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Island Safari

38/60 Moo.5 T.Chalong A.Meung Phuket 83130 | T.Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66(0)7625 4501-3
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Ranked #336 of 418 activities in Phuket
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I took up a package of Rafting, 30 minutes of waterfall swim, animal show. Rafting was damn good, I upgrade it to 7km (exhausting 45 minutes) but one thing I didn't like was the guide actually ask for TIPS! 30 mins of waterfall is pathetic.. it wasn't the waterfall they portrayed in the website.. :/ Animal show was so so... More

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A very small "island Safari" with the typical touristic shows.... A monkey show (which I don't like and do not approve of)...An elephant show ( which was tolerable, as Elephants are domestic animals)... but it was very small.....I would not do it again, although the local people who are working there are very nice (as all Thai are), very helpful... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Please avoid!!! The worst thing ever, even the local people are unfriendly which is exceptional in Thailand, but they are probably also frustrated to work in that place...animals are being treated very badly and kept in not very nice conditions. Even the 30 minutes ATV ride was a joke, we were stopping and waiting for like 20minutes and riding 10... More

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Tehran, Iran
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The program includes many parts, ox riding, canoe riding, monkey show, Thai box show, elephant riding, elephant show, Thai cooking, farm, and also lunch. We choose to propel and steer canoe by ourselves and we enjoyed it very much. You will have fun for all day. Good choice to spend one day in Phuket. The downside of the tour was... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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178 reviews 178 reviews
98 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I really enjoyed riding my elephant at Island Safari. My elephant was very clean with just just a light dirt dusting. She was without any wounds and my elephant's handler was very gentle with her. He made me a necklace out of a palm leaf as we rode. I took my shoes off and rode like the handler. We stopped... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were taken here as a "filler" when our other tour (a speedboat trip) was delayed. We had never heard of the place, and were told to go watch an elephant and monkey show. That's all we saw of the place, but it was sad. We previously spent some time at Patara elephant park in Chiang Mai... More

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Tehran, Iran
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My husband and I went there on our travel to phuket. There was various types of entertainments. We enjoyed the time. Staff were very helpful and friendly. In contrast to the previous reviews I had read, the elephant riding was very comfortable and safe. All the staff let us take photos and even cooperate with us for taking pictures with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband, three children (aged 14, 11 and 8) and I recently went on a 45 minute elephant trek with Island Safari. Regrettably, I agree with some of the other negative Trip Advisor reviews. We organised the trek through the tour desk at our hotel, so assumed it would be one of the better ones in Phuket. However, I'm not... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I asked my hostel to book for me one hour elephant trekking so they picked that company The transfer from and to the hostel where included, they arrived on time and the car air conditioning works well so no complain but on the way to the safari I had to wait for almost 15 minutes in order to pick up... More

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Daejeon, South Korea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

The main reason we (me and my boyfriend) chose the program was that it included 30 minutes of ATV riding. Most ATV only tours cost about the same or just a little less. In hindsight, though, it would have been better to go ATV only. We were picked up on time. The trip was about 2 h from Ao Nang... More

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