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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 301 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The trip to Patara Elephant farm was one of the highlights of my trip. For me it was potentially a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience elephants so close. You get to spend hours with your own elephant and get to spend plenty of time with much younger elephants. How many times in your life do you play with... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to spend a day with elephants, then this is the place. The day started with playing with baby elephants and getting wet smooches from the momma elephant. Then we started the real day where you get a lesson in what makes a happy elephant (wagging ears and pooping a lot). Then you feed them, clean them and... More

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Mountain VIew CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was very concerned about choosing an authentic elephant experience that was conducted with the highest ethics and care for the animals. I researched a lot of places throughout the country and this place is a true conservation farm and not a tourist side show. It is not cheap but well worth the price. There is a good amount of... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I went to this elephant place because they are there for rescue elephants and adopt elephants who need great care and looking after and they do a day experience called elephant owner for the day. I was picked up from my hotel and taken about 45 mins to the elephant park. On arrival there were 3 large elephants and 2... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you are considering this, think elephants are pretty groovy, want to support an ethical cause rather than exploit animals, or wondering if even a stop in Chiang Mai is worth it... JUST DO IT! Positives: -A family run venture - gives awareness of the elephant cruelty etc. in Thailand and highlights the importance of rehabilitation. -You learn so much... More

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Basking Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

An elephant sanctuary!! They have been bringing up elephants for generations with tender loving care. A great place to visit the elephants and be part of their lives for a day. You get to feed, bathe and walk with them. You get to know the trainers who have a spent years with the elephants and learn how to gauge their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is great! Tons of one-on-one time with the elephants and there are even babies to play around with! My boyfriend and I visited Patara Elephant Farm on our second day in Chiangmai. It was by far the most memorable experience we had on our two week vacation. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the elephants are more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was forced to do this by my wife, so take this review with a grain of salt. Positives: - Place is legitimate, caretakers truly care about the animals and have a lot of knowledge - Really up close and personal with the elephants - Bareback riding through jungle trail - Great food - Seeing baby elephants was interesting -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

No need to write a long review as many have already covered it. This trip was worth every penny, it was absolutely fantastic. The elephants are beautiful and treated very well. Each trainer seemed to be properly bonded with their elephant and I got the impression the elephants were very fond of them. Everything was amazing - bathing the elephants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Everything great has already been said about this place, but once you go you just feel like the world needs to know how great this place is. Just a wonderful and unique experience. They treat the elephants so well and educate you on them. They don't try and sell you on anything, just the love for the elephants. They are... More

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