploring more mystic temples along the way.
WHO ARE Quest Thailand
National Honor Society, Student Government Council, Community Service, Church Group, Travel Club, Sports Teams
Quest’s Volunteer Thailand program helps bring you together through a rewarding team building experience with the added benefit of giving back. Our group programs are supervised by professional, native Thai speaking, adults who are there to ensure your group has information and tools they need for a seamless immersion. Students build not only a bond amongst their team, but they also build friendships with Thai people and communities. Let Quest’s volunteer Thailand staff customize a program for your group that includes volunteer work combined with amazing cultural tours that will amaze you.
Classroom Group, Sports Team, Senior Trip, Model United Nations Club, JROTC, Band, Key Club, Environmental Club
School embassador groups are a great way to showcase your school. Quest Volunteer Thailand will help you organize a group of students whose mission is to explore another culture while giving back through volunteerism. This program combines cultural immersion with learning, giving students a rewarding experience in rural Thailand. Classroom groups will learn how to work and travel as a team. A focus on leadership skills and individual development will enrich each student’s growth and independence as they learn together. Giving back and impacting the world we live in are buzz words in today’s youth society, engage your school in promoting global awareness.
Corporate Employees, Teachers, College Students, Company Teams, Environmental Groups or even Family and Friends
Working with elephants and children in a rural community impacts Thailand and it’s people in so many ways. This experience gives you a sense of how much different we are and yet how we are all the same. Whether you are a college student looking to fulfill credit requirements or part of a group that wants to team build or just give back, our volunteer program for adults focuses on learning new skills, cultural immersion and being able to experience the personal gratification that comes with contributing to people in need. We organize group programs but are able to work with individuals who can be combined in a group. Quest’s Volunteer Thailand staff customizes programs to meet budgets and time commitments. This is a perfect team building program that also gives each individual an opportunity for growth and a sense of accomplishment.
With 10 years experience in Thailand educational programs, our team is with you every step of the way!
Quest Thailand is managed by a team of professionals one being a Thai native and the other an English expat living in southeast Thailand. Our staff has been working in the student exchange field for many years, they obtained a tour operating license with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and we are a fully registered tour operator.
Eligibility and Requirements
Open to students and Adults. Moderate levels of walking and cycling are required on a regular basis throughout the itinerary. Thailand is a tropical country with hot humid temperatures and rain. Bugs and mosquitoes are an unavoidable occurrence. You should be open-minded to new experiences and prepared to live a little bit out of your comfort zone from time to time. We expect all participants to respect local culture and Thai etiquette throughout the journey.
Accommodation and Meals
We appreciate being far away from home in a different country can be a bit daunting and a few home comforts go a long way. That’s why Quest journeys ensure a certain standard of accommodation throughout the trip, including air-conditioned rooms and modern facilities. Meals are planned with a good variety of traditional Thai foods and dishes in mind. Meat, fish and vegetables with rice are consumed daily. You should be prepared to try new things as you learn your way around Thai cuisine. Meals for vegetarians and participants with minor allergies can be catered for with advanced notice.