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“Highly recommended”

Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Ranked #8 of 20 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: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

What a great experience riding on happy healthy elephants. From booking , through to the end of the ride this experience was faultless. Happy helpful staff and mahmouts who really understand and love their elephants. The safari took us up high so that we had amazing views along the coast - the mahmouts had our iPhones and took heaps of photos for us. This is a highly recommended activity for all ages with a reputable organisation that cares for the safety of its clients and the health and general welfare of their elephants.

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sydney Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great for families with young children”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This was perfect for our family - I have a 2 year old who I wasn't sure if she was too keen to go on an elephant hike. They picked us up from our hotel 10 minutes after we called them and there was no pressure to hike. We were able to look at the elephants, give a small donation to feed them bananas and when my daughter decided she wasn't going to hike all they needed was for us to pay for the transfer - not a big deal at all! The elephants seemed well looked after and the staff were lovely.

Visited January 2013
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Mt. Prospect, IL
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100 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Do it at least once!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband, 24-year old son and I did the short 1/2 hour tour with other friends and it is enough. The elephants appear to be well cared for and you get to feed them unlimited bananas at the end. You ride a very steep hill to a view point. It was muddy on this particular morning so the elephants seemed to be using a bit of an alternate trail. The handlers allowed them to stop and eat along the way if they desired. They used our camera to take LOTS of pictures and let my son ride on the elephant's neck on the way down. It's an experience not to be missed.

Visited December 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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143 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“first time on an elephant”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

very nice trek of half an hour in a very appropriate reserve for elephants, beautiful forest, nice views and friendly staff... and the most important, fantastic animals, intelligents, wise and funny!

Visited December 2012
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Interesting Experience”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

First and last time for me! The elephants seemed to be looked after well but we are glad we only took the half hour trip not the full hour. The trek was up a very steep narrow hill to a viewpoint where we stopped for photos. It was not the most comfortable thing I have ever done but at least I have experienced it!!!

Visited December 2012
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