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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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Incredible afternoon

I did a bit of research and tried to book the full day, but only a half day was available - and it by far exceeded our expectations! As soon as we got off the transportation van... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

I did a bit of research and tried to book the full day, but only a half day was available - and it by far exceeded our expectations! As soon as we got off the transportation van, a mother and baby elephant ran up to greet us. We were able to enjoy the little family, listen to the owner, Pat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand! I can't say enough good things about Patara. you get to spend the whole day with an elephant and get to know and communicate with it. The lunch provided was unbelievable. It was more expensive than some of the other elephant experiences but the value was there from the experience we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We spent a day with the elephants at Patara and it was exactly what we had hoped for. We did a lot of research leading up to our visit to an elephant park as we were really concerned about their treatment and well being. I was afraid I'd be saddened to see poor treatment but was really happy to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to describe the Patara experience as I've never done anything like it. Being in the picturesque jungle like hillside of Chiang Mai with elephants present would be amazing enough. However, the fact that you get to befriend an elephant and feed, care for, and play with your new behemoth friend is quite surreal. I highly recommend Patara to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I spent 8 days total at Patara with a volunteer group, GLA. It was an incredible experience. I love animals especially elephants and hate to see them in circuses or zoos or places where they do tricks for people. This place was exactly what all sanctuaries should be. The elephants were so happy and you could see the relationships between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you want a up close and personal encounter with and elephant Patara's elephant farm is worth your time and money. Not cheap but a full day of activities. From what we could see, the farm is run by a local tribe who seem to really care about their elephants. Each person is assigned an elephant based on what Patara's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The elephant owner for a day experience is really worth it's money. And you support a good thing with your fee. They really care for the elephants and don't force them to do stupid tricks or carry tourists all day long. We received a very good instruction and learnt a lot about elephants and how they live and behave. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

got to play with the baby elephant all alone, no rush in a nice place in the mountains, laughed to see my wife atop an elephant on its side in the water while she did a balancing act to scrub it down; get the one on one elephant experience; then a nice 1 hr trail along the river..its expensive for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had an amazing time and experience at Patara - it is worth the expense, even for a family of 4. I was forewarned about what to wear and was so glad that I was prepared because some people were uncomfortable. You will get wet! I would advise wearing your swimsuit, board shorts, KEENS or other type water sandal and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

I spent a week at Patara Elephant Farm doing work experience for my Veterinary degree and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff were wonderful and the care of the elephants was outstanding. Each day Pat and his team provided an invaluable learning experience which I will never forget! I would highly recommend that anyone who visits Chiang... More 

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