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Address: Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Funny but not impressive

It's a funny one hour ride but not that impressive. Although the view is pretty nice. The elephant man was really nice with us but he kept asking for tips like everywhere in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
michel t
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Tehran, Iran
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to ride with this big animal in this place you can ride and feed it with banana,take photo and enjoy the nature.

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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a funny one hour ride but not that impressive. Although the view is pretty nice. The elephant man was really nice with us but he kept asking for tips like everywhere in Phuket...

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Thank michel t
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on our way back from the big budda, as we were both considering elephant trekking, but after just looking for 5 minutes and seeing the way the animals were treated we both decided we would definitely not be trekking and left feeling numb. The baby elephant was chained to a pole at the front,... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My boyfriend & I highly enjoyed our experience with the elephants. The trek featured a nice scenic view and my partner was able to ride the elephant by himself. We booked an hour however it didn't quite feel like an hour long trek. Our driver didn't use a stick or anything to hit our elephant like mentioned in other comments.... More 

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Thank Ashleigh O
Newcastle, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Regret going on this tour. The guide was nice enough but it is very cruel to the animals. The animals are chained on short chains when not being used. They hardly walked and looked sad. We went past the monkey area and they were tied by chains to a post. There were some monkeys kept in a very small cage... More 

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Thank TezaF
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33 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend has never ridden on an elephant before so we were looking to do this. Don't go to this one. We paid 2000 baht for 2ppl for 30 mins and a picture. I can tell you the feeling is a real rip off. We only stopped here because it was close to the big buddha and we had no... More 

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Thank David L
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

i went to this trip for my daughter Tammy. this camp it is about one hour from patong beach. first when we arrive but my babby stroller with the staff and then we enter buffalo waggon we enjoed . second, i and Tammy ride the bull it is nice . third. there were monkey . it play basket ball ,jump... More 

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Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Did this because it was close to our hotel and one of our party had not done it before. Took the 30 minute ride which was ok, but 5 minutes into the ride they tried selling nic- nacs stating it was for food for the elephants. It is not, and judging by the smell of my mahout it was for... More 

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Thank Stephen W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with a friend 10th October after driving past on motorbike.! Feel so bad about it now and guilty. The animals are so sad and mistreated.. Total rip off but I'm not concerned about the money but for the animals. Did the atv and elephant trek. Had a look at the monkeys which were tied to chains in little... More 

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1 Thank henry c
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I love elephants and I thought that maybe just once, I would see them being looked after well. I had wanted to do this all my life, to ride an elephant..I mean. We had an old girl and she really did not want to be doing this and my heart slumped when I saw her reluctance. I could only assume... More 

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