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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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Address: 299/22 | Mae Hea, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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Our visit to Paterson Elephant Farm was the most expensive thing we did on a 15 day Southeast Asia vacation and well worth it. You are greeted exuberantly by the staff on... read more

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our visit to Paterson Elephant Farm was the most expensive thing we did on a 15 day Southeast Asia vacation and well worth it. You are greeted exuberantly by the staff on arrival and immediately start interacting with a mother and her toddler and infant. You learn a great deal about the elephants and then are assigned your very own... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Best day ever! We chose Patara, because it was recommended by friends who thoroughly researched all the different elephant experiences. Research told them that it was the original experience, most ethical and the others are just trying to copy the Patara experience. They loved it, and so did I. It was a high quality experience. From pick up in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From being picked up at our hotel to the extremely well organised day and beautifully looked after elephants, this sanctuary was wonderful and we had a blast. By the end of the day you really have a connection with your own elephant that you have been writing and are given a DVD with videos and photos that their team take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was great. All of the staff were extremely knowledgeable for a well rounded experience. They seem to really care of the animals and also teach the visitors how to know if an elephant is well cared for. A great learning experience!

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west midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the half day tour which was fabulous. I can believe I rode an elephant. We spent time with these magnificent beasts, feeding them, washing them and a long ride. Each elephant had a handler and mine was not particularly friendly towards me. It didnt spoil it but its unusual in Thailand as everyone has been so friendy. The... More 

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Edison, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This sanctuary is very well thought out and organized and maintained by the staff. I signed up for the Elephant Owner for the Day and confirmation was a breeze and car pick-up was on schedule. You arrive at the site and get to spend some leisure time with a few elephants feeding them breakfast and some photo ops. Elephants range... More 

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1 Thank Carolyn N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day began with a longer than advertised car ride up to the farm. This was mostly because of traffic in the morning. There was a very steep and winding mountain road through the jungle that featured incredible views, we even saw some wild elephants on the way! The driver and staff spoke excellent English. Upon arrival at the farm,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend chose this experience due to the high amount of good reviews but don't be fooled! Everything seemed good on arrival as we were greeted by the elephants but from here on it went down hill. We had a brief 5 minute introduction which was pointless due to the poor English. The website states that we would... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this for my 2 daughters based on the reviews on this sight. Even though our planned holiday was to Krabi, we took a detour via Chang Mai,it was worth every penny. These elephants are not only well cared for, they are loved. I never new that elephants actually smile when happy.The girls had a fantastic day and lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience. The best thing we did on the trip. Getting to know an Elephant or two, feeding, brushing, and bathing them was wonderful. Riding them through the jungle without any kind of saddle just a rope was amazing.

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