Elephant & Beach Experience

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Coordinator | Sahil
Coordinator | Sahil
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High­lights

Volunteer and enjoy enigmatic beaches while caring for the highly revered elephants
Join and discover Thailand in a different way and let your adventure cells be tickled
Explore the natural beauty of the virgin islands and volunteer with kids to spread some joy
Dive deep into the sea for a visual treat of the underwater world
Visit heaps of places of interest, from waterfalls to viewpoints, to beaches and jungles
The two most popular things about Thailand are Elephants and Beaches. Volunteering Solutions brings you a program that will provide you a comprehensive experience of both This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

If there are two things to mention about Thailand, which represents its culture, biodiversity, lifestyle, and tourism, then it'd certainly be its enigmatic beaches and highly revered elephants. 

The program

Volunteering Solutions has designed a unique 2 weeks program which offers the volunteers the platform to engage and experience both these important elements. Clubbing the event of doing volunteer work with elephants and visiting some of the most enthralling beaches in Thailand, the Elephant 2 Beaches Program is an absolute delight for gap year travelers and adventure seekers. 

Who we are looking for

This program has been specially crafted keeping in mind the need of all - while high school/ university students can be a part of this program to volunteer, gap year travelers and backpackers can join for discovering Thailand differently and tickle their adventure cells!

What you can expect

Participants joining the Elephant 2 Islands Tour in Thailand will get to explore the amazing elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, relax and detox by the beaches in Koh Samui, explore the natural beauty of the virgin islands, volunteer for the kids and spread some joy, dive deep into the sea for a visual treat of the underwater world and a lot more!

Typical day

DAY 01 : WELCOME TO BANGKOK

It’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for; your Thailand adventure is starting now! Upon arrival to Bangkok our coordinator will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your starting accommodation in the heart of the bustling capital city. After some rest and relaxation, head out for a welcome dinner and some drinks, and spend the evening exploring the lively and dynamic China Town! Please note that in order to receive airport pick-up from our team, arrivals must be between 08:00 and 20:00. If you arrive outside of these times you may alternatively make your own way to the accommodation.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 02 : SCOOTER TOUR

Today you’ll get to see Bangkok as it’s never been seen before! Whiz through the streets of this metropolis city on an exhilarating (and very safe) electric scooter tour! This is the perfect way to discover the magic of Bangkok! In the evening, catch the overnight train to our next location - Chiang Mai!

DAY 03 : ELE-PALS

It’s finally here! After arrival in Chiang Mai, head off into the jungle to meet your new ele-friends! Learn about how these elephants are being cared for ethically and responsibly, and why it’s so important that we care for them properly! Please note that the itinerary for this project varies depending on weather, external factors, and what the elephants want and need at the time of your trip!

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 04 – DAY 06: ELE-FUN

Continue working at the project with the elephants in the stunning and scenic Chiang Mai! There is nothing better than being in the jungle, surrounded by these gentle giants,and it will surely be a day to remember! Please note that the itinerary for this project varies depending on weather, external factors, and what the elephants want and need at the time of your trip!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 07: BACK TO CHIANG MAI

It’s time to head back down the valley to spend some more time in the city before moving on to our next location! Don’t worry, coming back down is much easier than going up!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 08: BEACH TIME

Dreaming of sandy beaches and golden tans? Now is your chance! You’ll be given your flight details prior to your flight, and you will be transferred to the airport where you will fly south to the picturesque beaches of Krabi! One of our coordinators will meet you at Krabi Airport and transfer you to your accommodation. You’ll be met by the beautiful white-sand beaches and golden sunsets that Krabi has become famous for!

