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“Wonderful!”

Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours
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West Yorkshire
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

This was our second visit to Patara, the first time we shared an elephant, this time I persuaded my wife to be brave and have one each. We have no regrets going back and my wife loved every second of having her own elephant.

The day is a wonderful, life affirming opportunity to spend a day in the company of these magnificent, gentle, happy and character laden creatures. The day is wonderfully supported and enhanced by Pat and his fantastic team that do a great job and clearly love their elephants like family. Pat told us this is one day in 85 years of your life spent in close company of elephants....we've had two now and feel privileged and really very lucky.

Patara is a wonderful set up and one of the most memorable days you'll ever have...what more reason do you need to go?

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“Elephants were well taken care of”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had a great time. You get your elephant for the day and get to feed him, bath him and then ride it. I was very concerned about choosing an elephant farm that did not abuse them. The elephants seemed happy, they were well eaten and had lots of space to be in. This sanctuary has had many births during the last years and seems genuinely concerned about the preservation of elephants.we also had a great organic lunch prepared by the village ladies which included sticky rice, fried chicken (the most delicious one I had ever had in my life).
I highly recommendit, it is a unique experience
The elephant ride is hard so I do not recommend it for someone with knee or back injuries

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Another Great Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

As you continue reading the rest of the reviews, you would notice how great this place can be. I can´t say anything bad about it.

Spending a day in this farm, will draw a smile in your face the instance you see the elephants for the first time.

The mahouts are very relax and you can feel how much they love what their doing and how much they care about the elephants, it really seems that they are part of the family.

When you go in this tour, you don´t need to worry about capturing the moment, as they would do it for you. At the end of the day, they will give you a CD and DVD with many many high quality pics.

This is the most expensive tour offer in Chiang Mai, but I do think it is completely worth it. Before selecting one of this elephant tours, please make sure to avoid those who abuse the animals.

Visited November 2012
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“wonderful elephant park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Gt to hang out with an elephant in labor. People ride bareback and bathe with the elephants. `Doesn't feel like a tourist trap-it isan elephant sanctuary.

Visited December 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“this is the real deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

one of the best if not the best elephant farm in Chiang Mai. This is a total hands on with your elephant caretaker title for a day. Worth the $$$ even if it doesnt come that cheap. This is Quality before quantity business.

Visited November 2012
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