I know there is a lot of debate surrounding the elephant camps in Thailand but it is something that I am keen to do. However I have some concerns about the riding aspect as I have had a hip replacement - by the time we go I will be 18 months post-op.
Has anyone who has had a hip replacement managed to do this without any problems? Is there an option of walking/riding behind on the jungle trek part of the day? I don' t want to miss out on the bathing. Or Can I share an elephant with my husband so he does the riding?
I have emailed Patara but only got a generic reply that didn't address the question.
Ps want to bare back ride NOT on seat.