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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Idaytrip aim to provide reasonably priced private day tours, multi-day tours, and activities across Thailand. We are focusing on knowledgeable guides, excellent accommodation, and comfortable transport. We have been in Thailand travel industry for 30 years, and wholly owned and managed by a team of Thai locals. Our team consists of people who enjoy travel and would love to share their passion with you. Today, we aim to be able to stand at our position as a travel agency with a high standard and provide the best possible Thailand experience. Our tours and experiences are mostly, if not all, authentic. All the products we offer are carefully crafted and continually evaluated. Some of the products may not be operated by us, but by our trusted partners who share the same vision, and standard. Your safety and enjoyment are our priority. Our hotline is always on standby to give you assistance should you face any difficulties during your trip
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drmpt
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. There were only 2 of us on this tour. It involved a long drive from Bangkok (3 hours each way) however it was well worth it. Our guide (Peter) worked very hard making sure we were comfortable and keeping us informed. He also took photos for us (A LOT of photos) at times when we were immersed in the experience so we could enjoy the activities. The trip involved a journey to the Erawan National park. We swam in the opalescent waters beneath a waterfall. Everyone wore life vests as a safety measure. The waters had fish which nibbled at our feet which freaked us out at first, but once we learnt they were harmless the experience was more ticklish than anything else.
We then went for lunch (a buffet of Thai dishes) at a local restaurant. Then it was off to the elephant haven. Without a doubt this was the highlight of the trip for us. We prepared food for the elephants (under instruction). We then fed the elephants allowing the elephants to grab the food out of our hands with their trunks. We then were taken to the river where we washed an elephant (with brushes). The elephant then returned the favour and showered us with water from the river, with her trunk as an act of reciprocity. We were given soap and shampoo to shower afterwards.
We then went to the Death Railroad (built by POWs in WWII). We went first to the railroad by the Buddha cave, and then ended the tour with a visit to the Bridge over the River Kwai.
All aspects of this trip were worthwhile but the standout part was, for us, the elephants.
Written August 8, 2022
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AntoineKoning
Monte-Carlo, Monaco54 contributions
Feb 2020
It was a great day. Journey from Bangkok is pretty long: 2.5 hours! But it is really worth it. This center has currently 7 elephants. You arrive in the morning and after briefing, you prepare food and feed the elephants. After a 1 to 2 hours treck in the park, you get back to the center and have a very tasty lunch. After you take elephants to a mud hole and play in the mud with them. Next activity: swimming and playing in the Kwai river! Then back to the center and after a snack for elephants, it is time to say bye-bye. Elephants are happy and very well taken care of. They sleep in a large cage but are not attached. Handlers do not hurt them, they push them and pull them gently. If they do not want to move, they are not forced to. They can go wherever they want. It is a great project and needs our support. Of course it is 2X more expensive but sooooo much better than the other "classic" elephants parks for tourists which torture elephants. I recommend 100% !
Written February 11, 2020
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mfheinonen
San Diego, CA627 contributions
We scheduled a morning, half day trip and were instructed to meet in the lobby of our hotel at 0700. At 0720 I called the company and they said they were on the way. We got picked up at just about 0800, right on Thai’m. Our ride as is commonly referred to as a Baht-Bus and at first I was less than enthusiastic about it as it’s not a very comfortable conveyance but I will say the driver was good and taking the winding road conditions into mind it was just about the best way to get up there. It was an hour and a half ride to the sanctuary in light traffic. We were greeted by another man who gave us long stalks of sugar cane to carry with us down a steep stepped path, maybe a quarter mile to a small group of buildings near a stream and a mud hole. He and another man cut the cane stalks into smaller chunks and issued us each a satchel of cane to take up another hill to where the elephants are kept. We met and fed the momma and baby elephant first then went to the other three adult elephants and met and fed them as well. There was plenty of time for pictures and such and we didn’t feel rushed in any way as we enjoyed our elephant time. After over an hour we walked a little further to a water fall and got a nice swim. The water was refreshing and clean. After the swim we went back down to the buildings by the stream and waited for the elephants to come down for their mud bath and shower which we all took part in. That lasted maybe 45 minutes but was enough time to get the idea. After cleaning up we were treated to a nice Thai lunch and small talk amongst the group. Following this we made the hike back to the drop off point and then came home. It was a nice experience and I’d recommend this tour to anyone who wants to interact with elephants, do a short hike and swim in a pool under a waterfall!
