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Camp Elephants and Beaches

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Duration

20 Days

Runs From

Feb – DEC

Cost

FROM £1,749*

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Camp Elephants & Beaches

Are you ready for the ultimate Thailand adventure? 

This programme has it all! Explore Bangkok before heading to Kanchanaburi! Swim in the beautiful Erawan waterfalls and wander the famous Ayutthaya temples before heading to Chiang Mai. 

Ready for elephants? Get up close to Thailand’s majestic elephants and volunteer at local sanctuaries, time to make an impact! Enjoy Doi Suthep temple, stay in a hill tribe before heading south to the beautiful island of Koh Chang. Time to hit the beach!

BUCKETLIST

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Teach English to local children

TEACH IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Cruise along Ha Long Bay

ERAWAN WATERFALL

Discover the UNESCO world heritage site

MUAY THAI BOXING

Explore the ancient Angkor Wat

PARTY IN BANGKOK

Breathtaking views from a vintage open-top army jeep

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Camp Elephants and Beaches is based around the Northern provinces of Thailand, stopping at Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai and Koh Chang.

Day 4 - Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi which has created a safe haven for rescued Elephants, you’ll get to meet, feed and care for these gentle giants all day!

Day 6 – Chiang Mai Temple Tour

An adventure-filled tour of the landmark temples in Wat Phra Singha and Wat Chiang Man.

Day 11 – Chiang Mai Handicraft Village

Visit the Bo Sang Village in Amphoe San Kamphaeng and discover the signature Paper Umbrella.

Day 16 – Island Hopping

An exciting day exploring 5 islands! If you have ever wanted to snorkel, today is your chance!

Day 18 – Klong Plu Trek

Wake up early for an exciting trek to Klong Plu Waterfall. This 3.5 kilometre trek takes a total of 3-4 hours while you wander through a dense rainforest.

Day 4 - Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi which has created a safe haven for rescued Elephants, you’ll get to meet, feed and care for these gentle giants all day!

Day 6 – Chiang Mai Temple Tour

An adventure-filled tour of the landmark temples in Wat Phra Singha and Wat Chiang Man.

Day 11 – Chiang Mai Handicraft Village

Visit the Bo Sang Village in Amphoe San Kamphaeng and discover the signature Paper Umbrella.

Day 16 – Island Hopping

An exciting day exploring 5 islands! If you have ever wanted to snorkel, today is your chance!

Day 18 – Klong Plu Trek

Wake up early for an exciting trek to Klong Plu Waterfall. This 3.5 kilometre trek takes a total of 3-4 hours while you wander through a dense rainforest.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival in Bangkok

Sawasdee ka! Welcome to Thailand, today is the start of your amazing northern Thailand adventure! Get ready to explore Bangkok and meet your new travel besties. Our english speaking rep will greet you at the airport and introduce you to the group. 

After a quick transfer to the hotel, you’ll have time to chill out, unpack and get settled before heading out to the first day welcome dinner. Have a few drinks, adjust to the heat and get to know your fellow travellers.

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Day 2 – Bangkok Tour

You’ll get thrown right into the action on day 2, get your checklist ready because we’ll be crossing out quite a few bucket list items today! You’ll visit the enormous reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, take a voyage across Chaopraya River and explore Wat Arun before finally the colourful flower market and the lively klongs of Bangkok! 

But we aren’t done yet! In the afternoon you’ll explore Wat Saket, known as The Temple of the Golden Mount. After this exciting day the evening is yours to enjoy as you see fit!

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Day 3 – Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

After breakfast with your new travel besties, it’s time to check out and head to Kanchanaburi where you’ll visit the famous River Kwai Bridge. In the afternoon, enjoy the clear and cool water at Erawan Waterfalls before heading to check in to your new hotel.

Enjoy a free evening where you can relax and recharge after 3 jam packed days and get ready to meet Elephants tomorrow!

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Day 4 – Elephant Sanctuary Kanchanaburi

Today you’ll visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi which has created a safe haven for rescued Elephants, you’ll get to meet, feed and care for these gentle giants all day!

 

You’ll start the day preparing fruit, vegetables and sticky rice balls as tasty treats for your new elephant friends, you may even have the opportunity to plant food such as banana trees and sugarcane for them too! After lunch, it’s bath time! Take the elephants to the river for a bath and don’t be shy, get in there with them to give them a good scrub. 

