Before coming on the Life Before Work tour, the thought of 40 days completely out of my comfort zone away from home was almost unbearable. But … then I met Brady, Dan and Wrong, who made me feel safe, secure, and welcomed despite the fact that I was on the other side of the world. They were very reassuring no matter the situation, and guided a very smooth tour. Now that I have experienced all of Thailand and a bit of Laos with their help and guidance. I think I can take on any other country whether it be 40 days of 100. Thanks Life Before Work!
Thailand Travel Packages
Experience the beauty of the tropical jungle as we trek along a river at an elephants eye view! Elephants are Thailand’s national symbol for both power and peace and are considered sacred.
Elephants were traditionally used in the logging industry and in 1990 logging of the rainforests became illegal in Thailand. Elephants were no longer needed, so in order to take care of these domesticated animals which need up to 500 lbs of food a day they were brought into the tourism industry to take visitors on a rare opportunity to ride an elephant through the jungle!
At the Tiger Temple you will come face to face with these domesticated animals. The temple, Wat Pa Luangta Bua, became a sanctuary for lost and injured animals in 1994. They got their first tiger in 1999 from a villager who found the injured cub and took it to the temple. After taking care of the first cub the villagers often brought orphaned cubs to be taken care of by the monks, this lead to the reputation of the tiger temple which has been featured on Animal Planet. The tigers are washed and handled by Thai monks, international volunteers and local staff.
Visit at least two waterfalls, including one widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful in Thailand. It has 7 different tiers of crystal clear blue water all of which you can swim in, slide down, and jump into. The Erawan waterfall is very popular with the Thai people. It is visited my many students for field trips and has also been featured in some famous Thai movies
Full Moon Party
This is always an unforgettable night with 10,000 to 30,000 people partying on Koh Phangan’s “sunrise beach” illuminated by the bright full moon. You won’t find anything quite like this anywhere else in the world. Rated the second best party in the world according to http://matadornights.com/the-top-ten-parties-in-the-world/
As you plunge beneath the surface you will discover a whole new underwater world. There are a wide variety of tropical fish to see including the black tip reef sharks! Every island we go to in Thailand has great areas to snorkel so if you love to snorkel you will get many opportunities to do so.
Scuba Diving (not included)
Thailand’s many beaches and islands provide the backdrop to a diver’s paradise. Koh Tao island is internationally renowned as one of the best dive spots in Asia. If you so choose, this is the spot to go scuba diving, and the place to get certified as a scuba diver if you don’t already have PADI/SSI certification
Life Before Work has teamed up with a great diving company that offers us group discounts!
The diving costs are approximately $30 per dive or $250 for open water certification* These costs are nearly half the price of getting certified in Canada.
*You must be certified in order to dive.
*When you sign up please inform us if you would like to dive.
Enjoy the picturesque scenery of this beautiful peninsula from a top of a limestone cliff. With over 700 different climbing routes ranging from beginner to expert, it’s enough to keep any climber busy for years. With some routes that reach up to 30 meters with the last 5 meters only able to use two fingers and your toes to climb up to the top, Now that’s a rush!
Thailand and Laos has a wide variety of different caves to explore. With some wide open caves that go on for miles or some smaller caves that you have to crawl through in order to get through them. There is even a cave that you can climb up and eventually you will get to a big lookout point that looks out to an amazing view of the beach.
Kayak through mangroves, caves, and lagoons with lots of wildlife to see including monkeys, birds and jumping fish. This kayaking trip is often a favorite because it is a great group activity that often gets quite competitive when we race back to the kayaking shop from the mangroves.
Watch in wonder as one of your group members takes the leap of faith off of a cliff as high as 12 meters! Once your feet leave the comfort of solid ground, nothing but pure blue ocean awaits you below! These daredevil favourites can range from 6 to 12 metres in height, varying according to the tide.
Often the climax of the whole trip, tubing has become a must do for travelers in South East Asia and there are lots of reasons why! Basically you start the morning off by jumping on a tube and floating down the river. Along the river there are all sorts of different bars where you can fly down zip-lines, swing on rope swings, jump into the Vang Vieng River, and party all the way back down to town! There is no better way to spend a day soaking up the sun than along the river drinking from bar to bar meeting all sorts of like minded travelers!