Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

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Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

from £920
Duration: from 1 week
Countries: Thailand
Travel to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.
Summary

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Assist with the elephants' rehabilitation and help mahouts (traditional elephant keepers) and other villagers with establishing alternative livelihoods. Discover the fascinating culture and lush mountain forests of Northern Thailand in your free time.

Overview

Volunteer in the lush mountain forests of Northern Thailand and spend each day in the field with elephants rescued from working in tourist camps. Leaving their tragic pasts behind, these gentle giants now live natural lives in the Chiang Mai Province of Northern Thailand, an area famous for its traditional elephant keeping communities.

Volunteers can learn about elephant behaviour and contribute directly to the elephants’ lives by providing working alternatives for the owners, mahouts (elephant keepers) and villagers, that allow the elephants to live in the forest. You will observe elephants alongside mahouts who draw on generations of tribal knowledge about elephants.

During your stay in Northern Thailand, you will learn about elephant history, behaviour, training, biology, social skills, and more. You will have the incredible opportunity to observe our elephants in their natural habitat. While learning about elephants from a Karen community, who have worked with them for centuries, we know that you will be able to see the happiness you can bring to these incredibly intelligent animals

 

Testimonials

“I have had the opportunity to observe and work closely with these social and complex animals, which would be impossible with elephants in the wild. Staying in a traditional Karen community has been a million miles away from life in England. I have been made to feel really welcome here and I feel privileged to be part of a project that is helping both the elephants and the community in which they live.”

- Claire Wigham, (United Kingdom)


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Price details:

from £920

Phone:

Call 0333 333 9952 to enquire or book

Inclusions

Pre-departure support and discounted services
24-hour emergency phone
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
Long term experienced staff
Welcome meeting
Location orientation
All necessary project training by experienced staff
All necessary project equipment and materials
24-hour in-country support
Alumni discount - 20% off if booking at the same hub within 3 months, 15% off if booking at a different hub within 3 months and 10% off thereafter
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
Comprehensive training program that encompasses theory lectures, group study and field practise
Required transportation for the duration of your stay
Your own room within homestay

Not Included

Flights
Medical and travel insurance
Visa costs
Personal kit
Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
International and domestic airport taxes

About StudentUniverse

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We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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Become close with your fellow volunteers

Become close with your fellow volunteers

Meeting your elephant

Meeting your elephant

Bonding with your elephant

Bonding with your elephant

See stunning views!

See stunning views!

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