Moab’s weather is as varied as its landscape. Spring flowers come early to the low country and linger into June in the high mountains. By summer red rock country is characterized by hot and dry days, mild evening temperatures, and lingering sunsets. An occasional summer thunderstorm can result in spectacular waterfalls that cascade from the tops of towering sandstone cliffs. Daytime temperatures in the mountain valleys and on the mesas can be as much as 10 to 20 degrees cooler.
Suggested Packing List:
Face Masks, one for each day of your trip, per person
Travel size, hand sanitizer
Comfortable day backpack (important for carrying water, snacks, for activities)
One refillable water bottle or water bladder for day pack
Bug spray & sun block
Warm sweatshirt / fleece (during cooler months - November-February)
Rain Gear - Waterproof Windbreaker or Raincoat (especially during rainy season noted above)
Gym / sportswear (for outdoor activities)
Under garments, socks
Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh given local customs)
One pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes
One pair of closed toed comfortable walking shoes
Bath / Personal:
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).
Insect repellent (Note: As this is a tropical country, mosquitoes are present throughout the year, especially during the rainy season)
Shampoo, conditioner, soap
Travel towel for after rafting
One refillable water bottle
Books and/or magazines
Watch or small alarm clock
Mini-flashlight / headlamp & extra batteries
Day bag or backpack for the elephant nursery. You have the option to leave your luggage checked in at the Chiang Mai hotel and packing just one bag for the sanctuary.
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
Linens / blankets
For service with the elephants:
Caring for elephants can be a dirty business! You will be provided with clothing for working with the elephants. While there are boots provided, all sizes do vary. If preferred, bring comfortable footwear that is OK to get wet and dirty! In your time off we suggest more comfortable clothes.
There will be some down time throughout the volunteer days. We suggest bringing a book, card games, and old fashioned fun to keep you entertained.
*Laundry service is limited. We advise that you bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry.
*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.