Visit us

Come and be a part of keeping these elephants in retirement.

Visitors help us keep these elephants happy in retirement.

Join us for the experience of a lifetime. Your support is a key piece of our ability to keep elephants living as they deserve. We have a number of ways that visitors can help the elephants, and the community.

Support The Village

Help the locals with farming projects and teach English to the wonderful kids at the school. Learn to weave the traditional karen cloth weaving or make baskets from bamboo and learn the language only the Karen people speak.

Village Life
Visitors are allocated a homestay in the village with a friendly host family. Karen people live in wooden/bamboo houses in the mountains. Accommodations are basic, but you will have a private room with a thin mattress on the floor with a mosquito net.
Village Life
The bathroom is a separate room outside usually with a squat toilet and cold bucket shower. However, some families will have a western toilet with a shower head. (You will be surprised how quickly even the fussiest of westerners can adapt.) The village has fairly reliable power and water, but we will occasionally lose access temporarily.
Village Life
Your host family will provide lunch and dinner, and you’ll eat breakfast with your fellow volunteers at the voli-house. Karen food is generally vegetable, rice, noodles, egg, occasional pork, chicken or fish. Vegetarians/vegan can be catered for. There are a couple of little shops in the village that sell drinks, snacks, and beer for purchase.

Join Us

This is really an incredible, life changing experience for everyone who comes to share in our passion for elephants.