Thailand Gap Year Trips:
Tropical beaches? Island paradises with group travellers? Amazing adventures? Welcome to the trip of a lifetime! The ultimate destination for your bucket list!
If you love beaches, nature, adventure and a healthy dose of partying, then these are the trips you NEED in your life.
Amazing value, and perfect for first-time or solo travellers, you´ll instantly make a bunch of new friends in your travel group who will share amazing travel experiences with you.
Experienced traveller? Then get ready to experience the only way to travel. From the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, to the remote hidden beaches and islands made famous by legend and movies our trips really deliver the best experiences with out blowing your travel budget.
Some Thailand Gap Year Ideas
- Diving & Filmmaking
- Fitness & Martial Arts
- Culture & Nature
- Teaching English
- Conservation & Adventure
- Explore the underwater world and get certified with our Divemaster courses.
- Keep active and learn new, exciting Sports while you’re there.
- Let us guide you to the best spots in Thailand with our Xplorer Trip.
- Learn & Develop new skills like surfing, rock-climbing or martial arts.
- Thailand is famous for its Epic Parties, so join the fun now!
- Group Gap Travel is a great way to make new friends and have fun.
- Go Diving in one of the best diving locations in the world.
- Amazing Adventure Travel awaits with these epic adventures
- Visit Thailand as part of your adverture Around the World!
Thailand Fitness & BeachesUSD 1499
An awesome combination of fitness travel, cultural injection and adventures of epic proportions. Spend a some time focusing on your health and combine your fitness holiday with one of our many Thailand Experiences.
The Koh Tao Divemaster course is an 8 or 12-week experience giving you plenty of opportunity to dive with whale sharks and thousands of tropical fish, like Nemo! Set on a tropical island paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, this is the world’s number one spot to do your Divemaster. You will discover one of the most amazing lifestyles and gain a professional level qualification enabling you to work in the scuba diving industry all over the world.
Thailand Entourage 2017USD 1109
This is the shorter version of our 4 week Thailand trip Xreme Thailand Experience our top-selling trip! The Thailand entourage is a 3 week trip through Thailand giving you a taste of culture, adventure, and stunning tropical beaches. An amazing itinerary showcasing the best this amazing country has to offer. Perfect for young solo travelers [...]
Perfect trip for first-time travellers who would love to see 2 fantastic Asian destinations. You do not need a huge budget and it is a great way to meet people as you join our groups! Don’t worry about being alone, 85% of travellers travel solo. You will be joining a group of like minded travellers, once you book you have an online buddy list to chat to others before you go!
South East Asia is a very interesting, fun, safe and beautiful part of the world. It has a well-trodden backpacking route for good reason. This group trip will show you the best sites in Vietnam, Thailand and Laos in a whopping 9 weeks!
Thailand Escapade 14 daysUSD 909
You’ll see plenty of sights along the way including traditional Thai temples, a huge golden Buddha, street vendors, markets, beaches, waterfalls, elephants and every ingredient to make it a trip of a lifetime. The Thailand Escapade is an incredible adventure for amazing value! THAILAND ESCAPADE
This is our top-selling trip! Loaded with activities there is never a dull moment. A great way to travel Thailand safely in a group, you have a jam packed itinerary showcasing the best this amazing country has to offer. You choose your activities. An intro week, an adventure week, an action week and a beach [...]
Do you want see it all in one of the most exciting countries in the world? Join our guided Thailand group backpacking tour and have an incredible adventure. You choose your activities. An intro week, an adventure week, an action week and a beach week. You will be checking out the buzz in Bangkok with new mates and letting the good times roll.
Vietnam & Thailand Unleashed!USD 2699
This is awesome! Discover 2 amazing Asian countries in an unforgettable 7 weeks. Joining to group trips you will travel the entire length of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh making new friends and experiencing a mind-blowing country. Then fly to Thailand. A completely cultural immersive experience, hang out with elephants, trekking the jungle experience Bangkok and then soak up the sun on a tropical island during the last week. Amazing value under £1999
An unforgettable 18 day Thailand tour in the land of smiles. All transport, accommodation and activities are included in your epic Thailand trip of a lifetime, so you do not need to worry about anything. Simply get yourself here and we will take care of the rest! This trip takes in all of the major islands that you need to see.
