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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 305 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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Toronto, Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I will begin by saying that my sister encountered Patara while researching Thailand and was super excited, immediately sending the link to my mother and I. Upon opening the link, I was disturbed and brought my concerns to her attention. I see a lot of great reviews about Patara; I think many people rely on what they see and don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Me and my boyfriend did the half day day care it was great!! We saw the new baby elephants which varied from a few months to just six days old! (You can check their Facebook page for updates) After learning how to communicate with the elephants we fed them and learned how to check their health. We then went down... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

To echo the sentiments of many of the reviewers, the Patara Elephant Farm was a once in a lifetime trip! To be in such close quarters with such an amazing animal is something that can hardly be described in words. Unlike most of the reviewers here, during our visit to Patara, my girlfriend and I chose to SHARE the care... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Thailand. The elephants are such sweet creatures and it was a full day of full on interaction with them (feeding them, brushing them, feeding them again, giving them water, trekking, bathing them, etc). The baby elephants in particular were an absolute riot - on the trek they were slipping and sliding... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I just can't explain how awesome this experience was. The staff was very professional and we were treated very well. I have to admit when first introduced to the elephants, it can be a bit overwhelming. I had never been so close to such an large animal. But after just a few minutes you realize how gentle these creatures can... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

this day is worth every penny and if you care about elephants, you will come alive via this experience. I have been planning my day with the elephants for years, so my expectations were high and I had read every blog and list about the importance of choosing an ethical place to ride elephants. Patara was exactly the right place.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My mom and I went to Patara after it was recommended by some other travelers we met. What an amazing place! I really appreciate that Patara is focused on the animals health as well as the four R's of Rescue, Recovery, Reproduction & Reintroduction. Our guide for the day was Jack and he did a great job of looking after... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

we had no wish to see elephants, dancing, playing football or painted, nor did we like the big metal seats on theirs backs so it came down to a choice of a few options. We did the half day elephant care and it was amazing. I had read all the negative reviews here and I was a little nervous prior... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was our second visit to Patara Elephant Farm. It was as good if not better than the first. The owner Pat has a solid vision to increase elephant numbers with their healthy elephants and breeding program. This was evident with the number of baby elephants successfully bred on farm. It was great to see some of the elephants from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We informed ourselves about different elephant farms near Chiang Mai and this seemed to us one oft the most elephant-friendly ones. And indeed, the Patara elephants are being treated in an impressive way. Patara let their elephants lead a happy life because at night they're free and during the day they get to be ridden about one hour and being... More

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