Volunteer with Elephants

Venture Behind-the-Scenes to Thailand’s Sanctuaries for Rescued Elephants

Family vacation, reinvented!

Bathe, feed, and care for elephants while learning more about the importance of ethical tourism to protect these magnificent creatures as you live the life of a mahout, or elephant caretaker. The rolling green hills will be your backyard from our gorgeous accommodations in Thailand.

  • Live the life of a mahout as you walk, bathe and feed the elephants
  • Take the elephants on their morning walks through the jungle
  • Depending on the trip you choose, explore the rich culture of the northern Thai city
    of Chiang Mai or the beaches of the South in Phuket
  • Super small groups to allow up close encounters with animals and nature
  • Explore natural wonders such as waterfalls and pristine beaches
  • Enjoy adventure supplements, including zip-lining
  • Uncover ancient temples and shrines throughout Thailand
  • All-inclusive pricing covers most meals, lodging, drinks, and excursions – hassle free!
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“Elephants have always had a special place in my heart, and being able to interact with them and learn about them firsthand was a dream come true. I was extremely careful to find the right sanctuary to work with that was treating the animals right, and I found that here in Northern Thailand. As a solo traveler who met a great group of people on the trip, I would highly recommend!”

Thailand elephant volunteer

Sharon U. - Chicago, IL

Thailand: The Baby Elephant Experience

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Elephant Programs Available with Discover Corps

Thailand: The Baby Elephant Experience

Live the life of a mahout, or elephant caretaker, at an elephant sanctuary for rescued elephants (including babies and their mothers!) during your trip. When you’re not bathing or feeding elephants, explore the sacred temples and busy streets of Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand.

Thailand: Elephants & Islands Expedition

Experience the crystal blue waters and summer sun of Southern Thailand. Lend a hand at a renowned elephant sanctuary and learn from their caretakers, explore bustling markets & zip by boat from island to island.

Thailand: Wildlife Safari 

This trip includes time feeding and bathing elephants at an elephant sanctuary where the elephants roam free, but introduces you to other wildlife in Thailand including a visit to a Gibbons Rehabilitation Center, a sea turtle conservation center, and more.

Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope 

While elephants are not the focus of this trip, they are a big part of Thai culture. Spend one afternoon interacting with elephants in an elephant sanctuary before heading up the rolling green hills to pick tea and get to know the hill tribes of Northern Thailand.


And don’t forget: Add on a Bangkok extension, Phuket extension, or Chiang Mai extension onto any trip!

Why Discover Corps?

Discover Corps vacations with purpose allow families to spend quality time together helping others and also learning more about themselves. Each of our programs has a wide range of activities that are accessible and fun for people of all ages.

Loaded with a wealth of entertaining and educational resources, our staff are experts at creating a comfortable, safe and fun environment.

As an added bonus, families of 6 or more qualify for a Group Discount of up to $250 per person. 

Get Your Free Catalog Today.

Call 1-619-758-3030 or fill out the form to the right and we’ll mail you a free catalog with more detail!

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