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Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours

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299/22 | Mae Ha / Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
+66 53 286 321
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Not a sanctuary at all, more like slavery!

At first it was nice. They show the place and the elephant as it was a paradise. But after a few... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thais P
Gonzales, Louisiana
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Personal adventure with your own dear elephant

One of us had visited here last year, she loved it so much, she booked this extraordinary private... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue C
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299/22 | Mae Ha / Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
+66 53 286 321

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At first it was nice. They show the place and the elephant as it was a paradise. But after a few minutes with Poo, our elephant, we notice that he was sneezing blood. We showed the blood to the trainer and he tried to hide...More

Thank Thais P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of us had visited here last year, she loved it so much, she booked this extraordinary private tour again for our group of 7. The sanctuary is a haven for rescued elephants. Best place in the world for these gentle animals weighing as much...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great opportunity to play with elephants in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai. All the staff were lovely and very friendly — we were given plenty of relaxed time to see some mothers and babies on arrival, and plenty of one-on-one time with our...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wish I could give this place 100 stars. The staff was informative & friendly. You can tell these trainers and staff have genuine love for the elephants. For $110USD, we had a private pickup from our hotel (about 45 mins away), an informative session...More

1  Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible experience. Was in the 1/2 day, elephant trainer for a day program. My elephant was a sweet 7 Yr old male named August. He was so sweet. My mahout was also very helpful and lovely to work with although he didn't speak much English....More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 4 booked two people for the afternoon Elephant Owner for a Day, and two people for the Elephant Day Care because of availability constraints with the former. Both were absolutely amazing experiences. It's obvious that the staff at Patara care very deeply...More

Thank Victoria_MN_2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just loved it!! Great people who love what they do, great elephants who you can tell are loved as well!!

Thank 0634dani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing time. The tour is really an unforgettable experience. You spend a day with your own elephant so you can really connect to it. Patara is a very correct place and treat the elephants with fully respect. Be aware that you are...More

Thank Rodrigo A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, wonderful experience. We arrived and got to spend an hour or so with a couple of baby elephants(3 weeks old and soooooooooocute). This was at an area which acted as a bit of a healthcare facility for the animals, Wegot a very informative presentation...More

Thank LordPaulie
Reviewed 1 week ago

First: it's quite the ride getting to the Elephant Farm (check travel time from your destination) ours was approx. 2 hrs, which we didn't know till we got on the bus, its a very narrow/windy road going up the mountain, and VERY rough/steep terrain driving...More

2  Thank wanna2smile
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Amber D
16 January 2018|
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Response from ellen00007 | Reviewed this property |
there was NO "poking" of the elephants or mistreating them in any way at patara. This is a conservation reserve where the focus is on caring for and breeding more Asian Elephants. While they do allow riding on the elephants... More
Matthew L
3 November 2017|
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Response from Matthew L |
Unfortunately we don’t have the option to do a full day, they are booked. We were gunna book a morning half of babysitting and an afternoon half of 1 on 1 but not sure if it will pretty much be the same thing