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Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
Emily "I participated in a three month internship with the elephants in Thailand, and I wish I could have stayed longer! Getting to be a part of an amazing project like this was truly a life-changing experience. There is nothing better than waking up with the sun rising over the Northern Thai mountains, spending your day hiking with the most majestic, beautiful creatures and coming home to spend time wit..."
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Starts
Chiang Mai
Northern Thailand
Ends
Chiang Mai

Highlights

Start and end in Chiang Mai! With the volunteer/community tour Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+), you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Chiang Mai, Thailand. Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+) includes accommodation as well as meals and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
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  • Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+) reviewer 1
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I recently spent an extended amount of time in Huay Pakoot Thailand. It was a fantastic and magical place full of excitement, adventure and culture. I spent my mornings observing elephant behaviour and getting to know their mahouts. My homestay family was a... Read more

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  • L
    Written on February 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been on this project for a month and am absolutely loving it. GVI offers the opportunity to watch the elephants in the forests giving a more natural experience for the volunteers and a better life for the elephants. During my time so far I have... Read more

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  • IL
    Written on February 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    GVI is the best experience of my life EVER!! I have been on project for five months and it is amazing to get to see elephants in their natural habitat as well as teach local kids at the school!! I would absolutely recommend this program for anyone... Read more

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  • RL
    Written on November 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This summer I spent 3 months on an elephant reintroduction project in Huay Pakoot, North West Thailand with GVI. It was absolutely amazing being able to hike into the forest to see a small herd of semi wild elephants. We had a very unique opportunity to... Read more

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  • VI
    Written on November 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Completing an internship on the Elephant Reintroduction programme is one of my proudest achievements to date. It was a complete honour to have had the chance to experience the real authentic Thai culture, whilst living with my host family and being immersed... Read more

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  • M
    Written on November 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    GVI has been truly amazing helping me getting ready for my trip to Thailand Chiang Mai. Being in Thailand was a great experience and I learned so much from the local people and the GVI staff. GVI staff met me at the airport and was with me for my entire... Read more

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  • SJ
    Written on November 4, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I recently volunteered with GVI in Thailand. I had an incredible experience with them both before the expedition and during my time in the country. On the secondd day, we came to the ‘Cave temple’, so called because it is situated in a huge cavern at the... Read more

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  • C
    Written on November 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I have done a few GVI programs and had a great time. The programs are very different from one another but I definitely walked away with a lifetime experience each time! :)

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  • EB
    Written on October 18, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I participated in a three month internship with the elephants in Thailand, and I wish I could have stayed longer! Getting to be a part of an amazing project like this was truly a life-changing experience. There is nothing better than waking up with the sun... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Arrive in Chiang Mai (Saturday)
  2. Day 2 - Travel to Huay Pakoot 
  3. Day 3 - First day on Project
  4. Day 4 to 7 - Project Activities
  5. Day 8 - Travel back to Chiang Mai Airport

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  • Accommodation

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is this program mainly focused on wildlife or is there opportunity to get involved in the community?

      It is not compulsory for volunteers to get involved in the community side to our project however it is strongly recommended. Normally we teach English 3 days a week at the local primary school, twice a week to homestays, mahouts and women’s English groups. We also teach at the local kindergarten and nursery once a week and have after school clubs at the local nursery throughout the week.

    • I see this project involves quite a bit of hiking, what is the physical fitness requirement?

      We recommend volunteers to have a moderate to high level of fitness. Daily hikes are typically 5-8 hours long, where you will go off the track to where the elephants are located in the reserve. This means steep climbs, potentially uneven ground, crossing thick undergrowth and sometimes slippery terrain.

    • I need to do an internship as part of my study course, am I able to use this program for my internship

      Yes of course you can! We have an Elephant conservation internship program (24 week duration) that runs alongside this project, you will have specific training and complete a leadership course and we will
      give you a certificate after participation on project and this can act as a reference to your University or any future employer. Please do inquire for more information on this program option. (Shorter internship available on request

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    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
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    Destinations

    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)

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