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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking

#8 of 20 things to do in Kata Beach Features Animals
287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 591 9413
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Worth the money to see great Elephants

We did 50 minutes ride for 1000 bht each and we had great time. The jungle is bit steep so we felt... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2015
Cozumel, Mexico
via mobile
Best Elephant Trekking Experience In Phuket

Some people do not like commercial attractions such as trekking with these magnificent animals... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2015
Cape Panwa, Thailand
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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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287 Moo 2 Sai Yuan Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 89 591 9413
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Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

We did 50 minutes ride for 1000 bht each and we had great time. The jungle is bit steep so we felt bit uneasy at times but elephant did great job and the guide took lovely photos of us.

2  Thank karlej
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Some people do not like commercial attractions such as trekking with these magnificent animals. However this establishment is one off the good ones and the elephants are treated with respect .The mahoots were very kind with our elephants on the trail and took loads of...More

Thank jenson
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

After researching high and low for an elephant ride not cruel to animals, we decided for Kok Chang. They picked us up at the hotel. Staff were nice and polite. We haven't witnessed any mistreatment of the animals! I do have to agree with some...More

1  Thank Felbar80
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We did this on our trip to experience it once. The elephant was docile. The guide was good and overall a fun thing to do once. Taxi arranged for us by company was superb. We saw no evidence of mistreatment whatsoever.

Thank moncoer
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The thought of an elephant trek was an exciting time for us. The reality was much different, old and young elephants in chains, led around a well trodden trek with us on their back was so upsetting. We got off the next ones were already...More

13  Thank llahughes
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

The elephants are chained and large metal hooks are used to scare the animals into moving. Several handlers are quite mean and will jab the hook onto the neck and body of the animal. A baby elephant at the entrance had 2 short chains attached...More

3  Thank beaterdx
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We did a morning elephant trek, we were picked up by car on time from our hotel. Upon arriving the staff were pleasant and we were soon shown to where we got onto the elephant and were off trekking! The elephants that I saw seemed...More

Thank travellingA79
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Visited earlier today and definitely worth the money. More expensive then some things you can do but its a lot of fun. The elephants seem well treated and relatively happy. The staff are very friendly and the drinks at the attached bar are reasonably priced....More

Thank Sammydee93
Reviewed 18 February 2015

So on the spur of the moment, parked the motor bike and booked a half hour ride for 900 baht each. So you jump on the back of the elephant equiped with a bench seat with a very native elephant "driver" who attempts to engage...More

1  Thank MartinH0rne
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We had always want to go for an elephant trek and it so happened that this was on our door step. Booking could not be easier, we called the day before we wanted to go ( although Im sure you could book in advance or...More

3  Thank Paul N
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Pelin G | Reviewed this property |
Choose the shortest trip. 30min is more than enough. As far as I remember it was 400-500baht per person...
13 June 2017|
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Response from Keledobe | Reviewed this property |
Sorry my geography of Phuket is terrible. It is about. 15 minutes from Patong beach