Would you like a holiday with a difference?
Here is an opportunity to give back whilst you travel, you will meet great people, become immersed in a new culture, support the local community, meet lots of furry friends and learn about the Asian elephant.
Our programs vary from short term 3nights/4days to long term stays 1 week, 1 month and also run internships. Our prices include; Transfers pick up/drop off from your hotel in Chiang Mai (in the moat square), accommodation in village or onsite and all meals.
Contact us if you would like to find out about pricing.
Accommodation onsite at BEES is limited, however if onsite is booked we have local home stays in the local village that we place volunteers/guests in and the homestay hosts can make a small profit from your village. Home stays can be a very unique and rewarding experience although it is helpful to have a Thai dictionary as most local villagers do not speak English.
NOTE: We DO NOT provide Wifi and the phone signal is not strong on the project, if you wish to use internet you may wish to buy yourself a AIS12call Net Sim prior to arriving at BEES. There is no guarantee it will work, but often we have guests say that it works enough to keep family updated. Alternatively, you can wait until your traveling into the local town on a school trip or sightseeing visit.
Accommodation and Facility information:
At BEES we offer unique local Thai style accommodation. This means that our beds are mattresses on the floor covered with a mosquito net to keep you comfortable.
We do not have hot water, so you will enjoy nice cold showers after a hard day’s work.
We have spiders that are permanent residents inside the huts, they wont harm you if you don’t harm them!
RAINY/COLD SEASON INFO:
The rainy season is from April— September. It rains constantly during this time which makes it very difficult to build. The ground is very muddy and it’s a great time for scorpions to find their food. If you choose to come during these month insure you have appropriate footwear, the best footwear is rainboots that are knee high.
The Winter season is December through to February. The nights can get as cold as 6′C. Warm jackets, long pants, gloves and socks are recommended, you may also like to bring a travel sleeping bag.