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: 

Clothing:
  •   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) 

Other:
  •         One refillable water bottle
  •   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 working with elephants: WHAT TO BRING
  • Bring both flip-flops and walking shoes with grip
  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty while working with the elephants. ie. shorts / T-shirt / swimsuit / hat
  • Bring a day bag with a change of clothes for a shower at the end of the day
  • Towel
  • insect repellent 
  • Sun block
  • Camera (optional)

The sanctuary will provide:
  • Shower, soap, bag for dirty clothing 

*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.