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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

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Address: 287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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+66 89 591 9413

Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint...

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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Unique Experience

Unique Experience when you seat upon elephant & he walk you through the jungle & when he start walking in water pond you feel like floating & unbelievable Experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Satish P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique Experience when you seat upon elephant & he walk you through the jungle & when he start walking in water pond you feel like floating & unbelievable Experience.

Thank Satish P
Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That was a great experience, we not only were allowed to sit on the vagon: but also at elephant itself! The guide local man was very helpful, showed fun flowers, rubber treee, was very Sweet to the elephant... He took a ton of photos and videos of us as well :) pick up was by them from hotel: joy only!!!!!... More 

Thank EsperanzaBY
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband went for an elephant ride; I am pregnant and not allowed to. He said the elephant was hit to obey to take a picture with him. They are chained down with very short chains and some have sores on their heads (I have no idea what from!!). The staff have a bit of a bad attitude. I wish... More 

2 Thank amandashaks
Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Sorry that you see make you feel down, but we must chain them because they are not like dog or cat or some thing like that. They rather big animal and we can not control them if they will do some thing that danger for tourist. Yes, we have to control them as well before, but we did not reading... More 

Manila, Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I review... I just wanna say "WE LOVE ANIMALS" and at first, we were apprehensive of whether to push through with this or not as we are against cruelty to animals. However, we researched and discovered that these elephants are better off in this habitat that in the wild as they will be poached and there are no enough... More 

Thank John_Ong1114
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Grew up as a boy reading the "Tarzan" & "Bobo", I always wanted to ride "Tantor" & pet "Bona" so much. Easy to book, with a spacious & AC'ed pick up van arranged. Price is at the high end but absolutely linear to the experience. I'm riding with my wife & my 3 y.o son. The view is breath taking,... More 

Thank Dody C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were excited to see elephants in Thailand and to experience riding one. I guess we were ignorant because they do not treat them kindly at all. The elephant was walking slow and eating vegetation on the side and the guide took out a stick with a metal pick and was whacking the elephant as hard as... More 

6 Thank Kaitwojtaszek
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is horrible, the elephants and chained tighly to the ground and in some cases the legs are chained togeather so they cant walk at all. Expensive as all hell and just down right wrong. Try the elephant santuery instead, ita not to far and the elephant are great to be around are are generally more happy.

5 Thank Bradley C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Im generally reticent of this type of tour, but the Elephants were in great shape, the guide was really friendly and helpful, and when you took in the great views, over all it was a lovely afternoon. We took the 50 minute trip.

Thank PJ_WestLondon
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

During our recent trip to Thailand we decided to stop for some elephant trekking. After checking on Trip Advisor we decided to stop here and we were not disappointed. The guides were amazing with the elephants. Very caring and we felt there was a real bond between the handler and the elephant. We did the 50 minute ride to the... More 

Thank cmmm001
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Excellent view of water on both sides, gave the elephants a rest at the top, then guides got off with our phones and took pics of us riding solo while they gave elephants voice commands. Ice cream and t shirts plus other souvenirs for sale at bottom. Reasonably priced shuttle to and from hotel, was very prompt and everyone was... More 

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