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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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299/22 | Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
+66 98 549 3644
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Experience of a lifetime!!!

Words can’t explain this experience. I did a lot of research on the ethics of elephants. I was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie S
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Unforgettable experience!!

My 4 daughters (ages 27,20,18,17) and I visited the sanctuary and we had a magical experience!! The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alejandra K
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299/22 | Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Words can’t explain this experience. I did a lot of research on the ethics of elephants. I was a bit unsure since you can ride the elephants but let me tell you. These massive animals are incredibly kind and well taken care of. I never...More

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 4 daughters (ages 27,20,18,17) and I visited the sanctuary and we had a magical experience!! The elephants are so beautiful! We fed them, washed them rode them! They are treated humanly and looked like very happy elephants 😊. It was totally worth it!! although...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Patara elephant experience exceeded all my expectations. It was an unbelievable day. Being so close and interacting with the elephants was amazing, and so was the beauty of the location. The staff was wonderful. They were very helpful and didn't push anybody to do...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a MUST in life! Magical and most grateful for this experience. Don’t forget: your swimming suit, *girls* a comfortable one and maybe like shorts or something like that, it’s better to wear the typical elephant pants and a T-shirt below the clothes they give...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oooh such a humbling experience it was just to be in the company of these monolith-like beings. We chose this particular sanctuary because we did not want to ride the elephants and have them work in order to entertain tourists. This sanctuary cared for the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Picked up by shuttle Got to play with a 6 month baby elephant. By far my favorite part of the park as he was playful and the adult elephant basically tolerated me. We them separated into 3 groups of six. We met our elephant which...More

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This elephant tour was really great. We went hoping to interact and observe the elephants, especially the younger ones. They start the tour out with a very intense “photo shoot” where they attempt to take a photo of you in every imaginable position with a...More

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was great. I felt the elephants I interacted with were content. The included lunch was great. If I were to do it again, I would request to take a hike around and see some of the rest of the elephants

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to love this experience - especially given the price having chosen Patara over the many other options because of the reviews and inclusions. Yes the elephants seem well cared for but I felt the program gave little consideration to well being of participants...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A once in a lifetime experience spending the day caring for the elephants at Patara. “Jack” picked us up, led our group through the day without feeling rushed or overly touristy and answered all our questions. My husband & I had visited a few years...More

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trvlcrzy
26 June 2018|
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Response from silvercode | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the resort and the hotel staff drive us there, I also took the boat upstream to get to ride the elephant. Sorry I cannot answer your question.
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jentay2018
15 June 2018|
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Response from Wisanu S | Property representative |
Yes. We will make the trip flexible for your family and will provide rest area when needed.
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janedseyz
13 June 2018|
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Response from AnnaG1NJ | Reviewed this property |
They give you an outfit that mimics the elephant trainers which is pants and a top. Alls included :) have an amazing time! We loved it
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