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“Really enjoyable!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Ranked #7 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: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Really enjoyable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

1 hr ride 1000b each. Arrived from Patong via tuk tuk for 700B, driver waited whilst we enjoyed our ride. Was quite quiet. At first worried as elephants were chained up around their ankles. This is to stop them walking off. They seemed to all be well looked after. Fed well and cooled down. Elephant rider who came with us (on LongLegs the 40year old female elephant) was using this large spike on a stick to keep the elephant in line. This was not used harshly which was a bit more reassuring.

Our actual ride was 1 hr long and 1000B each for 2 of us. We enjoyed a lovely hike, with beautiful views. Elephant rider jumped off and let us ride Longlegs by ourselves. Just whistled and shouted instructions to Longlegs every now and then. Really wonderful. Elephant rider was fantastic at taking lots of photo's of us on our camera. He was very artistic with his shots!

Got to feed elephant after she was washed down back at camp.

Visited November 2012
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I loved it, for $1000 baht we rode an elephant for 50 minutes, paid an extra $400 baht to be picked up n dropped off to our hotel in Patong. They have free bananas for you to feed the elephants after the trip, my partner got to sit on the neck. It's a bit scary at first but never felt unsafe

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 reviews
“nice ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

everything was good,i heard that they treat nice to the animals so i went there..nice treck and view..

Visited January 2013
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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Elephant tracking is a nice thing to experience its interesting and you will see a nice look out of Phuket..

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I was very relectuant to go elephant trekking. At first I wasnt keen, but as the ride went on I was happy.
The instructor tells the elephant commands and the elephant responds. He also touches his ears. I was worried about what people were saying about the metal rod they use. Our instructor had to use it once, this was because the elephant was trying to go off route down a steep hill. Dont forget you are on a huge, tall elephant, its a dangerous activity. If the instructor didnt have this, god knows what could of happened.
The ride is pretty steep, but when your at the top, you have amazing views.
Afterwards, we showered the elephant and gave him water and bannanas. The elephants look well looked after. Enjoyed the day :)

Visited January 2013
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