Tips on Taking a Volunteer Vacation in Thailand

Released on: October 19, 2008, 11:21 pm

Press Release Author: Alexia Nestora

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Volunteers will avoid the tourist trail and blaze a trail out
of the tourist spots and into the beautiful northern hills.

Press Release Body: Leeds, UK, October 20, 2008 -- One of South East Asia's most
accessible and welcoming countries, travel in Thailand has been a favorite of
independent travelers for decades. However, despite the boom in mass tourism that
has enveloped areas such as Phuket and Koh Samui, it is still possible to experience
the 'real' Thailand by participating in a volunteer vacation.

Peaceful waterways, remote hill tribe villages, bustling night markets and the
countless tropical beaches combine to make travel in Thailand both relaxing and
rewarding. Volunteer vacation options in Thailand can include conservation projects
on Koh Tao and teaching English in Bangkok, if you're interested in volunteering in
Thailand, here are a few tips for your travels:

1. Learn a little Thai; the locals will love you for it.
2. The bathrooms might be very different from what you're used to (think: hole in
the ground) so come ready to embrace those differences.
3. If you are volunteering with kids bring them some candy from America, seeing them
experience unknown tastes is a thrill for them as well as you.
4. Hang out with the locals at the project; avoid the temptation to hang around with
other foreigners. If you become friends with the Thai they will most definitely show
you the special beaches and sights that foreigners never see.

For more travel tips check out this travel advice video:

Looking for a place to start the search for volunteering options? A popular
volunteer vacation in Thailand offered by i-to-i is:

Community work with Hill Tribe Children

Volunteers will avoid the tourist trail and blaze a trail out of the tourist spots
and into the beautiful northern hills. As you might imagine, resources in the area
are limited but one thing they have plenty of is smiles, as volunteers will see when
you lend a helping hand and a warm heart. Volunteer vacationers will have to pitch
in on a range of jobs, from taking care of the infants, teaching conversational
English to a spot of cooking, but there will be plenty of time to discover a
Thailand that's a world away from what most might expect.

This volunteer vacation in Thailand lasts for a minimum of 4 weeks and costs $1690,
accommodations provided. For more information visit:

To see the wide range of volunteer vacations in Thailand now offered by i-to-i
please visit: or call 800-985-4864 for more

Since 1994, i-to-i, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer vacations, TEFL
(teaching English as a foreign language) training and job placement abroad. Each
year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 35 countries
and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas.
i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.

i-to-i offers volunteer vacations in countries such as: Ecuador, Brazil, Uganda,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Zambia, Vietnam, Ghana, Costa Rica, Honduras, New
Zealand, Australia and Vietnam.
For more information call 800-985-4864 or visit , for media
inquiries please contact Alexia Nestora,
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