Ride & Bathe Elephants
In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and still play an active part within Thai society and culture.
In the past they have been used at the forefront of battles and in more recent times to assist in the logging trade. Now, visitors have the opportunity to ride and bathe them.
Despite their vast size, elephants are remarkably agile and are particularly adept at negotiating the narrow tracks in the forest. It's a little nerve wracking, especially when they are going downhill and so make sure you hold on tight.
They often pause along the way, bending far out to pluck some tasty morsel, oblivious to you perched high on their back.
The mahout will jump off during your trek and invite you to slide down onto the elephant's neck and take control. Be warned that their hair is prickly so shorts are not the best attire for this experience.
If you have time, you will be able to bathe the elephants at the end of their day in the crystal clear waters of the local river. You'll get wet, so don't forget your swimmers. We'll provide the life jackets for you if you want.
Important InformationNot every tour includes bathing the elephants. Please check the Tour Programme.