Travel For Teens: Thailand Elephant Service and the Islands

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Thailand
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
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    Overview

    Students earn service credits working at an elephant sanctuary spending all day forming wonderful bonds with the magnificent Asian elephants of Northern Thailand. This program includes white water rafting on the Pai river, swimming from the pristine beaches of Ko Tao and Ko Samui, and exploring the temples of Chiang Mai.

    Come adventure in Thailand with Travel For Teens, where you will have the amazing experience of working with elephants and exploring northern Thailand. Earn service credit working with the magnificent Asian elephants of Northern Thailand at our partner elephant sanctuary. You will be directly involved with their care, spending all day with them forming wonderful bonds and lifelong memories while learning about the conservation of these gentle giants.

    After our time working with the elephants we will spend two days white water rafting down the mighty Pai river, taking in the scenic mountain surroundings and enjoying each others company on the quiet river banks. During our two-day jungle journey we will spend a night at an awesome rustic jungle lodge, and if you’re lucky you might see wild monkeys swinging through the trees! Then head to Chiang Mai to bask in the down-to-earth charm of this Northern gem.

    Next get ready for the Southern islands as we swap the jungle for the beach! We’ll swim, snorkel, scuba dive (optional), trek and relax through this idyllic part of the world on the tropical island paradises of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Finally, jump into the bustling hub of Southeast Asia, Bangkok. Explore culturally historic icons including the Royal Palace, Emerald Buddha, and Ayutthaya, before immersing yourself in the fast-paced street food scene savoring pad thai and hunting for a bargain on Khao San Rd.

    Please note, we do not ride elephants on any of our programs. TFT is very proud to be one of the only teen tour operators to take this stance and support ethical tourism.

    Reviews (5)

    • Awesome Trip!
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      Reviewed on 13/11/2018 by Kelsey

      This trip was amazing! The elephant sanctuaries were such fun and educational community service experiences that I know I will never forget. The first half of the trip really emerged us in the Thai culture within the inner cities and residential areas, and the second half allowed us to relax on the beaches and enjoy the islands. No matter where we were in Thailand, I always managed to find some delicious pad thai! Overall, I had a great time with such a fun group of people.

    • Thailand Elephant Service and the Islands
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      Reviewed on 31/10/2018 by Amy

      Going to Thailand was an experience I will never forget. I traveled with a couple friends I had met on a previous TFT trip, which was awesome! TFT gave me the opportunity to experience things I probably never could have if I had traveled on my own, like doing community service with elephants! Through doing community service, exploring Thai markets, and island hopping I was able to experience many different aspects of the country. I happened to get sick for a few days near the end of my trip, but my TFT counselors made sure to take great care of me and help me in any way they could. I had so much fun traveling with TFT!

    • 1000 Times Better than Your Standard Thailand Vacation
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      Reviewed on 14/11/2018 by Michael

      Going to Thailand was an experience I will never forget. I traveled with a couple friends I had met on a previous TFT trip, which was awesome! TFT gave me the opportunity to experience things I probably never could have if I had traveled on my own, like doing community service with elephants! Through doing community service, exploring Thai markets, and island hopping I was able to experience many different aspects of the country. I happened to get sick for a few days near the end of my trip, but my TFT counselors made sure to take great care of me and help me in any way they could. I had so much fun traveling with TFT!

    • Thailand Adventure!!
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      Reviewed on 12/11/2018 by Allie
    • Thailand Elephatnt Service and the Islands
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      Reviewed on 14/03/2018 by Olivia Haan
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