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Volunteer with Elephants - Bamboo
Volunteer with Elephants - Bamboo
Rachel "I had the most amazing experience in thailand and that was all thanks to my tour rep Heidi. Heidi is a very high spirited, energetic and down to earth person who i would love to have as my tour rep again. I loved volunteering with the elephants and getting to learn some history about thailand people and also the elephants. Heidi was always there to answer our groups questions and if unsure she mad..."
Starts
Bangkok
Ends
Surin
Age Range
18 to 70 year olds
Excellent
72 reviews

Highlights

  • Explore the streets of Bangkok
  • Hike the trails of Surin
  • Work on micro-development projects
  • Help build safe habitats for elephants
Start in Bangkok and end in Surin! With the volunteer/community tour Volunteer with Elephants, you have a 14 day tour taking you from Bangkok to Surin and through Bangkok, Thailand and Surin. Volunteer with Elephants includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 1
    Written on January 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Pahn was fabulous and super funny, had so much fun, would 100% recommend :)
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 2
    Written on January 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Pahn was a delight! Her friendly personality, infectious laugh and positive attitude, were so enjoyable. I found her to be very helpful in everything from communicating with our Thai host family to explaining the culture and even advising us with food recommendations. She is also a lot of fun to have around.
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 3
    Written on January 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I met the bamboo team in Bangkok and travelled to Surin where I would be volunteering in a school, teaching the local children English. I met Pahn, my coordinator, in Surin where she was more than happy to guide me for the next 4 incredible weeks. She was always so helpful and injected so much fun and enthusiasm into each lesson at the school. She was always thinking of new ideas for each class and the children responded very well to our method of teaching. The coordinators in Surin made the experience as amazing as it was.
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 4
    Written on January 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    It was amazing! Can't wait to go back!
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 5
    Written on January 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I volunteered as an English teacher in Surin, Thailand for three weeks with The Bamboo Project and I also spent another week volunteering with the elephant project in Surin. I thoroughly enjoyed my days teaching in the village under the watchful eye of Pahn. She was a great mentor and was always there to help. Her guidance helped me in making the most out of my time in the school. She brought so much enthusiasm and fun to the various activities we done and was a major part of my volunteer experience. During my time with the elephant project, Pahn was there to give advice and support whenever it was needed. It was an incredible opportunity to help these families with the everyday care of their elephants. To be upclose to such majestic animals was an amazing experience in itself, yet Pahn and all the Bamboo team provided us with the experience of helping these families in protecting these elephants and caring for them in a safe, healthy environment. My volunteering experience with Bamboo was unforgettable.
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 6
    Written on January 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    She made my days in Thailand even more fun. She always cared for us and was very attentive. She is a very authentic person with a huge heart.
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 7
    Written on January 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wonderful experience! He was professional and provided a safe environment!
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 8
    Written on January 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Pahn is so amazing! She helped and cared for her volunteers more than anything! Even on her days off she was there and would answer to anything we needed ☺️ I will always love and miss her! I am so grateful to have met her ❤️
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 9
    Written on January 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience. All the coordinators were helpful. We were always filled in on what was happening in the village as well when we were in the town. I will always recommend this project to others.
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  • Volunteer with Elephants reviewer 10
    Written on January 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing experience in thailand and that was all thanks to my tour rep Heidi. Heidi is a very high spirited, energetic and down to earth person who i would love to have as my tour rep again. I loved volunteering with the elephants and getting to learn some history about thailand people and also the elephants. Heidi was always there to answer our groups questions and if unsure she made she she found out for us. It was very reassuring that when i had a fainting spell that heidi laughed it off with me but made sure i was ok. Kop kun ka!!! :) :) :)
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Guides who have led this tour

  • "My name is Arron, and I am the a tour leader for The Bamboo Project. My talents include being a good..."
  • "I am the Koh Samui Manager for Bamboo-Project. I have lived in Thailand for 6 years and I can speak a..."
  • "Hi..!..everyone I am May and I work with bamboo project.!..I very love my job and love all my volunteers..."
  • "Hi I am Meaw! The craziest tour guide in Thailand! "
  • "Hi Guys, My name is Arm or Sammy, working on a wonderful island call "Koh Samui". with Bamboo-project..."
  • "Hello Sawasdee kaaa! My name is Pahn aka crazy girl. I'm from Surin. And I'm a volunteer coordinator..."

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 347 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 347 km
    • Surin (Thailand)

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