Awesome trip! We booked the 3 days trekking trip and ended up having a private tour. We had so much fun with our guide San and enjoyed the beautiful jungle a lot. We had a warm welcome at the Karen’s village and had the great opportunity to spend some hours talking and eating with the locals. What a great experience! Since our guide grew up in the jungle and always took care of us, we felt totally safe with him. Compared to other companies this tour is more expensive, but very reliable. It was worth it and we would totally do it again.
Money well spent. What a wonderfull day 7 strangers had. Those beuatiful elephants have their mahoots well trained. All we could see was loving, caring relationships, which we were privileged to enjoy. I have never spent half a day being trained by an elephant, they got us to do exactly what they wanted. Toto’s Elephant Training? What a fabulous organization. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. Everything was taken care of. Such superb organization by such friendly and charming people. Don’t consider any other tour, choose Toto.
Wir hatten in der Vorbereitung unserer ersten Thailand Reise überhaupt bereits einiges im Internet gefunden zu diversen Elephant-Camps und fanden es nicht so toll was dort so mit den Tieren veranstaltet wird.
Darum waren wir sehr erfreut, dass unsere Guesthouse-Family vom Jungala Guesthouse, Chiang Mai uns diesbezüglich bei Toto mit seinen Tieren beruhigen konnte.
Der Tagesausflug mit Toto, seinem Team und seinen Elefanten zählt definitiv zu den Highlights unseres Thailand Urlaubs!!
Perfekte Organisation vom Guesthouse zum Camp im Dschungel und zurück. Toto erklärte uns ganz viel zu diesen Urwaldriesen, ihrer artgerechten Haltung und zur Haltung speziell in seinem Camp.
Hier kommen die Touris nicht mit Bussen im 10 Minuten Takt. Beide Spezies haben ausreichend Gelegenheit sich zu beschnuppern, Leckerchen füttern bevor es das erst Mal heißt: Aufsteigen. Und zwar bare-back! Also nicht in so einem Drahtkorb, einer rechts, der andere links. Bare-back, barfuß und in traditioneller Mahout-Kluft.
Die Elefanten bespritzen sich unterwegs mit Wasser und Schlamm, eben auch wenn jemand auf ihren reitet :-0.
Nach der Dschungeltour hatten die Frauen der Mahouts, die ebenfalls in dem einfachen Camp leben für uns eine sehr leckere Mahlzeit zubereitet. Zu jeder Zeit gab es ausreichend Wasser, Toilette und Dusche.
Der Spaß für die Touris ist das eine, das Leben der Tiere und derer, die für sie sorgen das andere. Bei Toto passt alles und wir wollen uns nochmals auch auf diese Weise bei ihm und seinem Team bedanken!
Wir würden dieses Erlebnis bei Chiang Mai Jungle Trekking jederzeit wieder buchen!
This was our first elephant trekking experience, and it couldnt have been better. Real Jungle Book nostalgia :) Our trip to elephant land was only 1 and a half hours through jungle roads. Considering its seclusion, its quite close to Chiangmai. The farm is nestled in the hills and jungle valleys. Quiet, peaceful, and catered perfectly for an up-close, intimate, and authentic elephant engagement. Small groups are a bonus since it gives you more time with the elephants. Short jungle trek with them to see how they naturally live, and a quick dip in the mud pool. Finished with a picture perfect waterfall visit. Lunch and refreshments were excellent. Staff were helpful, knowlegdable and really seemed to love showing tourists their homeland. Camera man did an excellent job! We didnt have to worry about taking photos of our own. The photos are available on their website the same night, and they turned out great. We did not ride the elephants, and we saw NO signs of animal abuse. It seemed the goal of the whole operation was to ensure a good experience, and keep happy and healthy elephants. I give an A++
Merci pour une des meilleures journée de voyage de ma vie. Nous avons eux la chance d’être seulement deux, car c’est la base saison. Les guides son formidable avec les éléphant. Le plus il prennent des photos toute la journée avec leur appareil ainsi que le notre. Le repas du mid est excellent. Je recommande cette place ou tu peux monter les éléphants sans les blesser. Peut être plus cher mais le prix vaux milles fois se qu’il coute .Le tour est plus que merveilleux merci et a la prochaine si nous revenons en Thaïlande le couple de Québec XXX
Dears, Thank you sooooo much for this beautiful elephant training day :-)))) I am very grateful to have this opportunity to spend such wonderful day with a small group if 5 very nice travellers and friendly and caring Team. And the elephants are so well taken care if.I had a great time! Kapkun khar!
Today, we enjoyed very much! Thank you for your take care and good job attitude.The staves were very nice and helpful. Thank you for let us leave a good memory in Chiang Mai.
We took the 1 day jungle trek. The elephant ride was the highlight for sure. The elephants are well cared for and humanely treated. The waterfall and bamboo raft trip were also enjoyable.
The tour guide was informative and a fund guide. Thanks!
Just came back from Thailand and the “2 Day Elephant Training and Trekking” with Toto was the best part of our holiday! Riding an elephant bareback through the jungle was a life-time experience. The stop at the waterfall was refreshing and soaking in the hot springs was relaxing. After a short hike we reached the village where we stayed overnight.The dinner was amazing and the life of the village people was fascinating. On the next day we did a 3-4 hour hike over Mama and Papa mountain with stunning views over the jungle. The trip was finished with 2 hour bamboo rafting down the river. This was so beautiful and peaceful, better than any documentary on television.
Thank you Toto and crew!
What can we say but the best experience ever. We want to thank everyone for their hospitality and for making us feel so welcome.
We can not recommend this enough and Toto makes the whole experience special. We took the 2 day treck and did as much in 2 days as you could in a lifetime.
The only regret we had is that we couldn’t go for longer. We will definitely be back.