Are you ready for your ultimate fitness transformation? Sometimes work and life can get in the way of us achieving our goals, so it’s time to make some time for yourself to focus on your fitness and get an awesome bod at the same time! With our professional trainers and customised exercise plans set in a dream tropical locations, this trip combines 2 weeks at our Thailand Fitness Bootcamp and 2 weeks at our Bali Fitness bootcamp and is truly, a life-changing experience!
This is not just any elephant programme. The Ethical Elephant project is one of the best out there, and that is why we offer it! This fantastic opportunity will see you working side by side with these majestic creatures, ensuring that they are fed, washed and kept happy the entire time you spend on the project.
Thailand Elephants & CultureUSD 859
Do you want see it all in one of the most exciting countries in the world? Join our group and have an incredible adventure. You choose your activities. An intro week, elephant conservation, Trekking in national parks or exploring temples!
This trip is epic. Combining arguably two of the greatest backpacking routes in the world. You can immerse yourself in culture and good times in Southeast Asia. Prior to witnessing one of the most beautiful countries and adrenaline packed locations on the planet
We begin in Bangkok and cover the best bits of Cambodia, with a couple of Thailand’s little gems thrown in! The tour heads South from Bangkok to Rayong, journeying East along the coast of Thailand towards Cambodia via the beautiful Thai island of Koh Chang. On arrival in Cambodia we head to the beaches and parties of Sihanoukville and Koh Rong, then North, stopping along the way in Kampot and Phnom Penh to experience some Khmer culture, history and nightlife. The tour ends in Siem Reap to see one of the highlights of South East Asia – the majestic Angkor Wat. A really good group trip, easy to combine with other trips is Asia!
Thailand AdventureUSD 1279
Are you looking for a great value fun trip where you meet loads of other travellers? Do you want to experience some amazing adventures like elephant trekking and visiting temples? You will be enchanted by Thai culture and eased into your travels on a great intro week, you can pick fun adventure options in week two, you'll have a cultural exchange experience in week three and finish up with some serious beach time week four. included are all transfers, accommodation , activities and 3 weeks of meals!
Are you longing to get really fit? If you spend time at the Xtreme Gap fitness bootcamp, set in a tropical Thai jungle paradise, then you really will. Industry leading professional personal trainers will get you in peak condition in no time. After your training take your new six pack for a walk on the beautiful tropical beaches of Phuket. Feel the burn!!
Round The World AustralasiaUSD 4299
So you want to do an amazing round the world trip, but not sure where to start? This is a pretty good option for you! The best parts of Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. All the must do activities, incredible places and incredible people await. From Thailand island hopping, to the East coast Australia and a mental few days in Queenstown, this is the perfect backpacking adventure.
Step off the plane and into paradise, living on an incredible tropical island and getting paid for it! This once in a lifetime opportunity is not to be missed. Become an underwater videographer on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand, spending your days filming colourful and tropical scenes underwater, and your afternoons editing your footage into awesome movies! This is living!
Thailand & Australia offer the perfect mixture when you want to go travelling. Stopping off in Thailand you will be blown away by the culture, beaches and stunning beauty of the country. Featuring a month long Trip you can really do it all, lazy days on tropical beaches. Partying in Bangkok, temples and action. Then it's on to Australia, where you will have an amazing first week followed by an exciting adventure up the East coast.
Epic Thailand 12 DaysUSD 999
Tropical beaches? Island paradises? Amazing adventure? Welcome to the trip of a lifetime; the ultimate bucket list journey through Thailand! If you love beaches, nature, adventure and a healthy dose of partying, then this is the trip for you! Amazing value, and perfect for first-time or solo travellers, you will instantly make a bunch of new friends in your travel group who will share amazing travel experiences with you.
The ideal way to start your backpacking adventure in Thailand! Travel as a group from Bangkok to Koh Phangan in 8 days. We will take care of everything for you including accommodation, activities and transport, plus your group leader will be on hand all week to ensure you have an awesome and trouble free trip. See the best of this amazing country and meet new friends whilst enjoying the experience of a lifetime! The best value for money backpacker tour in Thailand - everything only £499!
Start your trip with a stunning group trip through Thailand culture, actions and lots of well deserved beach time, get cultured up in Laos, join the tubing in Vang Vieng before getting serious and join or the Outback Cowboy course or the Learn to earn on sailing yachts course in Australia!
South East Asia XplorerUSD 1699
A flexible hop on hop off adventure taking in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, starting in the capital of Thailand Bangkok and ending in the capital of Vietnam Hanoi. With the recommended a trip time of 56 days (min 38), this is the perfect guided group backpacking adventure taking in four incredible Southeast Asia countries. All transport, loads of activities included.
