Thoose poor elephants !!
How often do we pick up a newspaper, magazine or turn on TV to a documentary of the abused or exploited elephant?
This problem may not be as significant as global warming, but it is of "grave" concern to us in a country where our elephants are not only indigenous, but are of religious and symbolic significance.
"Thiptravel" is significantly concerned with the condition and welfare of our "National Symbol" and would like to invite you to not only help those in need, but to first hand involve yourself in the life of the elephant and its mahout.
Join us for a day, three or seven if you like, or as long as you wish. You'll become one with the elephant and its mahout in their natural jungle environment.
No! no picnic lunches or restaurants. We bring rice portions only and live off the land. As both you and the elephant forage for food, roots, grain and plants, you'll also find and learn the use of natural medicines the elephants know by instinct.
You'll develop a feel for the personality of "Chang" and his contentment with human company. Chang is a social animal and will happily bond with humans, as is attested by the relationship between he (or she) and their mahout.
You'll learn to find joy in bathing, feeding and the playful antics of the elephant, as you ride (no harness or saddle), walk, lead, or be led by your companion.Once you've experienced this adventure
Once you've experienced this adventure and relationship with our Chang, you can then truly understand the outcry in the papers and TV.Our goal is to increas
Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of this great animal and provide funding for the care medical needs of those Chang not as fortunate as those you've befriended.
08.30 am. You’re picked up at your hotel and take a scenic drive to our habitat in Maetang
09.00 am. You meet your elephant & his/her mahout. You’ll be given Mahout clothing to wear during your stay.
12.00 am. Lunch.
01.00 pm. Once briefed and taught command language we’ll ride to Mae Tamann village and see how the elephant has entwined itself in the village life we continue along the river for bathing and play. ( this you’ll love !)
06.00 am. After shower & cleaning up in your own Thai hut, We’ll communally prepare our dinner and relax
08.00 pm. Lights out.
06.00 am. Up with the rooster, to feed your elephant prior to your breakfast.
08.30 am. After bathing your elephant, we review his/her language commands and mount/dismount procedures
12.00 am. Traditional lunch
01.00 pm. Mount up for an exciting walk to and across the river to their bath site for some playful water antics, then up into the jungle with mahout & machete clearing a path to the black mud bath.Who knows who’s bathing who, during this fun experience –but you’re both covered in mud. The elephants freely roam as you search for jungle root & bamboo root for elephant treat & your own dinner.
05.00 pm. We return to the river to again bath the mud from you both, once you’ve tethered your elephant.You go into the fields to cut grass for their (dinner 250 kg per elephant). Once they are content and watered. We communally prepare dinner from what we’ve harvested on our trip, and after saying good night to your new friend we call it a night.
06.00 am. Again up with the roosters and to feed & water your elephant prior to your breakfast.
08.00 am. Prepare your own lunch pouch to bring into the jungle with you.Roam the jungle learning about the roots & herbs which the elephants know instinctively.
12.00 am. Casual lunch under the trees as your “new friend” roams freely.Then back to the mud baths for mutual play prior to returning to the river cross.You’ll enjoy a short stop as you lumber thru the local village and maybe acquire some bananas for you both.
04.00 pm. Once showered & out of your mahout clothing, you’ll plant another tree commemorating your visit prior to your returning home to call your friends.
Price : 10,000 THB / Person/(min 2 persons)
Price Include : Transportation, Gasoline, Accommodation, Food 7 meals, Water, Guide, Insurance, Mahout clothes and certificate.
Meals Included: Exclude
What to bring : Towel, Clothes, Shampoo, Soap, Camera, Plastic bag for your camera, Mosquito spray, Rain attire (rainy season), Snack, Books.
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