This place was beautiful. The elephants were beautiful. Definantly worth the trip out it is surreal. Other people have said the elephants were chained. If you speak to the staff they are chained for the safety of the elephants and people because they will fight with other elephants if not around the trainers. Each trainer has an elephant they work with. We met someone who had worked with their elephant Orla for 17 years. They take extremely good care of the elephants and care about them like they are their children. The staff made this a wonderful experience and definantly something we will always remember!