Elephants & Adventures

Elephants & Adventures

Start: Bangkok International Airport Finish: Bangkok International Airport

Visiting: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samet island


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Most diet types covered

Tour code: EA1

Tour operator: Trunk

Group size: 2 - 10

Age range: 16-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Thailand calling? Dont' know if you want the culture of the north or the relaxation of the islands? Why not tick both off the list with our incredible Elephants & Adventures tour! Let us welcome you to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, before we fly north to the laid-back and beautiful ancient capital of Chiang Mai. After spending three days hanging out with the lords of the jungle we fly south and on to the wonderful island of Koh Samet in the Gulf of Thailand where golden beaches and warm, crystal clear seas await us at our own resort. This trip covers everything you expect from an unforgettable trip to Thailand and thanks to the support from one of our award-winning guides, we guarantee you the best time ever.

Highlights

  • iconAirport pick-up on arrival in Bangkok
  • iconGuided tour of Chiang Mai city with traditional Lanna dinner and cultural show
  • icon3-nights in a beachside resort on Koh Samet island
  • icon2-nights stay at ethical elephant camp in the Chiang Mai jungles
  • iconAll internal flights
  • iconElectric scooter tour of Bangkok city with traditional street-food lunch
  • icon3-days working and playing with these majestic elephants
  • iconFully-guided from day one by English-speaking expert

Places You'll See

Experience the Lords of the Jungle in their true environment
Navigate the streets of old Bangkok on an incredible electric scooter tour
Drink in the sunsets on the stunning Koh Samet island
Splash and play with our gentle giant friends
Party time on Koh Samet beach

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Welcome to Thailand

Location: Bangkok International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: No Meals

"Sa-wa-dee krab" and welcome to the Land of Smiles, welcome to Thailand!
We completely understand that arrival into a busy international airport can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, to help remove that stress, if your flights arrives between 6am and 8pm, one our team will meet you in a pre-arranged location so you can simply wander through, grab your luggage, and we’ll be on our way to the hotel in downtown Bangkok in no time!

Once we’re at the hotel and you’ve had a chance to freshen up and feel alive again, we’ll meet back up and head to a wonderful local restaurant for dinner and a relaxed chat.

icon Day 2 : Amazing E-Scooter Tour of Bangkok City

Location: Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we'll have an official 'Welcome to Thailand' orientation to go through your tour itinerary and update you on any alterations.
Once complete, we'll head out to explore this amazing city by electric scooter! We really want to show you this city in the most fun and interesting way possible and, this is it! These scooters are excellent fun and the very best way to get around - we promise you'll love it!

After watching the sunset from our very own rooftop swimming pool, this evening we'll head to a popular local restaurant for a traditional Thai welcome meal before a few drinks to officially kick-off your adventure.

icon Day 3 : Bustling Bangkok to charming Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we’ll transfer from the hotel to Bangkok’s second airport for our 60-minute flight north to the charming city of Chiang Mai. On arrival, we’ll transfer to our next hotel and settle in. We’ll meet up again to run through the plan for our time in the north and to explain more about the elephants.

As the sun starts to set we’ll take the easy walk from the hotel to the world-famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. This is a wonderful market full of local artists and craftsmen showing off their wares. We’ll get some dinner here and enjoy time shopping for the perfect souvenirs and bargains. If there's anything you forgot to bring, this is the perfect place to find it.

icon Day 4 : Exploring Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’ll head out to explore this charming and quaint city with a leisurely stroll through the narrow old streets. We’ll stop to admire the hidden temples that have existed here for 100’s of years and learn more about the differences between the ancient capital of Thailand, and the modern capital of Bangkok.

This evening we’ll enjoy a very entertaining local show and wonderful traditional dinner. The perfect end to the day before we head to the elephants!

icon Day 5 : We're Off to Meet the Elephants!

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Camp, Accommodation is in a basic but comfortable dorm-style, purpose built block. Everything is included and we suggest you bring warm clothes to sleep in from November to February.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

So today is the day you've been waiting for and after breakfast we’re off to the elephants!

We’ll depart the hotel in the morning for the 45-minute transfer through the jungles and on arrival we’ll get settled in to the accommodation before introducing you to the team here. You’ll also get to meet the mahout’s and then it’s on to the elephants! But not before we have our detailed breakdown of the itinerary where we’ll learn more about the work that we’ll be joining with and without the elephants.

You are going to have the most unforgettable time here and today will be right up there with the most surreal times ever.

icon Day 6 : Elephants....

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Waking up and drinking your coffee as the elephants roam in the distance is the morning that best days ever are made of – well, welcome to the best day ever! Your activities today will depend on the needs of the camp and the surrounding communities. But we can assure you that it will absolutely involve time with the elephants and enjoying the local surroundings. We promise we won’t work you too hard but at the end of the day you will have achieved something that is needed and will benefit others long after you’ve departed.

icon Day 7 : To the South We Go....

