Great tour, had a really knowledgable guide and I learnt a lot of interesting facts about how to use the spices grown. Our guide had s good rapport with the Eleohant handlers and it added to the friendly relaxed atmosphere. Only downside was we didn't get to zip line or oxcart.
Despite a 2 hour car trip there and back this was a good trip and worth doing. The guide we had, Avi was very knowledgable. It is worth paying extra to do the elephant washing. The spice plantation was very good and buffet lunch was good. It's nice that the elephants are not treated badly also
VASTLY OVERPRICED!!! I could have booked same for 20!!!!! There was no oxcart ride, they wanted to charge us for mineral water, which was supposed to be included. After much dscussion, they gave us a small bottle of warm water.
It was great, great fun, everything good. A bit expensive for half day. Also two details untrue: (1) no swimming with the elephants just elephant shower and (2) instead of lunch and dinner it was breakfast and lunch (which is actually better because then we had a half day free back in the hotel)
I was a little disappointed in the tour. I feel that the staff was very friendly and kind to the humans, but NOT to the elephants. We were given a light breakfast and a good lunch. It also said that we would be going on an oxen cart ride that didn't happen.
The " spice plantation" was a joke!