Mahout private training course
At the arrival at the camp, you’ll meet the professional Mahout who will teach you and take care of you during the course and you’ll be provided with the Mahout outfits. Then you’ll enjoy the elephant show, before visiting the camp and being introduced to your giant partner.
After you’ve been introduced to your elephant and you’ve learned some basics orders, you’ll feed him a little with banana trees (you’ll cut by yourself) and then take a ride (bareback) in the mountain.
A nice lunch with plenty of Thai food will wait for you after this first ride. Then you’ll take the elephant to the “elephant spa”, where you’ll throw buckets of mud at your new friend for its greatest pleasure. You’ll be amazed at how much he likes to rub himself with mud, which is actually very good for his skin.Then, it’s time to bathe with your elephant in the river and have plenty of time to play and brush him. After another ride, it will be time to head back to the camp at around 15:30 (1 day Mahout Training).
Then, you’ll be able to have a nice shower and get changed before we head back to Chiang Mai.
You’ll leave this course not only with the basics of handling, riding, and taking care of an elephant but also with
- Mahout outfits (must be returned at the end of the course)
- Room (only for 2 days and 3 days course)
PLACES AND ACTIVITIES
- Elephant show
- Private (not mixed with other people, except for the elephant show)
- 1 elephant / person
- Bareback riding on your elephant
- Bathing with your elephant
- Feeding your elephant
- Learn basic elephant commands
- Transport back to your hotel