7:30 - 8:00 AM: The driver will pick up directly at your hotel and transfer about half hour to ChangChill
9:30 AM: Arrival and a short brief about ChangChill’s history and the program’s schedule.
10:30 AM: follow tour guide into the forest, the customer will start to observe the elephants grazing, socializing, while observing from a safe distance. Visitors will learn about ChangChill’s six resident elephants, learn some new facts about Asian Elephants, and meet the mahouts.
11:30 AM: Take a short rest for traditional Thai refreshments - The rest station is above a mud pit, where on a hot day, the elephants love to bathe and play together. Visitors enjoy their refreshments and watch from above, trying to avoid getting sprayed with bits of mud being thrown around from down below.
12:00 PM: Visitors move down to the riverside sala where they learn a bit about enrichment, and help fill feeding tubes with corn, sugar cane, grass, bananas and any other supplementary food on hand. During and after lunch, visitors will be able to enjoy the view of the elephants eating through the treats that were stashed in the fencing from the elephant observation deck.
12:15 PM: Enjoy Thai vegetarian food for lunch. Visitors will learn about the community’s history and the traditional method of weaving clothing and bags at the Karen Cultural Centre. Visitors can try this method of weaving with the guidance of local community members and purchase items that were made by hand in the village.
The day ends with a short discourse about what the guests know about elephants in this trip and how they continue to help elephants even after leaving Thailand.