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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 keep them there. The elephants are happy and the trainers had to do very little to help us with them. They love their trainers.