Gap Year in Thailand

Gap Year in Thailand

Thailand attracts thousands of travellers because of its beautiful beaches, rich culture and party scene. Taking a gap year to Thailand is a fun way for you to enjoy something different and explore an incredible country.


Thailand Gap Year Jobs, Programs & Travel Ideas

Plan a Gap Year to Thailand


Looking for the best things to do on a gap year in Thailand? Our website can help you plan the ultimate experience. 

There are no specific reasons why you might want to visit Thailand, maybe you are are finishing your studies, possible want to travel and see places you've heard about or you just want to experience one of the worlds greatest parties the Full Moon Party.

If you have never visited Asia before then Thailand is a great country to start, a lot of people speak English and travel can be organised very easily. Starting off your travels in the bustling city of Bangkok you can embrace the culture face on with busy markets, incredible street food and temples. Heading south your travels will be rewarded by beautiful sandy beaches and a laid back vibe. For those after a bit of adventure you can trek through jungles, learn to dive and kayak in Marine National Parks.

Going to Thailand is a great opportunity to become attuned to how other countries live and it is undoubtedly a culturally rich experience. Many travellers choose to book experiences through our website during their travels because there are few better ways to ingratiate yourself into the cultures and customs of the country.

Whether on your trip you spend time soaking up the sights, meeting new people or you want to return home with some skills you never thought you would acquire, there are plenty of experiences available to book all year round. Popular adventure ideas include joining an overland adventure, going off the beaten track hill tribe expedition, going sea kayaking in Koh Chang, joining mountain walks in Chiang Rai and going rafting in the North.

Thailand is very well placed to travel around or take a gap year South-East Asia. Bangkok is an easily accessible city to get to from anywhere in the world and can be incorporated into most round the world tickets. This is a top destination for a reason, the food is delicious, there are friendly locals many of which speak English whilst there is also good infrastructure and also so many things to see and do.

Highlights include partying in Koh Phangan, seeing the famous 'Maya Bay' from the film the Beach, visiting the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, doing a trek up to the Burma border, island hopping, hiring a moped and exploring an island like Koh Chang & more. 


Thailand Gap Year Travel Ideas


Thailand Gap Year Tips

Top tips for taking a gap year in Thailand:

  • Don't ride elephants, volunteer with them instead
  • The Full Moon party in incredible 
  • Phi Phi is one of the best islands to visit but also one of the most expensive and most touristy
  • Trekking in Northern Thailand is a must
  • Chiang Mai is a lot more relaxed than Bangkok
  • If you would like to get paid becoming an English teacher is recommended
  • Visit the Sky bar in Bangkok for incredible views


Gap Year Jobs in Thailand

We list gap year jobs in Thailand and programs for students, graduates, career breaks and for people seeking the adventure of a lifetime. There are so many options from paid work, gaining experience on an internship or voluntary work. A lot of people teach English in Thailand which is a great way to live long term in the country. If you are looking for a rewarding experience there are so many amazing volunteer programs in Thailand available, browse our trips for options.