Justice-Themed Beach Adventure
The incredible people of Thailand. The unforgettable sights, sounds and flavours of SouthEast Asia. Visit trafficking survivors with non-profit friends of Kooman Travel and then tour beaches, resorts, trek to jungle waterfalls and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
$4,500 for 12 days
Filmmaking and travel have become a unique platform for Daniel to invest in children, empowering orphans in Tanzania and restoring hope to girls trafficked in Thailand. Daniel met his wife Christy, a Canadian, while traveling in Thailand and they have a toddler daughter named Rosie. Daniel leads teams to Tanzania and Thailand.
Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia. Cambodia and Laos border the country to the east and northeast, and Myanmar lies to the northwest. To the west is the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma. The long southern region, connecting with Malaysia, is hilly and forested.
The Adventure Begins
Depart for Bangkok, Thailand
Your journey begins as you board the airplane from your port of departure to Bangkok, Thailand.
Arrival and Rest
Arrive in Bangkok
Sleep comfortably in an air-conditioned guest house in Bangkok. Day 2 is a day to catch your feet after the time change, with optional exploration in the evening to a night market. Shop endless market tents and find unique souvenirs.
Visit Home of New Beginnings
Tour the areas where girls are rescued from exploitation and trafficking
Take a river boat in the morning and visit Home of New Beginnings recovery home for victims of exploitation and trafficking. Encourage the staff and girls and learn some of their stories. Inspire your desire to see justice in the lives of others trapped in the world of trafficking and exploitation.
Evening walk through of the red light district and famous tourist stop of Nana Plaza where over 90 bars host international clients and the streets overflow with sex tourists.
Encourage Young Girls at New Beginnings
Meet several young girls at the Bangkok location of Home of New Beginnings. Hear about where they started and how they got to Beginnings, and learn about their dreams for the future. Be inspired by their journey out of injustice into freedom, and share your stories with them. Amazing mouth watering cuisine is ensured throughout this itinerary. Visit some of Daniel and Christy Kooman’s favourite local stops along the way.
A Beach Adventure
5-star resort adventure
This is a unique opportunity to take your own gifts and hospitality, and use them to encourage, bless and inspire former sex workers in an extravagant way. During this part of the itinerary, the men and women will be split up into two separate groups. The men will spend time together while the women embark on a three-day, two-night mission of extravagance, hosting a group of ladies at an ocean resort, getting massages, spending time around resort pools and at beautiful restaurants. The team of ladies and their new friends, in a 5-star environment, will make time to share more stories, pray together and bless the beautiful women that were formerly exploited in the sex industry. The men will enjoy a different resort (and restaurants and beaches) along with meaningful times of life-giving encouragement together.
A different side of Thailand
Travel North to Chiang Rai and a totally different rural side of Thailand. The cuisine and the culture are a little different up here. Meet another ministry that works with street kids and learn about the ways you can be involved in empowering children here. Enjoy a 1-night trek into the jungle where you’ll visit an elephant reserve, ride the majestic beasts and enjoy refreshing times in the serene jungles of the North. Great food, great guides and more than a few beautiful views and waterfalls.
Return to Bangkok
A final day of reflection and time with your team caps off a tremendous experience. Enjoy the pool while journaling and take in a few last great SouthEast Asian meals and foot massages.
Return via BKK
Off to the airport by train and on the way home to share about your adventures.
International and Thai domestic airfares. *Based on Vancouver departure to Bangkok.
3 meals per day at local and international restaurants.
All hotels and guest houses throughout itinerary.
All transport (skytrain, minibus, bus, taxi and domestic airfares).
Airport transfer to and from international airport.
All in-country transportation is included.
Full Medical, Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Deluxe Insurance Packages are available on all itineraries. Full coverage is recommended, while Medical coverage is REQUIRED for travellers of all ages. If you have personal coverage, please provide proof of coverage by email. Please inquire or make your Insurance purchase when you register for an itinerary.
Optional Excursions or extended stays (we can help you plan them!)
Passport and visa fees, if applicable
Excess baggage charges which may be levied by airlines
Meals and beverages other than those included/provided
Personal purchases or expenses (eg. laundry, gifts)
Please Note That The Itinerary Is Accurate At The Time Of Writing, And Is Subject To Change.
Things you need to know about Thailand
Must be able to walk up to 5 km per day, enter and exit minibuses, trains, and airplanes unassisted and carry all personal luggage on your own.
Thailand is a land of heat and humidity throughout the year.
Travelers should generally be in good health and prepared to travel in some locations without medical facilities readily available.
Tetanus, typhoid, and Hep A/B are recommended immunizations, but not required.