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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 299 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Believe all the Excellent reviews below about this place and then times them by 10! This is really the most wonderful place to visit and was the highlight of our visit to the beautiful country of Thailand. I was there with my wife and two daughters aged 8 and 12, and they have not stopped talking about the experience since.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the experience at Patara is worth all the money spent, if only I could stay here all days! This morning I left Chiang Mai and I was crying because I was away from my Mae Tip, I recommend it to everyone, I have never been afraid and ride bare back in the jungle made me feel at peace with myself... More

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience for the whole family, kids and adults. Impressed with level of care elephants received. Had 4-6 hours with an individually assigned elephant and trainer feeding, cleaning, bathing, and riding. Learned how to care for elephants and spent all day with individual elephants.

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london
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Is it a fantastic day with awe inspiring animals ....yes it is.....is it hot, very tiring and potentially dangerous? Yes it is . I am a horse rider and my husband a very physically fit person, both in our late 40 s and we struggled on the latter part of the trek. We did the elephants trainer for a day... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

After much research and trawling through the TA reviews we decided Patara was the place for us. We booked months in advance as advised and confirmed our booking on our arrival in Chiang Mai. We were collected at the time we were told in a comfortable van for the journey to Patara. WOW! What a day! Myself and my two... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience at Patara Elephant Farm! Extremely impressed with their conservation efforts and kind and caring treatment of the elephants. It is clear that the elephants love their trainers and are well treated. I was excited and a little apprehensive to meet my elephant, but by the end of the day I was completely relaxed around her. I learned so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place proves the importance of doing your research and finding out the most ethical way to visit the elephant tourism industry. I am so glad that I chose Patara to spend the afternoon with these beautiful animals. What a great experience! They really educate you on their values as an organisation and inform you that this is more about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am not going to spend any time saying that it was amazing, as many posts here will tell you all about the experience (arriving, information, getting to know the elephant, feeding, riding, washing…), how friendly the staff is, how beautiful the animals are, how lunch is delicious, etc.. It is an experience you would never have anywhere else outside... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is very difficult when you visit a place as a tourist to have experiences without the "touristic make-up". The day with elephants at Patara Elephant Farm was an experience as raw as could be but so rich in flavour that will be unforgettable for the rest of our lives. All around this project work perfectly, trained and extremely friendly... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What can I say?? This was the most amazing experience my boyfriend and I had in Thailand. We booked well in advance and needed to confirm our place once we were in Chiang Mai. It started early in the morning when we were picked up by a very friendly man from Patara Elephant Farm. Once we arrived we saw some... More

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