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

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A good experience in a horrible setting.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
MrWestSpain
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Javea, Spain
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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
71 helpful votes 71 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When we go and pay there will be more elephant under the chain. So dont be part of this sin. I am really upset for them. How they hit them. Especially for baby ones pity!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place was another of Phuket's exploitative and cruel animal attractions. The monkey show and snake show were horrible and cruel to all animals, especially the snakes. They were thrown around, poked, struck and teased in an appalling manner in order for the to attempt to strike out at the handlers. These handlers dodging the strike is apparently entertaining! They... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The elephant here is not a happy elephant and the trip was not nice. I look forward very much to this with my family. My mother was very upset when trainer hit the elephants. This is cruelty.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We booked a one hour ride through our hotel tour desk. Having previously been on a fantastic jungle ride on elephants in Central Thailand we were really looking forward to this. What a disappointment. The elephants are kept chained up in horrible conditions. The ride is a joke; our mahout could barely get the elephant to take two consecutive steps.... More 

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