Thailand Custom Trek 2018


This is a private group expedition.


Trip Highlights

• Work at Baan San Fan; a children's home for at-risk and orphaned children in Southern Thailand
• Help build a toilet and shower room at the children's home
• Teach specialty classes at a local school
• Ride an elephant, swim in a waterfall, and trek in a Khao Sok Park
• Experience rural Thailand and a new culture
• Visit the Golden Palace in Bangkok, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, and the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

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Our Work

We will have the opportunity to spend six amazing days at the Baan San Fan children's home in Phang-Nga, about 2.5 hrs from Phuket. We will spend time helping with various work projects at Baan San Fan, including putting on the finishing touches of the new boy's toilet and shower room which we are funding, taking the children on a field trip, playing games, helping with homework, and teaching speciality classes like art and science at the local school.

Elephant trek


We will trek in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park, ride elephants along forested trails, swim in a waterfall, and fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle in a treehouse.

Please contact Tricia Donaldson, Director of Operations for more information.


Trip Cost: $1995


• TFK Trip leader
• Work projects, activities, field trip, with the children at Baan San Fan
• Project materials and labor for the boy's toilet and shower room
• 13 nights accommodation in a variety of places: hotels, treehouse, and volunteer house at Baan San Fan
• Entrance fees and city tours in Bangkok, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh
• All in-country ground transportation
• Flights to Surat Thani, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh
• Trek and activities in Khao Sok
• Elephant experience
• Island longboat trip
• All meals except for a few
• TFK t-shirt and luggage tags
• Tips for local guides and drivers
• Group travel insurance

Not Included

• A few meals
• Drinks and bottled water
• Personal expenses, souvenires, incidentals

Expedition Requirements

• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to work hard and have a good attitude

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Attend several meetings
• Fundraise
• Help carry gifts for the children

3. Experience • Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

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95% of Thais are Buddhists

The Mekong River is the third longest river in Asia and borders with Laos. The rare Asian river dolphin makes its home in it.

Thai is a tonal language. This means that one word can have multiple meanings, depending on the way it's pronounced. There are 5 tones in the Thai language.

Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand.

In 1939 the country changed its name from Siam to Thailand. In 1945 the country changed its name from Thailand back to Siam. In 1949 the country changed its name again from Siam to Thailand. It is the only country in the world to change its name 3 times in 10 years.

Currency is the Thai Bhat.

Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country to have never been dominated by a Western power and so retains most of its original culture.

In ‘Thai’, the name Thailand signifies “land of freedom” or the “land of the free”.

There are seven major hill tribes in Thailand: Karen, Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Lahu, Lawa, and Akha. Each has its own distinct culture, religion, language, art and colorful style of dress. The hill tribe people have migrated to Thailand from neighboring Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and even China at various points throughout history

Thailand is the largest producer of pineapples in the world.

Thailand is popularly known as the "Land of the White Elephant." It is said that white elephants were highly revered by Thai Rulers and till date are widely honored as symbols of peace and prosperity.

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, volunteers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• post a message to your donors
• donors can send a message to you

Other Resources • ideas for raising money for your trip and projects
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• work project flyer

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Thailand Custom Trek 2018

Expedition Dates: January 3-17, 2018
Days: 15
Trip Cost: $1995
Service Work: Baan San Fan
Activity Level: Moderate


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