Kanchanaburi adventure vacation in Thailand
Description of Kanchanaburi adventure vacation in Thailand
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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PlanetEnvironmental degradation and habit loss are among the main drivers of species extinction globally so every effort must be made to slow and reverse this process. A highlight on this trip to Kanchanaburi is spending time at Ourland Conservation Project to learn about the excellent work being done there. This is a private initiative that has bought up land to establish a corridor of protected forest to provide safe passage for the elephant population of Salakphra Wildlife Sanctuary to reach the Kwai Yai River. The project also gives visitors an insight into elephant-human conflict management and how it is being achieved in Thailand. As the project grows, the protected forest area has expanded and support given to other local conservation projects, in particular the Banteng Project at Khao-namphu which is gradually introducing this species of wild cattle back into the forests of Thailand. Some relaxing time walking and kayaking in Saiyok National Park shows visitors the beauty of the tropical forest environment which needs our protection.
In addition to giving help and protection to the wild elephant population we also need to address the welfare of the captive elephant population. Elephants have been an important element in Thai life and culture for thousands of years and although they no longer fulfill their traditional functions, the close to 4,000 captive elephants in the country require very special attention and care. A visit to Elephant Haven will show what is being done here to provide a safe and comfortable life for its population of elderly retired and infirm elephants.