Can you please confirm what you paid for the elephant experience. Judging from the reviews it looks well worth it.
Hello, I don't remember, I think around $250 US. It was well worth it and the money goes to support the 3 elephants. Their care is not cheap! You can follow them on Facebook at Living with Elephants Foundation. It was a very informative and interactive experience. Having lunch with them after was a surreal experience.
Have a great time.
My husband went. I think it was about $175. Not a lot of walking but it was warm that day (9/30). The elephants were so gentle and approachable. One thing my husband did not like was at the end, the guide had the elephants do some little trick with their trunks. He thought it diminished the experience but he'd do it again if he had the chance. Worth going on!
I appreciate I am now answering my own question, but just received confirmation of the rates from Sanctuary Retreats which others may find useful.
Please note that our Elephant rate is as follows:
06 Jan – 31 March = USD 280.00 per person
01 April – 14 June / 01 Nov – 20 Dec = USD 400.00 per person
15 June – 31 Oct / 21 Dec – 05 Jan = USD 500.00 per person
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