The ‘Land of Smiles’ is aptly named. With friendly people and a diverse range of destinations, it’s no surprise to find Thailand as one of the world’s most popular destinations. The beaches in the south, the hills in the north and the bustle of Bangkok all have their charms. What’s more, you and your family can grow closer as you make a difference conserving elephants together.
Blend delicious food with charming people, endless sunshine, sandy beaches and azure blue water, plus buzzing cities, bike routes, temples and timeless beauty. Our favorite spots are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Kood, and Koh Samui and Koh Tao for divers.
Thailand also boasts some of the most impressive eco-luxury resorts in the world. From sustainable bolt-holes in buzzing Bangkok such as 137 Pillars to barefoot luxury on the islands, such as Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood, Six Senses on Koh Samui and Yao Noi, Keemala and Aleenta on Phuket, Zeavola on Koh Phi Phi and Jamahkiri on Koh Tao, Thailand and the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Rai is a cut above.
Make a Difference
Elephants are an iconic image of Thailand, but they are in crisis. Now that elephants are no longer used for logging, commercial interests do not support their conservation. This is where your donation helps. You can get up close whilst learning an enormous amount about these gentle giants.
Suggested Thailand Trip Itinerary
Example Price: US$11,990 per adult
This adventure enables you to help care for elephants, as well as explore the contrasting cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, indulge in spa treatments, take a cooking class, relax, snorkel or dive, in eco-luxury.
- Learn about Thailand’s wildlife symbol, the elephant
- Eco-luxury resort
- Private city tours, customized for you
- Dine in a tree house
- Snorkelling or diving
- Relax on secluded beaches
- 5-Star luxury lodges and hotels throughout
- Domestic flights
- Private transfers
- Expert local guides
- Lunches while volunteering
Note: Price excludes international flights
Sample Day by Day
Note: This is a sample itinerary only
Thailand has many diverse highlights, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ayuthaya, the islands, temples and markets. Thailand also has an extensive range of incredible eco-luxury accommodation.
Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. Thailand has the most extensive range of incredible eco-luxury accommodation; some of our favorites are: Soneva Kiri, Six Senses Koh Samui, Six Senses Yao Noi, Keemala, Zeavola, Bangkok Tree House, 137 Pillars, Rabeang Pasak Treehouse Resort, Jamahkiri Resort, Point Yamu.
How to help in Thailand
Elephants were historically used to move and carry heavy objects such as tree logs, but with deforestation and loss of habitat, elephants in Thailand face their greatest challenges ever. You can make a difference in Thailand by conserving elephants.
You can help care for elephants at an inspiring center in Northern Thailand; help these beautiful creatures and gain an insight into Thai culture as you get to know the people who permanently care for the elephants.
No riding of elephants takes place here, and you will learn about why this is – the torture elephants have to endure in order to be broken and made rideable.
You get to:
- Help prepare meals, watch them eat, walk with them and observe them bathe and socialize
- Learn about diseases affecting elephants and how to treat them when they are sick
Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.