ELEPHANT ADVENTURE 2018
- G/THA/EA 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 350€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : G/THA/EA 2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
THE GREEN LION
Besides being notable throughout Thailand for its sensational scenery, Umphang is well known for its elephant population. Traditionally, these Asian Elephants have been known for carrying out farm work. Fortunately, the elephants are treated with a higher level of respect these days. The project itself allows you to simultaneously experience interacting with elephants (ranging from babies to fully grown adults), as well as discovering one of Thailand’s most breathtaking landscapes. The project offers the unforgettable experience of being able to spend time, bond and work with elephants whilst they’re in their natural habitat. You will ride, swim with, and clean the elephants on a daily basis. On the project site is a beautiful lake, where participants will ride the elephants whilst they are cleaned by mahouts and where you will also be able to go rafting. Additionally, you will help with the preparation of food for the elephants. Typically, this comes in the form of Bana grass, sugarcane and banana plants. You will also assist with the health check-ups of these “gentle giants” when required. You will be spending time alongside experienced mahouts, who spend their entire lives gaining an understanding of the elephants and how best to care of them. Please remember that we take care of these graceful creatures and there will be no exploitation of the animals occurring at this project. Two beautiful waterfalls, the Nam Tok Tharark and Nam Tok Pha Charoen, offer the perfect place to visit and cool down for the day. These will be visited during your project.
About the Accommodation Our accommodation here is at a wooden cabin guest house. There is even a bar to enjoy in the evenings! Food Arrangements Three healthy and delicious meals will be provided each day, carefully balancing Thai food for the Western tongue
Umphang is the southernmost district of Tak Province in Thailand and is well known not only for its elephants, but also for its incredible landscapes and natural sceneries. Set amid numerous national parks, mountains and lakes, you will find yourself surrounded by nature and beauty at its finest. It offers a peaceful environment and a perfect setting to see the elephants enjoy their natural habitat.
There are no further requirements for this program. Warm clothes as the temperature can cool down a lot during the evening in this area of Thailand Good walking shoes