The worse part of the tour was the three hour drive there and back and the heat! The Tour itself was an enjoyable and enlightening experience and I would recommend it. Our tour guide gave us explanations that showed his passion for the areas where we explored. (Bang pa in and Ayuthaya, riding elephants and walking around Ruins) Some people complain about the 'greed' of the elephant park, but it is one of the most humane parks in Thailand and the money goes directly into the care and feeding of the animals (they eat a huge amount of food!). These are rescued elephants, mostly from logging industry, so scuttling tourist for their feed is 'easy' work for them. Their mahuts where considerate of their charges, ensuring they kept the elephants in the shade for much of the ride and letting them rest at intervals. It was well work the 3 hr drive!
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Royal Caribbean International