This day isn’t complete without the perfect elephant selfie to show your friends and family the best day yet!

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Days 5 – Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Night train to Chiang Mai

Grab a quick breakfast then it’s time to check out and head northwest to explore Ayutthaya, visit the ancient ruins in the UNESCO World Heritage site and be amazed by all the beautiful history. Don’t miss out on the Roti Sai Mai (cotton candy) , an Ayutthaya famous dessert where you can watch it being freshly cooked! Once you try some, you’ll know why it’s a local delight! 

In the Evening, transfer to Ayutthaya train station for the night train to Chiang Mai where you’ll stay in a 2nd class sleeping cabin. Don’t forget your sleep masks, snacks and a book! This train departs at 19:45pm and arrives in Chiang Mai at 07:15

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Day 6 – Arrival in Chiang Mai – Temple Tour – Doi Suthep at Sunset

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai train station, you will be transferred to your hotel where we will check in and drop the luggage first. Enjoy a free morning where you can catch up on some rest, or get exploring your new destination! Stroll around the area to find some delicious local breakfast. 

At 13:00pm we will meet back up with the group for an adventure-filled tour of the landmark temples in Wat Phra Singha and Wat Chiang Man before ending our exciting tour at the elegant Doi Suthep at sunset. All sunsets are beautiful in Thailand but this is one you really don’t want to miss. After taking in all that gorgeous culture, history and scenery, relax on the way back to the hotel where you can enjoy the evening as you like.

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Day 7 – Elephant Sanctuary Half Day

An early start to visit more elephants is so worth it, be ready for 8:30am and enjoy approx 50 minutes of rolling hills, forests and local farming areas on your journey to the Elephant Sanctuary. 

Once we arrive at the sanctuary, we will change into traditional clothing to prepare fruits for the elephants. There is no set schedule for the day, In order to allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Enjoy your day with elephants to the full and don’t forget your cameras, you’ll want to remember this life changing experience!

After an emotional morning caring, feeding and spending time with elephants, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you want!

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Day 8 – Chiang Mai Free Day

Free Day! Kick back and relax.

Catch up on some well earned rest or speak to your rep for their best recommendations of what to do in Chiang Mai!

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Day 9 – Cycling Trip

What’s a better way to explore this amazing city than on bike! You’ll get the true authentic Chiang Mai experience on this guided cycle tour. Make sure to eat up at breakfast and don’t forget your water bottle before heading out at 9am for the transfer to the cycling centre. 

Here the experts will explain the cycling route for the day and get you fitted on your own mountain bike! Then it’s time to start your cycling journey through Padad-Signakam, take in the gorgeous views as your cycle riverside and continue through beautiful gardens and over bridges. A quick stop at Wat Koh Klang, an important temple of this community, then we set off again! Cycling through vegetable plantations, seeing villagers hard at work tending to their crops, where all farming is sustainable and the land has been reclaimed. Next, we’ll visit the ruined city and cycle through the ancient underground empire of Lanna kingdom built by King Mang Rai. 

After taking in all these beautiful views, it’s time to head back to the cycling centre and transfer back to the hotel where you can enjoy a free afternoon to chill out by the pool or explore Chiang Mai.

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Day 10 – Chiang Mai Volunteer Day

Either this morning or afternoon we will be making a difference! Availability dependent we will be either English teaching or volunteering at a local temple, a truly rewarding day on Camp.

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Day 11 – Chiang Mai Handicraft Village

An interesting spot in Chiang Mai which is located in Amphoe San Kamphaeng is a lovely village called “Bo Sang Village”. Here you can find the signature handicraft of Lanna city, with its reputation of the delicate and magnificent “Paper Umbrella”.

Bo Sang Umbrella Craft Center is a famous location for the umbrella manufacturer of Chiang Mai and the paper umbrella is a  very popular souvenir among tourists both domestic and abroad.

Here the villagers use the space under their house as a workspace and you will be able to see the manufacturing process of these umbrellas. Consequently, the village is furnished with the vibrant colours and different patterns on hundreds of umbrellas and is definitely worth of a few pictures.

After visiting this unique Thai village we’ll had back to Chiang Mai where you can spend the rest of the day as you desire.

