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“Amazing experience.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 59 19413
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Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Kata Beach
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Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these Majestic animals from 20 minutes, or to the summit on 30 minute and 1 hour treks. Fully trained and experienced guide handlers will take you and your family through the dense tropical forest along paths and trails from the southwest corner of the beautiful Phuket island stopping at scenic beauty for photographs along the way. Get lucky and sit on the elephants neck. Children and adults are encouraged to stop by the banana kiosk to observe and feed the Elephants, there is no charge. This is a great photo opportunity and you can even touch the elephants trunk.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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“Amazing experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely morning here last week. Elephants are well cared for. They do a range of 20min, 30min and 50mins. We did 50min but 20 or 30 would have been more than enough. And the views you see on the 50 min one you see a lot anyway if your travelling around Phuket.

Our naughty elephant seemed a bit Hungry so didn't want to walk too much but we had a lovely experience and one never to forget.

The other riders go to ride bare backed. Our guide tried to sell a bracelet his mother had made as a memory for 500 baht. How extortionate! Trying to earn a little extra money but that's greedy!

Overall a fab experience. Elephant trekking is everywhere.. But these clearer look after the elephants and were not over charging.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The staff at kok Chang safari were excellent! Elephants are well looked after. The views are outstanding! Our rider took lots of photos of us whilst trekking! An unforgettable experience.

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“Nice location and good staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Easy to get to - 200 bath from Mom Tri and Kata Noi. Elephants seems to be well taken care of, and our guide was excellent and a very good photographer. 3 trips to chose between - 20, 30 and 50 minutes. We took the 30 minutes. Very nice. Felt a bit like being alone in the jungle :-)

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“It was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Went there last year by myself and met some amazing people, whilst enjoying the adventure! Elephant trek, my guide made me a hat out of a leaf, I got to ride on the elephants head at one point, lost my shoe but the guide picked it up. The fish feet always gets me.

Visited May 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Really enjoyable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

1 hr ride 1000b each. Arrived from Patong via tuk tuk for 700B, driver waited whilst we enjoyed our ride. Was quite quiet. At first worried as elephants were chained up around their ankles. This is to stop them walking off. They seemed to all be well looked after. Fed well and cooled down. Elephant rider who came with us (on LongLegs the 40year old female elephant) was using this large spike on a stick to keep the elephant in line. This was not used harshly which was a bit more reassuring.

Our actual ride was 1 hr long and 1000B each for 2 of us. We enjoyed a lovely hike, with beautiful views. Elephant rider jumped off and let us ride Longlegs by ourselves. Just whistled and shouted instructions to Longlegs every now and then. Really wonderful. Elephant rider was fantastic at taking lots of photo's of us on our camera. He was very artistic with his shots!

Got to feed elephant after she was washed down back at camp.

Visited November 2012
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