Thailand

Help conserve elephants

Family Vacation Luxury voluntourism

Elephants were historically extensively used to move and carry heavy objects such as tree logs, but with deforestation and loss of habitat, elephants in Thailand face their greatest challenges ever.

You can help care for elephants at an inspiring center in Northern Thailand; help these beautiful creatures and gain an insight into Thai culture as you get to know the people who permanently care for the elephants.

Your tasks here vary according to the season and needs at the time, but you should get to:

  • Prepare meals, feed and bathe elephants
  • Learn about diseases affecting elephants and how to treat them when they are sick

Accommodation in Chiang Mai

eco-luxury travel Anantara Chiang Mai

A former British Consulate, this is one of the highest-end hotels in Chiang Mai. Mixing minimalist and colonial styles, private courtyards lead off to the immaculate rooms. It feels incredibly tranquil thanks to the lush gardens and riverside location, and the restaurant and bar are among the best in the land.

meaningful luxury travel Chiang Mai Thailand

Being around a 30 minute drive from central Chiang Mai affords this resort a peaceful, retreat-like atmosphere. Rice paddies and mountains surround the spacious private pavilions, each with their own veranda. A free shuttle bus can take you into the city, while there’s a spa and cookery school – as well as the pool – […]

meaningful luxury travel Chiang Mai Thailand

Just outside central Chiang Mai, this resort is almost like a regal fortress, with a moat running through the exotic gardens. The suites and villas maintain the high class theme, and sun decks and Jacuzzis come as standard. The cottages pay homage to the building style of the hill tribes and there are two great […]

The charming and traditional Puripunn hotel is a beguiling slice of old Thailand. Like an ornate cake fashioned from chocolate and cream, it’s lovingly designed, satisfying to experience, and guaranteed to leave you wanting more. The rectangular jade swimming pool in the middle of Puripunn has a large jacuzzi at its center and is surrounded […]

meaningful luxury travel Thailand Chiang Mai

A heavenly tranquil boutique resort that nestles discreetly amidst tropical gardens which is your base for volunteering with elephants. The combination of modern Thai style and luxuriously spacious villas have been adapted to preserve the integrity of the environment. The approach is to enhance a natural experience with excellent service, all offered with the warmest […]

Chiang Mai

With a proud history stretching back to the 13th century, this is one of Thailand’s most dynamic destinations, growing rapidly year on year. It’s a stark contrast to the beaches of the south, with lush hills, monks, and of course the indigenous hill tribe people, whose handicrafts you can buy at the markets.