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“Awesome experience”

Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours
Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was an amazing experience. It may be a little more expensive but its worth every penny. Although you do get a chance to ride the elephants, this experience is way more than this. The coolest part is that you really have an opportunity to bond with your elephant. You get to learn about how to assess the health of the elephant, feed the elephant, properly wash/clean the elephant. Art was our head guide and he did a fantastic job explaining all the details. The lunch provided was delicious and had a nice mix of Thai and international cuisine. We travelled with two 6 yr olds and the guides were very good helping them connect with the elephants. If you're planning to do an elephant experience don't go anywhere else. You wont be disappointed.

Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been to this area twice,once we worked with the elephants at the Amari resort up by Chiang Rie which was wonderful,but the experience at Patara was so much more rewarding and fun. From the moment they pick you up at the hotel you are in for a special day,the guides speak very good English,explain what the farm is about and give lessons to learn how to handle the elephants. After setting up the groups you meet your elephant for the day,you wash,feed do a routine checkup on how they slept,than learn to mount the elephant. If you are an elephant lover which is why you came here you can't help being overwhelmed by the power and beauty of these wonderful animals Riding them into the jungle up and down the hills is an experience you will never forget. We could go on and on but this is an experience that most be experienced to believe and this camp is the best in Thailand! Have fun

Thank Jay3334
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to Patara November 2011 and to this day it is still fresh in my mind. The experience with the elephants was amazing and there was so much respect for the elephants. It is a must do while in Chiang Mai. It still brings a smile to my face.

Thank Cheryl E
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

An absolutely amazing experience! I can't say enough good things about the Patara Elephant Farm. Don't be tempted to go somewhere cheaper. Definitely worth every penny(or baht). Jack(head guide) was excellent. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, very good english and takes great photos. I read MANY reviews on Patara before booking and after spending a day there I can confidently say that you can believe every positive comment posted. I'll say the rest with pictures!

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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Thailand many times in the last 25 years, but this is our first time in Chiang Mai in over 10 years. Patara Elephant camp is both a truly amazing experience, and very important for Thailand. Spend your money here, and avoid Tiger Kingdom, which is the antithesis to Patara and should not be supported by us - one day, hopefully the tigers can be treated with the same respect as the elephants at Patara (though still not everywhere in Thailand unfortunately).

It seems expensive initially, compared with other 'attractions'. But, rest assured, this is an experience, not an attraction and it is an experience like no other.

1  Thank Yaraman
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