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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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You will NEVER forget the elephants

Besides the obvious that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the elephants are in amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karla R
Once ina lifetime experience

What an experience we had!!!! Spent the day with two amazing mama elephants and a bay. We bathed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patrick B
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299/22 | Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Besides the obvious that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the elephants are in amazing condition and in their natural environment. There aren't any cages or ropes of some sort outlining spaces of the tropical mountains where elephants can't and can go - they are conditioned...More

Thank Karla R
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an experience we had!!!! Spent the day with two amazing mama elephants and a bay. We bathed them, fed them, played with them, and just learned all about them. We left the reserve changed people with an appreciation to these amazing creatures. If you...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as a family activity with our kids, 10 years & 12 years. We choose the afternoon session and really enjoyed it. While it isn't a cheap experience we are really glad we did it, we see it as a once in a...More

Thank Belinda N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn’t be more grateful for my experience at Patara! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and the elephants were spoiled and so very well taken care of! You can feel the love and passion the staff has for these animals! They taught us...More

Thank TiffanyHet
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the 'Elephant Owner for a Day' experience. They picked us up from our hotels on time. My only gripe here is that we never got a confirmation e-mail and had to call them several times before confirming that we actually had a spot,...More

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip before we went as the highlight of our trip. We wanted to go to a sanctuary rather then ride an elephant. So pleased with a half day tour. My daughter and I were the only ones attending on our day. We...More

Thank wendy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience; Truly life changing! I booked the half day shared which included round trip transportation (about an hour drive from the hotel each way), elephant feeding, elephant riding, and elephant bathing. The transfers were very spacious and clean and there was an...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed half a day in the farm nice and friendly people good experience. There are other farms which are cheaper need to search the internet. This place waaaay too expensive. They share the photo clicked in thier camera via thier site which is ridiculous...More

Thank deveshskumar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly was an experience! Up close and personal to these majestic beasts, and clearly so well loved and cared for. Patara is well organised and well intentioned, doing fantastic conservation work for these gorgeous animals. Happy, playful, cheeky elephants full of energy with bright...More

Thank Cherie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible afternoon spent learning about, caring for, and interacting with these amazing creatures!!!! It was an “over the top” experience, conducted with great instruction and care. Truly unforgettable!!

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grace j
26 August 2018|
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Response from Nuno D | Reviewed this property |
I was there last year and yes, a few baby elephants around. They are very sweet but naughty :D I got the mum and baby to take care off but the baby was not very well educated and was very strong :D Still an amazing... More
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Jana D | Reviewed this property |
I disagree with the above answers - many of the elephants at Patara were born in captivity or brought up in tourism, but this place provides an place to live much healthier lives. The elephants have been taking out of... More