Hua Hin Elephants

Elephant rides

An elephant with passengers can travel over any terrain, however steep and treacherous. This was the most efficient form of land transport in Thailand until the arrival of the railway and the automobile, and in the jungle and mountain areas today is still the most desirable and the safest way to go.

The elephant has broad a wooden seat strapped onto her back and tied with heavy rope. You sits on this seat while the mahout, or trainer, rests on the elephant's neck and guides him a long. The elephant travel dense jungle area on a trek. She climbs steep hills of mud and earth, traverse ledges between tree lines and hillside drops, and all the while sway back and forth in their efforts to maintain balance. All you have to do is hold on to your seat.

Elephant Village

The elephant camp is located 3km west of Hua Hin. The Elephant Village has 18 elephants, two males, 16 females and one baby elephant. On arrival at the elephant camp you will meet the elephants. Then you have the chance to buy bunches of bananas and feed elephants. You can watch the elephants taking their daily bath in the stream before beginning to demonstrate logging techniques used in the jungle. You will be surprised by their strength and clever team work.

Then you can climb on board the back of an elephant and ride through the jungle to visit a nearby village. This elephant ride takes about 1 hour for round trip. This is an unforgettable elephant ride. After the elephant ride you may have your lunch at the camp.

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