Our group was invited by our friend who donated food to the elephants at Mae Taeng Elephant Camp during COVID-19 2 years ago, so we decided to visit and support their business.
So today we are excited to travel by car and go to the north of the city. Heading to Mae Taeng District for about 50 km. But our group had not had breakfast yet. We change to route 1001 and go to a delicious Thai restaurant on this way.
Energize with breakfast
When we arrive at Petch Nakorn restaurant, there is a parking lot on the side. We ordered a full meal so we could taste many dishes (eating Thai-style food to join together). So there is no need to rush anything for this morning.
Arrive elephant park
Then head to Mae Taeng Elephant Park. Soon we reach our destination. There is convenient parking. We get to contact the ticket office and various packages are available.
Every package was very interesting and looked fun. My American friend had no need to wait and decided to buy the full option package immediately.
The package cost is 1,600 THB per person, and the duration is 4 Hours (approx.) including Elephant Trekking, Elephant Show, Bamboo Rafting, Ox Cart Ride, and Lunch Buffet.
Chat with the owner
While waiting for the show, our friends also brought Khun Duangdee, the owner of the business, to introduce us. We had a good opportunity to learn about elephants that have suffered many hardships in the past.
At 11 o’clock, the elephant show begins. The show includes elephants working in the jungle and dragging and pushing logs. They play harmonica and dance, and the highlight is the elephant’s painting.
My friend auctioned the painting. It was 1,000 THB for a great souvenir. He was also invited as the representative of the audience to receive a bouquet of welcome flowers.
Enjoy next stations
Afterward, we go elephant trekking and have a lunch buffet with various foods. Then take a local farmer’s transportation, an ox-cart ride for 20 minutes, and a leisurely trip along the rural Mae Taeng River by bamboo raft for 40 minutes.
The raft men have gently lowered you through farmland and breathtakingly beautiful green scenery. You can unwind as you slowly move along the river. A shuttle bus then transports you back to the camp when we are completed.
Don’t forget to visit Yai Boonma
Before we go back, we have to visit and feed Grandma Boonma, a female elephant who is over 70 years old, a favorite of tourists with bangs and as a mammoth in Thailand.
We finished our activities here in the late afternoon, then I went to Ban Den temple to see the center of contemporary pagoda architecture made with modern materials. We still have enough time until tonight’s dinner at Baan Suan Mae Rim.
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