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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 59 19413
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Rain or not, you should spend a couple of hours trekking through the jungle on an elephant's back. I cannot tell if it true, but this place is known to treat their elephants reasoably well. We were even picked up and returned to our hotel.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you are just after a short elephant trek look no further than these guys. I really believe they look after their elephants, with lots of good food and shade, love and attention. Our guide and his family actually live on the grounds. Its one man one elephant! Our guide and his 30 year old female elephant 'Wan pen' (excuse... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My partner and I chose go to Koh Chang because it was recommended to us as they keep their Elephants in family groups and do not mistreat the animals. It was a bizare feeling wobbling in a saddle on top of an Elephant to begin with... but once we got going it was relaxing and utterly enjoyable. Spectacular views on... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Got a 30 min ride. It was an experience to ride atop this gentle giant. time spent was worth the money paid for.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Got picked up promptly at 09:00 as requested and the place was only a 5min drive from Kata beach. When we got there it started raining heavily but they provided us free raincoats which was a nice touch. The elephant trip itself was fantastic, the elephants are clearly happy. They are also very obedient and even do a few tricks.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Before coming to Phuket I had researched about elephant trekking and as an animal lover and being against animal exploitation it took me a while to find what I thought was a reputable elephant trek experience, this one was recommended by the lonely planet guide. It started off really well, everyone was friendly and although the elephants were chained, they... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was an enjoyable trek, going through the jungle, up and down hills, we had a great time. Definitely not recommended for animal lovers as they use hooks to pull the elephants along and don't treat them to well.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Loved it and the elephants. Well taken care of and our guys were very patient when the elephant wanted to go off the track a bit or stopped. Lovely surrounds and would do it again.

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

When we first arrived we were the only ones there and the elephants were chained up and already i felt sorry for them. You ride on a seat on the elephants back while the guide sits on his head and yells stuff at him and occasionally uses his feet to tap him. We did a 50 minute trek, i would... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I found that it's very guilty for an elephant to carry 3 adults (include the guide) way up to the hill, and the elephant that rode us up is 50 years old.. but, agreed with some of the reviewer, the elephant is well taken care (at least in front of us) if put aside the guilty feel, the experience is... More

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