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Camp, trek and enjoy Thailand's beauty with elephants

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The elephant trek offers the worldwide unique possibility to be with elephants for more than a whole week. You will ride your own elephant up to 8 hours a day. On the way to our destination you will spend the nights in tents (that are provided) in the forests of Northern Thailand. While riding you will be able to enjoy the great landscape: High mountains will be passed as well as wonderful rivers, isolated villages and lively cities. This tour is really suitable for adventurous people, and marks, because of being so unique, one of the highlights in our offered program. ____________ 8 days en route (daily distance about 20km/ 12 miles): April: Home-Trek - the elephants are being brought to their home villages for vacation June: Back-to-work-Trek - the new season starts, the elephants are coming back to our camp December: Around-the-Valley-Trek - start and finish of the trek is our elephant camp ____________ Asia's 'elephant-culture' is thousands of years old. When the logging ban was introduced in Thailand most elephants became unemployed overnight. Tourism is the only alternative for the people of northern Thailand to continue working with these magnificent animals in order to ensure this giant's survival, as well as an income for their owners. Our approach is to bring you close to these grey giants and Thailand's culture of elephant keeping. Sitting in the neck of the majestic creatures you will learn how to ride and control your elephant while riding through the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand, or having a bath together in the jungle's bath tub. Along the way you will learn about Thailand's local hill tribe life and its thousands of years old culture. During your stay you will be guided by Bodo Jens Förster and his team of European and Asian employees. We very much rely on this concept since elephants are only happy if they can enjoy a familiar social structure. Every elephant is taken care of by a qualified Mahout, who will guide you during your stay.

The elephant trek offers the worldwide unique possibility to be with elephants for more than a whole week. You will ride your own elephant up to 8 hours a day. On the way to our destination you will spend the nights in tents (that are provided) in the forests of Northern Thailand. While riding you will be able to enjoy the great landscape: High mountains will be passed as well as wonderful rivers, isolated villages and lively cities. This tour is really suitable for adventurous people, and marks, because of being so unique, one of the highlights in our offered program. ____________ 8 days en route (daily distance about 20km/ 12 miles): April: Home-Trek - the elephants are being brought to their home villages for vacation June: Back-to-work-Trek - the new season starts, the elephants are coming back to our camp December: Around-the-Valley-Trek - start and finish of the trek is our elephant camp ____________ Asia's 'elephant-culture' is thousands of years old. When the logging ban was introduced in Thailand most elephants became unemployed overnight. Tourism is the only alternative for the people of northern Thailand to continue working with these magnificent animals in order to ensure this giant's survival, as well as an income for their owners. Our approach is to bring you close to these grey giants and Thailand's culture of elephant keeping. Sitting in the neck of the majestic creatures you will learn how to ride and control your elephant while riding through the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand, or having a bath together in the jungle's bath tub. Along the way you will learn about Thailand's local hill tribe life and its thousands of years old culture. During your stay you will be guided by Bodo Jens Förster and his team of European and Asian employees. We very much rely on this concept since elephants are only happy if they can enjoy a familiar social structure. Every elephant is taken care of by a qualified Mahout, who will guide you during your stay.