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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 20 attractions 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We found this place on the way to the Karon View Point. On the way back we decided to drop in. The prices were reasonable & the elephants looked well cared for. We opted for the 30 minute tour which is plenty long enough as the elephants move very slowly & the terrain is steep. We were even allowed to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did the 50min trek. Elephants are soo strong! The trails are uber steep! Amazing animals really. They all looked healthy and happy. The little baby at the front is great and you can feed him bananas for 50baht. The handler let's you ride on the neck with your legs right behind the ears and it's quite an experience. They... More

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our guide pulled off some Steven Spielberg stuff and got such a great video & photos of me & my mother riding an elephant. It was a little scary for 5 minutes, but then was really fun for the last 15. Our friends got on the neck of their elephant & rode there. And the guide got some great footage... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did a lot of research before deciding on Kok Chang to do a elephant trek as I really wanted it to be a positive experience as my boyfriend was dead against riding on an elephant. I found Kok Chang and it all looked pretty good on the website so after some convincing I arranged a driver to come and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The trek was ok but what broke my heart was to see the gibbons. They were in a dirty cage. They seemed bored to death. Very sad to see. Especially when one of them reached towards me with his hand... and he wasn't hungry for bananas... just wanted to be touched. I don't know a lot about gibbon protection laws... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've booked the 60min trek via their own website and was picked up on time in a mini bus with a/c directly to the camp and for way back. Our guide spent 7 years with a 50 yrs old female elephant and it seems he treated her nicely. He provided an excellent service and offered a ride on elephant's head.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Readers, this is the third time we have been elephant riding and twice at Kok Chang. I have read the reviews below and don't understand why the reviewers would even go on an elephant ride. I just wonder what they expect? Compared to what we have seen in other animal parks around the world these animals appear to be in... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The elephants looked well looked after. The guides were good to the elephants, carried stick with hock but they never used it. We did 30 mins. It was long enough for us. When ou get to the top of the hill, the view was amazing. Our daughters got to ride on the elephants neck on the way down. They said... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I believe I should share this from the Save the Elephant Foundation: "Wild elephants won’t let humans ride on top of them. So in order to tame a wild elephant, it is tortured as a baby to completely break its spirit. The process is called Phajaan, or “the crush”. It involves ripping baby elephants away from their mothers and confining... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were collected by the staff and dropped off again after our 50 minute trek. This is excellent considering how expensive it is to get around Phuket otherwise. Our elephant carried the three of us and we did the 50 minute trek. At no time did the elephant get hit or spiked. The track was quite steep in some places,... More

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