Saturday: You will arrive in Chiang Mai and meet one of our staff at the hostel (address provided before arrival) at 6pm. Your accommodation will be provided and you will be given a short presentation on our project at the meeting.
Sunday: You will leave Chiang Mai at 9am to begin the journey to the village, stopping off for lunch on the way. After arrival, you will be introduced to your homestay, taken on a village tour and given introductory talks.
Monday-Thursday: Here you will be working on the project, breakfast is served at 7:30am, hikes to the elephants begin at 8am and distance will vary depending on were the elephants choose to roam. The morning will be spent watching our elephants and carrying out some much needed research on their natural behaviour. Afternoons will be spent teaching English, completing project work or immersing yourself in hill-tribe culture.
Friday: Spend the morning hiking to the elephants and in the afternoon you will return to Chiang Mai
For volunteers wishing to stay longer than 1 week, weekends will be free to explore the surrounding area, relax in the village or take a trip to Chiang Mai.