Intrepid volunteers looking for something new to try may find the answer with the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) 2018 adventure charity challenge trip.

The WVS trek offers volunteers the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty and culture of Thailand, while raising money for the charity.
The WVS trek offers volunteers the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty of Thailand, while raising money for the charity.

The excursion, taking place from 27 October to 7 November 2018, will see participants:

  • trekking through the hills of northern Thailand
  • visiting the WVS Thailand International Training Centre, which provides essential veterinary care to animals in need
  • heading to the WVS Dog Shelter in Chiang Mai

There will also be the chance to play with and walk the shelter dogs, said WVS.

In with the locals

On the trip, participants will pass through remote “Karen” tribal villages and stay in traditional homestay local accommodation.

According to WVS, the trek is classed as “challenging” for someone of a good fitness level, mainly due to the hot, humid climate and uneven terrain of the jungle.

Participants will have to carry their own backpack containing spare clothes, toiletries and water.

A WVS spokesman said: “An ideal candidate for the trek would be someone who enjoys trying something new, experiencing different cultures and leaving their comfort zone, as well as someone who wants to raise money for WVS, of course.”


The total cost is £3,285 per person, plus a registration fee of £275.

The fee includes:

  • return flights from London to Bangkok (including all airport taxes and charges)
  • all local transfers and transport in Thailand
  • all accommodation throughout (hotels in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, traditional Karen homestays during the trek)
  • all meals
  • all entrance fees, conservation fees and trek permits
  • 24-hour emergency support in Thailand and the UK
  • Different Travel tour leader
  • pre-departure trek briefing
  • a donation to WVS

For more information and to book, email

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