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“Highlight of our trip!!”

Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Well we saw who's on trip advisor and was impressed by the great feedback so we went along.

From beginning to end they were amazing! The experience was mind blowing and really was worth the money you pay for it!

The company CARE for the animals an that shows!

Their level of English is fantastic and there is a sense of family and unity which you are openly invited to become a part of!

If you are considering it, DO IT!! I promise you won't regret it, one of the most profound experiences of my life!

Thank Jaysmith2108
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Don't miss this in Chaing Mai. They love the elephants here and do not exploit them. They are trying to increase the elephant population and are doing a great job. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of the best things we did in Thailand! I still cannot stop talking about it!

There are several of these types of excursions available, we chose Patara because of it's excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and were not disappointed in any way.

I loved that we got to spend the entire day with our elephant, it created a real connection for me to these amazing animals.

And there is nothing quite so educational as hands-on-experience, we learned so much about them as we helped feed, water, exercise & bathe them.

A unique meal at the end, a veritable feast spread out on banana leaves for us by the staff was surprisingly delicious (and memorable), and then we rolled up all the left-overs & fed them to our elephant as their snack!

But the unexpected highlight for us was getting to interact with the baby elephants, as young as just a few months old. Steve's elephant for the day was a Mama, and her 1-year old shut down the whole safari at one point while he nursed! I mean, really, how many times in life do you get to say you had this level of interaction?

I count it among the most amazing experiences I've ever had!

However, you should note it is VERY physical. No ladders to mount them, no real seats or saddles, so it is a workout to hang on for the ride through the jungle. And that's not including washing them in the river, top to bottom, tip to tail! We did not count that as a negative in any way, we enjoyed it immensely, but keep in mind that you will be a participant and not just an observer on this excursion

Thank PassportEnvyTA
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Amazing elephants,Amazing staff,Amazing scenery,Amazing food,one of the best days of our lives! we will remember it forever and have DvD taken by their staff to share with everyone,

Thank Lynda S
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The other reviews describe the experience well. It was the highlight of our trip. They book up early so book this first and arrange the rest of your trip around this reservation.

Thank zuttoman
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