This was another high point of my trip!! I always wanted to ride an elephant, but never got the chance. A few years ago I wanted to go ride an
elephant at the Victoria Falls, but we didn't have time. But finally I got the opportunity to do this in Thailand, and I took it!! And boy-o-boy was
After about 3 hours drive from our Hotel, we finally arrived at the Saiyok Elephant park in Kanchanaburi, just a short drive from the River Kwai
All the elephants were already saddled-up and ready to take us through the forest and river.
One by one the elephants came to pick us up.
We all got on to our elephants, and started making our slow journey to the forest.
Once we were in the forest, the Elephant 'drivers' got off, and those who wanted to, got onto the elephant's neck. The 'drivers' are actually the
owner and trainer of an elephant, and each elephant obeys the voice of only their trainer.
So I took the opportunity and got onto my elephant!! The drivers also took our cameras and took a bunch of photos for us! And I must say, it didn't
come out bad.
We then made our way to the river, where the elephants went for a little dip. I am not absolutely sure, but I thing it was the Kwai River. My little
elephant was REAL hot, so he thought he would go a bit deeper than the rest of the group...
My shoes got a bit wet, but that didn't bother me too much. Its when he thought he should cool me down too by spraying me with water that bothered
me, so I got back up onto the bench.
After he cooled down enough, we headed back to the camp with the rest of the group.
It was one of the most amazing and spectacular thing I have ever did. It was beyond Awesome!!!