Thailand School Trip Guide

Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about your Evolve trip to Thailand. Check out Plan for our guide on how to create the best trip for your students with important info on where to visit, eat and sleep for your groups needs and for tips on how to plan for insurance and more. Read Pack for what to bring for specific regions and seasons and Prepare for language tips, facts and local know-how.

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Why should my student group visit Thailand?

An educational trip to Thailand can be a fascinating educational and cultural experience for students.

First, determine the intended focus of your educational trip. This will help you decide which regions will best suit what your group is looking to experience.  Get insights below and download our full guide above to plan your perfect trip.

Biology– Show your science students the incredible biodiversity of Thailand, by having them participate in meaningful field research. Being located within the Indochina region in the north and the Sundiac region, Thailand is the most biodiversity-rich country in Southeast Asia.

Educational Student Trip – Curriculum-related activities that bring to life the subjects of the classroom.

Culture- Do you want your students to be immersed into the Thai culture? There are no shortages of temples, and authentic opportunities.

 Outdoor Adventure – Do you want your students to experience both ancient history, and outdoor activities? Take a tour of a lifetime on the boat trip to Phi Phi Island, or visit the mountainous region of Chiang Mai.

 Community Service – Want to make an impact with your travels? There are a number of destinations throughout Thailand that offer a chance to put some volunteer hours to good use while being immersed in a local community.

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Luggage – Any seasoned traveler will tell you: the lighter – the better! A small or medium sized suitcase or duffel will be perfect for your trip to Thailand. Prepared packers also bring a couple spare plastic bags for wet clothes or separated laundry. For day trips, bring a backpack and a safe document or money holder that sits close to the body under a shirt or a fanny pack.

  • Small or medium suitcase or duffel bag
    • Backpack and/or purse for day trips and overnights
    • Safe money holder or fanny pack
    • Extra plastic bags / ziplocks

Clothing – Thailand attracts more tourists between December and March as it is a tropical destination, although short but torrential burst of rain unpredictably occur, even on the sunniest of days. Temperatures range between 30 – 32 C during the day time and 20 C at night time.

Accessories and Toiletries – Below are items for keeping you charged, comfortable and prepared. Before your trip, make sure you have spoken to a travel doctor about medications you will need and pack all necessary prescriptions.

  • Daily Use: sunglasses, watch, compass, lock, pocket dictionary
    • Entertainment: camera, phone, book, diary (wall plugs are Type A, B and C, so bring a transforming plug!)
    • Water bottle, sunscreen, hand sanitizer
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
    • Medications

Below is your basic Packing List for Thailand

  • Socks, underwear, bras
    • 1 pair of breathable pants
    • 3 – 5 t-shirts
    • 2 pairs of shorts
    • 1 long light sleeve shirt
    • 1 light sweater or sweatshirt
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Bathing suit
    • Scarf / bandanna
    • Hat
    • Shoes – comfortable and supportive for hiking/daily use
    • Flip flops / waterproof sandals
    • Sleepwear

What to leave at Home – Carrying around extra pounds of luggage isn’t worth those extra shoes or that shirt you wear just one time. If you need help eliminating an item or two, check out the list below:
• Less practical and/or fancy clothing
• More shoes than needed
• Many heavy books
• BIG bottles of toiletries – swap for travel sized containers
• Heavy towels


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Thailand Fun Facts: 

  1. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by an European country. In fact, in the Thai language, the name of the country is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free.”
  2. One-tenth of the entire population of Thailand lives in Bangkok. It is the capital of this great nation, and, of course, the largest city.
  3. There are about 35,000 temples in Thailand; truly the land of temples.
  4. Showing respect for another person’s head isvery serious in Thailand. It is considered to be the most important part of the body, therefore, Thai culture forbids touching anyone on the head.
  5. The national flower of Thailand is the orchid. Around 1,500 orchid species can be found growing wild in Thai forest.