Elephant Volunteering Thailand

Escape the matrix, come to Kanchanaburi, and live with elephants! These beautiful creatures were captured at a young age, separated from their family and forced to learn tricks to perform to tourists. Joining us helps fund their rescue, and pay for their food and health care. Your responsibility while you are with us is to love and care for the elephants. They each have unique personalities and personal preferences. You will be preparing their meals, feeding them, joining them on their jungle treks plus much more.

Want to stay for longer? The more weeks you add, the cheaper the cost!

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  • 15 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All transport
  • Accommodation
  • Free BT T-Shirt
  • No hidden charges or application fee
  • Airport transfer (Arrivals)
  • Experience and observe elephants in an ethical way
  • Learn about elephant welfare
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfer (Departing)

Elephant Volunteering Thailand

$770 from
Pay $350 deposit

Get to first-name basis with rescued elephants in Kanchanaburi.

  • Length Min 7 Days
  • Avg. Age All Ages
  • No. Of Meals 15 Meals
  • Avg. Group Size 4-10
  • Operator Backpacking Tours
  • Starting Point Bangkok
  • Ending Point Kanchaburi

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Tour Dates

4 Dec - 10 Dec 2022

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11 Dec - 17 Dec 2022

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18 Dec - 24 Dec 2022

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8 Jan - 14 Jan 2023

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30 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

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Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

4 Dec - 10 Dec 2022

Deposit $350

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Deposit $450

Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

11 Dec - 17 Dec 2022

Deposit $350

Deposit $450

Deposit £250

Deposit €300

Deposit $400

Deposit $450

Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

18 Dec - 24 Dec 2022

Deposit $350

Deposit $450

Deposit £250

Deposit €300

Deposit $400

Deposit $450

Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

8 Jan - 14 Jan 2023

Deposit $350

Deposit $450

Deposit £250

Deposit €300

Deposit $400

Deposit $450

Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

30 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Deposit $350

Deposit $450

Deposit £250

Deposit €300

Deposit $400

Deposit $450

Full Price $770 $1285 £645 €770 $1065 $1195

Tour Program

Day 1

Airport Transfer & Kanchanaburi

Sawadee Krab! A warm welcome to Thailand! If you’re arriving in Bangkok by plane, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to Kanchanaburi by taxi. There’s plenty to do in the area, so feel free to explore. We also have activities you can join if you’re interested.

  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer
Day 2

Welcome to the Elephant Camp!

Get yourself settled into your new home on the river, at the elephant camp. We will have an introduction so you can meet the people you'll be living and volunteering with and find out what you'll be doing at the camp. We'll go over the safety rules, and make sure you're settled in properly. Today we'll be preparing and feeding giant sticky rice balls (tasty!). Straight after their breakfast, they like to trek through the jungle to find a mud bath. It's a messy affair but you'll learn to love it.

  • Meals Included Lunch, Dinner
  • Room Type Riverside Cottage
  • Activities Included Preparing Food, Feeding, Bathing and Cleaning Elephants
Day 3

Local Market

Let's go to the local market! We're here to buy food for the elephant, and no doubt you'll find plenty for yourself too. Back to the camp and more time spent close up with your new friends.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activities Included Local Market, Preparing Food, Feeding, Bathing and Cleaning Elephants
Day 4

Krasae Cave

We have some free time and we would like to invite you to visit the Krasae cave. In the afternoon, we're back to the elephant camp to see what the beauties are up to.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activities Included Krasae Cave, Preparing Food, Feeding, Bathing and Cleaning Elephants
Day 5

Banana Tree Planting

The plantation is an important part of sustaining the Elephant camp's existence. We're growing grass/banana trees today. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen!

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activities Included Banana Tree Planting, Preparing Food, Feeding, Bathing and Cleaning Elephants
Day 6

Thai Cooking & Fire Camp

Would you like to make some traditional Thai snacks with us? We'll take that as a yes. After your daily time-well spent with the elephants, we will have an open-fire camp. This is only available if we have a large group at the camp.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activities Included Thai Cooking, Preparing Food, Feeding, Bathing and Cleaning Elephants
Day 7

The Final Day

If you're staying with us, you'll be transferred to your Kanchanaburi hotel from day 1. Relax at the pool, visit the town within walking distance, or pick an optional extra activity through your account for us to arrange for you. If this is your last day, we will transfer you to the bus station where you'll be able to go to your next destination. If you need transfers to Bangkok or Chiang Mai, we can provide this service too.

  • Meals Included Breakfast

Elephant Volunteering Map

Optional Extras

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