Thailand Custom Family Trek 2019


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
• Experience rural Thailand and a new culture
• Learn about elephants, swim in a waterfall, hike in Khao Sok National Park, and explore Cheow Lan Lake
• Snorkel around the Surin Islands
• Swim, climb, and visit Tiger Temple in Krabi
• Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok

warm heart kids

Our Purpose

We will have the opportunity to spend four 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, taking the children on excursions, and learning about the Thai culture.

Our Adventure

We will hike in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park, visit an elephant sanctuary, explore Cheow Lan Lake with its towering limestone karsts, snorkel and swim in clear blue waters on the Surin Islands, hike to the top of Tiger Temple, climb in Railay, explore Hong Island by long tail boat, and visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Our 12 trip will be truly memorable and filled with plenty of service and adventure.

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


Trip Cost: $1600


• TFK Trip leader
• Work projects, activities, and party with the children at Baan San Fan
• 11 nights accommodation in hotels, treehouse, bungalow, and volunteer house at Baan San Fan
• 2 day, 1 night Surin Island snorkel trip
• Entrance fees and tour in Bangkok
• Cheow Lan Lake tour
• Elephant experience
• Railay beach and Hong island excursion
• All in-country, air, land and water transportation
• 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, souvenirs, 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.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

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 Family Trek 2019

Expedition Dates: March 31-April 11, 2019
Days: 12
Trip Cost: $1600
Tax-deductible portion of trip cost: $900
Fundraising Commitment: $1000 in tax-deductible donations for the projects ($500 for 13-18 year olds)
Activity Level: Moderate


Select a Trekker‘s name below to visit their personal fundraising page. Help them reach their goal by making a donation today.


Thailand Custom 2019March 31-April 11, 2019

Ethiopia Custom Trek 2019June 8-15, 2019

Alaska Alumni Trek 2019August 18-25, 2019

© 2005-2011 - Trekking for Kids, Inc. ® - all rights reserved
home         legal notice         privacy notice        contact us
Last updated April 14, 2014