Camp Elephant

"Exploration and adventure at a mesmerising natural elephant adventure."

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Teaching, Animals
3-week blocks
May - September
From £1099

Camp Elephant Overview

Slip into a Summer of Solitude, an Asian travel haven intertwined in a web of beauty, exploration and adventure at a mesmerising natural elephant adventure.

Write the first chapter of your travel story in the midst of bustling Bangkok, the epicentre of thrills, hub of activity, and hotbed of culture in Thailand…

Marvel at magical temples, board long tail boats and gaze at the shining beacon of Golden Mountain. Travel to the site of the reclining Buddha, just one of the many captivating landmarks sure to seduce your sights whilst you travel through the Asian backdrop.

From the bright lights of Bangkok, travel to Thailand’s spiritual hotbed: Singburi. A region where temples cascade through the lush scenery, and night markets provide an opportunity to mingle with merchants under the moon’s mystical gaze, Singburi is diverse, as it is serene.

Camp Elephant, you’ll enter the realm of education and travel to local schools, during which time you’ll teach local children – an activity guaranteed to instil excitement.

Historical Kanchanaburi will be next on the travel itinerary, a city tucked cosily at the rendezvous point of the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yoi rivers. Whilst here, the delightful Thai elephants will be awaiting your arrival – an experience well worth the travel time.

With trips to breathtaking sites such as Pranburi National Park, enthralling Khao Kalok beach and time with Monks also on the agenda, to name a select few, your Elephant Adventure promises to be a travel extravaganza unlike no other.

“Being involved with Camp Thailand’s program was a lifetime experience. It changes your outlook on life and gives you the tools to change as a person. Get involved with cultural experiences in schools across Thailand to helping monks in the temple. This program has it all.”

– Charlie Hall

Camp Elephant Highlights

Elephants

Spend time getting up, close and personal with some beautiful elephants!

Schools

Help children learn English in local communities

Amazing Activities

Incredible activities are available.

Accommodation

All of your accommodation is included throughout your stay!

Camp Elephant Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and Orientation

Sawasdee-ka! Welcome to Thailand! Following your arrival into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport, we’ll transfer you to your first hotel on the world-renowned Khao San Road! Pickups will take place throughout the day, so if you’re an early arriver feel free to explore the local area’s markets and Street Food! Your Orientation will be planned this evening, followed by Ice-Breakers and a welcome meal with your new Camp friends.

Day 2: Optional Bangkok Tour (£79)

Morning/Afternoon:

If you choose to do the Additional Bangkok Tour, then you’ll be exploring the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s capital city for the day! The tour includes a long-tail boat ride along Bangkok’s famous river and down the cities back-canals, an infamous Tuk Tuk ride, visits to Bangkok’s famous temples as well as a trip up the Golden Mountain, offering panoramic views of the city from the top!

Evening:

In the evening, those booked onto the Bangkok Tour will visit a luxury roof-top bar with an included traditional Thai meal! (something you can’t miss whilst in Bangkok!)

Following a classy meal, why not enjoy some optional drinks on the infamous Khao San Strip!

Alternatively, if you’re not booked onto the Optional Bangkok Tour, you are more than welcome to explore the capital at your own pace for the day!

Day 3 - Transfer to Singburi, Singburi Tour & Thai Cooking Lesson!

Morning: 

Transfer to the central province of Singburi. Enjoy a tour of the city, including markets and temples.  

Afternoon: 

This afternoon, sit down with your Camp reps and do some lesson planning ahead of a jam-packed week of visiting local schools and orphanages! To ensure you feel super equipped for an awesome week in the classroom, in groups, you’ll be creating flashcards, learning songs and games! 

Evening:
Get hands-on in the kitchen with your very own traditional Thai cooking class. This is your chance to create your very own Pad-Thai!  

After you have tucked into dinner sit back and enjoy a traditional Thai dance show.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 4 - First Day Teaching & Muay Thai class!

Morning:

It’s time to make a real difference!

During your time in Thailand, your time teaching English in local schools and orphanages will rank as one of your most fulfilling experiences of your trip – if not your entire life! The children within the schools are not presented with the same educational opportunities as children in the UK, therefore having completed several days of teaching, you’ll feel inspired, fulfilled and the kids will be forever grateful to you. Be prepared for constant selfie-taking and autograph requests! 

Afternoon: 

This afternoon get involved in a traditional Thai sport - Muay Thai Boxing! Throw yourself into a professional group session to learn some new moves!

Evening:

This evening, enjoy a Karaoke Night! - What’s your go-to song? 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner. 

