"Why settle for ordinary, when you can have extraordinary?"
Trunk specialise in engineering unforgettable journeys for intrepid travellers looking to experience once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Our journeys reach deep in to unexplored areas away from the throbbing tourist crowds where, without knowledgeable and professional guides, you wouldn't know existed. Travel with trunk just once and you'll be back again and again and again.....
At trunk we pride ourselves on our extremely highly guide training practices. Our service to you is unrivaled in the countries where we operate. We guarantee that you'll receive everything you expect and much more from the moment you arrive up to the time you sadly leave us. But we know that you'll enjoy your time with trunk so much, it won't be long before we see you again!
The History of trunk
Over 40 years of combined experience poured in to every tour we operate!
Originally a behind-the-scenes tour operator, trunk has grown in to a full-blown front-of-house experiential, life-changing travel colossus.
The team at trunk have each served long apprenticeships in travel around Asia, creating, operating, improving tours for some very well known global brands. We've all worked with travellers from 6 to 90 years old. We know what's expected, we know how to deliver it and we're experts in going the extra mile to make the impossible, possible
We're so good, in fact, that our incredible team of guides have won awards for their service. Moreover, we've been awarded Tour of the Year, not once, but twice as voted for by our travellers! Wouldn't you rather travel with an operator, awarded for their quality, by those who've actually experienced it first hand?
So whenever you sign up to travel on a tour operated by trunk, you know you're in the safest, most professional hands in the industry. Why not get in touch today to find out more about what trunk can do for you.
How We Help the Elephants
In addition to your donation*, trunk also donates $5 for every booking we receive.
*We want to make this clear from the outset as this is always a contentious subject; when you pay your fee to join one of our tours in any of the countries we operate, a percentage of that fee is used to cover the costs of taking care of the elephants that you get directly involved with. That cost covers a multitude of things including your accommodation at the project, your transport and meals, the guides and so on. But a large chunk of that fee is also donated directly to the project to support their ongoing and long-lasting care for the elephants. This includes visits from the vets, a healthy and sustainable natural diet, an income for the elephants owners and to ensure the elephants safety and more.
If you join the Vietnam tour, where we currently don't work on any elephant projects (keep in touch on that one!), then a percentage of your tour fee is not only used to support our work in Vietnam, but a small percentage is also donated to our central fund that is then shared amongst the elephant projects we currently support in both Thailand and India.
Talking of India, which if you haven't yet visited then immediately place it at the top of your must-visit list, we are extremely proud to be working here alongside one of the worlds foremost animal welfare NGOs, Wildlife SOS. Their work in the rescue and rehabilitation of India's working elephants is second to none. Those of you lucky enough to travel to India with trunk, will experience the work here first hand. Not only will you work on elephant enrichment programs, but you'll also help out with their Sun Bear program and be directly securing a safer, healthier and brighter future for these wonderful animals.
For more details on the how, the what and they why we support Asia's captive elephants, click this link - OUR ELEPHANTS.
One more thing to add to this is that since 2013 we have strictly enforced a 'No Riding Elephants' policy and we were one of the first operators in Thailand to do so. We refuse to work with, or assist in any way, any elephant locations who refuse to adopt this policy, unless they're willing to change the way they operate. But to clarify, and in the interests of full disclosure, it's actually not harmful for a human to ride bareback on an elephant, however, the current training methods applied to make an elephant compliant in this activity are extremely harmful.