Playschool with Elephants – Half day (PM) tour – inc. lunch
Experience to learn how to be an elephant caretaker or ‘Mahout’ in a half-day adventure
The mahouts have a special bond with each elephant based on trust, respect and understanding. It is awe-inspiring to observe the complex communication and gentle interaction between the mahouts and the elephants. We are fortunate to have mahouts in our company who care deeply for the welfare of our elephants, while sharing, teaching and bringing our guests into their special world.
The adventure begins:
Spend several hours learning how to be a ‘mahout’ – an elephant caretaker.
Change into a mahout’s outfit and take a short walk out to meet with the elephants.
Alongside a real mahout, you will learn how to approach the elephants and judge their temperament and gain their trust.
You will be able to feed them and be amazed as you watch their trunks skillfully scoop up food offered to them.
After watching them eating, having already secured your special bond with the elephant and gained its trust, observe or maybe even help the mahouts as they bathe and play with the elephants, which helps them cool off and cleanse their thick skins.
Learn how the mahouts develop close bonds with these majestic animals.
Watch close-up the unique forms of communication and trust between the elephant and the mahout
Watch as the elephant trusts the mahout to help them eat, bathe and play.
Great opportunities for photographs and unique close- up interaction with the elephants.
Mid-day pick up from your hotel (time will be confirmed with your booking)
12.30. Start with a delicious Buffet Lunch on arrival at the elephant camp
13.00. Meet your guide/mahout and receive a briefing and safety measures
13.30. Visit the mahout’s hut, change into mahout clothing.
14.00. Watch, learn, observe and maybe even join in the mahouts as they interact, bathe and play with the elephants in their natural environment as you also learn about the animal’s behavior and history.
You will, of course have plenty of wonderful close-up photo opportunities with the elephants.
15.30 Depart from the elephant camp back to your hotel
What to bring
Change of clothes
Small amount of cash
Pickup times (Approximate) – will be confirmed with your booking confirmation
Kekkuk 11.45 – 12.00 pm
Bang Niang 12.00 – 12.15 pm
Bangsak 12.15 – 12.30 pm