Traidhos Three-Generation
Barge Program

Bangkok - Thailand

Trip Reports.

Each year we welcome over 2,500 students and staff from schools worldwide.

2017 Trips

Ruamrudee International School, G6 Updated about 4 months ago

11 – 13 December 2017

Working Together and Exploring Khao Yai

After a long drive through the beautiful hills of Khao Yai, lots of activities were waiting for the excited students of RIS, G6 at their resort. The first day of adventure...

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Harrow International School, Year 13 Updated about 4 months ago

9-12 December 2017

Exploring Marine Ecosystems in Ranong

Aim: Explore Marine ecosystems in Ranong to improve knowledge of data collection methods and investigation...

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United World College Updated about 4 months ago

5-7 December 2017

Investigating Marine and coastal Ecosystems in Ranong

UWC students joined the Barge team in beautiful Ranong on the Andaman coast aiming to improve their knowledge of four key ecosystems in the area- seagrass beds, mangroves, rocky shores and grasslands, as...

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Keerapat International School, Bangkok Updated about 4 months ago

6 December 2017

Bang Pu

It was a pleasure to welcome forty students from Keerapat International School to investigate salt-resistant plants and the mangrove habitat of Bang Pu. Together we learned about plants and animals of the mangrove...

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International School Bangkok (ISB) G4 Updated about 4 months ago

30 November - 1 December, 7 - 8 December 2017

Khao Yai

Grade 4 students were on a mission - to discover the role of water in Khao Yai National Park. Over two days of exploring the National Park, they considered forest streams and rivers;...

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Y6 Regent’s International School, Bangkok Updated about 4 months ago

27 of November - 1 December, 2017

Exploring Life in The North (Chiang Mai)


The Barge Program was very happy to receive Year 6 students from Regent’s International School for five days of team building activities...

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St Andrews 71, Y9, Bangkok Updated about 4 months ago

20 November, 2017

A hands-on day to investigate stream flow and impacts on the Chao Phraya was waiting for St Andrews 71, year 9,when they arrived at the grounds of Wat Chalerm Prakiat in Nonthaburi.
Students observed and assessed river bank use and the...

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Ascot International School Year 3 Updated about 4 months ago

17 November 2017

Investigating the Chao Phraya

After being welcomed aboard and learning how to be safe on the water, Ascot students were introduced to the wonders of the Chao Phraya river! Their knowledge of river-features was put to the test...

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AISB Year 5 Updated about 4 months ago

November 15 – 17, 2017

Khao Yai,

The  AISB Year 5 students had a truly memorable trip to Khao Yai in which they worked strongly together to ensure that they successfully learned a great deal from Thailand’s oldest national...

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Y5 Harrow International School, Bangkok Updated about 5 months ago

13, 14, 15, 20 November, 2017

A day on the Barge

This week we welcomed Harrow Y5 onto the Barge so that they could see what they’d been learning in the classroom about the Chao Phraya for real. We learnt all about the Chao Phraya watershed...

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Bromsgrove International School, Year 4 Updated about 5 months ago

Exploring Khao Yai Rainforest

8-10 November 2017

A group of twenty-one intrepid young explorers from Bromsgrove International School set out for their exciting trip to Khao Yai National Park and three days packed full of hiking trails and fun...

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Bromsgrove International School, Y5 Updated about 5 months ago

7 – 10 November, 2017

Ayutthaya and Bang Sai


Day 1

Our adventure discovering the Chao Phraya and the Kingdom of Ayutthaya with Bromsgrove Y5 started at Piyawan Resort. Here we made our first...

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Bromsgrove International School, Y6 Updated about 5 months ago


7-10  November, 2017

The Barge team welcomed thirty-five students from year 6 to explore Suphanburi. The expedition was focused on Thai culture and history and developing collaboration between participants and meaningful learning...

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Australian International School Bangkok Updated about 5 months ago

1-3 Nov 2017

We at the Barge program had a lot of fun working with both year 6 and year 7 students from AISB during their fun-filled trip to Ayutthaya at the beginning of November. The AISB students visited many exciting places over the three day residential. We feel...

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Bangkok Patana Year 13 Updated about 5 months ago

16 October, 2017

Barge Water-testing Trip

A busy, yet enjoyable day was instore for the year 13 students of Bangkok Patana as they boarded the Barge to assess the water quality of the Chao Phraya River.

Using a range of scientific...

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Regents Pattaya Year 6 Updated about 5 months ago

8 – 13 October, 2017

Chiang Mai

Over the course of five days year 6 students from Regents Pattaya School got to experience a wide range of new activities while at Chiang Mai with the Barge Program, including:


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Early Learning Centre Year 5 + 6 Updated about 6 months ago

4 – 6 October 2017

Samut Songram


Day 1

School friends leave early, ready to learn!

At the...

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Ivanhoe Grammar School, Australia Year 9 Updated about 6 months ago

14 – 16 September 2017

Ko Kret and Ayutthaya

With an early morning start, year 9 students from Ivanhoe College began a busy three days learning about the history and culture of Thailand by visiting both Ko Kret and the old capital of...

