So one sunny Friday morning, I was picked up from my hotel in Seminyak by my driver who drove me to the Bakas Elephant Camp. It was a long but scenic drive that went along the south coast of Bali past small villages, temples and rice paddies. The kind of scenery you'd expect to see in Bali.
When we arrived at the sanctuary it was pouring, but that didn't stop my excitement. I paid the 52 USD ( a bit steep, I know) and went in. My ticket, which was the cheapest option included a 15 minute ride so the park rangers ushered me onto one of the elephants, took my camera and started snapping away.
|Photo by Pacificklaus off Flickr|
After the ride I walked around the grounds for a little bit and discovered that it's a lovely little park. There is mini zoo as well where you can pet and hold orang utangs, snakes and reptiles. They also offer packages that include quad bike tours, rafting and cycling, but I thought riding an elephant's back was adventurous enough so after lunch at the restaurant, I called it a day and went back to my hotel in Seminyak.
Regardless of the price I had fun. And you don't get to spend a morning on the back of an elephant every day, now do you?
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