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Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive

Samui has more to offer than just its beautiful beaches, clear water and gorgeous scenery. It also has an impressive tropical jungle and a complex ecosystem that is yours to explore. This adventurous jungle eco-safari will introduce you to the "other side" of Samui. Travel in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle past local villages where Muslims and Buddhists live together in complete harmony.  Learn about the coconut—the nut at the heart of the island’s original industry. Watch in delight as a trained monkey plucks a nut from high atop a coconut tree. Entering the safari park, you’ll leave the vehicle and switch to an entirely different and rather unusual mode of transportation—you will travel through the tropical jungle of Samui on the back of an elephant. Later, watch the adorable baby elephant show. Back in your vehicle, head to a local restaurant for lunch; then, visit a rubber plantation to see how the farmers tap the tree for sap, and how it is transformed into sheets of rubber. Finally, enjoy free time in the main town to shop before returning to the ship.
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3.75 out of 5
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7 out of 8(88%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Review 1 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Mixed review

Date:March 15, 2013
Andrea
Location:Texas
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The elephant ride at the theme park was the best part of this tour. It was in a jungle setting and the downhill portions had me holding on tight!. It was disturbing to see the monkeys in the cages during the ride. There was an arena type elephant show after the rides as well as a monkey retrieving coconuts from a very tall palm tree. The truck rides, not jeeps, to the park were fine and it was interesting to see how the tourist development hasn't yet reached the villages we passed through. Lunch was very good. fresh and flavorful, and we found a small shop at the park after lunch that had nice souvenirs. Later we left the park and visited a small rubber making operation and a local family house. I would have been happier to be back at the ship after lunch and skip the afternoon stops.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Don't Be Misled by the Title

Date:April 10, 2012
Nikjil
Location:Mountain Top, PA
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
For those of you who think that Eco-Safari means an educational experience, this is the wrong tour. This tour should be rated as activity level 3 rather than two. The four-wheel drives in question are the back of trucks in which bench seating has been installed along the sides. There are seat belts but no handholds. The drivers drive at breakneck speed along curvy mountain roads, maintaining balance isn't easy and you are guaranteed a sore neck, back, or thighs by the end of the trip. We were told to bring bathing suits and towels for swimming at a local waterfall, what a joke. First of all there is nowhere to change, secondly the waterfall can only be reached by climbing down a rocky, rooty hillside, no real steps, no handholds. Once you climb down, you have to climb over large, steep rocks to actually get to an area where you can swim. In any event, you only have 20 minutes at the sight, no real time to swim. The elephant ride "through the jungle" takes place in a fourth-rate zoo/theme park. It was a lot of fun but definitely elephants don't have an easy gait. You are not given time to look through the zoo. Lunch was at the safari park, great food. We were told by shore excursions that we didn't need to change money for this, not true. The theme park has a lot of extras and only takes baht. Pictures with tigers was great, the two "shows" at the park were cheesy and terrible. Next stop a "Magic Buddha Garden." Again, to get to this, you must walk down a large amount of steep steps. Not worth it, plaster statues ruining the look of a pretty stream. Final stop a poor local house on a coconut grove. By then I was hot and tired and in no mood for a lengthy explanation of coconut processing by a bored homeowner. The elephant and tiger stuff was worth it, you could forget the rest. Either, they should change the order, so you see the village house in the morning when its cool and you're still fresh or just skip most of the other stuff and let you spend all the time at the theme park. This was at least 2 hours too long.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+14points
14out of 14found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

safari fun, but....

Date:March 31, 2012
retiredadventurer
Location:New Jersey, USA
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The eco-safari was fun, but the visit to the "local home" was not good--the family seemed unhappy that we were there--unhappy in general. It was awkward. We felt unwelcome and uncomfortable.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

elephant

Date:March 22, 2012
fransV
Location:holland
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
It was a great excursion, the elephant show and ride was funt, make sure you are in time for the show and sit in front with some bananas and some dollars to give to the elephants, You have a great time , hugging and feeding these big animals, and plenty of opportunities to take photos.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Not the place to ride an elephant

Date:February 29, 2012
SoloLady
Location:Addison, TX
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The 4-wheel drive portion was done at top speed as if the drivers were late to the next stop. Not much time to enjoy the scenery. The elphant ride was only around a fenced in area and was quite rugged terrain. Find another excusion for your elephant adventure. The stop at a local house and the coconut demonstration was a waste. Lunch was good. There was no swimming at the waterfall and good viewing involved some rocky terrain.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Jungle Safari

Date:February 28, 2012
Donnadidit
Location:Missouri
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
My favorite excursion by far. Was not too interested in doing this but my friends were going so I did too. So glad I did - so much fun and saw a lot/got to ride an elephant also thru some jungle area.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing!

Date:November 21, 2011
ellen79i
Location:Romania
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The elephant ride was amazing! The tour is great! Go for it!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Jungle Eco Safari by 4-Wheel-Drive
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5