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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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Address: 299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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Amazing experience, staff, and elephants

Don't go anywhere else. THIS is the experience you want. Maybe 10mins of instruction and the rest of the time your feeding, talking to, walking with, and riding your elephant on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't go anywhere else. THIS is the experience you want. Maybe 10mins of instruction and the rest of the time your feeding, talking to, walking with, and riding your elephant on the top of a beautiful mountain in the middle of the jungle. Yes, I said your elephant. You'll meet a bunch and become paired off with one that suits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this event through an outside tour agent who provided transportation for us to Patara. When we arrived, we were able to walk right up to elephants to say hi and feed them bananas. There was a four day old baby and a few other younger ones running around. After about half an hour, everyone was gathered together to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This day could not have been any better. My best friend and I did a lot of research because we wanted to ensure the treatment of the animals were the best possible. We decided on Patara and could not have been happier. You are picked up from your hotel and driven in a very nice shuttle van to the farm.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!! My girlfriend and I recently did the half day program and we had an unbelievable experience!! Patara picked us up from our hotel in Chiang Mai and provided transportation both ways. The only negative aspect of the trip was the drive, as it is an hour each way on a very windy road (it unavoidable, but can make you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The journey to Patara from town was short but beautiful. We were picked up with four other guests and arrived at the sanctuary around 8:30am. You must be open to learning and serving as this is an elephant rescue farm, not a camp or zoo. The workers are friendly and helpful, knowing each animals name and profile. Be ready to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived and were greeted with the site of a mother and her 10 day old baby. The baby was imitating her mother and trying to eat the bamboo the same way but was completely unsuccessful. It was interesting to note how protective the mother was towards her baby and how close the baby stayed to its mother. My elephant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our experience at Patara exceeded our expectations. When we arrived, there was an elephant mom with her 6 day old baby that welcomed us. From there, we learned a huge amount about how to care for elephants. Each one of us in our party of 4 was matched with an elephant that seemed just right. This is definitely a once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends and I very much enjoyed our experience at Patara Farms. This was unlike other Elephant encounters and we thoroughly appreciate the attention and care the handlers provided to the elephants. Patara kept the group small to 8 people, each of us have our own elephant to care for. The elephants were NOT mistreated and Patara did a terrific... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best Elephant Parks in Chang Mai. I made several videos of our experience...check them out on my youtube channel...under Chip Hammontree (not allowed to post a link) You'll be able to get a great idea of how the full day tour is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite part of my Thailand trip by far! Just the ride up the mountain was exciting because you didn't know where you'd end up. After a 45 minute ride in the van, we arrived to the top of the mountain and were welcomed by an elephant family. Oh man, was it a sight to see. I felt... More 

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