Day 5 - 7 - Teaching Continued

Morning/Afternoon: 

Over the next 3 days, continue with your teaching in local schools and orphanages to really make a difference in the local community. 

If teaching isn’t really up your street, you’ll also be provided the opportunity to get involved with our other community projects: Temple school construction, Clay House building and sustainability workshops!*

* Please note, community projects and activity availability is dependent on weather and Thai Holidays. 

Evening: 

Your reps will arrange pool visits, movie nights, BBQ’s and quizzes daily for you to take part in your evenings after all of your hard work on community projects in the day. 

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Day 8 - Transfer to Hua Hin & Pool Party!

Time to let your hair down! Congratulations on completing your community work, now it’s time to PARTY! 

Following your arrival in Hua Hin, head out to a local venue for a crazy pool party! 

Meals Included: Dinner.

Day 9 - Hua Hin Tour & Sea Pine Beach!

Morning:

Hua Hin is a stunning sea-side village in the south of Thailand, famous for its beautiful beaches.

Spend the day exploring the highlights: Hin Lek Fau Viewpoint, Khoa Tokiab Temple and the infamous Monkey Mountain (the perfect opportunity for that monkey selfie, but beware of the naughty ones!). 

Afternoon: 

Afternoon trip to the stunning Sea Pine Beach! Get your tan on, relax in the sunshine, take a dip in the warm sea or get involved in some crazy watersports (additional cost) before heading back to the accommodation for a free evening. 

Evening: 

Free Evening. Your designated Camp Rep would be happy to provide some recommendations for your free time - they’re our experts, after all! 

Meals Included: Dinner.

Day 10 - Elephant Sanctuary Visit - Petchaburi!

Morning/Afternoon: 

The day you’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to visit our first Elephant Sanctuary in Petchaburi! 

Spend the day learning all about rescued elephants and their stories - this is such an eye-opening and sometimes emotional experience, but you’re bound to leave loving these friendly gentle giants as much as we do!

Prepare the elephants’ food, then feed them, walk them through the jungle, play in a mud-bath and bathe with them in the lake! This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a day you’ll never forget! 

Evening: 

After a jam-packed day in the elephant sanctuary, head back to the accommodation for dinner followed by a Music quiz and Karaoke night! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 11 - Dog Sanctuary & Artisan Gallery!

Morning: 

The newest addition to our incredible trip, take a visit to a local Dog Sanctuary! If you’re an animal lover, this one is bound to be an emotional rollercoaster for you! Spend time learning about hundreds of abandoned dogs and puppies, and how our incredible sanctuary has nurtured them back to health and given them a home again! Feed them, walk them and shower them in cuddles… 

Afternoon: 

Take a trip to the incredible Artisan Village, embrace your creative side and demonstrate your flair for the arts - create your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local Thai painter!

Evening: 

Indulge in some Thai Street food or grab your souvenirs at Hua Hin Night Market, followed by a bar-crawl down Hua Hin’s party strip! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Free Day & Pizza Night!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Whether you’re recovering from a bad hangover, or excited to get out and explore some more - today is yours to do as you please! Feel free to head to Hua Hin beach, chill around the accommodations olympic size swimming pool or take a visit to the local mall…

Your designated Camp Rep would be happy to provide some recommendations for your free time - they’re our experts, after all! 

Evening: 

Pizza Night - Been craving Dominoes this whole time? We got you. Tonight you’ll have the opportunity to create your own pizzas and enjoy them around the pool. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Buddhist Day & Monk Blessing!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Today’s the day to embrace true Thai culture! Prepare to meet a real-life monk and take part in a relaxing meditation session. Make a small donation to the temple, and you may even be lucky enough to receive a monk blessing! 

Following a cultural morning, hire out bikes from the accommodation and explore Hua Hin center. 

Evening: 

Free evening. Why not head into the city for dinner? We can provide return transport if you don’t fancy the walk! Your designated Camp Rep would be happy to provide some recommendations for your free time - they’re our experts, after all! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 14 - Elephant Sanctuary Visit - Kui Buri!

Morning/Afternoon:

Elephant Sanctuary Day 2! Today we’ll be heading to the village of Kui Buri to spot rescued elephants roaming freely around a beautiful national park! Accompanied by a reserve leader, feel free to ask any questions you may have about these beautiful creatures! 

Again, you’ll have the opportunity to feed and bathe the elephants, as well get that classic elephant shot - don’t forget your camera! 

Evening: 

Head back to the accommodation for a fun-filled evening of games and activities! Tomorrow you’ll have a free morning, so feel free to take advantage of that well-deserved lie-in and head out to Hua Hin strip tonight! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner. 

