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  • chewbaca

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    12th November, 2006
    Posts: 9

    I am interested in taking one of the elephant mahout courses offered in Thailand. The only one with a website that I can find is the Elephant Conservation Center just outside Lampang which offers courses ranging from 3,500 - 8,000 baht. These prices are a bit out of my range. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

    Thanks so much.

    #1 Posted: 28/11/2006 - 09:11

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  • murwill16

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    2nd January, 2005
    Posts: 19

    I researched this issue for us and concluded that the ECC was it, the prices about doubled 2 months ago, I think the original intention had been to up the 3 day "course" to 10,000baht. Many people recommend the http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/tour/tourd.htm but that is not a mahout course, We also considered the http://www.elephantstay.com/ at Ayuthaya and http://www.elephants-friends.com/travelinfo.html near Kanchanaburi. That was the sum of my research apart from the various places advertising rides and shows in the North.

    #2 Posted: 28/11/2006 - 16:10

  • murwill16

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd January, 2005
    Posts: 19

    I researched this issue for us and concluded that the ECC was it, the prices about doubled 2 months ago, I think the original intention had been to up the 3 day "course" to 10,000baht. Many people recommend the http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/tour/tourd.htm but that is not a mahout course, We also considered the http://www.elephantstay.com/ at Ayuthaya and http://www.elephants-friends.com/travelinfo.html near Kanchanaburi. That was the sum of my research apart from the various places advertising rides and shows in the North.

    #3 Posted: 28/11/2006 - 16:11

  • chewbaca

    Joined Travelfish
    12th November, 2006
    Posts: 9

    Murwill16,

    Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Thanks for this information. Have fun on your trip.

    #4 Posted: 24/12/2006 - 09:10

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