has a tropical monsoon climate and is warm all year long. There is a dry season (Dec-April) and a wet season (May-November) where rain can be quite frequent. Try to pack as many lightweight clothes as possible. In general, pack for a tropical climate. You may also want to bring a rain jacket of some type for the tropical showers during the rainy season.
Suggested Packing List:
- Warm sweatshirt / fleece
- Rain Gear - Waterproof Windbreaker or Rain Coat (especially during rainy season noted above)
- Short-sleeved shirts
- Gym / sportswear (for outdoor activities)
- Under garments, socks
- Bathing suits
- Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh given local customs)
- Hiking pants
- One pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes
- One pair of closed toed shoes
Bath / Personal:
- Personal medication
- Anti-diarrheal medication
- Glasses / contacts / contact solution, if applicable
- Personal toiletries (If you have certain items that you absolutely need, bring enough to last until you return home. Don't forget to bring gender specific products).
- Insect repellent (Note: As this is a tropical country, mosquitos are present throughout the year, especially during the rainy season)
- Books and/or magazines
- Watch or small alarm clock
- Mini-flashlight / headlamp & extra batteries
- Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)
- Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars). We provide all stated meals; however, some have particular dietary/health needs.
- Two refillable water bottles
- Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera
- Linens / blankets
- Hand soap
For service with the elephants:
- Caring for elephants can be a dirty business! Please keep this in mind when packing. Typical service clothing will vary, depending on the activity. While working with the elephants, knee length shorts, loose fitting capris, and t-shirts will be appropriate. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear that is OK to get wet and dirty (Boots will be provided for those who do not have them)!
*Laundry service at the Home Base for an additional charge. We advise that you bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry more than once.
*Voltage in Thailand is 220 volts. Most tablets, computers, and cameras can support this, however, most hair dryers cannot. Please bring a converter if you will be using high-voltage items. Most of the outlets will be the 2-prong, with occasional 3-prong outlets.