Day 15 - Cha - Am Beach & Poolside Movie!

Morning: 

Free Morning. Take a dip in the pool or enjoy a well-deserved lie-in. 

Afternoon: 

Whack on the sunscreen as this afternoon, we’ll be taking a trip to Cha-Am Beach! Infringed with palm trees and crystal blue waters, this beautiful beach is the perfect place to relax, take a dip in the sea, or get involved in some adrenaline pumping water sports! 

Evening: 

Relax around the pool with your fellow campers for a movie night - make sure to take a trip to 7/11 beforehand so you can get all the essential snacks in first! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Day 16 - Free Day & Cicada Night Market!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Free Day. Today is yours to spend as you please! Why not take a trip to the famous ‘Venezia Hua Hin’ or head back to the beach to top up the tan?! Your designated Camp Rep would be happy to provide some recommendations for your free time - they’re our experts, after all! 

Evening: 

This evening, prepare to experience the aromas of Cicada Night Market, sample delicious cuisine and immerse yourself in the bustling surroundings of a manic, yet highly enjoyable marketplace! Time to pick up the essential souvenirs! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 17 - Yoga Class

Morning: 

Relax and rejuvenate this morning in a traditional Thai Yoga class on the beach, accompanied by the sound of the waves... Sounds dreamy, right? 

Afternoon: 

Visit the local shopping mall for some retail therapy… this place even has a Starbucks! 

Evening: 

Celebrate your last night in Hua Hin with a crazy night out! Enjoy a ‘few’ cocktails on the strip and dance the night away before your departure for Kanchanaburi tomorrow. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 18 - Transfer to Kanchanaburi - ‘Way Out West’ Waterpark Day!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Pack up your things as its time to transfer to the beautiful Kanchanaburi. 

Following your arrival, slap on the sunscreen and don’t forget your GoPro… today we head to ‘Way Out West’ Waterpark! Spend a full day hitting the slides and swimming around with your Camp friends before heading back to the accommodation for a free evening and well deserved rest. 

Evening: 

Free evening - ask our dedicated reps on recommendations for things to do and places to eat! 

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 19 - Elephant Sanctuary Visit - Elephant Haven!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Elephant Sanctuary Trip 3! We’ve saved the best until last! 

Camp Thailand has been working with Elephant Haven for over 5 years now, and this place really is extraordinary! Meet the elephants and learn their individual histories - keep an eye out for Chopper (he’s renowned for being a little bit naughty, especially at dinner time!) 

Walk side by side the elephants through the jungle, jump into the lake with them and indulge in a full-body mud-bath (basically, a bowl of elephant poop!). Prepare their food throughout the day and feed them their favorite foods - banana balls, watermelon, and Bamboo sticks! 

Evening: 

Free evening - ask our dedicated reps for recommendations of things to do and places to eat! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20 - Erawan Waterfall!

Morning/Afternoon: 

Explore the 9 waterfalls of Erawan National Park - climb to the top and make your way down the many cascading falls, taking dips along the way in the emerald green waters. Famous for its ‘waterfall slide’ and ‘Fish Spa’, today is a truly picture worthy day!

Evening: 

Free evening - ask our dedicated reps on recommendations for things to do and places to eat!

Meals Included: N/A

Day 21 - Saiyok Noi Waterfalls & Transfer back to Bangkok!

Morning: 

 

We’re not quite finished chasing waterfalls yet! Visit the stunning Saiyok Noi Waterfall, hidden in a tranquil green paradise on your way back to Bangkok. 

 

Afternoon: 

 

It’s time to dry off and begin the commute back to Bangkok! The journey is around 2 -3 hours so feel free to have a quick power nap or bang on the cheesy tunes and have a sing-song instead! 

 

Evening: 

 

It’s your final night of Camp Thailand, we know how hard it can be saying goodbye to your Camp friends and reps after 3 incredible weeks… but what better way to end your summer of a lifetime than on Khao San Road, partying the night away back where it all started?! 

 

Meals Included: N/A

 

Day 22 - Departure Day 🙁

Board the shuttle bus to the airport, before jetting out of Thailand – your Summer of a Lifetime is officially over! If you’re planning on doing some onward travel, be sure to speak to our dedicated reps for some epic travel tips and tricks!

Safe travels x

Dates

15th May 2020 - 5th June 2020
5th June 2020 - 26th June 2020
26th June 2020 - 17th July 2020
17th July 2020 - 7th August 2020
7th August 2020 - 28th August 2020

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