Programs in Thailand

Programs in Thailand

Teacher-Led Trips in Thailand

Rustic Pathways first offered Thailand programs in 1999, and the country has since become the hub of our Southeast Asia operations. We have an extensive team of incredible local staff who are experts at ensuring our students have authentic, transformative experiences. Thailand offers the widest range of Rustic programs, from gritty service trips and animal conservation programs to outdoor adventures and immersive cultural experiences.

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A hands-on project working directly with elephants at a world-renowned facility

$2,855 plus Airfare
11 Days
0 Service Hours

Explore the biology and ecology of Northern Thailand and contribute to reforestation projects

$1,705 plus Airfare
8 Days
0 Service Hours

Experience the diversity of Thailand’s geography, wildlife, and culture

$1,755 plus Airfare
8 Days
0 Service Hours
Least Expensive

Discover the beauty of southern Thailand's pristine islands.

$1,575 plus Airfare
9 Days
0 Service Hours

Wilderness First Aid and CPR training and exposure to community-based health care.

$1,795 plus Airfare
7 Days
10 Service Hours

A mystical feel radiates from every corner of Thailand; tastes, colors, and scents seem more vibrant than anything you’ve encountered before. Experiencing village life—where time moves slow, food is home-grown, and family comes first—and witnessing how happy people are with so little is a revelation. It helps remind you how beautiful life can be without distractions and to notice the small things. – Bryan Haggerty, Southeast Asia Director

Quote by: Bryan studied philosophy at Saint Michael’s College before moving to Southeast Asia, where he has worked for more than a decade. He taught at Chiang Mai University for several years while also advocating for local ethnic minority groups. He speaks fluent Thai and has managed our Thailand operations since 2008. Bryan splits his time between Vermont and Chiang Mai.

Keegan Kennedy

Southeast Asia Regional Manager

Keegan has taught, studied, and researched in Thailand for more than a decade and joined Rustic in 2011. From northern California, he completed his master’s thesis on the effects of forest fires on floral and fungal communities. Keegan is fluent in written and spoken Thai and Lao and brings his deep knowledge of Southeast Asia’s history and culture to our Southeast Asia operations.

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John Cody

Thailand, Laos, & Myanmar Groups Manager

John graduated from Providence College and has been living in Thailand since 2013. He taught conversational English at public high schools before his start at Rustic Pathways in the summer of 2015, where he has since been program leading throughout Southeast Asia. He is the youngest of nine children and enjoys reading, running, and photography.

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Veerayut ‘Ched’ Supadee

Senior Program Manager - Medical Programs

This soft-spoken Udon Thani native has been a student favorite on Rustic Pathways programs for over a decade. As our resident certified Wilderness Medicine Instructor, Chet manages the curriculum instruction and medical service projects on our Medical Service programs. Chet has led Rustic Programs all around the world, and he has attended advanced medical training in the USA with Wilderness Medical Associates, our official partner for our Medical programs. With his extensive experience around the world and his passion for sharing his country with students from around the world, Chet is a certified Rustic legend!