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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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Address: 299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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$161*
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Half-Day Patara Elephant Farm Experience from Chiang Mai
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Full-Day Patara Elephant Farm Experience from Chiang Mai

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Half day spent at Patara- great bonding experience with elephants , and while it is not a cheap attraction , memories we created are priceless!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I did the 'Elephant Keeper for a Day' yesterday. Like many who end up choosing Patara we had done a lot of research to try and find an organisation we felt 'ethically comfortable' with and this is definitely that. Throughout the whole day I felt convinced that the elephants are central to the farms focus and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Half day spent at Patara- great bonding experience with elephants , and while it is not a cheap attraction , memories we created are priceless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing, one of the best days you will experience in your life. We were told about the elephants well in advance of travelling to Thailand, what we didn't know was that there are rather a lot of different ones to visit. Keen on not giving money to a place that mistreats the elephants we got talking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked this tour well in advance and even months ahead of time had trouble with availability given the popularity of the tour, and with good reason! They picked us up promptly from our hotel early and we traveled to the farm with plenty of cold bottled water and rest stops as needed - it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a day, what an amazing dvd they made for us. I must have taken thousands of pictures on my trip to Thailand and none compare to the ones that Patara took for us at the Elephant sanctuary. Most amazing day of my trip. I was nervous about the cost, but I'll tell you now I'd spend double that for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I spent an afternoon with their elephant program. It was a great experience. There was a lot of interaction with different elephants. Staff appeared to take good care of the elephants and provided a lot of information regarding what they do to make sure they are treated well. They also took a lot of pictures and videos of each person's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As soon as I knew my two children and I (ages 12 and 10) were going to be in Chiang Mai, I contacted Patara to book the three of us for the Elephant Owner for a Day program. The entire experience lived up to and exceeded my expectations. This Thai family owned non-profit is doing remarkable work with elephants. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 had a wonderful day washing, feeding and taking care of these rescued elephants. We then exercised them in the lush jungle by riding on their necks. We were very well taken care of by the trainers, each had their own elephant. It was a very personal experience as our family of 4 were our own group.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good outfit. The service was first class and they treat their elephants very well. I highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous experience after a lot of research. Great interaction with the amazingly intelligent elephants. We did the half day "elephant day care" and that was plenty of time to learn about the elephants, experience feeding, washing and bathing, and riding back to the farm from the waterfall and generally getting to know your own elephant. You will get filthy, so... More 

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