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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 342 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I left booking at Patara a bit late. I tried booking in December for January and the "Elephant Owner for a Day" program was fully booked out but they were able to accommodate us for "Elephant Day Care" which I had not seen advertised at all on their website. I'm not sure if it is available all the time or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent a lot of time searching for a humane elephant farm to visit while in Chiang Mai. Patara did not disappoint. The caretakers were very involved throughout the day, making sure we were well educated on the proper care of our elephants and continually watching over us to ensure the elephants didn't get hurt, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Spent an amazing day with my wife, sister-in-law and nephew. Learning about the most gentle giants I've had the pleasure to befriend! Patara does everything first rate picking us up at the hotel and driving us through the mountains to the farm. We were then permitted to casually mingle with some of the mothers, their babies and their mahouts(personal trainer).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

All of the reviews for Patara Elephant Farm sound the same...the best place, once in a lifetime, incredible, etc. Can it really be that good? After visiting Patara Elephant Farm, I can say, without hesitation, that all of the accolades are deserved. I understand that I am repeating the same information as previous reviews but Patara is an incredible place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a day trek discovering and learning about these wonderful creatures. Each of these elephants appeared happy and playful. The guides were wonderful and guided the elephants skillfully. The tour and time exceeded our expectations and the way the elephants are treated was outstanding. I had the opportunity to see other elephant farms in the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Patara Elephant Farm in January of 2015 with my sister. My sister booked the experience for us. Their goal, as I was told, is to go beyond rescue. They rescue viable elephants, nurse them back to health & happiness in order to re-populate the species. For the record, I do not normally attend shows which featured trained animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Everything all the previous reviewers raved about is true. Spending an entire day with your adopted elephant is truly a once in a lifetime experience. My husband and I extended our stay in Chiang Mai just so we could get in on the action and it was well worth the change in plans. Tips 1. bring sun screen and insect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Patara Elephant Farm was simply the best part of my entire experience in Thailand. I cannot stress enough how amazing it was to enter a clearing and see elephants roaming free. NO cages, NO pointy sticks, NO inhumane treatment. The people there truly cared for the elephants and were interested in educating us about their health, life, and preservation. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am not sure we can add much more to all the other reviews on tripadvisor. From first pick up to drop off at the hotel the service was superb. A great lunch was provide, lots of choice and lots of it. We visited on our honeymoon and have to say it really was one of the highlights of trip.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our family had a fantastic day at Patara Elephant Farm in December. It was a marvellous experience and one we will never forget. The previous excellent reviews on Tripadvisor are well founded and say it all. These elephants are clearly well cared for and this is evident in their appearance and nature. The day is very much hands on, making... More 

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