I booked for the early elephant ride and raft trip. When I arrived it was a quick check-in and reasonable cost. I was shown to the pen where I was directed to the stairs for boarding. Everything was quick, but not rushed. Once underway thru the jungle it was pleasant and quiet the only sounds were birds, and the sounds of the elephants. I was able to spot a number of birds and heard many more. Half way along the trip the elephant driver turned us toward the river (did I mention I was on the lead elephant and he had tusks) and we ambled thru the water back to the starting point. This portion of the tour was over an hour. After dismounting the tourists made their way to the river site for the washing and water play exhibition. That was fun to watch and I wished I could have joined them to cool off, as by now the sun was heating the jungle. You can buy a bunch of bananas and feed the elephants next to the fence...many tourist did just that...the kids had fun doing it. Then we were directed to the log demonstartion area. There was a very nice viewing stand with a thatched roof and bleacher type seating. Had a great view of all the fun and demo. I have to say these animals looked well cared for, content, and played to the crowd...the runt as always steals the show with the old tusked elephant scolding. (all part of the show) There is a picture painting elephant as well, very good I might say. Never did find out if the painting was sold. That would have been the end of the day for most of the tourists, but I booked the full boat...ahh the raft ride. So I was shown where to go and boarded my raft. I was given water and a hat and shown the life jacket, the river maybe was at most 2 feet deep with just enough current to keep us moving. The ride was interesting and allowed for great bird watching. The heat of the day was now upon us, so make sure you have sunscreen and water. The raft guide was mostly silent and pointed to things he spotted, very good way to see the real jungle as a tourist on an excursion such as this. Every once and a while the river is very shallow and the raft scrapes over the rocks with a noise of rolling stones in beach surf. The camp is clean, well organized, maintained, not rushed and entertaining. Highly recommend for all ages. No need to take a set trip from your hotel...you can book direct and make your own way. The drive from CM is interesting as well my driver stopped at a very good raod side cafe on the way back...we had pork knee and eggs rolls and deep fried eggs about the size of a 50 cent piece. It was a great day...book for the early show and have your afternoon free to cool off by the pool back at your lodging with a Thai beer...what a great day!!!
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