Chiang Mai, Thailand
We were picked up promptly by a friendly guide. Straight to the elephant camp, it was lovely to see them all, we saw a brief show of the work they had been trained to do which did not seem like cruel circus act as we had inadvertently seen on another trip but something that had been performed for centuries as working elephants. A half hour trip on elephant back took us to a hill tribe who were selling their wares. They weren't pushy at all which was nice. The ride was a lot more comfortable than expected too. We then headed back via the river which was a great experience.
On our return we had the lunch that was included in the tour. The toilets there were overrun with ants but I would say that this was the case in much of Chiang Mai and I doubt there was much could be done about it.We then had a lovely relaxed trip on a raft for around 45 minutes before being driven back. They also took a photo of us on elephant back which they had printed and put into a great keepsake frame for just 200bht (about £5) which we thought was really reasonable for such a great souvenir. We were given a choice of things to do on the way back as we had some spare time and the guide took us to Tiger Kingdom where we paid extra (by our own choice) to enter and spend time in the cage with some tigers. All in all a very memorable trip that we would highly recommend, enjoy!
Koh Samui, Thailand
This tour was everything we wanted. Naan was a very informative and attentive guide with superb skills with a camera! A great way to get your bearings and see a few sights on the way. We recommend it :)
Koh Samui, Thailand
Arrival was just as we wished. They were waiting for us with a welcome pack. We verbally agreed a return journey to the airport which they didn't turn up for so we'd recommend booking the return before so you have something to rely on. All good otherwise, friendly drivers.
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