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KokChang Safari Elephant Trekking

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Kata Beach, Thailand
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About KokChang Safari Elephant Trekking
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.
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Inez wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Would give 0 stars if possible. UNETHICAL. Go to an elephant sanctuary where you can feed and spend time with the elephants that enjoy your company rather than being chained, beaten and forced to accommodate you. Please look into what trekking actually does to the body of elephants.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Dorian wrote a review Feb 2020
Chalong, Thailand71 contributions15 helpful votes
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The safari camp KokChang offers the best elephant experience with the highest standards of ethics and local culture. The elephants are all in good health and they even recycle their poo! It is a very informative and entertaining tour at the same time. We did the Interactive package + elephant trekking with a very knowledgeable guide Amy, and her team who took good care of us from start to finish. The local Thai food for lunch is just excellent with an astonish seaview. Definitely recommended and best in Phuket.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Saimon D wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden6 contributions
If you allready had expierence with elephants, its little booring. No baths, only very slow ride with few brakes for photos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Garyward64 wrote a review Feb 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom31 contributions9 helpful votes
Go to the Elephant Sanctuary and find out what goes into training these majestic creatures to make them compliant for tourists. Hit repeatedly in the head with steel hooks, nails driven under their toes to make them stand up high. If you participate you are part of the problem, if you pay for this you might as well drive the nails in yourself. Go to rescue sanctuaries instead and contribute to good not to this barbaric cruelty!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Misha Beatty wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York71 contributions5 helpful votes
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Kokchang Safari had a very nice staff and seemed to treat their elephants very well. There were large elephants for riding and baby elephants for feeding. The large elephants were tied to their posts by ropes instead of chains. We bought baskets of bananas to feed to them. We rode them for 15- 30 minutes and could fit 2 people in 1 elephant in a riding seat. The tour guides led us across the forest and took pictures and videos of us with the elephants. The tour guide made certain noises and hand motions to let the elephant know when to put its trunk up for pictures or when to stop. I didn’t not see any elephant abuse or use of weapons. We fed the baby elephant lots of milk with vitamins in it to help the babies grow big and strong. We learned how elephant excrement is used to create handmade papers and cards. I highly recommend this tour and it was the coolest moment of my life.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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