Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Thailand
Total Cost: $2,250 (book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

who can volunteer?

Our Elephants and Hill Tribes Challenge is perfect for anyone who wants to volunteer to help elephants and animal welfare, gain experience working with children or teaching, learn about grass-roots community development or someone who just wants to use their skills to make a difference!  

 

What you'll be doing 

During your week volunteering at the elephant sanctuary you will get to work with elephants that have been orphaned or rescued from work in the tourist industry. The sanctuary provides these majestic animals with a safe environment that allows them to live their lives in tranquillity, free from exploitation. You’ll help sanctuary staff feed and care for the elephants and work on projects protecting the natural environment around them.

 

When you're in the hill tribes you will volunteer on projects aimed at improving education quality in the region. The hill tribes are isolated communities that often don’t receive the support they need, and so you will deliver a range of workshops that supplement the school curriculum and help children gain the skills they need to thrive. You’ll also work on a renovation project at the local school to help create a safer and more inspiring learning environment for the children.

 

free time

During your volunteer program you will have one or two free days that you can spend exploring all that Chiang Mai has to offer. We recommend visiting the stunning temple on top of Suthep Mountain in the Doi Suthep National Park or heading to the Chiang Mai Canyon for some amazing views and even better water sports! 

 

Extend your volunteer trip

After your volunteering you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you’ll spend a week touring all the sites in Northern Thailand you shouldn’t miss before you head home! You will begin by heading to Chiang Rai to visit the famous White Temple and the Monkey Temple before a Mekong river cruise to the Golden Triangle - the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. After the markets and nightlife of Chiang Rai you'll head to Chiang Dao for some hiking, bamboo rafting and exploring waterfalls before heading to Pai for some relaxation. This whirlwind tour will see you discovering the best hidden gems of Northern Thailand for a perfect end to your trip!

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 2nd Nov - 16th Nov 2019
Extension Trip: 16 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
Program Date: 16th Nov - 30th Nov 2019
Extension Trip: 30 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 4th Jan - 18th Jan 2020
Extension Trip: 18 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
Program Date: 18th Jan - 1st Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 01 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
Program Date: 4th Jul - 19th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 19 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020
Program Date: 27th Jun - 12th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 12 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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