Our booking choices are: use the Cruise line, use Cruise Specialists, use a private tour company, hire a local, or walk into town.
Made a first pass at Holland American list of excursions and decided on one in particular — riding an elephant. However, our research tells us just how cruel it is to participate.
Baby elephants are taken from their mothers at a young age, tortured to do their handlers bidding and when they age with arthritis, they are forced to ‘do their job’. No elephant is physically equipped to have chairs attached to their back and carry a heavy load. Obviously, we will not be participating. Thank you Internet for the information.