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Address: Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand

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Elephants & Monkeys - Oh My!

We got what we came for- elephant and monkeys- and an ATV tour- but we came away dirty and feeling that way- A bit too pricey for the experience and certainly the environment... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
MarkRM69
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Shanghai Region, China
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My first time to ride on an elephant. Its a very robust experience and many people don't support it. But this is the way elephants are kept in most countries. Very basic, but still worth doing.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like to see your wildlife tethered to chains, forced to perform stupid tricks and looking miserable then look no further than this camp. From baby elephants to monkies cycling you will love the cruelty that this place exudes. Great for all non animal lovers and anyone who really appreciates cruelty for tourism.

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Hong Kong
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We arrive and there were at least 20 other people there already or arriving around the same time. We waited for about 15-20 minutes and were one of the first to get on. As an earlier poster mentioned, the ride was far from exciting, exhilarating or even "fun". First of all I don't know who to feel more sorry for....the... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We got what we came for- elephant and monkeys- and an ATV tour- but we came away dirty and feeling that way- A bit too pricey for the experience and certainly the environment was not well cared for considering the trash, etc on the elephant walk. The Monkey Show - while the monkeys are "cute" felt more like slave labor... More 

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Glen Allen, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was my first elephant ride. My fiancé and I had a great time. I was a little concerned that the seatbelt was a car seatbelt without the actual buckle. It was tied into a knot to keep you in place. The ride itself was amazing. Our driver allowed my fiancé to "drive" the elephant and took pictures. I highly... More 

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Javea, Spain
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've always had elephant trekking on my bucket list so was pleased to see it in Phuket advertised through Viator and much cheaper than anywhere else. Rather than do the whole safari experience we just went for the one hour elephant trek. We were picked up from the hotel and picked up a few more on the way and drove... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A fraction of the cost of other elephant safari treks in Phuket, this attraction was well worth it. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the ride, but I can see how PETA types would whine about the conditions of the animals. Yes, a few of the elephants were chained, particularly when they were eating. However, the employees seemed to genuinely care... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Elephants are well looked after and well fed too. Very quiet and a lovely place to trek and overlook Phuket. The only off putting thing is that the Mahout stops the elephant and tries to sell you trinkets, but you are warned about this from the start and are not expected to buy. A great experience overall.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After reading reviews on here, I was very worried about going to this camp as it isn't rated as one of the best in Phuket however by opinion was changed when we booked a private van from our hotel to take us around Phuket and asked him about elephants and this is where he brought us (as it is on... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I hope a lot when i visit there but when i saw elephants i disapointed. They were very sad and i assume that staff are not polite to them i saw few elephants with chains

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