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Day 12 – Elephant Half Day

Join us for another half day visit to an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. We’ll spend more time caring, feeding and observing these amazing gentle giants.

After transferring back to the hotel in the afternoon you’ll have free time to relax and explore.

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Day 13 – Volunteering & Night Train to Bangkok

Have breakfast and enjoy some free time in the morning. In the afternoon we’ll be making a difference and volunteering teaching English at a local school.

Later that afternoon we’ll transfer back to the station ready for the overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Grab those snacks before you depart on the 18.00 train arriving at 06.50 the next morning.

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Day 14 – Arrival In Bangkok – Koh Chang Island

Upon arrival in Bangkok in the morning, quickly grab some breakfast before we transfer by bus and by ferry to your hotel on Koh Chang. 

Time to hit the beach!!

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Day 15 – Beach Day

Chill time at the beach, take in the views and soak up that lovely sun! 

Take a dip in the gorgeous aquamarine water, sunnies and a sun hat are recommended for this day! Speak to your rep to arrange additional activities at the beach. 

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Day 16 – Island Hopping

An exciting day exploring 5 islands! After a quick breakfast, it’s time to start your boat trip, transfer by taxi to Bang Bao fisherman village in the south end of Koh Chang Island where you’ll set sail on your Island Hopping adventure! If you have ever wanted to snorkel, today is your chance! We’ll take you to the absolute best snorkelling places in Koh Chang where you’ll get an unforgettable underwater experience. 

Then enjoy a slow-boat ride to the beautiful beach of Koh Rang sailing through the gorgeous coral islands of Koh Yak, Koh Lie and Koh Thong Tuck before tucking into a buffet served on the boat, followed by a BBQ. 

It’s hard to say goodbye to those beautiful views but it’s time to head back to Koh Chang. 

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Day 17 – Koh Chang Free Day

Full day to chill in paradise. 

In the evening we will do a leisurely bar crawl and visit some of Koh Chang’s coolest hangouts 

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Day 18 – Klong Plu Trek

Wake up early for an exciting trek to Klong Plu Waterfall, grab a quick breakfast and be ready for the transfer at 08:00am. This 3.5 kilometre trek takes a total of 3-4 hours while you wander through a dense rainforest, filled with tons of trees, flowers and greenery and if you are incredibly lucky you may even spot some beautiful wild animals. But you will definitely hear them! Take in the gorgeous nature on your journey to the waterfall hidden inside the forest, a sight so beautiful to behold you won’t want to forget your camera to snap away on this trip. Rest your legs, enjoy the waterfall and take a swim after your trek! 

After returning to the hotel in the afternoon, the evening is yours to chill and rest. 

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Day 19 – Koh Chang – Bangkok

After breakfast with your fellow travellers, it’s time to check out from the hotel. We will transfer by ferry and by vehicle back to Bangkok. Arriving back at our start hotel near Khoa San. 

Enjoy your last night in Bangkok and get ready to say goodbye to Thailand. 

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Day 20 – Depart from Bangkok

Your last day on Camp, spend your morning getting ready to depart and enjoy breakfast with your travel besties before saying goodbye and checking out of the hotel. 

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What's Included

  • All Accommodation
  • Airport Pick Up
  • 2 x Free T-shirt’s
  • Rep Service
  • In-Country Transport
  • Pre-Departure Support
  • Stated Activities
  • Elephant Sanctuary Visits

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Vaccinations
  • Extra Excursions & Extra Transport
  • DBS Criminal Background Check

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ACCOMMODATION

You’ll be staying in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, and Koh Chang.

All rooms are aircon/fan conditioned, some have on-site swimming pools.

AVAILABILITY

2023 Dates

17th February - 18th MARCH

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

1st - 20th APRIL

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

22nd APRIL - 11th MAY

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

13th MAY - 1st JUNE

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

3rd - 22nd JUNE

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

24th JUNE - 13th JULY

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

15th JULY - 3rd August

£1,849

Paid in full or £1,899 with a £99 deposit.

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5th - 24th August

£1,849

Paid in full or £1,899 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

26th August - 14th September

£1,849

Paid in full or £1,899 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

16th September - 5th October

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

7th - 26th October

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

• Available

28th October - 16th November

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

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18th November - 7th December

£1,749

Paid in full or £1,799 with a £99 deposit.

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