If you are heading to Thailand for a fantastic family holiday in this tropical paradise, there are many things that you can see and do to ensure that it is a memorable holiday. One of the best things you can do is visit one of the elephant sanctuaries to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals. There are various places throughout the country that you can go to and spend time with the elephants, and below is what you can expect when you visit one of these fantastic conservation centres.
An Early Start Too The Day
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary has locations in Phuket, Samui, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya, and there are other sanctuaries throughout the country. When you are looking to visit an elephant conservation center in Thailand, it will start with an early collection from your accommodation by minibus. The minibus will have air conditioning, and you will often watch an informative video about elephants before you arrive at the park.
Dressing For The Occasion
Upon arrival at the park, your guide will give you some traditional clothing that you can wear, which will help you stop getting dirty, and you will most likely get muddy if it has been raining recently. They will give you lots of information about elephants in general, and the ones they have in their herd as they walk you to meet them.
Meeting The Elephants
The best way to introduce yourself to the elephants is by feeding them, and as you walk with your guide, they will be assembling and waiting for you to arrive. You can then give them their favourite fruits and vegetables, which is an excellent way to win the heart of these beautiful animals.
Time To Eat
After your first introduction with the elephants, you will then be able to grab some food yourself which is provided in your excursion cost. There are often various foods available to suit all tastes, including plenty of fruits and drinks, and you can sit and watch the herd as you finish your meal.
Spending Tie With The Herd
After your lunch, you will get to spend more time with the herd and learn about the park’s individual animals. Later in the afternoon, you will see the elephants walking down to the river, where guests join them to give the animals a bath, which they love. You can get in the water with them and scrub them or watch from the side lines as you see them frolic and play.
Time To Go Home
Later in the afternoon, it will be time to say goodbye and head back to your accommodation after you get changed. You may wish to visit the souvenir shop before leaving, to help you remember the fantastic time you and your family had, playing with the elephants.