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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 304 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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San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place has a million excellent reviews and deserves every one of them. My fiance and I went on a day trip with the elephants a few weeks ago and still can't stop talking about it. Everything was absolutely incredible. I don't know if I can add much that hasn't already been spoken about already...but I did have an amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Go to the patara Elephant Farm! This is the most amazing day. These elephants are rescued from circuses and street entertainers, it was brilliant to see a happy ending for these Elephants. They are loved and looked after extremely well. The elephants appeared to be very happy and well cared for. We even got to see a little 2 week... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and i visited this farm on 28 September. What a day. The weather was fine and hot. The elephants were happy and the staff were great. Day started with getting to know and feeding your elephant then there was a short talk on welfare and what to look for making sure your elephant was happy and healthy. Then... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Yes, the elephants are really cute.. You get a chance to play with them, wash them and feed them. There was even an 18 day old elephant to cuddle with! The entire day was great from start to finish.. But, this is where we have a doubt; The so called "trainers" (each elephant has its own trainer), walk beside you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went to this tour and this was not your average elephant tour, this is an experience that every person that goes to Thailand! The staff was amazing, explaining to us how they got there elephants, how to treat them and by an elephant owner for a day! You get to feed them, ride them to the waterfall, bath them... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Before my trip to Chiang Mai I researched heavily Elephant camps that do not abuse their animals and agreed on Patara Elephant Farm. This was the best decision I made the whole trip! Patara offered an “Elephant owner for a day” feature where you are given an Elephant to care for. You are able to feed, ride bareback and bath... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Patara Elephant Farm purely based on the great reviews on here. It was definitely the highlight of our holiday and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Chiang Mai. The team at Patara do an outstanding job and you can truly see the love and devotion these guys have towards the Elephants. There are... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a review of my trip to Patara Elephant Farm from a visit that occurred a little over a year ago in 2013. Though it has been a year, I think my concerns are likely still relevant in light of what I have read in some of the more recent negative reviews here. Given the larger number of glowing,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Great day from beginning to end... the babies, the parents, grandparents. We had a special experience "owning" an elephant, learning about their health, how to take care of them, all under the tutelage of a qualified trainer. The best part was watching the babies play in the water... Chupu and Sue were the best elephant kids we could have asked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was the best day ever. Visiting Patara was the reason we actually chose to stay in Chiang Mai. I researched for months before booking at Patara. My main concerns were to choose an experience that was not harmful to any animals.This was the reason I chose Patara and I was not disappointed. From the minute we arrived you could... More

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