Join us in the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand, for a unique opportunity of watching our elephants roam freely in their forest home, camp with them in the forest and immerse yourself in the rich and ancient culture of the Karen people that call these mountains home.
Whilst you are with us, you will not only be spending time with and contributing towards keeping our beautiful elephants here, but you will be helping villagers in their daily lives and assisting with projects throughout the community. Help us to make a positive impact in this mountain community and we promise that your stay and hard work will make a memorable and lasting impact on you in return.
Through a longer stay at the project you will have the opportunity to become an important part of helping us to keep our elephants in their forest home.
At Mahouts Elephant Foundation we treat all volunteers with respect and value them as individuals, recognising the valuable contribution that they are making to the communities we work with and Foundation.
Sample Itinerary: 6 Days / 5 Nights – Volunteering
|Experience 3 – Volunteering (6 days / 5 nights)|
|Cost per person||Deposit per person||Balance per person|
|Based on 2 or more People||£420.00||£50.00||£370.00|
*Due to ground costs, solo volunteers are subject to 50% premium. We are always happy to match solo travelers with each other to create a group volunteering trip
|Transportation Costs: Round Trip|
|1 Person: £157||4 People: £52|
|2 People: £79||5 People: £42|
|3 People: £70||6 People: £35|
Additional night’s stay can be arranged upon request and if there is availability.
Prices are in GBP sterling, please ask for a quote in a different currency if required. All prices are per person per trip.
Transportation costs are not included in overall costs per person.
We are able to source the most cost effective local transport which is fully insured, the location of our project is a 4 hour drive from Chiang Mai, through mountainous terrain on rural roads. We are particular with the drivers that we choose, ensuring that we are hiring people who are familiar and confident on the mountain roads, the village location is very rural and can be difficult to find. We provide an English-speaking guide for both journeys.
It is always best to take our transport, please ask any questions regarding this that you may have.
The deposit of £50 per person must be paid to the Mahouts Elephant Foundation at the time of booking.
The balance must be paid to Mahouts Elephant Foundation (agents for mahouts Elephants LTD Partnership ), at least eight weeks before the start date of the trip.
Groups are usually limited to a maximum of six people, for the well- being of the elephants, village and the forest.
Mahouts Elephant Foundation are pleased to offer ground arrangements through a local company; Mahouts Elephants LTD Partnership.
Whilst all arrangements in Thailand are organised by our ground staff team, all other arrangements prior to the commencement of your trip will be organised by Mahouts Elephant Foundation.
|Cold season||Dry season||Wet season|
|When to visit||November - February||March - May||May - October|
|Hiking distances||Maximum 2 hours||Maximum 3 hours||Maximum 4 hours|
|Average temperature||10-23 °C||24-31 °C||23-28 °C|