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Elephant Mahout Training
Four Seasons Tented Camp, Northern Thailand
Why it's fun: For this half-day to three-day all-inclusive adventure, participants work side-by-side with local mahouts, who are expert trainers in the 2,000-year-old Thai tradition of elephant care. A maximum of 30 guests interact directly with the rescued elephants while the mahouts teach you about the animals and their well-being. Mahouts also demonstrate the fundamentals of elephant driving so guests can go pachyderm trekking through the jungle. You'll bathe the elephants, feed them sugarcane snacks, and collect them from their nighttime feeding grounds.
Who goes: Animal and nature lovers of all ages over 16, including one 90-year-old woman.
Great add-on: Visit the Hall of Opium museum built by the Royal Family Trust to educate people about opium and its abuse.
Price: $2,150 per person per night
Contact: Four Seasons Tented Camp