I rode on this elephant through the jungle of Thailand! It sounds surreal but I really did it. The elephants are not normally used for tour, he belongs to the villagers but he can still roam on his own without being chained since he always remembers to come back to his owner (well most of the time). We could not ride him the day before when we were supposed to because he was out roaming and did not come back on time! But his owner went and found him.