Meals Included: Breakfast

**GUIDE would leave the group at the airport once you are checked-in.

DAY 09: KRABI BY KAYAK

What is the best way to explore Krabi? From the water of course, which is why this morning we’ll be heading out in kayaks to explore the local mangrove forests, truly an unforgettable sight! You can also venture into some of the nearby caves, where you might get the chance to see some cave drawings dating back 3000 years!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: WONDROUS KRABI

This is your chance to top-up on your golden tan, grab some more photos to make your friends back home jealous, or just chill by the pool with a cocktail, with three whole free days in stunning Krabi! Whatever you want to do, Krabi can offer it! There’s so much to do and explore!

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 11: SNORKEL BOAT TRIP

Surrounded by gloriously crystal blue waters, there is no better way to experience the true, unmarred beauty of Krabi than by heading out on the water! Today we’ll venture out onto the ocean for a relaxing boat trip around Krabi, offering you the perfect time to swim, sunbathe,or simply take in the stunning sights! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 : FREE DAY

Enjoy a free day today and explore Krabi on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13: BACK TO BANGKOK

Now that we’ve explored Krabi to the fullest, it’s time to head back to where it all began;Bangkok! Transfer to bus station and night bus back to Bangkok.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 14 : FREE DAY in BANGKOK

Free day in Bangkok. Final night farewell dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 15: FAREWELL

Time to check out from the accommodation. Unfortunately it’s time to bid farewell to sunny Thailand as you hop on-board your flight and head-off on your next adventure, wherever that may take you! Remember, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!

Free-time activities

Being a volunteer and adventure program itself, volunteers will be involved in a lot of activities entire day. Evenings are, however, free for them to do whatever they wish to. They can just relax in their accommodation and discuss their day with other volunteers or can explore the local markets. 

Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Insurance, Passport and parental consent(for under 18)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Volunteering Solutions

The total cost for the program includes;

  1. Pre departure information and support
  2. All accommodations in twin/triple sharing basis in hostel, hotel or elephant camp
  3. Airport arrival pickup (BKK airport only)
  4. All activities and excursions as per the itinerary
  5. Welcome Dinner
  6. Bangkok E-Scooter Tour
  7. Meals as per itinerary
  8. Overnight VIP coach to Chiang Mai
  9. 3 nights at Elephant Camp
  10. Flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi
  11. Return VIP coach to Bangkok
  12. Mangroves Kayaking Day
  13. Day snorkel boat trip
  14. Final night Dinner
  15. Guide from Day 1 to Day 8
  16. Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

Airport Pickup at Chiang Mai International Airport

Participants are picked up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by a local team member on the program start date. Please note that airport pickup is only provided between 6am – 10pm at night. Those participants who are already in Bangkok will need to make their own way to the hotel/guest house accommodation details of which shall be provided.

Accommodation
While in Bangkok, participants are provided accommodation in a hostel located at Khao San Road. The hostel features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Bangkok. Located around 300 m from Khao San Road, the hostel with free WiFi is also 1.1 km away from Bangkok National Museum. The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

In Chiang Mai, participants stay at a quiet and secure boutique resort which is just a few minutes' ​​walk to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.While working in the elephant camp, accommodation is provided in the project itself.

While in Krabi you would stay at a wonderful accommodation situated in the heart of Ao Nang.The hostel’s location could not be better for sampling the sights which Ao Nang has to offer, 10-15 minute walk to the beach and close proximity to all local bars and restaurants.
Bedroom (Double) Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Meals are provided are strictly as per the itinerary as given above.

We shall encourage you to try the authentic local cuisine - because when you’re in Thailand, you just can’t miss Thai food!

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Below are the available dates for this program:

2023
Jan - 06,20
Feb - 03,17
March - 03,17
April - 07,21
May - 05,19
June - 02,16
July - 07,21
Aug - 04,18
Sept- 01,15
Oct - 06,20
Nov - 03,17
Dec - 06,20

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,700
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,700
Average fees
$850 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteering Solutions will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Elephant & Beach Experience

The two most popular things about Thailand are Elephants and Beaches. Volunteering Solutions brings you a program that will provide you a comprehensive experience of both

$850/week

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