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Address: Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Stephen W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank TezaF
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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 

Thank David L
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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625 reviews
398 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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 

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Stephen W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank SherrySaunders
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was the best elephant ride experience. As a family we enjoyed the peacefully elephants.,the guide was very pleasant and informative. We learnd a lot about the difference between Asian and African elephants. We enjoyed feeding the elephants . It seems that they use female elephants only as male elephants can be violent and out of control

Thank Nabeel A
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

we loved the half hour stroll around the village, the elephants are well looked after and loved. The elephant men enjoy what they do and are happy to take photos for you.

Thank sharOnshaz2013
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I think these guys should be kings of the jungle , Amazing enormous animals with cheeky persona, trainers had complete control and we went on a quick ride , for 30 minutes , long enough, loved the baby elephant too, monkeys are an added attraction , good value , once in a lifetime experience

Thank Joan P

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