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Review of Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Ranked #7 of 17 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 older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Elephants rule!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Such a great experience - once in a lifetime. It was a very interesting way to see the wooded areas as well as the views of the ocean. We even used our photos for our Christmas card. We really liked that the elephants are well looked after and it was fun to feed the elephants after the trek.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“$10 bargain!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

These guys love their elephants and were happy to take pictures on our cameras for us. Left my glasses in the car and they brought them back to me the next day!!!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Allison D
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tranquillity on an elephant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful location and wonderfully gentle handlers (did not hit or raise his voice once).
We did the longest treak and we're glad we did.
Around half way round the handler jumped of and we took over the elephant while he took a liking to our camera taking over 75 shots of us which was fantastic. He was very informative pointing out insects and other wildlife

1 Thank Jugagin
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“An enjoyable excursion for elephant lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

This excursion wouldn’t normally be on our list of things to do, but we elected to join the 30 min trek to accompany a relative who was keen to have some close contact with elephants. The experience was made extremely easy by the mahout, such as mounting and being secured into the seat on the elephant’s back. The trek was a slow and careful climb through shrubs and trees until the summit was reached, when the mahout dismounted and proceeded to take photographs of the rider with my own camera as the elephant did the downhill climb. This was a bit precarious for the rider, as the seatbelt comprised a piece of narrow rope, and I had to hold on to the side of the seat to prevent myself from sliding forwards out of the seat. At the end of the trek, we had the opportunity to feed the elephants with bunches of bananas – these were available for a donation.
I really can’t enthuse over the trek, as I found it uncomfortable with the elephant swaying back and forth, and having to grip the sidebar of the seat to retain my balance on the uphill and downhill climbs – I’m sure the British Raj travelled in more comfort than we did! Nevertheless, our keen relative loved the experience and would, no doubt, love visit an elephant sactuary where she could have a different type of experience with maybe young elephants.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Exceeded all expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

I'm always wary of elephant treks because of the treatment of the elephants but the elephants here seem to be treated very well. The mahuts did not hit the elephants at any point, they are well fed, well washed and their workload is closely monitored. Kok Chang was fantastic! If you are looking for an elephant trek choose this one!

Visited March 2013
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