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Questions tagged [animal-riding]

Animals bred specifically for the purposes of riding, including horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, elephants, yaks and camels.

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Is there enough snow for activities in October in Tromsø? [duplicate]

I would like to go about the end of October to Tromsø, but it is not clear if there is enough snow for husky rides. Do you recommend it? Also I do not know if it is reasonable to book it since now or ...
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Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine?

Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine? I tried searching, and could only find the slang usage of the term "troika". Is it specific only to Russia, and not a thing in Ukraine? ...
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Height and weight issues for riding animals in Mongolia

I'm about six foot four, and my weight varies, sometimes being on the wrong side of 90 kg. Am I likely to be too heavy or too tall to ride a camel for health, animal welfare, operator legal liability ...
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Place with well-treated elephants in Ko Samui/Chiang Mai?

I'll be travelling around in Thailand in July and I actually want to do an elephant trek, but I've read a variety of blogs/articles/etc about the elephants being mistreated. Is this the case at every ...
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When are Morocco desert camel excursions available?

I had heard that the desert excursions (around Merzouga) only run during the cooler months of the year (November to February). But I've looked at a few sites and I haven't found anything that confirms ...
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Caravan travels, the rough way

From time to time I dream about an epic trip on foot from Tangier to Mecca in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, where you ride a camel for hours while following a big caravan, dodging bandits and finally ...
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Where can I ride camels in Morocco (other than in the Sahara)?

Riding camels is widely advertised in the south eastern part of morocco. That is, where the Sahara starts. We might not be able to reach those parts. I am wondering if there are camel rides offered ...
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How can I be sure the operator treats elephants humanely before booking a trek in Khao Sok national park?

The various bungalows in Khao Sok national park advertise elephant treks and there are various tours advertised out of Phuket and Krabi. These sound interesting. But how can I tell prior to booking ...
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Chiang Mai Trek without Elephant Ride

I'm heading to Chiang Mai, Thailand for several days at the end of January and I'm looking to do a 3 day, 2 night trek, but I'm looking for one that doesn't feature elephant rides and it seems to ...
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Elephant Trekking in northern Thailand

I would like to know my options for good trekking tours in Thailand, especially in (but not limited to) the Chiang Mai area. Not longer than a week, not too much "intense", but also not too much "...