If you like the sound of die for beaches, superb nightlife and some incredible adventure activities with a cool group of travellers then the Koh Tao adventure is the trip for you. Each week has a new adventure. All you have to do is decide which activities to pick and how long you want to go for.
Do you want to try the ultimate in personal fitness training? Muay Thai training Thailand gets you closer to the culture and action. Set on a gorgeous tropical island paradise. You will train hard in a stunning jungle gym up a sandy track minutes from the beach. But will you be ready to step in the ring? Now there is an exclusive Xtreme Gap Year CrossFit bolt on available for only £100 per month for unlimited daily training sessions
Round The World UltimateUSD 9839
Head round the world from West to East taking in the sites and sounds of South East Asia ´s Thailand and Laos, before heading to Australia and New Zealand for some serious action! Finish up in the USA completing an awesome road trip from LA to New York before flying home.
If you like beaches, this is YOUR trip! From island hopping in Thailand on to Bali and the Gili islands on to and awesome surf trip in Indonesia. The Australia, all along the East Coast before rewarding yourself with some serious Pacific beach time on a paradise islands of Fiji! Four awesome countries with loads of beachtime, activities and culture.
So you wanna learn MMA? Then learn with the best. Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate fighting style, and you will discover the secrets, techniques and methods delivered by one of the worlds top MMA fighters. Beginners, Intermediates or Advanced, by training at the Xtreme Gap MMA camp you will become one serious bad ass.
Freediving Course ThailandUSD 599
Mastering advanced Freediving techniques will enable you to dive down 20 metres on a single breath of air in just 2 days! You can train at our worldclass Freediving school, set on a cool tropical island in Thailand. We will teach you the correct techniques, the physiology and science enabling you to do advance freediving. Either complete an eye opening beginner or advanced course, or participate in a full blown freediving master or even instructor programme!
Learn To Dive In Koh TaoUSD 459
Learn to dive in Koh Tao on your gap year! Getting your PADI qualifications in Thailand is one of the must do activities when you go backpacking in Asia or as part of a round the world trip. Koh Tao is famous for diving, low prices and great experiences, and maybe even meet the Whale shark, the biggest and most amazing fish in the sea! Come join us and have a great time on Koh Tao.
Get up close to elephants in a sanctuary where they freely roam. Wash them, prepare their food, bathe and swim with them! The project takes place in a sanctuary where old, sick, disabled, previously abused or illegally-owned elephants now call a home. Here, we work for the elephants, not the other way around. This means there will be no elephant riding in the program. However, you will get the chance to experience and bond with these gentle giants.
The Thailand Fullmoon party, one of the all-time top 10 must dos before you die. Awesome 13 day adventure around Thailand full guided with a group of fellow mentalists. The full moon party in Thailand is amazing. It's probably going to be the biggest and most fun night of your life. With extremes full moon party experience, You can join our groups and hit the full moon party in style. Don't worry about coming alone, most people do. You will meet loads of people, and experience the best party on earth in a safe group environment.
Round The World South East AsiaUSD 3200
A whirlwind tour round Southeast Asia. Discover Thailand with this beautiful culture and action on pristine paradise islands, then head to the mountains to explore and Laos on hop on hop off adventure, finally finishing up in Vietnam with a three week awesome adventure. Three stunning countries, 9 weeks and unforgettable experiences.
Few things can change your life so drastically like a SCUBA diving qualification, specifically SCUBA dive instructor. As a diving instructor you have a license to earn money in some of the most beautiful tropical destinations, and live a life of eternal fun, socialising and awesomeness of diving every day and doing something fun for a living. You will completely escape the rat race and have a smug sense of satisfaction that life really is awesome.
What could you do in the Land of Smiles?
We absolutely love Thailand and rate it as one of our personal favourite destinations, so we wanted to get you as excited about Thailand as we are.
Whether it’s world-famous beaches and islands, sacred temples and rich culture or epic nightlife that you’re searching for, you’ll find it all here in Thailand, the land of smiles! It really is the ultimate travel destination on every adventurers’ bucket-list! Thailand is what gap-year dreams are made of!
Dig your toes into the white sand, feel the tropical heat on your skin and sip on a fresh coconut in your own personal paradise. Thailand’s incredible beaches are beyond stunning! See for yourself with these amazing pictures!
