This was an amazing opportunity to interact with the elephants–petting, hugging, feeding, bathing and rinsing. We never felt rushed. The elephant-men and guides clearly care deeply for the animals and it was incredibly informative. There were people in our group from all over the world and everybody loved the experience. We did program A, which was plenty for us. Be prepared, it’s an hour or so from Ao Nang beach hotels so you do spend some time in the van. However, the van quality was exceptional, it we fun to see the countryside. One couple in our group had a 14 month old baby in the muddy water rubbing mud on the elephant. The tour is great for all ages. This tour is under promoted and really delivered for us. We loved it!!