Last week, I volunteered at the Elephant Nature Park (ENP), just outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. I did my best to manage my expectations leading up to it, but I have to say, a week at the park is going to be one of the highlights of my trip.
Watching elephants roam free in front of you all day, meeting an absolutely awesome bunch of people and learning some new skills was a great experience.
I recommend ENP highly. Even if you can’t volunteer for a week, a day trip to the place should be on every Thai traveller’s itinerary.