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Siam Safari
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Owner description: Book directly via Siam Safari's website for best rates and promotions. Siam Safari operates nature tours in Phuket with over 25 years experience and is the only Royal Thai Government Certified Elephant Camp in Southern Thailand, which guarantees that our elephants are well taken care of. In the interests of guests' safety, we only use female elephants on our elephant trekking tours.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Well looked after animals and friendly staff are what you will find here. Choose your trip , 30, 45, 60 mins and off you go perched on the back of one of these wonderful creatures. The trip is slow and the handler will take your photo with your camera to save you having to buy the professional one taken earlier on. After you can buy bananas to reward your transport. Good fun especially with children!

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We weren't sure whether to do this trip or not - however after doing some research on the intranet we found this company ticked the 'taking care of the elephants' boxes we were looking for. We are very glad we chose well.

Siam Safari are clearly a very professional outfit and the elephants do indeed look very well cared for - particularly compared to some of the other 'elephant camps' we came across whilst driving in Phuket.

Our tour guide was a lovely lady called Sao - she clearly knew everything there is to know about elephants and she really gave us a good insight into the pressures facing Thai elephants in the wild.

Thank LeedsChrisB
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Myself and my husband booked with this tour after reading the reviews on TA and were not disappointed. We were picked up promptly from our hotel in Patong and transported to the sanctuary by jeep. It was a 40 min journey. We had booked for the 45 min elephant trek and it was well worth the money. Everyone was informative and it wasn’t the least bit nerve wracking or at any time did you feel as though you were going to fall off. Both my husband and I said it was one of the highlights of our holiday.

Thank Betty D
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Did the half-day 4-in-1 tour. It was an awesome time. We were picked up at our hotel in and taken to Siam Safari. I was concerned at first after hearing about the way some companies treat their animals, but it is clear Siam Safari treats their elephants humanely.

We enjoyed a rubber making demonstration, thai cooking demonstration, and other demonstrations about the local agriculture and Thai culture.

What really made the day though was the elephants. We watched a demonstration with a couple of baby elephants and were able to have our picture taken with them. We then went on the elephant trek. Our guide was awesome, he was truly in tune with his elephant. The elephant would often take several side trips to grab a bite to eat, and the guide allowed this, it was very cool. There were some awesome views of Chalong Bay along the way. Our guide had a small hook, but never used it.

Finally, we did the lunch on Chalong Bay, the traditional Thai food was very good and our hosts were very gracious. All in all, I would recommend this for anyone looking for a fun day, it is very family friendly and worth the trip.

Thank Kevin_T31
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We loved our trek with swim safari. We were picked up promptly after booking online the day before. Only a short trip away, and it was all professional. Very informative and all the elephants we saw looked well looked after. My kids - 2 and 4 had a great time. We all felt safe and after passing a few other companies that offered elephant treks, we defiantly picked the right one.

Thank Merctaylor
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