I can honestly say that this was one of the greatest moments of my life. Climbing onto the back of one of the top 10 largest animals to roam the planet and riding up the mountains, through the jungle to witness landscape views of the Andaman Sea… wow… just wow! I fell in love with our elephant. She was 55 years old, so sweet, and so gentle. I don’t think we could have had a better experience. The trekking company that we used was called Kok Chang Safari and they were phenomenal. We set everything up via email, they offered transportation to and from our hotel (which was an hour away), and the elephants were treated like royalty! When I say royalty, I mean these elephants get to roam the jungle, get a bath after each trek they go on, and get fed TONS of bananas every single day! The safari only uses females because they have a better temperament than the males which, obviously, is a good thing… Now, the guide did have a bullhook in case of an emergency, these are BIG wild animals after all, but he did not need to use it, not even one time. She was very well trained, did everything the guide asked, and posed for some really great pictures! I loved her. Like, I want Husband to get me one for my Christmas/ Birthday this year, loved her.
^^view from the top^^
^^feeding the baby^^
^^and feeding homegirl^^
^^Husband got in on the action as well!^^
So glad I was able to check this off my bucket list. Hopefully someday, when Husband & I have little ones, we will be able to come back and experience this again. It was truly amazing.