Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, Kata Beach

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#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Phuket
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Experience up close one of the living symbols of Thailand at Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking. Walk among the proud creatures and take photos with the stars of the show. Head out for a trek in an elephant convoy as the gentle giants march you and your group through the surrounding scenery. Pay attention to the expert trainers' instructions on how to act around the animals so as to get the most from your experience. Tours last for around an hour, and different options are available. Plan your Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking visit and explore what else you can see and do in Karon using our Karon itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Looking back almost a year later, I've still got mixed emotions over whether we should have gone on this trip... Morally, I think it was wrong, but I certainly know that all of our extended family lov...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Less expensive than at the elephant sanctuary! And good circuit! The super nice maroot, and descended from the elephant to take our pictures!
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  • August 12, 2017
    We took a walk of 50 min for 1000baths and we were not disappointed. The ride lasted a good hour, the guide was very friendly and smiling, he took lots of pictures, stopped to show us the animals on the way (spiders, frogs, iguanas, elephants in freedom in the clearing) and left us "driving" the elephant. This same elephant who by the way was very well treated and which, contrary to what we have read, obeyed the voice (very impressive by the way) and not a pick. At the end we were able to feed the elephants, and having seen people who had taken the bath with the animal, it looked very funny! View sea several times during the ride. It is recommended that
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  • April 7, 2017
    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 no reason in the open wound. This was just hell. We paid for a 50 min trek and he only gave us 20 minutes but at that point we didn't care and wanted out asap. Don't go to this place the animals are not taken care of. We went to another place called Khaosok Discovery Elephant Park this place was way better the elephants were in good shape and they didn't beat them either.
  • July 6, 2017
    Best elephant strolling ever!!!! You need to go if you are visiting phuket... you can stroll on them and even feed them
  • June 4, 2017
    Well managed and efficient, came to pick us within an hour of making the booking. Also elephants seemed well cared for.
  • March 5, 2017
    Elephants are amazing but stuff is crazy!!! In time we were feeding animals one stupid man came to small elephant and shouted him from slingshot!!! This elephant just stayed!!! This man a little bit fat, have a beard and speak Russian a little bit. Let him now who is he!!!
  • March 29, 2017
    Welcome to the horror show First the trip was quite nice. But what happened in the end destroyed the day. When we were about 5 minutes before the end of our tour, our young elephant stayed in the grass to sniff. Since this did not please the tourguide and he called the elephant, this did not come. So that the man is enclosed with a kind (looks like an icepike) on the ears of the elephant. The ears of the elephants are very sensitive and the skin is there only a few millimeters thick. Of course, this immediately panicked and has begun to run backwards (Even When we was sitting on the elephant) When the elephant did not follow the Tourguide after his beating, when he was afraid, he continued his attack.it was horrible!! I will not forget the painful cries of this elephant for the rest of my life. My heart is bleeding. I left this Camp crying. Elephantriding never again! And if you want to do it anyway, please do it Not in this Camp!!!

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You won't find a huge variety of accommodations available in Karon, though the area offers enough options to fulfill the needs of visitors flocking to this popular beach resort. Mid-price hotels cling to the shore and around the main Karon Village area, along with more expensive establishments that offer a wider range of facilities. Venture farther inland to discover a greater variety of budget hotels, simple guesthouses, and apartment rentals.
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