Trip dates coming Soon:
10-Days in Thailand, All Domestic Transportation Included - $1,699 Trip Costs!
Fundraising and Payment Plan Options Available. International Airfare NOT Included.
where we go AND WHAT WE DO:
Bangkok - Thailand's Pulsing Capital
Explore the infamous capital city of the "The Land of Smiles." Get to the heart of the human trafficking epidemic that plagues the region, learn about the issues up-close and personally from world-class experts on the ground. Then decompress with thousands of other backpackers in Southeast Asia's largest tourist hub - the legendary Khao San Road!
Chiang Mai - Cultural Charm in the North
Ancient temples, night bazaars, elephant sanctuaries, and charmingly-chic nightlife define Chiang Mai and make this small city a favorite destination for tourists from around the world. Here we will meet with leaders of local non-profit organizations working on prevention - keeping at-risk children safe in school and far away from human trafficking. And, of course, soak in the culture and help bathe some local elephants.
Chiang Rai - Rural Adventure and Rice Paddies
Nestled way up in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand, Chiang Rai and the surrounding villages is where we'll experience the charming, bucolic life that represents "The Real Thailand." From swimming in waterfalls to boat rides through the rice paddies, this is our chance to get OUT there and have an adventure. Here, we will be working with local schools and after school centers to provide education and sustainable development to children in need of our support, and engage in cultural exchange with local communities.
What You'll Experience With Justifi:
Discover a New Culture:
Justifi trips take you into the heart of the local culture; to the must see tourist sights and then off the beaten track to where no other tourists ever go. Meet locals from all walks of life, learn some of the local language, religion, customs, folktales and beliefs, taste the local food and see the bustling cities and breath-taking nature. Balance all this by gaining a real insight into the issues facing the country from some of the inspirational people working there to make a real change.
Get a new perspective on life and the world:
Justifi trips take you out of your comfort zone and empower you to find clarity, joy, direction and inspiration in your life. Facilitated discussions, mindfulness and meditation sessions, morning stretching and experiential education help people tap into their potential, break down obstacles and move forward happily and healthily in life. Through traditional Jewish wisdom, start implementing practical tools towards personal mastery, leadership and contribution.
One of the purposes of life, as well as one of the most fulfilling and meaningful things to do, is to positively influence the world around you. Based on a lot of research on how to avoid the pitfalls of short term voluntourism, Justifi gets involved in some hands on volunteering through local organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Building, planting, painting and teaching English to kids and creating a lasting impact on the lives of all involved. (Click here to see a blog post about short term volunteering).
Awesome group adventure experiences:
Then obviously there is lots of fun to be had with an incredible group of beautiful, like-minded Jews from all backgrounds, walks of life, observance levels and locations. All Justifi trips have their fair share of hikes, swimming in natural water sources, adventure activities and of course nights out spiced up with some glasses of the local tipple. Make great friends, see great sites, do great things ...
Everything Included In Your Program Costs:
Simple, clean hotel and guest house accommodations for all nights of the program. Wifi Available.
Impactful Social Justice ProJects
Meeting with and working hand in hand on real projects making a discernible difference with several of the best NGOs fighting human trafficking in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand.
All Domestic Transportation
Planes, Trains, and Pick-up Trucks to take you around the country in style. Thai-Style, that is!
Quality, Delicious [kosher] food:
Israeli cuisine from Kosher Restaurants and A Private Thai Chef in the North. All breakfasts and lunches included, plus dinner from our private chef for all meals in Chiang Rai. Plan to purchase 5 meals on your own, kosher options always available.
Hikes to a waterfall, Boat rides through rice paddies, Elephant rides, and more!
International Airfare is NOT Included
Additional optional activities (Massage, Shopping, Spa Treatments)
3rd meal on some days of trip (Kosher option always available)
Tip to Thai Tour Guide (about $15)