"A mahout is a person who rides an elephant. Usually a mahout starts as a boy in the "family profession" when he is assigned an elephant early in its life. They remain bonded to each other throughout their lives"
Our mahout talked quietly to his elephant throughout the hour long ride and I heard another mahout singing quietly to his elephant. The ride takes you along a path around a hill with the culmination being the breathtaking views across to Kata Noi at the top of the hill.
|Everyone took turns at taking photos at the top of the hill|
|Photo shoot for our Mahout and our elephant "Boub"|
|On our way back down the mountain we stopped so that I could have a kiss from an elephant!|