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Harrow International School Updated about 7 months ago

14 September, 2017

The Barge team welcomed Sonakul House from Harrow International School for a whole day of team building activities. The chosen site was the Buffalo Village at Suphanburi.

The students were divided in smaller teams with different year...

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LaSeERIO, Girl Guiding UK Updated about 7 months ago

28 July - 17 August, 2017

Songs and laughter and many new friendships characterised the visit by London and South East England Region's international opportunities group. This girl-guiding UK group was made up of 14 - 18 year olds, selected especially for the...

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4 - 17 July, 2017

It was exciting to work with young adults from the senior section of Australia and new Zealand's Girl Guide Associations this Summer, a trip where Barge Program collaborated with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of Thailand.

Many of the...

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Samsen Wittayalai M2 Updated about 7 months ago

August 2017

The Barge Program welcomed M2 students from Samsen Wittayalai School's EP Program for five one day trips. Students developed critical thinking skills while using the Compass of Sustainability to investigate different aspects of Ko Kret and after...

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Traidhos Staff Trip Updated about 9 months ago

8 - 10 July, 2017

Company outings are always happy occasions and the Traidhos staff trip to Ayutthaya and Bangkok staying on the Traidhos Barge was no exception. Even when they left the train at just after 0400 in the dark of Ayutthaya station, there was a buzz of...

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Berkeley International School Grade 6 Updated about 10 months ago

29 May- 1 June, 2017

Kanchanaburi Settlers History.


Dear Mum and Dad,

I am writing you this letter to let you know all about my wonderful trip to Kanchanaburi and all of the discoveries I have made. On my first...

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Berkeley G7 Updated about 10 months ago

29 May -1 June

Khao Yai


Adventure awaited our intrepid explorers

Discovering nature whilst learning more about themselves

Varied landscapes, forest,...

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Early Learning Centre Year 6 Trip Report Updated about 10 months ago

A trip of two halves, Crazy-lympics and Elephant MasterChef


Day 1 Reporting live from Kanchanaburi at the ELC Crazy-Lympic games

It was a clear bright day and the perfect setting for the ELC year 6 Crazy Lympics with the competitors...

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Regents International School Pattaya Year 5 Updated about 11 months ago

15 – 27 May 2017

History of Ayutthaya

B arge crews saw all of the students complete the daily tasks, needed to live together upon our barge, Cleaning, cooking, navigation and games.

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Ascot International School Year 12 Updated about 11 months ago

11 May, 2017

Investigating Population and Community structure at Bang Pu

Research question- Is there a relationship between mollusk species and substrate type?

After an introduction to Bang Pu and walking through the...

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Charter International School Year 9 Updated about 11 months ago

28 April, 2017


Join the Barge and Enjoy a day Exploring Ko Kret – A Tourism Case Study


River Cruise and Observations

It was early morning when the year...

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Vientiane Pattana School, Laos: G6 Updated about 11 months ago

Vientiane Pattana School, Laos: G6 (18 - 21 April, 2017)

21st April, 2017

Dear Diary,

Well, what a fantastic week I’ve had in Chiang Mai. It all began on Tuesday when a lovely friendly bunch of Laotians turned up to learn...

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HeadStart International School Updated about 1 year ago

3-5 April 2017

Captain’s Log – April 3rd

With fine sailing weather and calm waters, students boarded the barge to begin their journey to Ayutthaya, in search of discovering the history of the great ancient city and the importance of the...

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St. Andrews Samakee Y5 Updated about 1 year ago

24 – 27 January, 2017



Day 1:

Kanchanaburi! Our home for the next few days.

Ambling across the famous Bridge over the River Kwae...

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ISB Girl Scouts Barge Trip Updated about 1 year ago

18 -19  March, 2017


The weekend had finally arrived where ISB Girl Scouts climbed upon our barge to explore nature, flowers, trees and water. After reaching the barge and all safety facilities and name games had been addressed the...

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St. Andrews 71, Y5 Updated about 1 year ago

16 March 2017

Bang Pu

(to be sung to the tune of Teddy-Bears’ Picnic)
If you go down to the mangrove swamp, St.Andrews school you’ll see,
They wander round exploring lots, around the mangrove trees.

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Bromsgrove International School Updated about 1 year ago

15 March 2017

Piyawan Science Day

Aim: To explore the biodiversity of species at Piyawan whilst learning and performing different data collection methods.

Method: After completing an initial land...

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Bang Pu

15 March 2017

Last week we met Bromsgrove Years 7, 8 and 9 in Bang Pu for a fun filled day of mangrove exploration. 

We started the day with a walk around the boardwalks, beginning at the swampy, pneumatophore-filled...

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Early Learning Centre, Y2 Updated about 1 year ago

14 March 2017.

Water Exploration Lumpini Park

Early Learning Centre (ELC) Year 2, traveled to Lumpini Park for a one-day trip to explore water. The year two’s started with introductions of themselves to the barge staff through a name game...

