4 independent reviews for Thailand wildlife holiday, elephants & waterfalls

Reviews for Thailand wildlife holiday, elephants & waterfalls

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review 1 Dec 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was all fantastic, but we really enjoyed the elephant experience. Spending two days at a sanctuary, feeding the elephants, learning to ride them bareback and washing them in the pond was just marvellous. They are the most amazing creatures and we learned so much about them. We also loved the Khao Yai national park and trekking in the jungle around Chiang Rai, staying at a lodge that was really remote and rural.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take mosquito repellent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - we did some home stays and thoroughly enjoyed those. Our hosts were charming and very welcoming - they took us to local markets and gave us cookery lessons at their home. The elephant sanctuary also benefited from tourism.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely brilliant. The whole tour ran to plan and was extremely well organised. It was a great combination of active and relaxing and we had a marvellous time. Highly recommended.

review 23 Jul 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Riding the elephants and seeing Angkor Wat. The lodgings at Ko Samed were also very beautiful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We each had a sick day or two so bring medicine for your stomach. I would also spend at least one more day in Bangkok. Our lodgings in Chiang Rai were too rustic for our spoiled tastes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely. We stayed in people's homes and shopped in small villages. The hotel in Siem Reap (Shinta Mani) gives some of its revenue to promote local education, building wells and providing school supplies.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a very well run trip. Some parts were more interesting than others. Don't miss Angkor Wat! The people were incredibly friendly and helpful.

review 21 Apr 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Time with elephants!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Enjoy every experience!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, big emphasis on putting money back into the local community and getting to know locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing!

review 29 Oct 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Being able to get so close to the elephants, and learning so much about them - a real privilege.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

To make the most of the opportunities afforded by not staying in the 'usual' tourist places.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, on the whole, except that the last hotel we stayed at did not seem in keeping with the focus on the environment elsewhere, despite its name (e.g. towel changes every day).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was amazing - I hesitate to use any clichés, but we had some unique and extremely memorable experiences. A great introduction to the country.

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