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Thailand

Experience the vibrant culture, rich landscapes and exciting fragrances that make Thailand a traveler's dream destination.

Cost

ISV has departure dates running between May-August and November-January each year. Ultimate 4 Week Programs conclude approximately 28 days after the departure date listed.

Price: $4,495 USD

The Ultimate 4 Week Program

ISV's Ultimate 4 Week Program consists of a 2 Week Volunteer Project and 2 Week Adventure Tour. Prices vary per country.

Your Program Cost Includes:

  • Project fees as required by the host volunteer organization, i.e. project materials and supervision from host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in Thailand
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project and at least half of meals during 2 Week Adventure Tour as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • Five (5) Adventure Tour activities as stated in the ISV Travel Manual and the ISV website (activities vary by country)
  • National park entrance / user fees as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • All program ground transportation in host country
  • Orientation(s) in host country
  • Program research, set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • ISV regional offices and local staff who provide 24 hour support while programs are operating
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • Professionally trained ISV Tour Leaders(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • Thailand Non-Immigrant O Visa (Required to Volunteer In Thailand)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Half of your meals during the Adventure Tour
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Additional optional activities during the Adventure Tour
  • Academic credit (optional)

2 Week Volunteer Program

ISV gives you the option of doing just a 2 Week Volunteer Project with no Adventure Tour or additional excursions. This is a great option if you are running tight on time and would still like to make a difference by volunteering overseas.

Your Program Cost Includes:

  • All materials needed to complete your project as well as supervision/leaders from your host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in Thailand
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Fees as charged by host volunteer organization
  • Orientation in host country
  • Program set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Academic credit (optional)

Optional Activity Package

The purpose of the Optional Activity Package (OAP) is to provide you with even more activities to enrich your experience overseas. We are able to negotiate excellent prices for these activities, much less expensive than what you could get if you booked on your own. In addition, all bookings will be taken care of for you by your ISV in-country staff, so all you have to do is show up and be ready for some amazing adventures! Each year, more than 95% of all ISV participants worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Optional Activity Package. Please note that the OAP in each country is offered in addition to the 5 included ISV Activities.

ANCIENT CAMBODIA EXCURSION

After completing your ISV Program in Thailand, travel deep into the cultural heart of Cambodia with the ISV Ancient Cambodia Excursion. For 5 nights you will experience the highlights of this "Pearl of Southeast Asia" as you explore an ancient kingdom, enduring culture and ‘modern’ village life.

Your Cambodia Excursion price includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (Siem Reap)
  • Private air-conditioned van from Bangkok to Siam Reap return, and all ground transport to all activity locations during the excursion
  • Most meals
  • 3-day Angkor Archaeological Park entrance fee
  • Activities as listed on the ISV website and the Participant Travel Manual
  • Professional ISV Tour Leader and a Certified guide for Angkor Archaeological Park visits

Your Cambodia Excursion price does not include:
  • Medical, travel/trip and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Cambodia Tourist Visa $25 USD
  • Vaccinations, if advised by your physician. Note: None are required but some may be recommended
  • Additional optional activities
  • Some meals (as indicated in the Participant Travel Manual)
  • Tips and gratuities for local guides

To sign up for the Cambodia Excursion: Complete the required ISV Travel Options Form and indicate the Cambodia Excursion Option preference. Submit this form with all applicable, non-refundable deposits. Due to the exclusiveness of this excursion, spaces are limited (max 14 per departure date). Please note a minimum of 8 persons is required to operate the Excursion. The Cambodia Excurson is not available to 2 Week Volunteer Only participants. For more details, see the Cambodia Excursion offered to Thailand participants. 

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