Rode an elephant when I went on holiday to Thailand. This was at the Maetamann Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. Firstly we went through a river and I was worried the elephant was going to want to sit down or roll over in it as we had just seen them having a bath in there earlier. We then went through jungle terrain. Some of the ride was a bit bumpy and a couple of times I had to hold on tight as I thought I was going to fall out under the safety bar. Loved feeding the elephant bananas like shown in the photo.
We also found out our elephant was pregnant half way through the trip! Which actually made me feel bad for her having to carry us around!