Written November 7, 2019
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Mario A
Lower Woods Harbour, Canada7 contributions
Oct 2019
it's about a 1.5 hour trip to the mountains which is very enjoyable, too. it's so much pleasure to see how the whole village is taking care of these elephants and how nicely they're treaded. it was a unique experience feeding the baby and the grown-ups, mud bathing them and washing them. impressive how these gentle giants interact with humans. and the cool-off underneath the waterfall was great after a walk through the jungle. not to forget the great lunch we were served by the locals. thank you for making this trip so wonderful!
Written October 14, 2019
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Kaitlin J
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Beautiful setting for a sanctuary up in the mountains, the elephants and surrounding community made this an incredible experience. Friendly and knowledgeable guides help you interact with the elephants and lead you on an tour through to a quaint waterfall. After the playful mud bath, the lunch was both plentiful and tasty, and the perfect way to end of the day.
Written August 28, 2019
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Cassandra Townsend
24 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The highlight of our whole trip! Make lunch for an elephant, feed her then follow her down to the river for a bath. All the workers were so kind and gentle with the animals; you could tell there was a real bond. We had so much fun and they used our phones to take pictures and video for us so we could just enjoy everything.
The drive out and back was about 2.5h each but the van was clean and comfortable. Lunch was a huge spread of delicious Thai staples. The railroad and bridge were all to ourselves. We followed the advice of a previous reviewer and went on a Monday so even the falls were sparsely populated for us to swim and take great pictures. Everything about this excursion gets 5-stars. Once in a lifetime experience!
Written June 27, 2022
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Suznsax
Suznsax3 contributions
Feb 2020
A beautiful and rewarding day. Up close and personal with these gentle giants. The drive is so worth the opportunity to interact -- feed, walk, bathe and swim -- with these beautiful rescued elephants. Go!
Written February 24, 2020
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Sue
Chesham, UK32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you are interested in immersing yourself in the history of the Thai- Burma (Death Railway) this is the trip to for you.
A lot of other trips offer various combinations, but I felt this was the only one that included everything i wanted to see and concentrated on the whole theme.
It is a very humbling tour when you think that more than 12,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and tens of thousands forced labourers perished during its 16 month construction between 15 September 1942 and December 1943.
The Bridge on the River Kwai has become very touristy with lots of stalls nearby, but Hellfire Pass was less so.
This trip doesn't include a train ride (which we weren't bothered about as it is only a tourist train) but we did time it just right to take a photo of the train going over the Thamkrasae bridge.
Our guide, Snake, was very knowledgeable and spoke good English.
It is a long day (06.15 - 17.30) as it is quite a distance from Bangkok but well worth it. Highly recommended.
Written February 16, 2020
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Tyrone C
Minneapolis, MN7 contributions
Elephant Village Sanctuary is such a beautiful spot. The elephants roam free and seem to be genuinely happy to greet guests. We got to spend a solid amount of time feeding and interacting with all 5 elephants, including the adorable baby Natalie! Our guide, Mr. Ken was knowledgable, engaged and personable. The meal at the end was a great ending to our trek.
Written December 11, 2019
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We are glad to hear that you had a great time with Ken! Thank you for choosing our service. Hope to see you again soon.
Written December 12, 2019
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nicole a
Inverell, Australia28 contributions
Sep 2019
had an amazing day with our guide Nina..it was so nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of bangkok! Beautiful out in the countryside and the waterfalls was a jewel in the crown. The water was so clear and beautiful and it was such a great place with wildlife, walking paths, waterfalls and plenty of fish to nibble our feet! such a crazy feeling. We didn't think it could get better, but we went for lunch and it was so yummy and the scenery so cool. Nina took some great photos of us(during the whole trip actually) and then we went on the railway and to the buddy cave. After a bit of retail therapy we were off to the bridge over the river kwai. Just cool to be on such a historical site. Then off to the elephants . Ive never been that close to an elephant and even though it was a bit scary it was way cool.We felt very fortunate to be able to experience this.Our guide and driver were great and we had little stops along the way for toilet breaks and refreshments. The private tour was so good as it was just our group of four and the bus was very comfortable with air con and bottles of water. we felt very special.
Written November 12, 2019
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