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Viewing how the elephants are cared for, feed, washed and played with was wonderful. Riding on them through the forest was such a unique experience and then up the river was unforgettable. Lunch was lovely after rafting down the river and we shared it with a great bunch of people. our visit to the Orchid farm on the way to the elephants was just beautiful and we snapped off many photos. great tour. thank you
Brian Evans United States of ...
Elephants were happy and appeared to be well taken care of. Great demonstration of their intelligence and strength. Great ride on the back of a beautiful animal both up the hillside as well as up the river.
The trip was ok but not really great. The itinerary mentioned 'hill tribe' visit in trip details ,but it was actually just stalls of sales items so should not be mentioned as such since its quite misleading.
The highlight is the Elephant Camptraining etc and Trek which was good.
I'm not touchy, feely or a strong animal rights person, but I think everyone felt worse leaving this tour. Maybe it was an expectations problem or naivety on my part, elephants were chained up and you could see injury marks on them. I definitely would not recommend to anyone.
More than 60 minutes ride on a natural stream, several minutes on a 1m deep river.
I paid for this in Australia and found when I got to Chang Mai, the online price was way way too much. The guide was really just a helper getting me on elephants and a raft, didn't engage with the people very much at all. The elephant trek was way too long as was the raft experience, 20 minutes would have been more in line. To have spent over AUD200 for this was was not worth it
Great tour - lots of fun.
Well paced, informative guide, covered a few sights in the 8 hours spent.
The elephant show could be made more interactive and time can be given about the history of each elephant and their past and their daily routine.
The river rafting is really just sitting in the river on a catamaran, so definitely could be renamed accordingly.
Brilliant very helpful guide who really looked after us. The elephant sanctuary really seemed to look after the elephants, the show was great we bought the elephant's painting and my mahout was hilarious! Would definitely recommend it for all ages.
Our tour guide PEO was absolutely the best! The elephant trekking was incredible through a jungle in the river. The raft down the river was pretty cool to. PEO Even stopped in the village to show us what it was like to live with the locals. It was very informative and a wonderful experience. Romantic, unique, and a special experience - and we even made wonderful friends with another couple on their honeymoon from Canada.
The elephant ride and raft ride was great but the visit to the village was dis appointing.
Had good fun with the elephant jungle trek and river rafting. Almost a good whole day trip out with a very friendly tour guide!
This tour was wonderful!
Had a great time. Tour is fun. The river rafting was rough on me with back.problems. No back rests.Food was good. Had a good time.
This tour was amazing!
Roong was a wonderful guide, explaining local customs, sights, and clearly explaining what was going to happen during the day. As an added bonus, Roong and our driver stopped at the Tiger Kingdom for about an hour to let us take pictures with the tigers.
The elephant trek was quite enjoyable and we did hike up the Ping river just like in the pictures on Viator. We spent only a few minutes in the hill tribe village. I would have preferred a few more minutes there to look at how they lived.
The river rafting tour took about an hour and was very relaxing. The kids took turns poling the raft down the river, which thrilled them. Fair warning: there's a lot of sun out on the river, so be sure to wear strong sunblock.
Loved it!! would definitely recommend been one of holidays highlights
Excellent tour. We had just a small group and everything was efficient from pick up right through the day. The Elephant trek was great along with the river rafting. One of the best trips I have completed in Thailand.
Simply brilliant - as with other tours we booked via Viatour - far exceeded our expections.
Darren Meg L Australia
My husband, 5 and 1/2 year old daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. Fortunately we only had 3 other travellers on the tour with us. Bob, our tour guide was excellent, he was very friendly and informative. There was a lot of variety over the 3 days. We enjoyed stopping at the roadside markets which broke up the long stretches in the minibus.
We enjoyed all the food, especially enjoyable was our dinner at the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.
We thought the accommodation in Chiang Rai was better.
We would definitely recommend this tour.
I wouldn't recommend this to my enemies. We waited for an hour for a tour guide to come and pick us up. Eventually we called them and they said that they hadn't gotten our confirmation from Viator and that the tour had already started. Why would you send a payment and a confirmation email if the tour is not actually confirmed with the tour company? Seems very shady to me. I'll be staying away from Viator.
The transfer and guide for this tour were fantastic, i was dissappointed with the elephants wearing chains and made to perform. The Rafting was great but the whole day was a dissappointing experiance. we booked to visit Ran Tong Elephant park the next day which was fantastic
It was the best day!!! The guide was so friendly and answered so many of our questions about Thailand and elephants. Riding an elephant through the Thailand jungle was an absolutely unforgettable experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone!!
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