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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 #343 of 423 Activities in Phuket
Type: Other
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went there on a rainy day, only managed to watch monkey show, rode on an elephant and watched baby elephant show. The monkey show was too short, there's only two monkeys and the show lasted for 10 minutes only. Then my sister and I rode on an elephant together in the rain. I ought to hold an umbrella and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

No, No, No. Do not waste your time and money on this mob. Completely disorganised and rude. Poorly treated animals, no communication, a complete waste of time.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The stop at Island Safari for an elephant ride and baby elephant show was part of a shore excursion package. The elephant ride was enjoyable - slow (very slow) but enjoyable. As we in the waiting area to mount our elephant, an employee was selling bananas to feed the elephants. We didn't purchase any, but those that did sure were... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
98 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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