Fauna Silvestre & Animales in Tailandia
Being a volunteer in Thailand is meant to be a satisfying and enriching experience. Volunteers are immersed into Thai culture so they can learn some of the language, enjoy typical food and interact with locals. Our local partners have plenty of experience guiding and assisting the newcomers who are willing to help the community. We do our best to make sure that all the volunteers in Thailand benefit as much as they can throughout their stay in the country, staying safe and earning the respect of the locals.
Regardless of the activities you carry out in Thailand, whether you teach English, work out in the nature, or stay at the elephant camp, living and working in this country is an eye-opening experience to gain the most valuable insight about the Far Eastern culture. All of this would be totally unattainable from the point of view of a tourist.
Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South Eastern region. This country offers incredible experiences including diving excursions, amazing food, and, most importantly, meeting some of the friendliest people ever.
What’s included in our fair-cost policy?
All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.
The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.
The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.
Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.
Around 60km north of Surin city, a rural and traditional community lies hidden from the big cities. This is one of the most genuine parts of Thailand, with its wooden houses and dirt roads. For hundreds of years, until the mid-1980s, elephants were used for logging and heavy duty work; however, that is illegal nowadays but the elephant population still needs to survive. They are currently treated like ordinary pets. Their daily food intake is over 300kg and they need periodical health checks; yet all of this is extremely unaffordable for any ordinary Thai farming family that earns $5 per day at the most.
To be able to pay for what the elephants need, their owners (known as “Mahouts”) started taking their elephants to the big cities so that tourists can purchase pictures with them. This activity is dangerous for elephants, as they are meant to live in a rural and less polluted environment. Our partners in Thailand have offered these elephant owners to support them physically and economically if they stop walking their elephants for tourist pictures.
The program fees for this project are meant to make sure that the elephants stay in a healthy and natural setting, by receiving the appropriate healthcare and diet they require. You can spend 3 nights and 4 days each week learning how to train, feed, wash and work with the elephants.
What is more, volunteers who take part in this program will live the “real” Thai life by assisting with the cooking, farming, fishing, kayaking and even working on small development projects. They will also be able to interact with the community kids and lots more. Don’t miss this incredible experience!
Establishing a personal relationship with nature’s biggest land animalsLiving in a genuine Thai farming communityHelping with micro-development activities in the areaEntertaining and playing with the local Thai children!Going on a guided tour to the greatest landmarks in BangkokLearning to cook a few classic Thai mealsA guided tour of bustling Bangkok city
The experience in this program starts at Bangkok, where volunteers are picked up from the airport and taken to the guesthouse in Khao San Road, in the center of the city, to spend their first night. At this place, volunteers will meet one another and be taken on a guided tour around Bangkok and a lunch at a well-known Thai restaurant. After that, volunteers will be driven to Surin by coach. That is a great way to start your stay!
Please NOTE that the dates to arrive should be the first and third Fridays of each month, so that volunteers may begin their placement the following Monday.
Surin: Elephant Village program
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Precios en USD*
*TASA DE REGISTRO: Por favor nota que todos nuestros programas tienen una tasa de registro de USD 249, la cual se suma a la tasa de organización del programa. Este es nuestro ÚNICO ingreso y tiene una validez de 12 meses desde el comienzo del programa. Todos los gastos correspondientes a transferencias online o bancarias no están incluidos y deben ser cubiertas por el voluntario. Puedes calcular el valor en tu moneda usando este conversor: currency convertor. Por favor lee nuestra política de devolución.
¿Que es lo que pagas?
Tasa de registro: El pago de esta tasa asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye nuestra asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viaje, el monitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamos, el pago de los salarios del staff de Voluntarios al Mundo, nuestra guía informativa y costos de Marketing. Este es el ÚNICO ingreso que recibimos de la organización de tu programa y es lo que nos permite seguir trabajando para ofrecer programas únicos y accesibles.
Tasa de organización del programa: Incluye el alojamiento en una casa de familia y 2 comidas por día, el traslado desde el Aeropuerto, reunión de orientación, paquete de bienvenida, teléfono de emergencia 24/7 y costos administrativos locales.
Que no incluye? Los aéreos, comidas, seguro médico, visas y vacunas (si son requeridas), transporte dentro del país, excursiones y gastos personales. Nuestros participantes de Tailandia usualmente encuentran suficiciente USD 40 por semana para sus gastos personales.
*En algunos programas puede variar la inclusión de comidas y el transporte, por eso por favor chequea la información específica de cada programa.