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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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$161.85*
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Half-Day Patara Elephant Farm Experience from Chiang Mai
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$244.55*
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Full-Day Patara Elephant Farm Experience from Chiang Mai

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Amazing and wonderful experience - Once in a lifetime

I read many reviews and stories about places to ride elephants but this place always came up as being one of the best that care for them and to educate people so my wife and I... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read many reviews and stories about places to ride elephants but this place always came up as being one of the best that care for them and to educate people so my wife and I signed up for this and it was incredible. We did the whole day experience. First you get comfortable around the elephants, the babies were... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like many of the other reviewers, my fiance and I (27 years old) had a tremendous experience at Patara in August 2016. When we booked our trip to Thailand, we knew we wanted to spend a day with elephants, but struggled to pick an elephant tour among the ongoing debate about ethical treatment and the mixed reviews at just about... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best elephant experience in Chiang Mai! The staff was nice, the elephants were amazing. I miss them so much already! We had an unforgettable time not only riding our elephants, but feeding them, bathing them, and just learning about them. I admire everyone who works there. They do a great job at taking care of the elephants. Thank you... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My adult daughters and I loved the full day experience - Elephant Owner for the Day. It was amazing. We each feed our elephants by hand, washed them in the lake in the morning and afternoon, took two rides on them and generally played with them all day. The day was physically active and we got soaked in the lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What more can be said? If you are an animal lover this is a must. The handlers love their elephants. This is a close an intimate experience. Bring lots of bug spray and get ready to get dirty. It was so lovely learning so much about the elephants in their "natural" setting. I wouldn't recommend the full day if you... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with our three young children (ages 7, 3 and 1) and had a wonderful experience. The 3 and 1 year old were free. The two little ones rode an elephant with my husband and me. The day was so memorable. The lunch is unbelievable. They give you a CD at the end if the day for FREE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an AMAZING experience! The staff was nice, the elephants were terrific the entire experience was exceptional. Highly recommended!!

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Thank paulabranch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best elephant experience in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We were very concerned about finding a fun, fully immersive, and humane elephant preserve, and this checked all the boxes. Start the day off by meeting a cute baby elephant just to get used to seeing them. Then everyone gets matched up with their own elephant, which you feed so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

BEST day ever! 1.vegetarian friendly,just tell them when you get there (made us a special meal of vege fried rice👍) 2.Humane and elephant rescue and rehabilitation program, plenty of babies! 3.intimate and amazing one on one time (just be ready for a mini work out while riding your elephant through the woods/forest/mountain) 4.bring mosquito/bug spray! 5.if you love elephants COME... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand. This was an amazing experience. I would recommend it to everyone. You learn all about these amazing gentle giants. You can see the wonderful relationship between the animal and the handlers. The handler actually sleeps in the forest on a hammock with the elephants so they don't stray. If I should... More 

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