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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Honestly I was not thrilled with my visit here, maybe it’s because I’ve been around elephants before that just being in their presence doesn’t sell me like other people . I did the take care of a baby elephant for the day and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 316sagev
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a really great experience for me and my 4 year old son. While it took some time for him to get comfortable, about a half hour in, he was feeding, petting and ready to ride the elephants. This was definitely an experience I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Takeesha T
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I researched many elephant sanctuaries before our trip to Chiang Mai and Patara blew our experience out of the water! The love each staff member has for the elephants is so clear to visitors. We couldn't have happier and truly our lives...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Natalya G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Incredible experience hanging out with elephants. Bathing them, feeding them and learning about them was really cool. However riding them to our lunch spot proved to be a bit sketchy. Not only was our elephant was elderly and slow, we rode it up AND down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ryanfG6664XP
Reviewed 6 days ago

I chose this place because I wanted to spend a cruelty-free day with elephants. This is an elephant rescue where many of the elephants have been displaced from the city. There are no chains or hooks, just bananas, sugarcane, and trust. You do get to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aggi3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patara is a must when visiting Chiang Mai. The day starts off with complimentary pick up from hotel and you are greeted by the most professional and kind staff at Patara who dedicate their lives to these elephants. It is such a special day spent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlars1025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience for anyone interested in spending the day with elephants. Really learned a lot and had a ton of fun

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tkb111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I was reviewing just the interaction with the animal, I'd give it a much higher rating. But this place was so ludicrously poor in communication as to really damage the experience. The only person who spoke much English was the initial introductory guide. Thereafter,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LarryB34695
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having researched an ethical elephant sanctuary I chose Patara after receiving a couple of recommendations. It was incredible! It was more pricey than some other options but well worth the money, they pick you up and drop you back to the hotel, you have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 226ameenar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the middle of nowhere, a 2 hr drive from Chiangmai, this is a rescue place for elephants. The animals appear to enjoy their time with you and the handlers care for the elephants. You get a chance to clean them ride them and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Misty P
15 November 2018|
Response from ryanfG6664XP | Reviewed this property |
It’s a 2 hour flight away.
14 November 2018|
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Response from wendyd268 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we book via our travel agent so we weren’t disappointed on the day. There are tour companies you can book with just make sure you get a sanctuary. You will have a great experience
15 October 2018|
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Response from hola_czars | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! They seem happy and healthy. They are calm friendly and only do one trip per day. The elephants are so healthy that they breed them there and the environment that they live in has no fences, chains or anything to... More