Elephant Experience in Thailand

 

Elephant Camp

It is estimated that in 1900 there were 100,000 elephants roaming Thailand, today their numbers have decreased to an estimated 2,000 domestic and a further 2,000 in the wild. In Thailand, elephants have traditionally worked with humans in the logging industry and as the trucks and heavy machinery of the day. In 1989, due to deforestation, devastating floods occurred across the country and as a reaction the government officially banned all logging activities.

This was good news for the remaining forest, but not good news for the elephants that could no longer be a source of income for their owners.

In the last 2 years more and more tourists wanted to include a “ride on the elephant” into their holiday package in Thailand, but the elephant-camps in the north and south of Thailand could not cope with the high demand, as the elephants that are used to people and can be used for riding are numbered.

The daily riding hours were increased from 4-5 hours to up to 10 hours and that is too much for these animals.

We decided to delete most of the elephant-riding parts from our tours, so did our agent in Chiang Mai. For the coming season we still offer the 1 hour riding program, but only on request of the guests.

We instead offer an Elephant Experience that gives our customers a much better opportunity to learn more about these sensible animals.
The selected elephant camps do not offer elephant riding in a seat on the back of the elephant, but let the tourists sit on the neck, take a bath with the elephant and feed the elephant.

We decided to delete most of the elephant-riding parts from our tours, so did our agent in Chiang Mai. For the coming season we still offer the 1 hour riding program, but only on request of the guests.

We instead offer an Elephant Experience that gives our customers a much better opportunity to learn more about these sensible animals.
The selected elephant camps do not offer elephant riding in a seat on the back of the elephant, but let the tourists sit on the neck, take a bath with the elephant and feed the elephant.

 

NChiang Dao Elephant Showorthern Thailand – Country, People and Nature

Get to know a new side of Thailand, off the beaten track, on the trail of nature and culture!

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights from Bangkok


Overview:  Bangkok, Lopburi, Uthai Thani, Sukhothai, Lampang, Phayao, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Thaton, Chiang Dao Elephant Camp, Chiang Mai

 

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