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Which is the best elephant trek around Khao Lak

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Which is the best elephant trek around Khao Lak

Can anyone tell me if there is a place that does elephant trekking that is genuinely interested in the welfare of the elephants - and preferably to be able to ride bareback instead of those chairs that most places have.

I'd be interested to hear of anyone's experiences on any ele trek places around Khao Lak.

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1. Re: Which is the best elephant trek around Khao Lak

Asia Elephant Safari Park opposite the Merlin on Khao Lak South Beach claims to be an Elephant friendly organisation but neither they or any if the other camps AFAIK offer bareback rides.

Our favourite Camp is Sairung Elephant Trek, some 15 km north of Khao Lak on the right of the highway. They have some magnificent large and seemingly well cared for Ellie's and the mahouts do not use a metal hook to control them, either speaking to them or a gentle prod with a stick if they decide they want an impromptu bath with you on board!

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2. Re: Which is the best elephant trek around Khao Lak

Thanks very much - maybe will try them.

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3. Re: Which is the best elephant trek around Khao Lak

Hi there,

Just wondering how you went with the Elephant Trek. Who did you go with and how was it. We are going to Khao Lak very soon and its one of the things that my daughter wants to do. Much appreciated. Lynn

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