If you plan on a family holiday in Thailand, you will want to ensure that you have a magical experience with the national animal, the elephant. There are many ethical parks that you can visit throughout the country, so no matter where you go in Thailand on your holiday, there will be a suitable option close by to you. If this is something that you and your family would love, below are what you can expect when you book a fantastic day with the elephants of Thailand.
Booking Your Trip
When you want to visit an elephant nature park, you can often do this online or use one of the travel agents that you see throughout the country. Your hotel may even be able to arrange your trip for you, and you do not need to worry about transport as this is taken care of for you.
The Day Of Your Visit
You will need to be up bright and early on the day of your visit, make sure that you eat your breakfast and get ready to be collected from your hotel or resort. You will want to take a change of clothes with you, a towel, sunblock, and maybe some snacks, but the park will provide food and refreshments for your visit. The minibus will then collect you from your hotel and take you to the local fruit and vegetable market to pick up some supplies before heading to the park.
Arriving At The Park
When you arrive at the park, your guide will give you some clothes to wear, so you do not have to worry about getting muddy, but you do not have to wear this if you do not want to. Your guide will tell you a lot of exciting information about the elephants as you walk to the centre, where you will be able to see the elephants assembling in anticipation of your visit.
Feeding The Elephants
You will then be able to feed the elephants when you arrive at the visitor centre and they will let you know if you are not quick enough as they will help themselves. It is an excellent way to get up close and personal with these majestic animals before it is time to feed yourself.
Lunch For The Humans
It will then be time to enjoy the lunch provided, which is usually a buffet style, and will have various options to suit all tastes. When you have had your fill, you can head outside and watch the elephants play in their family groups.
Giving The Elephants A Bath
In the afternoon, your guide will walk you around the path and show you the different family groups of elephants, before you head to the stream to bath them and play with some water. The elephants love this daily ritual as much as the humans do, and after you have finished, it is back to the visitor centre to get changed and head back to your hotel by minibus. You will leave the park with many fantastic memories, as well as photos, and it is one way to ensure you have an excellent time when you visit tropical Thailand.