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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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Absolute blast. Was well worth it. I understand some reviewer's comments about animal cruelty but the only impression I got was that they really care for and love the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Absolute blast. Was well worth it. I understand some reviewer's comments about animal cruelty but the only impression I got was that they really care for and love the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I did Southeast Asia for our honeymoon and the half-day trip to Patara had high expectations. Our expectations were completely exceeded. We got picked up at our hotel and 45 minutes later we were feeding and taking pictures with a family of elephants. Getting to see the elephants right away was amazing. After that we then went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the half day elephant experience at Patara. It was truly incredible to interact with the elephants in such a natural habitat. The only thing I didn't love which is why I gave it 4 stars and not 5, your ride on the elephants is on a street. I believe for the full day you go in the hills.... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get up close and active interacting with elephants. Very good day - be prepared for your legs to be stretched into positions they're not used to etc. Not cheap, but memorable experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the drive up there was fine, not that long and up a pretty mountain road. upon arrival we immediately got to hang out with a bunch of elephants, feeding, petting, posing, etc. that was the best part. everyone got their own elephant and helper. the helpers spoke very little English so no opportunity to learn from them or have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 6 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 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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