Forestry Conservation Thailand

Play an important role in helping to conserve the bio diversity in the scenic national parks in the Khao Yai region. These are some serious off the beaten track locations with incredible waterfalls, mountains and beautiful scenery. You'll spend your day assisting with field work, tree planting and monitoring wildlife!

Forestry Conservation Thailand

 

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Accommodation – Volunteer Center (sharing with other volunteers)
  • 2 Meals per day (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Use of necessary equipment and project materials
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

If you enjoy treking and exploring in the wilderness, Khao Yai National Park in Thailand will certainly tick all the boxes. Deforestation occurred here in the in the 90’s efforts to replant trees and preserver the natural wildlife have only started recently.   You can play a key role in helping to conserve the biodiversity of Thailand’s amazing wildlife!  

Depending on the season, you’ll be involved with park rangers who’ll guide and direct you through conservation activities which are mostly centered around tree planting and related tasks.  With the beginning of the rainy season the best time of year to plant, the dry season is the best time to salt the soil and help bait animals to stay within the park boundaries and provide food.    This is physical work!

Khao Yai National Park

Through your conservation efforts you will be exploring this incredible region complete with waterfalls and stunning vantage lookout spots.  The Khao Yai National Park is located in the western part of the Sankamphaeng Mountain Range and spreads over several provinces in Central Thailand. Khao Yai accommodates over 3,000 species of plants, 32 species of birds and 66 species of mammals, including gibbons, deers, bears, elephants and even tigers. Aside from the fascinating biodiversity, the park also contains jaw-dropping waterfalls such as Heo Suwat (which appears in the famous film “The Beach”) as well as spectacular mountains.

Schedule

  • Monday – Breakfast, Depart from Singburi to Wang Nam Khiao, Lunch, Visit a waterfall en route to Wang Nam Khiao, Arrive at the resort in Wang Nam Khiao in the afternoon, Walk around the village, Dinner, Introduction to the week
  • Tuesday – Breakfast at the resort, Visit Center Four, Work in forestry conservation activities together with the park rangers, Picnic lunch, Work in forestry conservation activities together with the park rangers, Explore a big local market, Dinner, Karaoke at the resort
  • Wednesday / Thursday – Breakfast at the resort, Work in forestry conservation activities together with the park rangers, Lunch, Work in forestry conservation activities together with the park rangers, Dinner
  • Friday – Breakfast at the resort, Work in forestry conservation activities together with the park rangers, Lunch, Visit a Mushroom Farm, Visit the Pa Keep Tawan viewpoint, Short weekly evaluation just before dinner, BBQ Dinner
  • Saturday, Breakfast at the resort, After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Singburi, Bangkok or Wang Nam Khiao bus station if this is the end of your program.

Accommodation & Meals

You’ll be staying in the Nakhon Ratchasima province deep in a remote area set amidst rolling hills and spectacular views.  You’ll be staying in a small eco resort which is quiet and comfortable with basic amenities.  Located approx 15 km’s from town it’s far enough to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere but close enough to basic services.  The resort provides for shared single gender rooms and has a nice communal area with awesome views where you’ll spend time eating, relaxing with other volunteers. 

Wifi is available and receives decent reception.  There is even a karaoke system for those who enjoy some cheesy fun….

3 Meals are provided each which is typical Thai, including lots of rice dishes and fresh vegetables suitable for vegetarians.   

There is a small local store within walking distance. All other amenities can be found approx 15-30 minutes away.

There are 3 room types available, with the private room costing an additional $120 p/room p/week and the comfort room costing an additional $160 p/room p/week.

Standard Room

Private Room

Comfort Room

All meals included

Yes *

Yes *

Yes *

Free beverages

Yes **

Yes **

Yes **

Persons per room

4

1-4

1-2

Wifi in public areas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Laundry facilities

Yes ***

Yes ***

Yes ***

Safety box

No

No

No

Lockable rooms

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hot shower

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private bathroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Western toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bed linen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Towels

No

No

Yes

Mosquito protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air conditioning

No

No

Yes

* On weekends brunch instead of breakfast and lunch
** Water, coffee, tea at the accommodation
*** At extra cost in local launderettes

Transportation

From this location free transport to your next program is provided to the following destinations

  • Akha Village Chiang Rai
  • All around Thailand
  • Buddhist Monastery
  • Hua Hin
  • Kaeng Krachan
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Mae Sot
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Singburi
  • Suphan Buri
  • Train Track Northern Thailand
  • Trunk to the South
  • Umphang
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