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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Rescue-Recovery-Reproduction-Reintroduction for elephants with education and meaningful tourism sharing.
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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours
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Jay M wrote a review Yesterday
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We enjoyed the morning elephant care experience. We loved the experience of being with the elephants for the morning. We were surrounded by elephants from the beginning. We were matched with our elephant and their caretaker and after introductions, we mounted and rode to the waterfall water hole. Lunch was waiting and we washed them after. It was a great lifetime experience, what amazing animals. I loved the fact that the elephants were so free, no chains or fences and they were kindly treated. Great experience.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Vichai Sun wrote a review Jan 2021
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand66 contributions
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It was a wonderful experience that I would never forget. My family and I spent 6 hours with those lovely elephants joyfully. We learnt much knowledge about elephants from the elephant guardians, then we fed elephants and played with them, took photo with them, rode them walked through the forest to a little river, finally we helped them cleaning their bodies and taking bath in a pond. We were all happy. The elephants looked happy with us too. I believe that Thai people take care the elephants very well. All of elephants there looked healthy and happy. Who said that they had been violated? It is nonsense to say that. Go to see and proof it. Spend some money to help them and have a wonderful time with them.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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ally wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions9 helpful votes
We paid for 3 elephants:3 people and selected the baby elephant afternoon package. We fed the elephants, brushed off dirt from their backs, learnt about how to tell a healthy elephant from a sick one, and BATHED THE ELEPHANTS in a shallow, sandy waterfall area. A picnic in the jungle was provided while we dried off and watched the elephants continue eating. 😂 patara also sent a car to pick us up and return us back to Chiang Mai. There’s a nice shower provided at the end, so bring your towels and extra change of clothes! Our elephant handler, Khun Wit, was knowledgeable, kind and really made us feel welcomed and taught us how to tell if an elephant was feeling scared/nervous so that we would be safe. He also told us we were the first foreign guests after covid-19. This elephant sanctuary focuses on the health and happiness of its elephants - families are kept together (mama and baby elephants), mahouts stay with their assigned elephants almost 24/7 and it costs a bomb to feed elephants who eat all day long. Plus vet costs & salaries for the staff. Please come and support the elephants and the hardworking staff, & give my elephant, Maekwan a kiss for me.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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NSG wrote a review Oct 2020
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As a Thai, I have to admit I wasn’t expecting much at first. But turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. All the mahouts were amazing, especially ‘Jack’, thank you very much for sharing us a lot of things about elephants and mahout’s lives. Invaluable experiences!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Melodie W wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand. It is a little more expensive than other places, but so worth it. The elephants are taken such good care of. They help the village and help take care of the elephants because not all of the villagers can afford to feed the elephants. They only let visitors come about 10 days out of the month, and only small groups. You get to have an elephant for the day. You bond with the elephant, feed them, brush them, bathe them, swim with them, and ride them bareback for about 30 min. Each elephant has a local caretaker that helps you with all aspects of your elephant. Loved, loved this. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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