The first elephant camp in Thailand where guests can ride elephants without a seat.
Thom's Elephant Camp was the first elephant camp in Thailand where visitors could ride elephants without a seat, play with them and swim together in the river.
Thom grew up with the elephants, played with them as a child, and knows how much fun it is to spend time with these wonderful animals. The camp is recommended in many guidebooks, and in addition to elephant trekking they offer Mahout (elephant trainer) courses, bamboo rafting, sightseeing tours, hill tribe visits, and flexible combinations of these activities. You can also get married on an elephant's back! The camp has hot tubs with natural hot spring water piped directly from Tha-Pai Hot Springs.
After your ride you will receive a DVD of your day's activities and a CD full of photographs so that you don't have to worry about missing a shot!
Mahout Training Courses!
Mahout means Elephant Keeper or Elephant Driver.
The course starts with an introduction to elephant health care and basic commands to control an elephant. You will learn the verbal and body language to communicate with the elephant followed by hands-on practice. Moreover, you have the chance to take full care of the elephant, including bathing, feeding and other every-day activities.