Packing List

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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)
  • 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).
  • Natural Sunscreen
  • Natural Insect repellent (Note: As this is a tropical country, mosquitos are present throughout the year, especially during the rainy season)


  • 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.