I spent a week here on the volunteer program, and at just £385 for everything, food, accommodation, experience, the lot, it seemed unreal not to.
The Asian Elephants here are rescued from a previous life of misery and torture. They have come from backgrounds such as the circus, tourism, trekking, logging, and mining to name but a few.
The elephants here are not ridden and are not used as a showcase for the entertainment of people. They are simply here to be cared for and looked after and given back a sense of freedom.
The weekly volunteer program is fantastic. Food preparation, elephant poo, cutting corn, planting grass, you name it, everything done was for the benefit of the elephants.
In spare time, you can relax in the surroundings and with a buffet style vegetarian and vegan meal three times a day you will never be hungry. You can even take the opportunity to visit the dog shelter and offer your services there by cuddling or walking the dogs.
The accommodation is basic, but that's all that's needed. Showers are very rarely warm (a welcome scenario given the heat and humidity), and the rooms are cosy.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.