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Sirindhorn School Surin, M2 Updated about 1 year ago

12-14 March 2017

Samae San

Last week we met M2 students from Sirindhorn English Program, Surin on the military base at Sattahip. The children were so excited for a few days of sun, sea and English. Little did they realize that by the end of...

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Appleby College, Canada Updated about 1 year ago

10-12 March 2017

Introduction to Thailand,

Day 1-

Appleby College reached the barge, after spending the night at Holiday Inn Bangkok after a late arrival in the early hours into Bangkok. Once all...

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6 - 8 March, 2017

Khao Yai

Elephant sighting!

Movies filmed at waterfall

Walking through forest


English together

Play, fun, learn and understand

Smile on the 'two...

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Fern Hill School, Canada G7 Updated about 1 year ago

March 4 - 6 March 2017

Day 1

Fern Hill School climbed aboard our barge, after a twenty-two hour journey from Toronto Canada via Hong Kong. Everyone was excited to explore their new home despite the jet lag, and the time difference of 12 hours...

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Singapore International School Bangkok Updated about 1 year ago

3 March, 2017

Bang Pu- 03/03/17

M-  Masters of mangroves for a day became SISB Primary 6 

A-  Animals and plants found nowhere else, were the specialty of the day

N-  Navigating the swamps on boardwalks...

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March 1 - 3, 2017

Khao Yai

Tips for a great trip in Khao Yai:

- Be very quiet, and you might see three different families of gibbon! (There is one hiding in the photo)

- Challenge yourself to work with new people to create...

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Early Learning Centre Year 3 Updated about 1 year ago

27, 28 February 2017

How Technology Influences Nature : On the Barge and exploring clay and Ko Kret

The Barge Program were pleased to welcome ELC year 3 onto the barge for a day of exploring the Chao Phraya River and the island of Ko...

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20-24 February  2017


Nord Anglia International School came all the way from Hong Kong to join us in Kanchanaburi last week. We explored the ecology of  Kanchanaburi’s forests and mountains, walked through the history of World...

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Kid's Kingdom K3 Updated about 1 year ago

17 February, 2017

The K3 students of Kid's Kingdom spent an exciting day on the barge discovering the Chao Phraya River. They explored how the river has changed over time, and listened to the busy sounds of the river today. A tip for the next time you are listening...

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Regents Bangkok Y6 Updated about 1 year ago

12-16 February, 2017

Regents Bangkok were up in Chiang Mai this week, exploring the local culture and traditions as well as exploring the waters around the high mountains of Doi Inthanon. We slept in a Karen village, chatting and eating with the villagers and exploring...

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6 – 10 February, 2017

Prem G7 students joined staff from the Barge Program for a week-long visit introducing conservation and biodiversity at Khao Yai National Park and discovering the ancient history at Ayutthaya.

We started our week considering current...

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Regents International School Year 4 Updated about 1 year ago


Excited and eager year 4 students

eXamining the natural world

Plants and animals

Living with nature and cheeky...

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Early Learning Centre Y4 Updated about 1 year ago

31 January – 2 February 2017

Khao Yai

Recipe for successful forest detecting in Khao Yai National Park


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Bangkok Patana International School, Y6 Updated about 1 year ago

30 January - 3 February,  6 - 10 February 2017


It was a week to be open-minded, to think about global issues from different viewpoints and to experience new things.

Y6 students kayaked through the mangroves...

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26-27 January 2017

Twenty-nine Year 3 students picked up their magnifying glasses and joined the Barge Program staff for a two- day trip to become History Hunters in Ayutthaya. Their mission was to explore the ancient historical sites and discover how people lived in...

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Early Learning Centre (ELC) Updated about 1 year ago

25-27 January 2017

Chiang Mai


ELC, flew to Chiang Mai

Lunch was made at the Traidhos Farm, jungle cooking style.

Elephant Nature Park was visited, feeding...

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Early Learning Centre Year 1 Updated about 1 year ago

23, 24, 25 January 2017

Our Chao Phraya River Adventure

Twenty little hands carried their backpacks and headed resiliently and with brave hearts to climb "belly to the barge" to begin their adventure.

The Barge engine started and...

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SummerHill Scouts, Shanghai China Updated about 1 year ago

19 - 25 January 2017

Chao Phraya River barge and Khao Yai forest

Dear Grandma,

I am having a fantastic time. When we arrived from China, we went to the wooden barge on the Chao Phraya River. I had so much...

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17 - 20 January 2017

For the students of Tara Patana International School it was the the first time they had ever been camping. On arriving at Khao Kitichikut National Park they soon go used to the routine of living under canvas.

The following morning the...

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International School Bangkok (ISB) G5 Updated about 1 year ago

16 – 18, 18 – 20 January 2017


Working with the Barge program ISB G5 students set out to explore and understand the biodiversity of mangroves and the marine environment at Chantaburi.

Visiting Kung Krabane...

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Garden International School, Rayong Y5 Updated about 1 year ago

11 – 13  January, 2017


Rayong students climbed upon our barge 11 January 2017.

Introduction to compass of sustainability.

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