If wildlife conservation sparks your interests then take the opportunity to participate in this project! Working with the rangers of Khao Yai National Park, in Wang Nam Khiao, you will learn about the damaging effects of deforestation and the ongoing efforts to protect the wildlife. Some of the tasks on the project are seasonal, for example the wet season is the best time of year to plant new trees. In contrast, the best time to add salt to the soil is during the dry season. Therefore, your activities on the project will depend on the season as well as the priorities of the rangers. However, you can be sure that you will play an active role with the tasks you are assigned. Located in the western Sankamphaeng Mountain Range, the Khao Yai National Park spans across Central Thailand, through several provinces. It is home to over 3000 plant species, 32 species of birds and 66 types of mammals. In addition, the site is also home to magnificent mountains and beautiful waterfalls, such as Heo Suwat, famously featured in the film “The Beach”. As well as working hard on site, you will be taken on visits to explore the surrounding landscapes.
Beginning your day with breakfast, you will then leave Singburi to travel to Wang Nam Khiao. During the journey, you will stop for lunch and visit a picturesque waterfall. Arriving in Wang Nam Khiao in the afternoon, you’ll have time to walk around the local village before having dinner. An introduction meeting after dinner will help you to settle in and give you information to keep you safe during your stay.
After breakfast at the resort, you’ll visit the centre and take part in forestry conservation activities. You’ll be supervised by park rangers to carry out the activities and break for lunch around midday. During the late afternoon you’ll be taken to two local markets where you will be able to explore the produce and discover something about Thai culture. After dinner you can relax and enjoy karaoke at the resort.
Wednesday and Thursday
Mirroring the activities of Tuesday, your day will be spent working on the forestry conservation project under the supervision of the park rangers. No other excursions or activities are planned though so you’re free to relax in your own way after work.
Full to the brim with activities, you’ll have wonderful experiences on your final day at the project. The morning session will take you to protection Unit KY4 at Klong Pla Kang National Park followed by a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Mushroom ram and Pa Keep Tawan viewpoint to marvel at the scenery. Before dinner an evaluation session will give you a chance to discuss the highlights of your experiences. A delicious BBQ dinner ends the day with relaxation in the outdoors.
Following breakfast at the resort, you will be transferred back to Singburi or Bangkok depending on your individual travel needs.