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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

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287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 591 9413
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Great ride but paint stained clothes

Very prompt pick up from the hotel. We went on the 30 minute trek. A great ride through the jungle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jillian B
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Perth, Australia
via mobile
Keep away

Please please do not give your money to help perpetuate this absolutely disgusting SAD place... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary201753
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London, United Kingdom
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Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these Majestic animals from 20 minutes, or to the summit on 30 minute and 1 hour treks. Fully trained and experienced guide handlers will take you and your family through the dense tropical forest along paths and trails from the southwest corner of the beautiful Phuket island stopping at scenic beauty for photographs along the way. Get lucky and sit on the elephants neck. Children and adults are encouraged to stop by the banana kiosk to observe and feed the Elephants, there is no charge. This is a great photo opportunity and you can even touch the elephants trunk.
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287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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+66 89 591 9413
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very prompt pick up from the hotel. We went on the 30 minute trek. A great ride through the jungle. Quite steep in places but elephants were great. The men who rode the elephants got off at the peak where you get great views of...More

Thank Jillian B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Please please do not give your money to help perpetuate this absolutely disgusting SAD place. Theses beautiful Elephants were covered in wounds and scars. They are made to work 8-9 hours a day in the heat , carrying extremely heavy steel frames plus heavy cushions...More

Thank Mary201753
Kokchangsafari, Public Relations Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback The amount of walking a wild elephant does each day depends on the quality of their habitat. Asian elephants can walk 3-20 km a day in search of food and water. A herd of elephants may walk seasonally in an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get the elephants to do what they say, they break them in by putting rope around their necks, and each foot and tying them to a big frame, so they cannot move at all. They then beat them until their spirit is broken, also...More

3  Thank Kirsty556
Kokchangsafari, Public Relations Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Why do you need to chain the elephants? Chaining is an important part of managing elephants in a traditional hands-on system in Southeast Asia where there are no enclosures to contain the animals. Chains are the simplest and safest tool...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the 30mins ride and we reach a height that we are able to see the coastline of Phuket. Amazing experience that both young and old enjoyed! Kids get to feed the elephant for a small fee of THB$100 for a basket of banana.

1  Thank Lavonne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place during our stay in Phuket. Was very reasonably priced and we were also picked up and dropped off at the door of our hotel. We took the 30 minute trip and that was plenty of time. Our guide also took photos for...More

1  Thank Tizz_92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice trek with a view. As expected after reading reviews about animal cruelty I was sceptic. But our experience was fine. My four year old loved it and that was priceless. No sign of animal cruelty here... no difference between here and the...More

Thank xplorenbeyond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up by Kok Chang from our hotel as arranged. Nice elephant ride, the handlers were nice and only used their feet to direct the elephants. They do carry the spiked sticks but clearly only used when required and this was the same...More

Thank Paul007_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience if you have never been on an elephant. The elephants appear well taken care off, and you have the opportunity to feed them after the trekking experience. They have quite a few elephants so there is not a long wait.

Thank Aref R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the 50 minute trekking. It was lovely. The elephants looked well cared for. We were able to buy bananas to feed the elephants, that was a lot of fun. The facility is not super touristy, there was not a lot to it. The...More

Thank Morgan R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Looking back almost a year later, I've still got mixed emotions over whether we should have gone on this trip... Morally, I think it was wrong, but I certainly know that all of our extended family loved this.. Nothing can compare to riding on a...More

Thank terrymelia
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leilaniramos238
15 August 2017|
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Response from Pelin G | Reviewed this property |
Choose the shortest trip. 30min is more than enough. As far as I remember it was 400-500baht per person...
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lstarrnolan
13 June 2017|
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Response from Keledobe | Reviewed this property |
Sorry my geography of Phuket is terrible. It is about. 15 minutes from Patong beach
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