After breakfast, you’re back into your Tuk Tuk (we guarantee you’ll already be possessive about which Tuk Tuk is ‘yours’!) and you’ll head through the countryside and small communities to a fantastic pagoda at a hilltop Temple with great views of the surrounding mountains, giving you a glimpse of where you’ll be heading tomorrow!
Then you'll head North up the valley, in your Tuk Tuk, to a fantastic small elephant home that is leading the way in taking elephants away from a life of trekking and instead creating an environment where people can learn about and spend time with elephants on their terms, not ours!
On arrival you’ll learn about the history of the elephants and what the team at the Elephant home have been doing to continually improve the lives of the elephants. Then, after a simple but filling lunch at the home (right next to the elephants), it’s time to enjoy the company of these wonderful animals. You’ll be able to help their mahouts feed them and then walk with them (no riding allowed!) to the local river where they take their daily bath.
After the elephants are clean, you’ll have a change of pace as you float gently downstream on bamboo rafts before it’s then time for a late afternoon Tuk Tuk convoy as you head back to the base camp to freshen up before heading out for another great dinner at a local family restaurant.
TUK TUK DRIVING TIME: +/- 3.5 HOURS SPREAD OUT
DISTANCE COVERED: +/- 70 km
A day focused on the humane treatment and rehabilitation of local Elephants, finished off with some fun Bamboo rafting and a delicious local dinner
- Visits To Temples & Pagodas
- Elephant Home Experience
- Bamboo Rafting
- All Meals & Drinking Water
Twin/double accommodation in a very pleasant rural resort in Mae Wang – air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, Wi-fi.