Thumping Bangkok nightclubs, small island beach parties and awesome Full Moon madness; you’ll never be stuck for nightly entertainment in the world capital of FUN! Get the low-down on the night-time craziness here!
Who doesn’t love Thai food? Live every foodies dream with cheap eats, tasty market grub and awesome restaurants to suit every budget! Check out this first-hand account, straight from the center of a Bangkok market!
Markets, Monks & Mystery
Thailand’s fascinating culture blends a rich religious tradition with beautiful, ancient customs and a peaceful energy. Find out how you can become part of the intriguing culture here!
Want to find out how else you can spend your time in Thailand? Take a look at these inspiring reviews from other travelers to Thailand!
Amazing experiences in Thailand!
Thailand is full of amazing opportunities for fun, adventure and learning. Not only can you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful countries in the world, but you can do it while learning a new skill, like Muay Thai or FreeDiving! For something more relaxing, discover the gorgeous beaches or explore the islands on bike, boat, or even by elephant! Thailand is synonymous with adventure and life-changing experiences. Find out which one is awaiting you…
Can’t decide which ones for you? Then go all in with an Xtreme Thailand Experience!
Where can you go?
Nestled comfortably between Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma, Thailand is in the perfect location for extending your travels to other countries. Following the famous South East Asia backpacker trail through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is a true right of passage for many gap-year travelers!
Don’t forget you can easily connect to hundreds of other countries from Bangkok’s International Airport so the world is your oyster!
Live your travel dreams on your Thailand gap year
Traveling to Thailand is the perfect way to make your personal travel dreams come true! Thailand blends the perfect mix of exoticism, with that welcoming vibe that people love so much! In Thailand, you can see the world from another perspective, without feeling like you are so far away from home! No matter what type of adventure you choose, you’ll make tons of new friends, have life-changing experiences and make your travel dreams come true in the land of smiles!
What could you be doing on your Thailand gap year right now
Thailand can be so much more than white sand beaches and palm trees, though they’re pretty awesome too!
Did you know you can learn a new skill, do a course or earn money while in Thailand? How would you like to become a qualified diver, take part in an intense fitness bootcamp, teach English or become an underwater filmmaker, all while living in a tropical paradise?
Get the most out of your trip with these amazing experiences and learn new skills to last a lifetime!
Check out the full list of amazing activities and adventures that you could be part of on your trip to Thailand:
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie (like us!), looking for a fun challenge or you want to help make a difference in Thailand through conservation projects, then Xtreme Gap Year can sort you out!
Help save Thailand’s elephants by volunteering in one of the most beautiful parts of the country or share your knowledge with the youth of the country by teaching English.
Fancy yourself as the next fighting champion? Why not step into the ring during your trip with an intense Muay Thai training course, or get your body bikini-ready with our awesome health and fitness bootcamps!
There’s so much that you can do during your trip to Thailand to make it extra memorable, enjoyable and fun! But that’s just the tip of the ice-berg…
Interesting Fact: Did you know 85% of our travellers travel solo?
Don’t let not having a travel buddy put you off! You’ll meet loads of friends in our group trips and you can even get to know each other before leaving in our online buddy chat system!
Do you have a question about your trip to Thailand, ? There’s a simple way to make sure you have all the information you need before booking your trip – simply ask us!
Whether you’ve got a question about money, visas, accommodation, insurance or safety, we have all the answers! We’ve been all over the world and created all of our trips from experience, so we can provide you with all the details and insider tips!
No question is too big or small, silly or serious, just try us!
In the meantime, check out our blog and our Youtube channel to get a sense of what it’s like to travel with Xtreme Gap Year! You can even check this awesome video from one of our Thailands trips!
Thailand Adrenaline Travel.
Adrenaline travel in a group, stunning beaches or sublime culture, Thailand has something for you. Join the adventure with our amazing Xtreme Thailand Experience, with its action packed weeks: or go a little bit more sedate (only a little) on the Thailand adventure.
Short on time? No problem. For a whirlwind tour round Thailand to see the best the country has to offer check out our Thailand Tours. Then we have plenty of Xtreme activities from rock climbing to free diving diving and martial arts. There’s nothing like getting active on a paradise island to have a mind blowing travel experience.
Finally if you really want to experience travelling long term how about a call gap year job like becoming a Divemaster or even paid videography internship? We have loads of ideas and first-hand experience of all of our destinations so get in touch today with your questions. Finally take two seconds to hit the like button, we frequently give away free trips and experiences exclusive to people who like our Facebook page.