I can overlook some things, but this...no way! We paid 1500 baht for the 2 day trekking which included trekking, elephant feeding, bathing, and riding, a campfire and dinner, overnight stay in a grass hut, observing the elephants at night, a walk through the market, a visit to the hilltribe village, swimming in a natural pool, whitwater rafting, and bamboo rafting. What we received: a 30 minute group ride on the elephant (not barebacking like the pictures), trekking for 8 hours over a two day period...which was for advanced climbers. NOT for the inexperienced. (Steep steep inclines on the side of the mountain. Be prepared to slip, digging your fingernails into dirt so as not to fall off the side of the mountain). The whitewater rapids was easy and lasted about 40 minutes. The bamboo rafting consisted of putting the whitewater rafting boat ON TOP of the bamboo raft and sitting in the whitewater boat, then floating on top of the bamboo raft for about 20 minutes. In the end, we did nothing at all with the elephants, other than that group ride. The one thing we wanted most was bathing the elephants....and when we asked why we werent doing all these things we paid for...our guide said "there was no time." Avoid this company at all costs. Find another REPUTABLE company....this company is awful and you get nothing. Once we returned to our guesthouse in Chiang Mai, we paid 500 baht and visited the hilltribe on our own. The elephant bathing we never got to do.
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