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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

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Address: 287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint...

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.

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I wasn't too sure about this as I was concerned about the treatment of the elephants. We we picked up at our hotel (free as we are in kata). Elephants seemed in good condition and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hong kong
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't too sure about this as I was concerned about the treatment of the elephants. We we picked up at our hotel (free as we are in kata). Elephants seemed in good condition and guides were kind to them. Fixed prices are nice and the guides took loads of photos for us and didn't push for tips. By the... More 

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, We happy that you enjoy with our safari. hope to service you for next holiday. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really excited to go there for our very first experience of elephant ride, but only feeling sad after it. The elephant was tired and didn't want to walk at all. The trainer beat him on his head to force him moving with a scary-looking sharp hood. Poor animal! I felt so bad sitting on his back and making... More 

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we will manage about mahout who beat elephant,and pushing your money. Do you have some Photo ? can i see your elephant ride photo? because that make me know who that control elephant which you ride. Apologize for this. kind regards Natthatip More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the 45min trekking trip on the elephants. As much as it was a lovely experience our elephant seemed quite tired going up and down the hilly slopes and the rider kept on hitting it on the head to urge him on which was a bit sad . Upon enquiry the rider told us that... More 

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back, and sorry that made you not happy with our elephant. The nature of the elephant was raised as a vehicle, not a pet such as a dog or a cat as many people understand. In the past, we used elephants as war carriers. It is not easy to take care of animals and treat... More 

Patong, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove here and saw one baby elephant on a short chain so decided to give it a miss. Sad looking place.

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

thank you for your feedback,let me tell you why we must chain elephant because some time elephant they not cute all time that you see. once, they have been to harm the guest. we have to chain them if at area no have mahout. And we have to short chain for they can not use their trunk pull or our... More 

seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be surprised to learn that riding kokiri is higher than expected.Photos with your family and accompanying photos will be memorable.However, the wait is rather low and the wait time is rather long.

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back , Apologize if some thing not smoothly. we look forwards to seeing you again kind regards Natthatip Marketing of Kokchang safari More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pickup was on time and comfortable, the guide was so great, and the elephant ride was absolutely incredible.

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back , we look forwards to seeing you again kind regards Natthatip Marketing of Kokchang safari More 

Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very excited to get to ride / interact with elephants up close however we ended up feeling sick and uneasy after this horror show! This place is awful. The elephant we road on had multiple massive open wounds which were bleeding / oozing with puss. This poor animal needs medical attention. The guide kept beating the elephant for... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of me says not to support the businesses of captured animals but I personally think that the tigers in the tiger kingdom are in much worse situation than these guys. The elephants are in open area with plenty of free space to walk and exercise. So they dont act as crazy as the tiger kingdom folks in 5 sqm... More 

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your visited , we happy that you enjoyed :) we hope to service you for next time . More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an OK experience. Probably the prettiest ride I have been on, but the guide hit the elephant a few times which really bothered me. I would not go back there as it put a bad taste in my mouth. We have done a number of elephant experiences and I will stick to the gentle, fun interactions with elephants over... More 

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Kokchangsafari, Manager at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, responded to this review

Thank you for your visited , we happy that you enjoyed with our elephant and the place , we hope to have a chance to service you again for next time. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good for the kids. Only short ride from Patong beach, 15 minutes. Elephants seem to be well looked after. Fun for the kids in a nice jungle Seaview environment.

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