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School Trips to Thailand

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 20th 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.

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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.


School trips to Bangkok

A school trip to Bangkok will offer your students the opportunity to explore Thai culture and find out what Thailand is all about!

Bangkok school trips are most popular as expeditions with a volunteering element. Your students can spend some time working with local projects including renovating a local temple school and helping out at an elephant sanctuary. 

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.