This is well off the beaten track unlike the other elephant camps on the island which are located right alonside the main roads with treks up dried out riverbeds :-( Pick the option to scrub the elephants in the river, absolutey amazing experience! Mahoots clearly love their elephants, ours had been with his elephant (Shuree) for 7 years. All elephants are female and rescued from Northern Thailand. The trek itself takes you well into the jungle where you will see butterflies (one landed on my foot), birds and perhaps even monkeys.....but the silence is what struck me, so peaceful just the sounds of jungle life. Mahoots are very quiet also, just encouraging grunts to communicate with the elephant, no hitting or shouting. Excellent. We were not asked for any more money than what we paid for our trek, but gave our Mahoot money as he took literally dozens of excellent photo's for us, we thought he was only going to take a couple! We also bought souveneirs from their camp as I would rather the money went to them, than buy the same souveneirs i White Sands ;-)
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