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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 #5 of 13 Activities in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We picked this company from trip advisor and we're very happy! The prices were very reasonable compared to other companies and the 30 minute trek actually had great coastal views. We had heard about animal abuse from a friend when she had gone with another company and were really happy our guide did nothing of the sort on our trip.... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

free pick up if you book direct - just called them at 10.30 and they picked us up at 11.30. no tour guide needed. it said 50mins but we were glad when it ended after 40mins as our son fell asleep and it was a struggle holding him and holding onto the elephant. If you have been to the elephant... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We didn't want to visit a real touristy elephant camp and Kok Chang was excellent. We called from our hotel in karon and they came and picked us up within 20mins free of charge. We chose a 30min elephant trek which cost 800 baht. The elephants look healthy and we'll looked after. Half way thru the trek our guide jumped... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Well worth the time to spend with these lovely animals We were fortunate to ride on Tinda, she was 15 years old and so friendly The guide was great, took lots of photos and video It showed that there was love between them, it just wasn't a job for him, 600 bth each for 30 minutes, ,,,worth every penny

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We saw this place on our way to Phromthep Cape. In additional to this, there are two elephant rides by different company within 5mins by car. We took the 30 mins ride on our return trip and we are glad we did this. The elephants are well trained and fed. The ride was fun with fantastic scenery . My family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When looking for a place to go on an elephant trek we wanted to avoid the "group safari's" that you often read about and have a more authentic experience. On searching for a company we came across Kok Chang, we called them at about 10am and they had a driver pick us up from our hotel in 10mins (from memory... More

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Elanora, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The elephants were treated well. A 30/40 minute ride, the elephants have a mind of there own, an experience on its own

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had the most fantastic time on this safari, animals all seemed to be treated well, and the views of the ocean are spectacular. The animals were chained but none seemed to have scars from mistreatment, which I have read about in reviews about other elephant trekking safaris. The trainer is happy to let you ride on the elephants neck... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Real experience. Great value. Tinged with sadness when we saw the elephant 'show'. Chained up and dancing until they started. Had two bananas down shorts which they sucked out. Interesting experience......

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I write this review with a guilt stricken and heavy heart. Researching elephant trekking, I came across many reviews and stories of the mistreatment of these beautiful animals. Nonetheless my husband and 15 year old son made the decision to do this trek. When we first arrived we saw a baby elephant chained up. We were then taken to the... More

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