Location: Koh Samet island

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Sadly, this morning we’ll be departing the camp early as we’re heading back to the airport for our flight south and on to the beautiful island of Koh Samet!

The flight will be just over an hour to the regional airport of U-tapao, located just 45 minutes from the pier from where we’ll take the quick crossing to the island.

On arrival on Koh Samet it’s a quick transfer to our new accommodation right on the best beach on the island, and we should be checked-in by lunchtime. You will have free time to rest up, enjoy the beach, or head out and explore the island. Whatever you want, we promise you the most relaxing time ever!

icon Day 8 : And relax.....

Location: Koh Samet island

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Koh Samet is a sun worshippers paradise, but it also has heaps of activities to keep you entertained and relaxed.

This is the perfect location to spend a few days just enjoying the world-famous Thai hospitality, filling up on the mouthwatering cuisine, enjoying the markets, restaurants and bars.

There’s always something happening on Samet and we promise you’ll have the most wonderful time here.

icon Day 9 : The Last Full Day

Location: Koh Samet island

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Make the most of today as it's our last full day on the tour. Tomorrow we're heading back to Bangkok.

As it is such a big day in the trip, after a day of topping up that tan, sipping cocktails as the seas laps our toes, being waited on hand and foot, let's head to the town together for a final night dinner and a few drinks to see out the trip in style.

icon Day 10 : It's Back to Bangkok

Location: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Sadly, today we depart Samet island and head back to Bangkok.

If your flight away from Thailand is today, just let us know what time so we can have you at the airport in plenty of time.

Should you wish to stay more nights in Bangkok, we can arrange a hotel either close to the airport (perfect if your flight is early the next day) or a hotel in the centre of Bangkok if you have any plans to shop or enjoy an evening out.

What's Included

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    Meals – Full Board

    Meals are a combination of breakfast only and full board.

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    Accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Entrance Fees

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Any and all project related costs whilst at the elephant sanctuary

    E-scooter tour of Bangkok city

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    In-depth tour pre-departure information booklet

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Local Taxes

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Travel and medical insurance. Spending money. Drinks and meals other than those included in the itinerary

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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What currencies are required for this tour?

In Thailand we use only the Thai Baht. This can be purchased either in your country before travel to Thailand, or at the airport on arrival.

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Collection and transfer on arrival in to Bangkok are included.

What is the maximum group size?

Currently, due to being able to effectively manage social-distancing, we are limiting the number of participants to 10 until further notice.

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

You will reiceve a detailed pre-departure information booklet approximatley 4 weeks prior to your arrival in Thailand. This will include names and address of everything important.

Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

There is a luggage weight limit of 20kgs per person for your internal flights. If you exceed this limit you may be charged excess baggage by the airline. This can be paid at the airport, but is likely to be expensive so please try not to eceed this limit.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Visa - if required - is not included in the cost of your stay with us. Please contact the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate for the most current information on entry visa requirements.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    We welcome guests from every country on earth so it's likely that you could be with other nationalities.

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    WiFi is free and available at the hotel and the elephant camp. However, due to the rural location of the elephant camp the quality here is a little hit and miss. For low-usage, such as emails and messaging, we recommend purchasing a local SIM card for your phone or tablet. This can be arranged with your guide on arrival if required.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Absolutely! We love to introduce children to this part of the world and we guarantee they will be taken extra special care of.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    At least one of our expert guides will be with you from the moment you arrive to the very end of your time with us.

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    The hotel that we use in Chiang Mai on arrival is a high 3-star with large and comfortable bedrooms, western bathrooms, air-conditioning, free WiFi and more.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    All internal flights as described in the itinerary are included. Your international flights too and from Thailand are not included.

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    This varies depending on your nationality. Please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in your country for up to date information.

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    This trip requires a minumum of just 2 people for it to be 100% confirmed. If you are booked on to a date that fails to reach the minimum you will have the choice to move to an alternative date, or a full refund.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Please contact your doctor, GP or local healthcare professional for up to date information on any required vaccinations.

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    There is a supplement if you wish to have private accommodation. Please note that due to the camp accommodation there is very limited private accommodation and this will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    If you are planning to arrive in to Bangkok before the official start date, or you'd like to extend your stay at the end of your stay, please let us know and we will be happy to help with bookings and recommendations.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    As we're working outside in relatively hot temperatures, a medium level of fitness is helpful. However, you certianly do not have to be fit to join this project and you're welcome to take any breaks that you want at any time of the day.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, there are no hidden costs whilst you're with us.

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