Packing List

Southern Thailand 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 (for boots at the elephant sanctuary)
  •   Bathing suits
  •   Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh given local customs)
  •   Hiking pants
  •   Hat
  •   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 hygienic products).
  •   Sunscreen
  •   Insect repellent (Note: As this is a tropical country, mosquitos are present throughout the year, especially during the rainy season) 


  •         One refillable water bottle
  •         work gloves  <-- one size work gloves are provided at the sanctuary but please bring your own that fit your hands.
  •   Books and/or magazines
  •   Watch or small alarm clock
  •   Mini-flashlight / headlamp & extra batteries
  •   Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)
  •   Sunglasses
  •   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.
  •   Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera

We Provide:
  •   Linens / blankets
  •   Towels
  •   Pillow
  •   Hand soap
  •   Shampoo

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.