We booked a private tour via tripguru. Our guide Tingly picked us up at our hotel and went above and beyond to give us the best experience ever. He is incredibly kind, considerate and knowledgeable. After a safe and comfortable ride to the elephants sanctuary, we got to feed the elephants, make their food, take a mud bath with them and, our personal highlight, got to go into the river with them. This was the best experience ever, adults and kids (age 7 and 16) loved it.
After lunch, we drove to Erawan National Park to see and swim in the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen.
Then we drove back to Bangkok, where Tingly dropped us off at our hotel. Again, I can’t stress enough how well he provided for us and highly recommend taking a tour with him. And the elephants were such a special and amazing experience that I don’t even have the words to describe it.