We had seen elephants at the elephant camp near Chiang Mai but I really wanted to see them in the wild. We headed out to Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand specifically for the hike through the jungle and grasslands where a pack of elephants were known to live.
The hike was beautiful but oh-how-it-rained! We took refuge in a wildlife viewing platform where we peered out into the rain for a couple of hours willing the elephants to show. Turns out it didn’t matter how much I wanted to see an elephant; it just wasn’t in the cards for that day and we returned to town with no elephant sightings.