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I enjoyed this tour, which included a 30 minute elephant ride, a ride on a cart pulled by a water buffalo and a Thai buffet on a junk boat on Chalong Bay. We had great company and a very good guide who took as from beginning to end and provided us with a lot of information about Thailand's agriculture, and animals.
More than expected! Out tour guide Au Au (Oo Oo) nickname. Was exceptional, explaining all aspects of Thai culture, the introduction of the elephant, traditional methods of rice growing, life cycle through to separation of the different grains and how it is used. Thai traditional coffee - not to be missed, rubber harvesting and coconut harvesting and uses for the whole of the coconut as well as Thai traditional meal made with the freshly grinded spices. If you are on a budget you will not be disappointed spending your money here! Tip:Go early morning in the cool of the day.
We loved this experience! It was very well organised and in a beautiful location. Our guide was really sweet and great fun. But most importantly the Elephants looked loved and well cared for by their mahouts and are such patient and gentle animals. An experience we will treasure forever.
Absolutely wonderful. It did take us awhile to get there but once there, everything was well organized and informative. Our guide was wonderful and have us a lot information. I really enjoyed learning about the different techniques for making rice and coconut products. I would do this again. Oh yeah, lunch was wonderful. They sold many items that they used but the only thing missing was a cookbook or at least the recipe for the dish the made.
United Arab Emirates
The tour included so many things, much more than I expected. I highly recommend it!
Great trip! The guide was knowledgeable very nice. The elephants are well cared for and the little compound with the rice, coconut, and rubber demonstrations well done. The cruise was nice and the food good. All in all, I highly recommend this tour.
My husband and I had such an amazing time on this safari tour. The tour description does not do it justice! Not only do you get to ride an elephant through the mountains but it entails so much more. You also get to watch the younger elephants train and do tricks which was so special (I was able to purchase the painting the elephant painted during the show too!). We learned how Thai produces it's curry, coconuts, rubber and rice through actual demonstrations. We also had delicious Thai tea and coffee with a snack onsite as well. We had pictures of us sitting on an ox and took a ride on a cart pulled by the ox as well. The tour is very interactive and our guide was so funny and kept everyone engaged.
We also opted for the boat ride which was enjoyable and would recommend. Lunch was great and the staff was so friendly and awesome! This was such a well rounded, high quality tour and more importantly, the elephants were treated well there. A must experience for anyone going to Phuket.
A great tour, very professionally delivered. There is some dull stuff involved (i.e. how rice is grown), but the tour is so well paced that you don't get bogged down in it.
Totally recommend this tour! The elephants were so well taken care of and seemed happy and healthy. It was a great experience to get to feed them fruit as a Thank You for taking us for a ride. I loved how they also showed us a variety of cultural elements from rice, tea, coconut, to the actual rides.
Staff were fantastic making sure our 4 year old was enjoying herself, included in activities and had enough food or water.
Fantastic! Loved the elephants and our guide Tut. She was friendly, knowledgeable and so much fun. I'm always a little concerned about animal tours. But the elephants were well cared for and well trained. The views were spectacular! We enjoyed feeding the elephants and watching the baby elephants being trained. We learned about rice, cooking curry, and rubber farming. A great day!
even though it was torrential rain we still thoroughly enjoyed this tour.it was a nice touch that the elephant mahout gave us an umbrella so it was quite unique riding an elephant with an umbrella.the rest of the tour was very informative and not at all boring which i thought it might be. the food on the boat trip was very good too.