I liked it a lot, it was a relaxed, leisure trip, which included a small concert and dinner. The elephants were always willing to eat a banana or two, the guides were nice and friendly, willing to accept a small tip :
a brilliant half day out while in pattaya, was picked up from my hotel on time, then driven to the elephant park
once there we were given a 30 minute ride on a elephant, while feeding him
once the elephant trek was finished we were told some interesting facts about elephants, it was then on th a small jungle trek , where the guide tells you how to survive in the jungle
then we had a small raft ride down a lake, then a 30 minute ox and cart ride, finished by a magnificent meal
i would recommend this to anyone while in pattaya
What a great opportunity to get up close to some elephants. Really enjoyed my tour.
We had an amazing day,very well organised would highly recommend this tour.
Clare B Australia
totally fantastic, tour guide pleasant and knowledgable. elephant ride great. bring mozzie repellant
From the moment we were picked up at our Pattaya Hotel, it was total enjoyment. The interaction and closeness you experience with the elephants is second to none. The locals are an absolut joy and the lunch was very very nice. Would highly reccomend
absolutely fabulous. Everyone from M/S Apple and all on the tour were great. Am going to book again when I go in June 2012.
the trip was good from being picked up to being dropped off at the hotel. the elephant ride was great and the people where so kind and helpful the food for lunch as really good. when I go back to thailand I will book my trips with you
We booked elephant half-day tour at evening, the weather wasn't too hot and the sunset was really beutiful and nature calm when it was getting dark. Tour guide spoke good english and he had good sense of humor. I don't have any children, but I noticed how good they took care of kids. Food was delicious, but I was disapointted because fooddrinks didn't included in the price. I didn't like the way how elephant and buffalo riders was asking for some tip. I didn't feel anykind of hurry during the tour and it was really well organized.
Was good, the guide was also good, but the tour could be more comprehensive
Travelled with our kids 7 and 9 who had a good time, they loved the Elephant and Ox Cart rides, it was great there were umbrellas to use as shade as it was really hot. The lunch was really nice with lots of variety,
I like the fact that we were able to have a picture with the baby elephant at the beginning of the ride.
I didn't like that I had to share my elephant ride with someone I don't know and thus take a picture with him. on other rides if you come alone you stay alone on the ride.
The jungle trek was ok not brilliant. Food was great though
I have mixed feelings about this trip. The trip itself was good and the people who put it on do a good job overall. We did enjoy most of it. However, they need to clean-up some of their employees. My wife and I on the elephant ride had a driver that was less than honest. He kept taking his elephant off the path and into thicket, ponds, etc. At one point he broke away from the normal path, ran the elephant into a small lake. The water level got up almost to our shoes. Then he stops the elephant in the middle of the lake and turns around and starts to sell us cheap trinkets for high prices. My wife does not swim and I just came off of heart surgery and neither of us could have swam safely to the shore if he chose to have the elephant go deeper. We were intimidated to buy a cheap piece of plastic for 300 Baht. When I gave him a 500 Baht note he became upset because I wanted change. Imagine that! He kept saying the change was his tip. I know enough Thai to respond "no way." My son was on another elephant and experienced a good ride. I guess we just had a bad luck of the draw. Please watch your employees. They could ruin your good business.
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