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Patara Elephant Farm

299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
66-81 9922551, 66 81-6710958
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Ranked #1 of 117 attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description:   Trip available in English and Deutsch. Experience the Heart of Giving for the Heart of Living at the Patara Elephant Farm. Patara Elephant Farm is... more »
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Chiang Mai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A day at Patara elephant farm is not a day to see elephants - it is a day to get to know elephants, be with elephants and share the experience. Elephant interaction! Pat and Dao the owners take the view that this experience must be enjoyed by the elephants as much as the people ( hence only small groups of... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I thought I'd look at the few negative reviews before I started and was surprised that the key to the negativity was danger. Maybe they didn't read the disclaimer or take it seriously when they signed it. My experience was nothing but positive, the people at Patara are very honest and genuine about the situation for elephants in Thailand and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

When my friends and I were planning our trip to Chiang Mai, I knew that I wanted to ride elephants. Consequently, I did extensive research about the various elephant farms/camps and learned about the horrors of this seemingly harmless, fun experience. During my search, I read multiple reviews raving about Patara discussing how well they treat their elephants and how... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When you want experience something so unique and adventurous this is the place to start. Not only are you assisting in the preservation of such a beautiful creature but you get a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience EVERYTHING that these elephants need to do during the day. From care-taking, feedings, bathing to the exercise. Taking care of the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been In Patara Elephant Farm in our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience! It's not some commercial spot as the others seem to be, it's a place where people really care about the elephants and treat them well. We spent the whole day there and we adopted one elephant for the day, so we... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

'Went there with the family incl. two kids, 4 and 7 Y, and it was very very nice. These elephants are very well trained; the kids loved it. The whole place has even improved since we've been there 7 years ago. A Must for families.

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Daly City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately for my wife she wasn't able to ride the elephants because she was pregnant but...I had fun haha.... All jokes aside this place is definitely really great. We did the half day tour with 6 other people. It cost 3800 baht per person. The bathrooms are a little shabby so it's best that you go to a clean bathroom... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Finally, on our trip in Thailand we have found the land of smiles. We had researched visiting elephants before we left and booked Patara as this looked like a place where the elephant came first. Our son who was with us is a vet student and wouldn't go to any 'zoo or show' type places. Patara didn't disappoint on any... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

In Patara you don't go to "see" the elephants, you share a whole day with them... But is way more than that... You finish your day feeling that you bonded with your elephant. Of course it is not for people who is looking for a clean comfy 1o minutes ride in a chair on the animal and take the picture.... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

No words can describe just how amazing this place is. Its not just your usual elephant riding experience and I think that's what makes it so amazing. You get to learn all about them, feed them and on top of it all you get to bath them. The trainers are also friendly which adds to the overall experience. My elephant... More

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