I can not recommend this trip enough! It is an excellent way to get out of the craziness that is Bangkok, everything about this trip was better than advertised. Pickup on time in a comfortable, a cool mini bus. The market is an incredible insight to traditional Thai life, the jungle scenery is nothing short of breathtaking and the elephant its self was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! For info, its is at least 2 hours from Bangkok so expect some traveling and sights of big wildlife, tigers, bears etc are very rare, but monkeys and deer are common. Make sure you have breakfast or get a decent snack from 711 as its a while before you eat. Don't plan too much for the evening as its a long tiring day but well worth it. Without doubt the highlight of trip!