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Volunteer with Elephants

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Volunteer with Elephants - Bamboo
Volunteer with Elephants - Bamboo
John "Young@Heart tour Spent an amazing 13 days in Thailand - firstly enjoying some great touristy stuff in Bangkok and Ayutthaya then up north (by minibus :-( ) volunteering at a village in the northern mountains, experiencing their warm hospitality. 4 days later on to Chiang Mai up and personal with those beautiful gentle giants. Even got kissed on a regular basis by one lovely lady...if you haven't ..."
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105 reviews
Starts
Bangkok
Ends
Chiang Mai
Map

Highlights

  • Explore the streets of Bangkok
  • Hike the trails of Surin
  • Work on micro-development projects
  • Help build safe habitats for elephants
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Volunteer/Community, Elephant, Christmas & New Year
Start in Bangkok and end in Chiang Mai! With the volunteer/community tour Volunteer with Elephants, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and through Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai. Volunteer with Elephants is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • J
    Written on March 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Pahn is sweet, friendly, outgoing and helpful!!

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  • J
    Written on December 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved my trip to Thailand. The whole experience was fantastic but what made it special was our wonderful guide Pahn. She is enthusiastic, bubbly and knowledgeable. She has a pride in her country and was keen to share that with us. I also liked her... Read more

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  • K
    Written on October 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I traveled alone & was a little nervous but as soon as I met the bamboo guide (Scooby doo) my nerves settled. This is by far the best experience of my life. the tour guides, homestay families & the beautiful elephants were so wonderful & I would highly... Read more

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  • J
    Written on September 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I had an amazing experience volunteering with the elephants at Surin - life changing❤️ Arm is an awesome tour guide! He's very helpful, friendly and super fun to be with! Keep up the great work

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  • J
    Written on September 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Young@Heart tour Spent an amazing 13 days in Thailand - firstly enjoying some great touristy stuff in Bangkok and Ayutthaya then up north (by minibus :-( ) volunteering at a village in the northern mountains, experiencing their warm hospitality. 4 days... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was in surin with the elephants, then the nursing project, both in surin, TT was the best guide, she everything a person needs, in the morning a smile, that push you need a bit of enthusiasm. Tt your a great person and bamboo lucky they are to have you

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  • N
    Written on September 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing! I love her laughs and easy going attitude. She was very knowledgeable of the elephant village and bamboo's goals.

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  • M
    Written on September 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    tt was amazing, not only was she amazing guide overall but she was an amazing person and i was so very lucky to have her as a guide and friend while I was there.

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  • ME
    Written on September 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    heidi was the first person i met, since she picked me up from the airport. her enthusiasm is contagious and she made the experience even better than i dreamed. she's fun and silly and encouraging.

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  • ME
    Written on September 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    best.trip.ever!! doo is fantastic. great source of thai knowledge, encourages you to work hard and play hard, and just a really fun guide :)

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK
    Start point Arrival area, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, 999 Moo 1 Debaratana Rd, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand 06:00 - 18:00
  2. DAY 2 (SATURDAY): BANGKOK
  3. DAY 3 (SUNDAY): BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI
  4. ELEPHANT PROJECT

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Questions & Answers

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

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this project is 18 and above. 17-year-olds may be accepted providing that they have written consent from a parent or guardian.

    • Is bottled water provided?

      Bottled water is provided in the guesthouse in Bangkok and in the elephants village and is very easily accessible.

    • Will vegan options be available?

      All of your meals in the elephant village are included, and vegan options are not a problem, you just need to let us know at the time of booking.

      In Bangkok, you will have breakfast included and a welcome lunch and the rest of the meals are not included but your guides can help you order to make sure that you get vegan food (it is a bit of a new concept in Thailand!)

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Doo
      "Yo! I'm Doo! / from Surin, Thailand / work for Bamboo / backpacker / art-fan / steak, vodka and jack.-coke..."
    • Tristyn Jackson
      "Sawasdee Kaaaaa!!! You can call me TT! I am one of the Surin Team Coordinators of Bamboo. I moved to..."
    • Arron Barrett
      "My name is Arron, and I am the a tour leader for The Bamboo Project. My talents include being a good..."
    • Heidi
      "I'm an American girl living in Thailand. While I still hold on to some of my obsessions from home (Go..."
    • Lucy Field
      "I am the Director of Volunteering for Bamboo. I have lived in Thailand for 6 years and I can speak Thai...."
    • May
      "Hi..!..everyone I am May and I work with bamboo project.!..I very love my job and love all my volunteers..."
    • Ohm
      "Hi there!! I'm a teaching coordinator in Koh Samui. My students call me " teacher Ohm". In..."
    • Meaw
      "Hi I am Meaw! The craziest tour guide in Thailand! "
    • Arm(Samart Chimmanee)
      "Hi Awesome. Hope you are doing great. I'm Arm, I'm a man who's loving traveling and following my dream..."
    • Kooga
      "Hello, my name is Kooga.I come from the northeast province of Thailand which is called Chiangrai but..."
    • Sann
      "Hello, I am Sann, a volunteer coordinator at Siem Reap Bamboo team. I am a simple man, not so handsome..."
    • Pahn
      "Hello Sawasdee kaaa! My name is Pahn aka crazy girl. I'm from Surin. And I'm a volunteer coordinator..."
    • Ae
      "Aloha my name is ae and i'm from surin thailand. I have been with the bamboo team for 6 months. I love..."
    • John bamboo
      "5 Things about me 1 I am hilltrib people 2 I love to traveling 3 never been another country without Cambodia..."
    • Gun
      " Hi my name is gun and i'm from surin. I have been with the bamboo team for 5 months. i like elephants..."

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    • Mair26th September 2018
      Great, informative website that gives a really comprehensive overview of tour itinerary and inclusions. Prompt replies to my queries was appreciated

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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    Recommended for Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Bamboo booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 May 2019 the full payment of $1,452 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1452 for Volunteer with Elephants, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Bamboo will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 582 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)

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