Pass through unwordly beauty – natural rice paddies, quaint Balinese villages, temples and local markets – on the scenic drive to Bali Elephant Camp, located in the historic village of Carangsari, birth place of Bali’s national hero ‘Ngurah Rai’ and only a short distance from the Sangeh monkey forest. Bali Elephant Camp is situated between the rice paddies, jungle, and the Ayung River (where we also do white water rafting) and is one of the most natural places in Bali …..
Our elephants come from Sumatra, and as part of our efforts to conserve this magnificent species, we’d like you to learn more about them, go trekking and experience life with our incredible elephants! By riding our elephants you help us help other elephants in Sumatra by providing funds for food and land to make sure their homes remain protected.
After enjoying the drive, be welcomed to Bali Elephant Camp with a refreshing welcome drink at the “Trunk’n’Mahout” valley-view cafe. Watch the elephants enjoy their morning or afternoon bath and then meet our Head Mahout to learn about the daily life of a Sumatran elephant as the elephants get saddled-up for the ‘Explorer’ or ‘Adventurer’ treks. Want to see a big appetite? Check out Elephant lunch-time.
THE ADVENTURER SHORT TREK
If you want to become friends with a great Sumatran elephant, then try our shorter Adventurer Trek! You get to experience the beautiful landscape of our camp as well as venturing out for a trek along the edge of the valley….. The views are incredible, so bring your camera! You may also get to see monkeys and tropical birds in their natural habitat. Look down at the raging Ayung River and discover how much fun riding an elephant can be. Our elephant will also show you his/her pool as he wades through the water to cool off from the hot sun. Feel free to relax and enjoy lunch at the “Trunk’n’Mahour” cafe at the end of the trek and enjoy the stunning valley scenery.
THE EXPLORER FULL TREK
Be prepared to see more of the real Bali from high up on your Sumatran elephant! Pass through tropical plantations of mango, jackfruit, durian, coffee, bamboo and coconuts. Look out for birds and monkeys as you pass through the jungle and see how other animals such as pigs, cows, and buffalos play a part in the daily lives of farmers and their families as you enter the small local village of Buanga. Pass by the village temple and witness daily life far away from the tourist areas. A highlight on the trip is to be invited into the home of a local farmer where you will enjoy a drink of fresh coconut. This is such a unique and enjoyable trek as you look down at glimpses of the river and trek through unspoilt rice paddies on your return to the camp. You and your elephant become a part of the real Balinese experience. When you return to the camp enjoy a delicious western or Balinese 3 course menu at the “Trunk’n’Mahout” valley-view cafe and relax in the idyllic surroundings.
The Explorer Full Trek
(Full Ride/ 1 hour 10 minutes)
The Adventurer Short Trek
(Short Ride/ 30 minutes)