Thailand, Day 3-Sunrise and Elephant Trekking
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March 16th, 2010 – by: moonspdr
I spent the rest of the morning reading by the pool, later waking the husband up to join me for breakfast. It was so wonderful to just hang out and relax. After the morning spent reading, relaxing and swimming, we ate a light lunch in the hotel and then headed for the excursion we had scheduled for the afternoon: an elephant trek!
The elephant trek was through a company called Siam Safari. It was a packed schedule of things to see and do! They picked us up at the hotel and brought us to their "base camp" where we met with the rest of our group and headed up one of the mountains on Phuket.
Next we saw a baby elephant show. The elephants were between the ages of 3 and 7. They had a whole repertoire of little acts that they did. One of them even dropped a soccer ball it my hands and then I tossed it back to him. After the show, we got to the real fun and went on our elephant ride. We spent about an hour riding on the back of a beautiful elephant all around the top of the mountain. The views were breathtaking and we could see all around the island. At the end, we bought a big basket of fruit to feed to our elephant. Then we had a nice Thai dinner at the safari camp and got to look out at the island. It was a great experience.
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