SkyMiles Experiences®


  • Closing Bid: 521,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: Dec 06, 03:00 PM EST
Auction End: Jan 22, 03:00 PM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 2937188
Location Phuket, TH
Unique Bidders: 15
Number of Bids: 36 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 60,000 miles
Category: Travel
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This Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand package includes:

  • An eight (8) night Elephant & Islands Expedition for two (2) guests across Southern Thailand 
  • This Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand package includes:
    • Nine (9) breakfasts, six (6) lunches and seven (7) dinners
    • Three (3) night stay for two (2) guests at a boutique hotel in Karon Beach
    • Three (3) night stay for two (2) guests in a private room at a coastal resort near the elephant Sanctuary in your own private room
    • Two (2) night stay for two (2) guests in a private room at the 4.5-star Koh Phi Phi Island Resort in your own private room
    • Admissions and entrance fees for two (2) guests to all national parks and historic sites
    • All tax and gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage and transportation
    • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
    • Expert local guides that will support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
    • In-country transportation with experienced drivers throughout the duration of the trip
    • Days full of interactive volunteer assignment alongside a local elephant sanctuary, contributing to a larger purpose (see website for details)
    • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home, including a pre-departure booklet and dedicated Travel Coordinator there to answer any questions you may have 

Discover Corps Vacations with Purpose focus on sustainable travel for families and friends. The first days will be spent exploring the cultural melting pot of Phuket and the islands sprinkled in the bay just offshore. Then, travel to a sanctuary set amongst the lush rainforests of Phuket where rescued elephants are free to roam, graze and swim in their natural surroundings. Volunteer alongside elephant caretakers, known as mahouts, and staff at the sanctuary to learn exactly what it takes to care for an elephant. From morning walks through the jungle gathering food to feeding the elephants and bathing them, you'll directly contribute to the well-being of these amazing creatures.

Phuket is the perfect jumping off point to explore some of Thailand's most treasured sites. Spend an afternoon in the bustling markets and shimmering temples of Phuket Town. You'll also see the Big Buddha, a peaceful Buddha that sits atop a mountain, offering the best 360-degree views of the island with sweeping views of the town, Chalong Bay, and more. Venture to Koh Phi Phi Islands for two days of relaxation amongst swaying palms and white sand beaches. There is no better way to end a trip to Thailand than taking in ocean breezes from a beachfront resort. 

Don't miss an amazing opportunity to explore Thailand's beauty, while also volunteering on a purposeful project to help some of the world's most beloved creatures: Elephants! 

For more information on this Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand, click here.

For more information on Discover Corps, click here.

*This Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand stay must coincide with one of the below dates and is based on Discover Corps' availability. The pre-selected trip dates include:

  • Sunday through Monday, March 29-April 6, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, May 24-June 1, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, June 7-15, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, July 5-13, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, July 19-27, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, August 2-10, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, September 20-28, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, October 25-November 2, 2020
  • Sunday through Monday, December 20-28, 2020

This is not a private trip. The two (2) attending guests will be joining a small group of individuals. The winning bidder will be introduced to a Discover Corps representative to find available dates for their desired stay. It is suggested that the winning bidder contact the representative at least 60 days prior to their desired reservation dates, however, exact dates may not be available and are not guaranteed. Discover Corps will offer the winning bidder the opportunity to extend their trip in Thailand for cash purchase. Should the winner decide to purchase this optional extension, it will be at the winner's sole discretion and responsibility pay Discover Corps directly. Delta is not liable for any injury or illness that occur during this experience.

Attendings guests are required to carry a valid passport, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of the trip. The winning bidder of the Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand stay is responsible for sourcing and purchasing their own travel arrangements Phuket International Airport (HKT). All scheduled activities are included with this experience. Optional activities and alcoholic beverages are the financial responsibility of the attending guests. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder.

If an attending guest is under 18 years of age, they must attend with someone 18 years of age or older. If the winning bidder chooses to extend their stay in Thailand, it is the winner's responsibility to source a separate hotel or resort stay (which can also be taken care of through Discover Corps). The winning bidder acknowledges that this package is non-refundable, including in the following situations: the desired travel dates are unavailable for the Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand, the desired travel dates do not coincide with the option to purchase a cash or mileage redemption ticket on Delta.

The Elephants & Islands Expedition in Thailand may not be suitable for the mobility impaired. Please inquire further if you feel you may have difficulty and to gain more details on any accommodations that can be made, if available. Winning bidder and his/her guests shall not be permitted to bring pets or other to the excursion with the exception of service animals for persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.

Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Ground transportation, flight, food, and other ancillary costs not expressly described in the package description are the responsibility of the winner. Subject to all rules, policies, terms and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement. All bids for SkyMiles Experiences packages are final and no mileage refunds will be made.