Beach Conservation Hua Hin

Chill out in the sea side city of Hua Hin where you will take in the many buddhist temples, monks and religious sites while assisting in beach conservation activity and education for the locals. This is a relaxed beach week where you'll also explore local markets general beach sun and fun.

Beach Conservation Hua Hin

 

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Accommodation – Volunteer Center (sharing with other volunteers)
  • 2 Meals per day (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Use of necessary equipment and project materials
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist spot these days offering all the standard beach stuff like snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and with plenty of restaurants and tourist things like spas, water park, golf, shops and markets.  There is a mountain at the end of the beach called Khoa Tekiab, with a temple that overlooks the beach.

Surrounded by national parks, it’s a mountainous region where you can explore waterfalls and caves on various adventures.  Buddhism is very prominent here and you will certainly get a good taste of the Buddhist way of life.

There will be some beach conservation activities and other community initiatives and also just general sun and fun with the afternoons off to fully enjoy the beach and it’s surroundings.

You’ll make several visits to Buddhist temples (‘Wat’ in Thai) to learn about Thai Buddhism and to assist the monks with their daily chores.  You’ll be educated by the local people about the unique environment here and how you can assist in conserving the natural beauty.  You will be expected to play your part in helping with the conservation of Hua Hin’s natural surroundings.

Schedule

  • Sunday – If this is your first week, you will be transferred directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin upon arrival. Depending on your previous week’s program, you will be transferred to Hua Hin after brunch.  Dinner at Hua Hin center
  • Monday – Breakfast, Excursion to Wat Huay Mongkol Temple, Visit Plearnwan Market, Transfer to Hua Hin city (beach) where you can have lunch, Free afternoon at Hua Hin Beach, Visit the night market in town, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Breakfast, Temple Cleaning – Nicothaaraun Temple, Excursion to the Artist Village, Explore  Khao Tao Temple, Lunch, Free time at Sai Noi Beach, Transfer back to the center, Dinner
  • Wednesday – Breakfast, Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint, Explore Khao Takiab Temple, Lunch, Free time at  Sea Pine Beach, Dinner at a local resort, Visit the night market in town
  • Thursday – Breakfast, Excursion to Pranburi Forest Park for beach cleaning & mangroves, Lunch, Free time at Pranburi Beach, Transfer back to our center, Dinner
  • Friday – Breakfast, Teaching at a local school, Lunch, Free time at beach of your choice, Dinner, Visit the Cicada market
  • Saturday – Breakfast, If this is your last week, you will be transferred to Hua Hin bus station after breakfast. If you have further programs north of Hua Hin you will be transferred to that program via Singburi. If programs are in Hua Hin or the South you will stay at the accommodation until that starting time.

Accommodation & Meals

The volunteer guest center is really nice and located in the hilly countryside in lush surroundings and consists of luxury tents similar to standard hotel rooms and large rooms with a common area with hammocks to hang out with fellow volunteers.  

A vegetarian breakfast and dinner which will be served at the guest house each day.  During the afternoons, you will be in Hua Hin’s center, where you will have many food options and eateries to choose from for lunch (not included in the program).

There are 3 room types available, with the private room costing an additional $120 p/room p/week and the comfort room costing an additional $160 p/room p/week.

Standard Room

Private Room

Comfort Room

All meals included

No *

No *

No *

Free beverages

Yes **

Yes **

Yes **

Persons per room

4

1-4

1-2

Wifi in public areas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Laundry facilities

No ***

No ***

No ***

Safety box

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lockable rooms

Yes ****

Yes ****

Yes ****

Hot shower

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private bathroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bed linen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Western toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Towels

No

No

Yes

Mosquito protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fan

Yes

Yes

No

Air conditioning

Yes *****

Yes *****

Yes

* Breakfast and dinner only
** Water, coffee, tea at the accommodation
*** Expect to wash by hand
**** Bring your own padlock (a slim one, so it fits through the zipper)
***** At extra cost

Transportation

If you’re heading on to any further destinations with IVI post the beach conservation week, these are provided for you free of charge following the program:

  • Akha Village Chiang Rai
  • All around Thailand
  • Kaeng Krachan
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Mae Sot
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Singburi
  • Suphan Buri
  • Train Track Northern Thailand
  • Trunk to the South
  • Umphang
  • Wang Nam Khiao