When you are going to visit Thailand, and you are travelling north to Chiang Mai and want a fantastic experience with animals while you are there, then you may wish to consider visiting the elephants. You can spend a full day learning and interacting with these fascinating animals that will help to ensure you have a wonderful holiday, with plenty of memories and photos of your visit. Below is what you can expect when you visit one of the many elephant sanctuaries that Chiang Mai has to offer.
An Early Moring Pick Up
The elephant sanctuaries are often well outside of Chiang Mai, and you will need to travel to their location, which usually takes about an hour. When you book a visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, you will be collected from your hotel or apartment and driven by minivan to the sanctuary. You will often stop off at the market along the way to collect fruit and vegetables for the animals, and you may also get to enjoy a documentary on the park as your travel to the location.
Arriving At The Park
When you arrive at the elephant nature park Chiang Mai, you will be greeted by one of the workers there who will also offer you some traditional clothes which you can change into, preventing you from dirtying your clothes during your experience at the park. You will then walk to where the elephants are, and they will be expecting you, as this is when you get to feed them and learn more about these beautiful animals.
A Traditional Meal
At lunchtime, you will get to enjoy a variety of different traditional meals from Northern Thailand and relax before going out to play with the elephants again. There is also plenty of fruit and water available so that you will be well refreshed and ready for an afternoon of adventure.
Time For A Bath
After your lunch you will get to walk with the elephants down to the river and mud pits where they will get to play, and you can observe them. As you walk the tour guide will tell you plenty of fascinating facts about the elephants and when you get too the rive it is time to go for a bath. You can get in the water with the elephants as they play and give them a good scrub with a brush which they love.
Time To Say Goodbye
After you have enjoyed a bath with the elephants and you have changed your clothes, it is time to head back to town and relax as you contemplate your day of fun, unless you have booked to stay over for the night. One thing is for sure, you will have some fantastic memories and pictures of your adventure that will last you for a lifetime, and will leave you feeling like you want to come back for more.