You'll fly into Bangkok on the Saturday or Sunday before your project begins and you will be met at the airport by a representative from Frontier-Thailand. You will then transfer to your project site for the first phase of your Thailand Experience, a journey of around 140 km north by bus or taxi. In Singburi you will be met by local coordinators who will transfer you to the eco-house.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
During the first two weeks of your placement you will be staying in one of three eco-houses in Singburi. The rooms are twin shared and all the houses have Western style toilets, while one even has an Asian style toilet! You will have access to cool water showers, which you'll find refreshing in the heat of Thailand! There are communal areas for eating, relaxing and meeting your new friends and there is a local shop within walking distance of most of the houses should you feel the need for any additional treats!
Following the introductory and culture weeks, you will begin your trekking. During the trek you will be living in tents, depending on the weather and local circumstances, and it may be possible to stay in local schools during the rainy season. You will need to be prepared for basis living conditions, with Thai bathrooms and Asian toilets only. This is your chance to get back to nature!
Your final week will be spent in a beach resort on Ko Samet, and the backpacker style accommodation will be a comfortable but basic twin shared bedroom close to the water's edge.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
All food is included during your placement, and you will find it to be typically Thai fare. Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines, and if you're willing to experiment, you'll be richly rewarded. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.