Get up close with the elephants and learn about these incredible animals.
It's impossible to give details of a typical day as it changes frequently depending on many factors. Needless to say our elephant village volunteers are kept extremely busy through the day on any number of projects. These include, but are not limited too, cutting and planting elephant feed, working with, feeding, cleaning, swimming with the elephants, making paper from elephant dung that's sold to raise funds to care for the elephants, various local community activities, helping to redevelop the local school and much more.
Surin has lots to keep you occupied but it's also very easy to head off to other places, cities, national parks and even islands where you have a long list of activities waiting for you to sign up to. Just speak to our project coordinators about what you're looking to do and they'll advise you on the best activities available.
Please enquire about our specific arrival dates. For this program we ask that volunteers arrive in to Bangkok on either the first or third Friday of the month. If your flight arrives in to Bangkok on either of those days the we'll have one of our team collect you at the airport and transfer you to our guesthouse in Bangkok where you'll spend your first two nights.
On arrival in Bangkok volunteers stay for 2 nights in a lovely guesthouse close to the world famous Khao San Road. In Surin volunteers live in a shared house when not at the project. During the week volunteers live with a host family. The accommodation in Surin is basic but comfortable.
In Bangkok your breakfasts are included as is a lovely Thai meal at a popular local restaurant. The volunteer house is self-catering but with many wonderful and very cheap restaurants close by chances are you'll be eating out, a lot! During your time at the elephant village, all meals are included and you can even learn to cook some basic Thai dishes.