You pay 600 baht for a half hour ride through a coconut farm and man-made canals and another 100 baht for a basket of bananas to feed your elephant. Quite steep, methinks.
It was a little scary at first getting seated on the crates strapped on the elephant’s back and looked perilous seeing the narrow paths between canals and muddy plots. And just as we were adjusting our butts on the seats, our basket of bananas was snatched away and fed to the elephant!
When we got to that area where the elephant had to wade walk through a canal, I lifted my legs as if the murky waters would touch my toes. Our mahout mimicked me saying or squealing “Oh, my God”! Funny man.
But all’s well despite the heat, humidity, narrow elephant trails, unstable seats and steep ride rates. Both kids and adults had fun — after all, you don’t get to ride on the back of an elephant everyday.