Ride Elephants & Bathe Elephants
You can be the mahout and ride on the elephants's neck
If you have never ridden an elephant then Kanchanaburi is one of the best places in Thailand to enjoy this unique experience. The trek will take you up and down through the jungle trails and for the adventurous, a chance to slide down onto the elephant's neck and be the mahout.
You can combine this wonderful opportunity with a visit to the Tiger Temple as the two places are near each other. Added cost is just 400 baht each and you can book here by scrolling down to Tigers|Elephants and ticking the box.
If you have chosen the Two Day Tour or the Three Day Tour to Kanchanaburi you will be able to combine both riding and bathing the elephants. You'll experience the normal jungle trek on the elephant's back and afterwards ride the elephant down into the river - life jackets provided - where you can shampoo and scrub the elephant. This will be one of your most memorable experiences of all your time in Thailand. Cost for two day tour is just 650 baht extra per person. For three day tour the cost is already included in the tour price.
ANZAC Elephant Extra:
For those of you who are coming for the Three Day ANZAC Tour 2010, this is included in the program and especially for those who have family with them, it's a great program for kids.
Pictorial of Elephant Bathing:
Here's a pictorial of Aidan and Montana enjoying the wet and wonderful elephants.