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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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Address: 299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 286 321
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My husband and I had a wonderful day. They picked us up on time from our hotel in Chiang Mai and we got to the "farm" earlier than the other group. We played with 2 baby elephants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

ALL elephants undergo HORRIFIC abuse as babies to "break them" so that they allow humans to ride them. This ancient ritual is called "Phajaan". (LOOK IT UP!) Phajaan directly translates to "to separate"- meaning the separation of an animal's spirit from his or her body, or, in other words, to break an animal's spirit. Phajaan is a six-day ceremony that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the experience of the day with the Elephants! I did a lot of research prior to booking to find somewhere that cared for the elephants and were reputable - the conservation programme they have in place here sounds incredible and you can tell the trainers really love and care for their elephants and the guests... that is except for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful day. They picked us up on time from our hotel in Chiang Mai and we got to the "farm" earlier than the other group. We played with 2 baby elephants while the mothers stayed close by and ate bamboo. Later on they divided us into 2 groups with 8 people each. We each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Patara picked us up from our hotel (Yaang Come) in the morning and dropped us back off in the evening. It was an amazing day with healthy and happy elephants. A full day is highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the elephant some were chained to the floor and not much shelter from the sun, photo with the elephant after the show but they do expect tipping 200 baht

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited patara elephant farm a few years ago and the experience is still in our minds now. The staff are absolutely fantastic and the elephants look like they are treated with a lot of TLC. My wife is dead against animal cruelty but even she thought that it was amazing as she could tell that they really did look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was such a wonderful experience getting to know our elephants and their trainers. The farm is a 1 1/2 hours in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai. After working with the elephants, you take your first ride to your picnic lunch spot and then after lunch a ride up the side of a mountain. Everyone is very nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a blast! Wonderful and memorable experience feeding, bathing and riding the elephants. I think the half day option that we took was a good amount. Only downside was the price. Very expensive 3800 baht a person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Just visited Patara yesterday for the 'elephant owner for a day' package with my husband and can't recommend it enough. It was about 1.5 hours from our hotel (they pick you up at your hotel around 7:30am) to get up to the elephant sanctuary in the hills of Chiang Mai. We took a short hike to meet our family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

They rehabilitate and focus on breeding to ensure the longevity of the species. They own tons of acreage and the elephants are well taken care of. We did the day long trip where we basically get our own elephant and learn the ins and outs of being a mahoot. You're off in a beautiful rural area 40 minutes outside Chiang... More 

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