Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the One-Hour Elephant Jungle Trek from Phuket. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Crazy experience but a must do, ther are many opportunities to do this, photoessays are great but guides at mid point pull a tray of cheap plastic jewelry and give a sales pitch....... Not good
Long story short, the tour guide ended up letting us sit on the elephant's neck while he led it around and sang to us in Thai. It was a dream.
It was amazing. It is hard to take pictures of yourself on the elephant, but they take a picture of you first and by the time you come back from the ride, they have your picture ready in a nice frame. At the end of the ride they also offer to take your camera and take pictures of you on the elephant. Tip them good!
Absolutely fantastic! The elephant drivers/guides were great.
We had a fantastic time and the staff were great and very helpful.
Once again the van driver and tour guide through The local tour company you used was great. He made the day for us. One hour ride fit perfectly into our travels as the jungle was hot!
A good Expirance and I would Recomed It for anyone who gose to Phuket to do.
The elephant trek was fun, its an interesting perspective from the top of an elephants back. Going up hill was a little less scary than down but the animals seemed happy enough to take us around. At the end you could purchase pieces of pineapple and feed the elephants at a price of course which the elephants loved. Good idea if you are on tour with another couple to exchange cameras so you can have photos of yourself. Tour guides expected a tip which we gladly gave.
A wonderful experience. The scenery was beautiful, the elephant so well behaved and the "driver" so eager to show us and tell us things about the surroundings.
Not as impressive I the other Elephant tours starting from Bangkok for the National Park, Elephants are extremely exhausted, not in a mood for continuous rides by tourists, and they all stop (refuse to move) after every few steps! overall was average, not that great!, but for the fact that it takes 1 hour only, it's of the OK side, especially if you have to catch a plane in the afternoon :)