School trips to Thailand offer students the opportunity to experience some of the best that South East Asia has to offer!
Thailand is a beautiful, colourful country that’s home to vibrant markets, white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests and ancient shrines. The opportunities to take part in voluntary work with local organisations make Thailand especially popular as a destination for school expeditions.
Why visit Thailand?
Make your students better global citizens
Many of our school groups who visit Thailand choose to do so on one of our Helping Hands school expeditions.
A school expedition to Thailand offers the opportunity to learn about sustainability, put back into the local community by helping to renovate a local school and discover more about the country’s national symbol, by helping out at an elephant sanctuary.
Your students will leave Thailand with a greater understanding of the culture, the wildlife and the challenges the country faces. Their horizons will have widened and they will be on the path to becoming better global citizens.
The colourful culture
Most groups who choose to visit Thailand on a school trip base themselves in the vibrant capital, Bangkok. This is the perfect place in which to discover the rich, colourful Thai culture.
On your school trip to Thailand, you can enjoy a guided tour of Bangkok, with visits to sites of cultural importance including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho temple, Wat Saket and Loha Prasat. You can also choose to visit the spectacular Wat Arun.
We can arrange a Thai cooking class, which is not to be missed for anyone interested in the delicious Thai cuisine. And we can also arrange for you to visit the historic city of Ayutthaya, where you’ll visit ancient temples and experience the buzzing atmosphere of a local market.
The precious wildlife
Thailand is home to some incredible wildlife, including tigers, leopards and, of course, the elephant, which is the country’s national symbol.
Despite the symbolic importance of the elephant in Thailand, numbers have plummeted over the last two centuries, from an estimated 100,000 in the early 20 th century to under 5,000 in 2017 – with only about 1,000 of those living in the wild.
Elephants are often targeted by poachers in Thailand, often for their ivory and more recently for their meat. They’ve also historically been used in the logging industry which, ironically, has also destroyed much of their habitat. When logging was banned in Thailand in 1989, the elephant handlers (mahouts) had to find new ways to make money. Many turned to tourism and providing entertainment for tourists, by providing elephant rides or making their elephants perform tricks.
On your school trip to Thailand, your students will have the opportunity to help out at an elephant sanctuary, where they will learn about these magnificent animals, the issues they still face in Thailand and how the sanctuary is helping them.
Book with Halsbury
Take a look at our range of Thailand school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.