we had such an amazing time at Woody Elephant Home. the crew who picked us up were very nice, the van was ok on the way, much better on the way back.
The place had changing rooms and a place to relax before starting.
we were asked to switch to the full day, but they only charged for half day. it was worth it. we had a chance to learn the commands in thai. then we fed them sugar cane which was amazing! then we practiced the commands in the elephants before lunch. we had a nice noodle lunch in the hut. after the lunch break we started our elephant walk to the river. such an amazing feeling. they do not use a saddle so it is very humane (its like riding a horse, it doesn't harm them) when we got to the river my elephant went right in and basically was a snorkel. he loved it! splashing around and spraying us. we got to scrub them with brushes. then we took some pictures and got an elephant kiss! such a cool experience. this place was recommended by a friend who worked there before and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. the staff was very nice and well informed and helpful. the elephants were treated very well and was so cool to interact with the magnificent gentle giantMore