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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
66-81 9922551, 66 81-6710958
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Ranked #6 of 305 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Six stars for Patara! We had the most incredible day. Even after reading all the glowing reviews, it still exceeded our expectations. First, it was clear from the start that all of the guides feel a deep love for the elephants under their care. They rescue them from circuses, logging operations, and other poor treatment facilities. In turn, Patara feels... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic day spent learning about elephants and seeing them in a natural environment. The handlers and all staff are brilliant and make you feel very welcome. The cost was slightly more than other days with elephants but worth every penny as these beautiful animals are kept in part of a national park and have loads of space... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

What an incredible "WOW" experience. I had read many amazing reviews of this place and they are all for good reason. It was incredible. The pictures are perfect. Every moment, every part of this incredible learning experience was captured. The elephant handlers had amazing temperament with their elephants and were great to learn from. It's a big family there and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My fiancee and I did a full day trip with Patara. It was incredible. The day started with meeting a mother elephant and her baby and feeding them. You are then given an informative briefing on elephant behavior, healthcare, food etc. The first step was to bond with your elephant, this is achieved by feeding him/her lots of bananas. After... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Where do I even begin? First, Patara is a purely humane organization promoting rehabilitation, reintroduction, and reproduction of elephants. Patara provided us a 1 day experience with the elephants. We learned hot to care for them, feed them, bath them in the river near a waterfall and love them. They also had a photographer who provided several hundred photos of... More

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Alton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is our second visit this year and I can't praise it enough! There is so much time to get to know your elephant that you don't want to leave. There is time to play with the babies who love the interaction, The staff are so caring both for the elephants and the guests. It is a truly amazing place.

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Stoughton, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Everyone we spoke to in Chiang Mai from the taxi driver to our hotel staff agreed that Patara is the best. There were 10 babies born this year alone which is a key indicator that the adult females are healthy and treated well. Patara prides themselves on the health of their elephants and the new births. There was a 1-day... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

A MUST DO! This was by far the best experience of my life. I spent the entire day with my own personal elephant Boonpat and his trainer Tap learning all about elephants and this farm. The way the trainers nuture and love the elephants was breath-taking. Being able to join in with learning how to walk, bathing, feeding, riding, talking... More

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Tustin Ranch, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is nothing more I can add but that they are fabulous in every detail. From the pickup to making you feel comfortable to educating all about elephants. The one thing I was seriously hesitant was the part about bathing them in the river. Being paranoid bout parasites or worms, I'm happy to say that i think it's fine due... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was very nervous and skeptical about an elephant experience, because I didn't want to support something harmful to the animals. After A TON of research, I decided upon Patara. First, the experience itself is amazing and surreal. You get an elephant for the day and it is the coolest thing I've ever done. But, aside from that, I was... More

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