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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

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Address: 287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint...

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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Great elephant trek

After reading a lot of reviews from all of the different elephant treks, Kok Chang seemed to be the most humane of them all. We did the long safari, which had great views of both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading a lot of reviews from all of the different elephant treks, Kok Chang seemed to be the most humane of them all. We did the long safari, which had great views of both sides of the island. The guides were funny and interacted with the kids the whole time. We didn't see any treatment worse than you would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a great time on the elephant trek. My young children were mesmerised. I always struggle to accept animals being used in this way but they all seemed well cared for with plentiful space to move around. Good price also.

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Thank Greg N
Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent ages before & during my stay Patong looking at reputable elephant trekking places and I stumbled upon this one after the reviews looking reasonable. Im all for animals being treated with respect and to be honest I think I was a little naive to think what actually goes on in these places, however it was okay. We rode... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this elephant trek. The staff showed genuine care for the elephants and treated them well. The views along the trek were spectacular which just added to the whole experience. Would highly recommend this to everyone.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its expensive but when we travel we can see the lively phuket from the mountains we travel.there are enough elephants so waiting time is less. Childerns can go on with one elephent and parents or elder one can use solo travel mainly.its really intresting ride.

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Thank JESMY S
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was terrible. I rode with my wife and when it went downstairs we were about to fall. Hot and humid. Too much expensive. Elephant splashing dirty water on us. Total waste of money.

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Thank Saad R
Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back, and sorry that you not happy with our tour. elephant trekking is ones of experience that you might don't like. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went today with my friend for an elephant trekking,during the ride my friend started crying because of the handler,he was hitting the elephant.When they came back,he took elephant to the side and started beating him!! STOP IT!

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2 Thank Jonathan J
Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, am so sorry about that and i will manage mahout who done about that. How ever, thank you for riding with Kokchang safari,and apologize again for our staff make you bad feel. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These people take these elephants. Prod them. Hook them. Beat them into submission. Deprive them and work them for hours in the hot sun. Please stop supporting this. Please go to phuket elephant sanctuary and learn something about these beautiful animals and their pain.

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3 Thank Stephanie M
Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback .This is ones of the business ,chooses depend on customer want what. Understand the people not same feel ,some people a lot of sensitive but we not heartless ,we care elephant also and we live in dependence. in the pass ,Thai people used elephant for work ,war,dragging an care them because they is priceless. but... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our first activities here in phuket. Our was quite a drive from or resort in mai khao but worth it. Things to note, wear sandals and bug spray. When you ride the elephants they will have yiu remove your shoes. The bug spray is definitely handy especially in the jungle. There is limited parking on site... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited to visit and we weren't disappointed! It was raining but we still enjoyed ourselves. My 6 year old daughter was a little scared to get on the elephant but our rider was so kind and caring, he helped put her at ease and sang to her and picked her a flower on our ride! They provided... More 

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