I spent the day doing this…
And it was as wonderful as I hoped! (And scarier than I expected – at least for the first few minutes.)
My parents rode them too, but only for the first ride (out of 3 total), and decided to walk the other times. My mom is afraid of heights, my dad complained his butt hurt after the first ride (Karl complained of the same thing). They enjoyed walking with the elephants though!
If you’re wondering why at times we’re looking down at other elephants, it was because Karl and I rode the biggest/tallest elephant there (a good 4 feet taller than the smallest adult one). It was awesome, but I was totally terrified at first when it stood up with us on top!
We went to Ran Tong Elephant Training Camp, and I totally recommend it! More pictures to come – we get a CD of pictures too, delivered to our hotel tomorrow!
This was a once in a lifetime experience that I’m definitely hoping to do it again!