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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Ranked #8 of 18 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Dawlish, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was my first experience of elephant trekking, but I really enjoyed this place. The elephants look well cared for and I felt very safe around them. The staff are pleasant and helpful. This was definitely one of the highlights of my holiday!

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Amber B
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“A great Experience upon Majestic animals”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I went with my daughter and her fiance to Kok Chang for a 30 minute elephant ride and were really impressed with the wat these elephants were treated by the mahouts at Kok Chang. I led off on an elephant on my own, while my daughter and her fiance followed behind on another elephant (giving me great photo opportunities of them!). Once we reached the top the mahouts both got down to take photos of us overlooking the bay and my daughter got onto the shoulder of her elehant and was able to ride all the way back down like that, with my elephant going second now.

It was a lovely experience and one of the few places that I would go to.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Aly0808
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Elephants were chained up and didnt look to be treated well. Not recommended for an animal lover

Visited December 2012
9 Thank jbbb_83
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GoldCoast Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Time”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife has a thing about elephants, she really loves them so I was a little apprehensive about us doing this as I had heard some bad stories about elephant trekking and I wasnt sure how she would cope if the animals were mistreated. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly including the driver who picked us up from our hotel lobby on time and the mahouts seemed to generally care for the animals. It was a family trip with our two teenage children so we had two elephants (two people on each) and we did the 50 min ride. The mahouts stopped at key locations for photos and even swapped the order of the elephants so we could see each other from different view points and the views of the beaches were amazing. The elephants seam to be well cared for with shade provided and were guided by voice. Bananas are provided at the end of the trip for a donation so you can feed them as well.
You could not wipe the smile off my wife's face, she could have done this ALL DAY! and was definitely a highlight of our trip.

Visited January 2013
4 Thank Robert B
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Hold on tight..”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

As good as other reviews have said. We chose the 30mins and that was plenty long - I had the death grip whenever we went downhill - but it was fun!

The handlers took so many pictures of us (2 adults and 2 children) and we had a drink afterwards.
The kids really enjoyed feeding bananas to the elephants afterwards and I must say - it's not everyday that you get elephant snot on you! Ewww...

Highly recommended!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank helsbellsSydney
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