Finally Im posting the highlight of our Thailand trip, trekking and mahout program!
On our 2nd day in Chiang Mai we signed up for a Trekking and Mahout Program, which means I have the chance ti interact with the gentle giant elephants!!!
I’ve mentioned in my Ayutthaya post that we met a fellow Kababayan travellers, one of them convinced me to try this elephant thingy in Chiang Mai. This idea stuck in my head, but I was not really keen in trying it. But when we reached Chiang Mai, and saw the brochures it suddenly hit me that I want to met the elephants. Thank you Ejay for giving me this idea.
Again our lovely host helped us in booking the program, since I don’t want to ride on the elephants we choose the program which only allows you to interact, feed and take a bath with the elephants. The program also includes 1 hour trekking, trek to a cave, visit a non-touristic waterfall (you will be given 30 mins to swim), LUNCH 😉 and then interact with the elephants.
The place which we went to has only 3 elephants, Mama Phant, Papa Phant and the star of the family Baby Phant, his name is Bubu and he is a 3 years old elephant. Since they only have 3 elephants in the sanctuary they don’t have much guests which is very okay for me, at least the elephant wouldn’t be stress out. 🙂
I have so much to talk about this experience, but the words doesn’t come out from my head, so instead of pulling my hair and try to write, ill just share a looootttt of photos. 🙂
Meeting Bubu and his parents is surely the highlight of this trip. Almost every day I checked my phone and look at the photos I took with them. Bubu has given so much happiness on that day that I was there, If ever I’ll be given the chance to go back to Chiang Mai, I will surely visit him again.
For those who wants to meet Bubu and his family and the other rescued elephants, please visit https://www.joiningelephantsanctuary.com/.