I went on the 20 min trek on Alek, a female elephant. The company had been recommended by our accommodation, Villareal Heights. It was so peaceful with Alek slowly negotiating the steep hills, butterflies passing by and birds singing, very surreal. When we started to come down, the mahout used my camera to take photos. When I slid onto her neck, the camera ran out of batteries which was disappointing, but he let me ride her all the way down and my partner had another camera waiting at the bottom to get some pics. This was the most enjoyable opportunity (great to get so many memorable photos) and the elephants appeared to be well cared for and the mahout didn't have to raise his voice or use his stick on Alek. Highly recommended and good value for money.
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