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Elephant Camp Experience - 2 weeks

What will you be doing, who will you meet and where will you stay?

Get up close and personal with Thailand.

The Elephant Camp Experience is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to live and help elephants in Chiang Mai. The project looks and feels unique and the groups allowed into the project are only small so that we can really give you a one off experience. A Mahout is the person who cares for an elephant and it's their job to feed, clean and look after their elephant, which can often live for more than 80 years. You will be working alongside a Mahout at all times.

Working with the Mahouts and the elephants will be something you will never forget and you will really get up close and personal with these amazing mammals as you shower, feed them and give them a mud bath. This really is unlike any elephant experience you will find ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

The cost of your trip really MAKES A DIFFERENCE to the local economy as a LARGE PERCENTAGE of the price of your trip goes back to the elephant camp.

It’s easier then you think to make a difference.

Price £732$1099 includes Free TEFL and Mindfulness Courses

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Highlights of the project

The project in Chiang Mai is different because it's intimate and the groups are small. This gives you a chance to get to know the local staff and really understand the culture and the language. You will get to work closely with the elephants and by the end of your stay you will have a greater understanding of these incredible mammals. We promise you that getting up close and personal with these animals will be an unforgettable experience.

Details

Accommodation You will be staying at the Elephant Camp for the duration of the project. The accommodation you will be staying in is a private room with private bathroom and shower.
Group Size Small groups, which allows for a really personal touch.
Location Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Start day We normally start the project on a Monday. However, if you think you will be arriving earlier or later then please contact us and we can give you some advice and information.
Airport Pick up and Drop Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) . You will be met at the airport by one of our in country partners.
Your Day The normal working day starts at 8am until 4pm. There is a lunch break at 12pm for 1 hour.
Transport Transport to the project isnt a problem because you will be staying at the project.

What’s included?

All food Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided at the elephant camp except on a Saturday and Sunday, when only breakfast is provided.
Accommodation Accommodation is included at the elephant camp.
Airport pick up and drop off Our Local Partners will pick you up and drop you off at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) or a local hotel.
Training Included as well as an orientation by the Elephant Camp.
Support 24 hour support from our on site local partners.

What’s not included?

Flights, Travel, Insurance, Drinks

What to budget for?

  • Plan to spend about $50 per week while you are staying at the Elephant Camp
  • Travel insurance
  • Police Check
  • Visa Costs
  • Flights to Thailand (The Airport in Bangkok is called Survanabhumi and the code is BKK. The code for Chiang Mai is CNX)

Itinerary

Week 1

Activities

  • Cleaning the elephant residences
  • Preparing food for the elephants
  • Exercising with elephants
  • Learning how to cook sticky rice and herbs for the elephants
  • Mud Spa and Dry with the elephants
  • Bathing with elephants
  • Trekking into the jungle to find herbs for the elephants
  • Visit to the Hill Tribe Village
  • Visit another elephant camp to understand what the elephants did before retirement.
  • Feeding the elephants.

Day 1

Pick up from Chiang Mai Airport (Airport Code CNX) or pick from hotel in Chiang Mai by one of our partners.

Arrive at the Elephant Camp. Warm welcome and check into home stay.

Change into Elephant Camp Uniform and listen to Elephant Camp Orientation. Learn about retired elephants.

Spend the rest of the day with the Elephants.

Day 2-5

You will be spending each day with the elephants and completing elephant activities.

Day 6-7

Saturday and Sunday are your days off. Breakfast will be served and the elephant camp offers you a return journey on Saturday and Sunday to Chiang Mai where you can spend the day having a look around.

Week 2

Activities

  • Cleaning the elephant residences
  • Preparing food for the elephants
  • Exercising with elephants
  • Learning how to cook sticky rice and herbs for the elephants
  • Mud Spa and Dry with the elephants
  • Bathing with elephants
  • Trekking into the jungle to find herbs for the elephants
  • Harvesting plants for elephants
  • Learn how to make paper from elephant poo.
  • Thai cooking class

Day 8 - 12

You will be spending each day with the elephants and completing elephant activities.

Day 11 only

Visit the local market to find local food for breakfast and lunch.

Day 12 only

Learn how to ride an elephant. Farewell party

Day 13 - 14

Saturday and Sunday are your days off. Breakfast will be served and the elephant camp offers you a return journey to Chiang Mai where you can spend the day having a look around.

Day 15

10am Return to Chiang Mai Town or Chiang Mai airport.

Sound good?

Price £732$1099 includes Free TEFL and Mindfulness Courses

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