We were looking forwards to this trip elephants, orchids, butterfles, raft and oxen. Raft ride was slow and relaxing, yes elephant poo floats down with you!! Lunch was ok Hilltribe peoples all seem to make the same items !!!!! and just want you to purchase their goods. Then the oxcart ride, the bamboo stick was used an awful lot. Then the elephant ride. Our elephant and mahout started off ok but very soon we found that he was more interested in catching up with his mates !! we passed all the other elephants that has started a long time before us. To make this poor elephant move faster the mahout used his pick!! I was mortified to see blood from two wounds on the poor animals brow, Once the mahout had cought up with his mates he was happy to laugh and chat to them He paid no heed to us at all. I couldnt wait to get off and I shall never do this again and its not something I would recomend.
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