Buon Don is about 60km from Buon Me Thuot city. Traveling by bus is the most convenient way to get there. Bus no.15 to Buon Don is about 20,000 VND / trip, running from city bus station to go straight to Treo Bridge, Don Village. Fast, it takes about one hour by the bus. The bus is small but the road is not bumpy. If you go from early in the afternoon, you can return to the city to rest and continue to do other tours.
In Don Village, the elephants have been raised right in the Treo bridge tourism. Buying ticket with the price of 30,000 VND, you can play in comfortably, all day. Tourists can spread canvas to sit and eat snacks.
It is arranged a lot of chairs and swings for tourists visiting the area of riding elephant. You can ride them immediately because they are making lines to wait for. Elephant breeding area is quite narrow but the surrounding land is quite wide. Guests will be sitting on elephant backs and moving around the land.
It is not expensive but not cheap for the price of riding an elephant, depending on the needs of tourists, it is possible to buy different service packages. There are 3 prices of 150,000 VND for 15 minutes, 300,000 VND for 30 minutes and 600,000 VND for 1 hour. Each elephant will carry 3 people in a turn. Therefore, this price is relatively acceptable.
How is the feeling of sitting on an elephant's back? At first, it was very similar to the feeling of going on a wooden boat to the island. Sitting on the back of an elephant, shaking with the rhythm of the elephant's legs. The elephant moves slowly by the massive body with every step strongly. However, it is sturdy and stable. Sitting on the elephant's back is still very reassuring.
Sitting on the sturdy back of an elephant
Guests will not sit directly on the elephant's back as the operator. On the elephant's back will be placed a large wooden chair which is enough space of mattress for three people. The elephant driver sits in front, next to the neck, the handle of the cane, pointing the elephant in the right direction.
Elephant waiting station
Elephants in Don Village are familiar and very gentle. They work hard and are so happy to eat the sugarcane that tourists buy for. Perhaps, they are friends with people long enough to get used to a few languages, gestures, obedience like children.