I’ve always wanted to spend a day with the elephants and I knew I wanted to do it while in Chiang Mai, me and my boyfriend found it at a reasonable price and booked in advance. We were picked up from the hotel at around 8:30am and it was around an hours drive to the sanctuary after picking other people up. Our guide (nickname as Lee) was lovely, she was very bubbly on the journey there. Once we arrived we were given shorts and a top to wear for the day so we didn’t spoil our own clothes, you are then given around half an hour to walk around and feed the elephants and have your pictures taken. After this our group made the elephants medicine and fed it to them, then we had dinner. After dinner we all picked an elephant per couple and went on a 2 hour long hike with our elephants, feeding them as we went along. Eventually we got to what we thought was going to be a mud bath however it was just some mud on the path and we got to rub it on the elephants, it’s then a 10 minute walk to the river and once you get there you can go in the water with the elephants and wash them and take more photos, after this you can chose a small or long zip line and zip line over the river to where you can get showered before getting taken back to your hotel. The day was great and we enjoyed it from start to finish, we also made some great friends! The only thing is our guide wanted to add our group on Facebook so she could send pictures she’d taken, however that night she then blocked us all and added us back a couple of days later, not sure if she wanted a tip at first but we never even thought until after so it was too late to tip anyway, just a bit strange but might be thinking too much into it! Overall we had an amazing time!
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