We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 89 59 19413
Website
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 682 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
elephant was in good hands

we were up here for the view and to see the elephant, we did not want to ride them and the staff they respected us and served us beer and snacks and did not get upset. the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
rune n
,
Oslo, Norway
Add Photo Write a Review

682 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I saw how they treat animals, how the kept them on chains and refused to go there! Instead we traveled to jungle which is a National Park north from Phuket. There we found an elephant farm where elephants were roaming freely in the jungle, had no saddles, no whips or sticks. People were properly distributed on the elephant not to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my 3rd Elephant trek in Phuket.. I was very dubious as previously one had been very bad. This was excellent value for money. we did a 20 minute trek, though longer ones were available. You had many opportunities for photo shoots with all the elephant's including feeding the baby. cost for 20 mins was 600thb (approx £12). You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Just 10 minutes from Kata beach by taxi (our driver charged 500 baht for the round trip including waiting time) No need to book, just turn up and pay, 900 baht each adult for 30 minutes ride which we found to be very interesting and enough. There is a photographer who takes really good photos of you on board the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we were up here for the view and to see the elephant, we did not want to ride them and the staff they respected us and served us beer and snacks and did not get upset. the elephant looked well taken care of even though we are not elephant lovers riders....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rawai, Thailand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Me and my beloved Wife and our 1,7 years old daughter went for an elephant trekking with a little help of tripadvisor and i have to tell that was the best we've experienced during one months stay at Phuket. Beautiful animals, super-nice staff - our guide who took my iphone took us so great pictures and movies that we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ny
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I do agree with the past reviews, and that is why I allllmost loved every minute of it. Some of the elephants are chained up and that is very sad to see. However, the ones that you ride on are walking freely and have plenty of food to eat. The mahoot for our elephant was kind to the elephant. He... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

At the entrance to Kok Change, a baby elephant was alone, chained to the cement by front and back legs so that it could only wag it's head and not move. I was told the elephant was "naughty". The treatment of this elephant will likely cause it to go insane. We rode Mumbi, a 55 year old female elephant. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We chose this because of the great reputation of good treated elephants and by the time we got off the elephant after 20 minutes and we were just in tears.The guide spoke no English except "elephant" and "camera" and when the elephant stop to rest because clearly it was tired the guide whacked the elephant with a hard stick of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I like this place, the elephants don't seem too badly treated but it kind of is what it is. I didn't like the monkey show that consisted of a monkey on a chain climbing trees for the enjoyment of tourists.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawarden, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Felt comfortable on the elephant, all the animals were well behaved and the Mahout was good fun. The 50 minute trek was a bit expensive but we were pleased that we had that time with the elephant and the the handler was keen to take photos. Overall a good morning not to far from our hotel in Kata.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking also viewed

 

Been to Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?