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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

Reviewed October 13, 2015
Stephen W
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Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on our way back from the big budda, as we were both considering elephant trekking, but after just looking for 5 minutes and seeing the way the animals were treated we both decided we would definitely not be trekking and left feeling numb. The baby elephant was chained to a pole at the front,... More 

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12 Thank Jade C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed November 20, 2015

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 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

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Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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 

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1 Thank David L
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed October 16, 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 

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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 

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Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

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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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 

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1 Thank SherrySaunders
Bahrain
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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

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Milton, Australia
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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.

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