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trek Thailand for Action Cancer

pre-trip preparation

how fit do I need to be for this trek?

The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the whole experience of trekking in Thailand. For this challenge you will require reasonable fitness and strength. Any training programme should incorporate the elements listed below. You will need to be physically and mentally quite “robust” and confident in your ability to walk for 6+ hours a day, in order to complete this challenge.

do I need a visa / insurance / vaccinations?

Visa - British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa - this is known as a visa exemption. It’s not possible to extend your stay beyond the 30 days granted by the visa exemption. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing.


Insurance - Insurance is imperative and should cover the costs of medical repatriation and trip curtailment cost. We recommend you obtain insurance as soon as possible.


Vaccinations – Please contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.

life on the trek

how big is the group? / what support will there be?

All of our challenges are group adventures and the average size is approximately 20 participants. We welcome individuals, couples and groups of friends on to our challenges, and many who join us literally have a mountain to climb in terms of the scale of the challenge they are taking on. We advocate camaraderie and team bonding, and really believe that this enhances your experience.


Your challenge will be led by an experienced Action Challenge leader. Our leaders are selected for their experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, sensitivity and sense of humour, and will ensure that your trip runs smoothly.


You will also be accompanied by an Action Challenge doctor, who will be carrying a fully stocked medical kit in case of any emergency. They will carry out daily health checks, and the re-assurance of their presence should allow you to focus on, and enjoy your challenge!


We have a full support team in country with two way radio contact between the Action Challenge Head Quarters in London and local staff and satellite phone for emergencies. If for any reason you need to leave the group early local staff will assist you and will arrange transfers, accommodation and medical care if necessary.

what is the weather like while trekking?

The temperature on average will be between 20-33C with a high level of humidity. We hope to enjoy some beautiful weather while trekking, but it is important to remember that, as with all mountains, weather can change quickly. We could experience some rain, so we should be prepared with appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.

what will the food / accommodation be like?

Food - We will have an unlimited supply of fully purified and treated water, and three varied and nutritious meals a day. Breakfast will be at the accommodation/campsite and will typically consist of rice dishes and eggs, lunch and dinner will be en-route at a prearranged restaurant or campsite and will be a variety of rice, vegetables and a selection of meat and fish.


Dietary Requirements - Please note that we will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements if informed in advance.


Accommodation- We will be staying in tents for the duration of the trekking days. For the days before and after the trek we will be staying in good 3* accommodation.


Single Supplement - If you decide that you would like to have your own room on the challenge, we can accommodate this in the majority of places.

flights and extending your stay

where do flights depart from?

All flights depart from Dublin and are inclusive in the package. Transport from Belfast to Dublin Airport will be provided stopping at limited pick up points en route.

can I book my own flights?

Yes, this becomes our land only package and reduces your minimum sponsorship balance - please contact us for more information if you are looking to book your own flights. You will be required to arrange all flights and transfers in order to meet the group at the starting point of your challenge. Please note you are unable to change your package once final balance invoicing has been completed and tickets have been issued by the airline.

funding, fundraising & inclusions

how can I fund this challenge?

Your registration deposit is paid to Action Cancer to secure your place on the challenge. You are then committed to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the charity. Part of your fundraising will cover the cost of your challenge.

what's included?

  • Pre-trip briefing by Action Challenge staff
  • All flights from Ireland
  • Action Challenge Representative
  • Expedition Medic
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Luggage Transfer
  • All accommodation
  • All meals, except in free time
  • All transfers
  • All National Park fees
  • 3 litres of water provided daily

what's not included?

  • Sleeping bag (where needed)
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Visas
  • Local departure tax (if applicable)
  • Tips for staff

how do I sign up?

To secure your place on this challenge, please click on the VISIT CHARITY WEBSITE TO BOOK button at the top of the page. This will re-direct you to the Action Cancer website where you can register your place on to the challenge by completing a registration form and paying a registration deposit directly to the charity.

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The air holiday packages and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. Our ATOL number is 6296. In Ireland the air & holiday packages and flights that are shown are protected by CAR license number TA0297. Please see our booking conditions for more information.