GROUP VOLUNTEERING AND TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The elephant experience is an exciting, fun-filled way to get to know the Asian elephant. The elephant is iconic throughout Thailand and you’ll have the chance to learn about them and just how important they are to the people of Thailand.
Spending time in a rural village, you and your fellow travellers will help the local people care for the elephants. It’s a hands-on, action packed insight into the real Thailand.
The main highlight of this trip and also a really unique opportunity is not only to spend time with elephants, but also to live in a small rural Thai community, which is something which is fast becoming more and more difficult to experience. This is what it is all about. Living like the locals and truly immersing yourself in the culture of the people and the country.
Our project has been vetted to ensure it is ethically run. There is absolutely NO elephant riding by our guests.
- Explore exciting Bangkok
- Learn about Thailand’s culture, history and visit temples
- Take a rustic train ride to Surin, through Thailand’s largest national park, Khao Yai
- Walk with the elephants to the local river and help the mahouts bathe them
- Help the mahouts clean the elephant areas
- Harvest / plant crops (depending on the season) for the elephants
- Kayak on the local river
- Learn how to make simple but great Thai food
- Eat, sleep and chill at the elephant camp
- Have a once in a lifetime experience
- Make new friends from all over the world
LEARN, PROTECT, CARE
Many elephants in Thailand have been taken out of their natural homes and have been abused and mistreated, all in the name of money. With your dedication to this project, you are preventing this kind of unethical practice and ensuring that the elephants have a chance to be Xtremely happy and free again.
While you are with us on the project, you will gain invaluable knowledge into the life of these elephants. By dedicating your time to the elephants, you will be helping to support them and their keepers and help guarantee that they are looked after.
WHERE? THE BEATING HEART OF THAILAND
Our amazing elephant project is Located in Surin, you will be surrounded by inspiring natural wonder, off the beaten track and far from the bustling streets that you would have seen in Bangkok.
We have about 35 elephants living in the elephant village, which is situated about 1 hour from the Cambodian border. Here you can indulge in a Thai cooking class and even brush up on your Thai with a Thai language lesson to really make your experience unforgettable. If you need to let out that inner adventurer, then you will also have the chance to kayak on the Mun river, which is part of the famous Mekong or pop over to Cambodia.
Volunteering on our projects is not only about seeing and experiencing an exotic destination but having a rewarding experience at the same time and truly giving back.