Our recent holiday was mostly a relaxing one...time spent to 'recharge the batteries' BUT we did manage a half day of adventure and tick something off our bucket list thanks to Eco Khao Lak Adventures...an elephant safari!
Our adventure began after being collected from the hotel lobby, we drove a short distance with a small group of people (8 in total Eco Khao Lak pride themselves on small groups) ad met our elephant for the morning and of course their "Mahout" (elephant trainer), Our Mahout was only 13 years old but had of course mastered the art of the selfie...he managed to get lots of great photos of us with my camera (I needed both hands to hold on LOL).
First stop was the river where we helped scrub our elephant clean - such an unreal experience...then a short ride and we met up in the elephant camp where we rode our elephant through the jungle and on to the nearby beach returning to camp for morning tea.
It really was an amazing experience to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures...these guys are well cared for it was comforting to know there are now strict guidelines in Thailand for the care and protection of these elephants. We LOVED every minute of our elephant adventure!