Spend a Day with the Elephants - Full Day
You will be picked up at 07:00. Set off on a memorable adventure to Kanchanaburi for an amazing elephant experience near Bangkok. Depart from the city early this morning for a two-hour drive to Elephant World. Far from the buzz of the city, Elephant World is a located in a peaceful natural jungle landscape on the outskirts of Kanchanaburi.
Be greeted by the volunteers at Elephant World. Learn about the lives of elephants, the plight of many Thai elephants and the sanctuary’s efforts to save these miraculous creatures. They will also provide a useful overview of the relationship between the elephants and their mahouts, or caretakers.
Then the adventure truly begins. Meet the elephants and join the mahouts as they go about the daily routine: foraging for food in the jungle, cutting sugar cane or gathering bananas. Then feed the elephants, a chance to get close to the mighty beasts and to see their amazingly agile trunks in action.
Return to the main camp for a lunch of freshly-prepared Thai food. Then return to the jungle where the elephants await their afternoon bath. Jump into the Kwai Yai River with the elephants, helping them to cool off with a good scrub. Then lead them deeper into the forest where they will spend the night.
Following this incredible encounter with Asia’s beloved elephants, say farewell to the team at Elephant World and return to Bangkok. (L)
- Please bring sunscreen, swimwear and towel, a changing room is available. Activities can vary according to mahout schedule, above is the general guideline.
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