Location
  • Laos
Length
1 to 2 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
17
Age Max
80
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1154
Price Details
1 week: US$1047

2 weeks: US$1440

Price includes airport collection from Luang Prabang, first night accommodation in Luang Prabang, transfer to and from Luang Prabang to the project site, accommodation in a volunteer dorm, three delicious meals per day at the project site, all training and project materials.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 13, 2020
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About Program

Volunteer with elephants that have been rescued from the gruelling logging industry, helping to give them a life as close to the wild as possible. Work alongside these gentle giants, providing them with care, enrichments and a happy home.

The centre is based next to a huge lake, surrounded by rainforest and mountains. 7 elephants are currently in permanent residence at the centre, although many others pass through for hospital treatment or to give birth in the elephant nursery.

Over your first 3 days you will partake in a comprehensive introduction to life at the centre. This includes meeting the amazing elephants, learning about the hospital and nursery and getting to grips with monitoring. A particular highlight is seeing the elephants bathe and enjoying their freedom.

Once your induction is complete, volunteer tasks may include creating enrichments, basic maintenance, monitoring and assisting the biologists.

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Program Highlights

  • See elephants every day, and help with their care.
  • Live in a stunning rural location in beautiful Laos.
  • Get to know the elephants and their stories personally.
  • Make a genuine contribution to elephant conservation and welfare.
  • Try delicous Laos cuisine - yum!

Program Impact

Volunteers have helped to release elephants to the wild and to rescue elephants from cruel captivity.

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Questions & Answers

Hi Gina, not at all! We have just had a couple of people in their mid / late 70s join this project, and they absolutely loved it. We would suggest a room upgrade as the beds are bunk beds, but we can arrange a private room with a double or twin beds which might be more comfortable for you.