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“Still The Best!” 5 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 #5 of 14 things to do in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Adelaide, Australia
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“Still The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Kok Chang Safari would have to be one of the best elephant trek's we have been to during all of our travels to Phuket. All the animals seem well cared for, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the setting is beautiful. We have lost count of the number of times we have been here over the years and Kok Chang just keeps getting better!

There are bananas available at the center to feed the elephants while taking some great photos and you just leave a donation in the box for them.

One of the highlights of the elephant trek, besides the fantastic views is once you are at the top of the hill you can ride down sitting on the elephants head if you want. It was so exciting sitting on her head, feet hooked behind her ears for balance and enjoying the ride back down.
Your mahout will also take lots of photos of your trek, so just hand him your camera.

There is also a great bar at the centre, so after your trek you can buy water, fruit shakes, beer etc at very cheap prices. This is also a perfect spot to sit and watch a beautiful Phuket Sunset!

Prices for the 50 minute elephant trek to the summit are 1000baht per adult. This is the one we would highly recommend! There is also a 30 minute trek for 800baht, 20 minute trek for 600baht, with 50% off for children 4 - 11 years of age and children under 4 are free. Money for the elephant trek is paid directly to the centre.

Kok Chang Safari also have complimentary pickups from Karon, Kata, Nai Harn or Rawai and 400baht for return transfers from Patong (per car not per person).
Contact details are:
Chaini +66 (0) 84 841 9794

Visited October 2012
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“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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