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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

Address: 299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 286 321
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Ranked #7 of 333 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I chose this elephant farm because from online research it looked like they took the best care of their animals. And they did look very happy indeed, tails wagging and ears flapping. The experience was amazing, we got to feed, clean and bathe the elephants and ride them bare back (please don't go to places that use chairs, this puts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The moment we jumped out of the van, we were greeted by a whole family of elephants! That moment alone was surreal. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park! When do you ever get to see such big animals right before your eyes running free!?! Jack, our guide spent a good 30-45 minutes speaking to us about the farm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Seems a great project, with all the elephants very well looked after and seeming very pleased to see us (especially with food in our hands ;)). Nice lunch included and you get a CD at the end with all your photos on it which is a great souvenir. Get to ride the elephants for a long time in very natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand! The elephants were amazing and so sweet. I've never been so close to an animal so large and it can be slightly intimidating at first, but the people there were so great and you can tell they really care about what they are doing. The food lunch was great and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

it was so amazing to be here, interacting with the elephants. we had a full day to spend here, we fed them, we checked their health, we cleaned them, we rode them, we bathed them we hugged them we connected with them.....there were baby elephants with their moms, old male elephants with huge tusks. the babies would crawl on you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Simply magical and amazing! The elephants are obviously very well cared for by the team of people here. We did the half day elephant care and enjoyed it all-from walking, bathing and riding our elephants. If you do not want to get wet, dusty or dirty I would not recommend this experience however, one of our fellow travelers stated he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent a day at this farm as part of our honeymoon! We decided to share an elephant as it meant we could spend the entire day together. Pick up was on time in a 4x4 and the drive is about 45mins to the camp. You then mingle with the elephants before an informative talk and being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Let start by saying that it was elephants that brought me to Thailand. About a year ago I read an article about elephants that paint that reside in Chiang Mai. As a fellow artist and creative person I so wanted to see their process and paint side by side with an elephant. After seeing a video I was mesmerized. With... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

"Extinction is Forever" So have a once in a life-time expenience to share the responsibilities of taking care of an elephant. Become an "Elephant owner for a Day" learn how to approach your elephant correctly, know the elephant's temperament, feed and check its health. Bathe and brush your own elephant in the river, learn how to ride on its neck,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are dozens of elephant camps and attractions in and around Chiang Mai. I live here in Chiang Mai and have been to many of them. A couple of years ago I discovered Patara Elephant Farm and in my opinion it is the best one, if you have one entire day to devote to your visit. I have been three... More 

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