Very good tour its a little far from the hotel from we were at the banyan tree, but its worth it.
Where they took us its the only park approved by the government, so the elephants are treated very good
This is a fantastic trip.
The info given by staff, the show and then the ride-a great way to introduce kids and adults to these magnificent animals
Propably the best place to do an elephant ride. The site was amazingly beautiful overlooking the ocean from the top of the mountain. The staff were friendly and we had a great time.
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
Ashley H USA
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.
Raquel T USA
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!
Jo-Anne E Australia
Absolutely fantastic! The elephant drivers/guides were great.
Michael H United Kingdom
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.
Christine C Australia
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.
Pamela P United Kingdom
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.
Hany B Egypt
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 :)
Thoroughly relaxing tour of the jungle, the guides pointed out when they saw local wildlife, lizards, snakes and others animals. Stopped to show how the sap from the rubber tree was taken. This was an enjoyable experience.
would have been better if it hadn't been raining for a week before. didnt know it was there rainy season.
The pick up service was very prompt, and we got straight out of the shuttle van and onto an elephant. The ride and the views were really nice, but our elephant was too tired or stubborn to carry us. He stopped every 10 feet, and our "driver" had to kick him and tap him with a pick (he didn't hit him hard though). After we got to feed our elephant for a few extra baht.
Good value for the money. The seats on the elephant need upgrading, strange sensation riding such a large animal - but fun.
I was pretty disappointed with this trip. We went because my 9 year old wanted to experience riding on an elephant, and to be honest, I didn't have high expectations going in to this. Pickup was prompt. The elephants looked tired, and one had sores on his face. There was heaps of rubbish around and they padded out the hour by stopping the elephants for incredibly long periods at 'view' points. Mid trip the driver turns around and tries to sell you cheap jewellery. The driver of my 12 and 14 year old kids even jumped off for a toilet break, leaving them sitting on the elephant hoping it wouldn't take off!