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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 293 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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Spend the whole day. There are good toilets and lots of free water to drink. An amazing experience with the added bonus of completely ethical and passionate people running the farm. Its not too much to say its a life changing experience

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Cranbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have to say this was the most expensive tour I've done but this was the highlight and the main reason I've visited Chiang Mai and money worth spent! This is not your usual elephant farm where elephants perform for entertainment. This is a very personal encounter that only you and your elephant will understand. When I visited the Elephant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I would have given 6 start if that was possible! It is an amazing experience to take care of an elephant for a day. It all starts with checking the health of your elephant, brushing it off, spraying water on it, feeding and then walking through the jungle on the neck of the elephant. The was concluded at a waterfall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We looked at a few of the elephant activities in Chiang Mai and decided that Patara sounded the most friendly and natural Elephant Farm around. What an afternoon! It was probably one of the most amazing afternoons that we have spent as a family together. There were 5 of us in all with our youngest being an 8 years old.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a once in a life time experience. It is by far the best elephant eco friendly adventure in Thailand. When visitors come to visit me in Bangkok I always make sure that they have time to take part in this activity. Easy early one day flight to Chiang Mai - they pick you up and will deliver back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing day, staff genuine, elephants well looked after, no gimmicks just caring for these amazing creatures. Once in a life time, have done others that dont compare so worth the extra money. The talk at the beginning is inspiring too! Picnic in the bamboo hit overlooking the water was great!

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Carnoustie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I won't cover all the points expressed in the other reviews because it's all been said before. It is utterly fantastic and truly a once in a lifetime experience. The first thing we met was a six week old baby who was so charming you can't put it into words with the most patient mother in the world. The rest... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An amazing and unforgettable experience. The staff really care about the elephants and we got a real appreciation for the character and welfare of these amazing animals. We felt very safe and well looked after. My husband and I, and our 14 year old daughter, found the bare back riding initially challenging but great fun once we'd got the hang... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were a little apprehensive as this seemed a lot of money especially for Thailand but it was so worth it! Picked up from our hotel in a very nice mini van and taken to the farm. A very warm welcome and straight off a reminder for bug spray and lotion. We had the most awesome day with the elephants.... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must do !!! Such an amazing experience, very hands on and informative! A great camp that helps rehabilitate elephants. Guides are amazing, experience is unforgettable !

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