Amazing elephant, baby tiger and panther encounter

Tour: Tiger Exclusive program + Elephant Ride & Bathing

Date: 02.01.2019

By: Marilyn


Our tour guide Ken met us at the hotel at 6 a.m. sharp for our tour#1508 Elephant, baby tiger, and Kwai bridge tour. We originally signed up for #1509 but decided not to get wet. The tour operator had no problem making the change when I emailed a few days before. Each person got to ride the elephant bare back with a mahout. At Safari World we fed 2 baby tigers and paid extra to pet another animal, a baby panther. Even though some people are against the endangered animals interact with people, we can see that all the animals are being well taken care of and are actually better off since their natural habitats have been destroyed. The buffet lunch was delicious. Ken gave us the story of the Bridge over River Kwai which was an incredible feat. Everywhere Ken took many pictures of our family and emailed them to us. Ken spoke perfect English. He always smiled and went out of his way to make us feel like VIP guests. The traveling van was so comfortable with bottled water, breakfast, snacks and charger for our phones. The seats even reclined for our naps. An unforgettable day!

Date of experience: January 2019