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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

#8 of 18 things to do in Kata Beach Features Animals
287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 591 9413
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those poor elephants

The thought of an elephant trek was an exciting time for us. The reality was much different, old... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2015
Abertillery, United Kingdom
Poor elephants!!!

The elephants are chained and large metal hooks are used to scare the animals into moving. Several... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 591 9413
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

The thought of an elephant trek was an exciting time for us. The reality was much different, old and young elephants in chains, led around a well trodden trek with us on their back was so upsetting. We got off the next ones were already...More

13  Thank llahughes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

The elephants are chained and large metal hooks are used to scare the animals into moving. Several handlers are quite mean and will jab the hook onto the neck and body of the animal. A baby elephant at the entrance had 2 short chains attached...More

3  Thank beaterdx
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We did a morning elephant trek, we were picked up by car on time from our hotel. Upon arriving the staff were pleasant and we were soon shown to where we got onto the elephant and were off trekking! The elephants that I saw seemed...More

Thank travellingA79
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Visited earlier today and definitely worth the money. More expensive then some things you can do but its a lot of fun. The elephants seem well treated and relatively happy. The staff are very friendly and the drinks at the attached bar are reasonably priced....More

Thank Sammydee93
Reviewed 19 February 2015

So on the spur of the moment, parked the motor bike and booked a half hour ride for 900 baht each. So you jump on the back of the elephant equiped with a bench seat with a very native elephant "driver" who attempts to engage...More

1  Thank MartinH0rne
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We had always want to go for an elephant trek and it so happened that this was on our door step. Booking could not be easier, we called the day before we wanted to go ( although Im sure you could book in advance or...More

3  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is a very amazing experience not to miss. Riding an elephant. They offer different number of hours. But I highly recommend to take the two hour trip with fish farm. Very enjoyable. The elephant eats most of the time. Two hour trip u will...More

2  Thank osantos58
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

the only reason we went there is that my young child tortured us to go and see elephants. as expected, you can not see elephants, you have to pay first, business is business. sorry, except one baby elephant at the entrance attached with chains and...More

8  Thank Hatem E
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be a most enjoyable experience. The elephants are well looked after and we left feeling that we had learned a few new things about elephants. This is definitely a worthwhile experience and at Kok...More

Thank JulietT1976
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have to say I love Elephants and hate to see them exploited. Allas my Grandaughter wanted to go for a trip. The riding Elephants appear to be cared for and treated well. The trip was expensive for the time spent but was an enjoyable...More

Thank Stuart A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Philip L
Can you book for this in advance or do you just turn up ?
16 February 2017|
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Response from Kokchangsafari | Property representative |
You can booking with us when you ready ,if you need our transfer you can tell us for the time to pick up and confirm the location of hotel ,we will arrange a car for you. or might be you make in online booking as well ,our... More
Tracy S
How much does it cost? I can't find why prices anywhere
5 December 2016|
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Response from Amit S | Reviewed this property |
I got a good minibus sightseeing tour of Phuket. It costed at 600 Thai Bhat per person and included around 10 sights to see in Phuket such as Kata Noi and Karon view points, Windmill view point, Big Buddha, Kok Chang... More
Are there any elephant trips that treat these gorgeous creatures well and I mean well not just survive for money
26 November 2016|
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Response from sara m |
If you are in the south lek chailert has just opened another sanctuary in Phuket she also offers respite here to elephants with illnesses due to being rode in riding camps this is called elephant sanctuary Phuket you can... More