Culture Excursion & Beach Clean Thailand
Culture Excursion & Beach Clean Thailand
Tidying up has never been so much fun! Learn about the Thai culture as you give back to the community with a little beach cleaning on our Culture Excursion & Beach Clean programme in Thailand! Based in the seaside town of Hua Hin, our programme offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture through a variety of different cultural activities and sightseeing in the morning, with free time in the afternoons to fully enjoy the gorgeous beach surroundings.
Learn all about the Culture, Rituals & Way of Life for Thai People
Our Culture Excursion & Beach Clean Thailand programme is filled with cultural activities that will show you authentic Thailand. During your stay, you’ll get a chance to explore several famous sights around Hua Hin, followed by Thai customs, language, cooking – and even Muay Thai lessons! Further, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Buddhist way of life, visiting Buddhist temples (‘Wat’ in Thai) and learning some of the basics. And, of course, you will be able to enjoy the famed night markets where you can witness the local Thai lifestyle and taste scrumptious food, delicacies – and pick up some trinkets for friends and family back home!
Give back to the Community with a little Beach Conservation!
Everybody loves a beautiful, clean stretch of coastline! On this programme, you will spend time with local people who will educate you about the flora and fauna surrounding the beaches in Hua Hin, and what they do to protect and conserve them. Thereafter, you will be expected to play your part in helping with the conservation of Hua Hin’s natural surroundings, picking up some of the detritus that has washed up on their shores. After your hard work, you will be able to sit back, relax and unwind amidst white sand and crystal-clear blue waters. And guess what? Every day we’ll take you to a different beach!
Why Culture Excursion & Beach Clean Programme Thailand?
- Gain an appreciation of the Thai Culture and Buddhist way of life
- Learn about beach conservation and play your part in maintaining them
- Find a great balance of community work and holidaying with this programme
- Enjoy staying at our accommodation with plenty of great spaces, and pool
- Discover authentic Thai food with meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
Our Culture Excursion & Beach Clean Thailand programme provides a great opportunity to learn all about the Thai culture, rituals and way of life as you help out, making their beaches safe, clean and tidy!
If this is your first week, you will be transferred directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin upon arrival. Depending on your previous week’s programme, you will be transferred to Hua Hin after brunch, with dinner at the Hua Hin centre.
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarise yourself with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
- Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
- Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
- Tour around the compound and local area where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
- Visit a famous Buddhist temple nearby
- Visit the beach
- Excursion to Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint
- Visit to a famous Buddhist temple nearby
- Free afternoon at Hua Hin Beach
- Welcome Party with local children performing a Thai traditional dance
- Giving food to Monk in the early morning
- Explore Khao Takiab Temple; get a short introduction to Buddhist rituals
- Free time at Sai Noi Beach
- Excursion to the Artist Village
- Visit Hua Hin Train Station
- Visit the Market; buy materials for cooking lessons
- Thai Cooking Lesson
- Free time at Sea Pine Beach
- Thai Language Lesson
- Excursion to Pranburi Forest Park, famous for its mangrove plantations, where we will clean the beach
- Free time at Pranburi Beach
- Transfer back to our centre
- Thai Language Lesson
- Muay Thai Lesson
- Trekking up to Khao Kalok Hill
- Free time at Khao Kalok Beach
Evenings and Weekends
After a day of volunteering, you can choose to explore the area or to take part in the activities we provide for our guests! Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and travel further afield at the weekends!
This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Places to Visit
Hua Hin is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park. We recommend you also visit Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the sea.
In addition, Hua Hin is surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin on the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!
Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations and is located only 280km southwest of Bangkok. Hua Hin is where the city meets the sea, and offers scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches and palm tree-decorated landscapes to enjoy during your stay!
About the Accommodation
Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms and you have a choice of standard, private or comfort accommodation. Further, there is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool where you can relax with friends in the evenings.
Available Room Types
- Standard shared rooms 4 people share on a single-gender basis
- Private rooms 1-4 people
- Comfort rooms 1-2 people
Thai cuisine is really something to get excited about! Typical dishes include plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat, along with seasonal fruits for dessert. Vegetarians can be catered for – just let us know! However, if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.
Most of your day will be spent in Hua Hin city centre, where all amenities can be found.
Activities & Events
We will visit the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.
Another trip to the vast night market in Hua Hin city! There is so much to see (and eat!) here that one night is just not enough!
Tonight it’s the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different shopkeepers. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs which are very attractive and listen to live music featuring local artists.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 67 million
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)
From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.
Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.
Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas. By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own. We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.
With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world. Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.
You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance