Highlights:Get your own elephant for a day – Feed elephant – Bare back elephant ride –Elephant bathing

Full Day Patara Elephant Farm 4.5

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A unique “elephant owner trainer for a day” This personalized program will give you great experience to know all about domestic Thai elephant owner would have to know and do. You will learn how to hike, track and approach your elephants in the bush…… unchain the elephant, walk, feed it, bathe and brush your elephant in the river. Then you will be trained to ride on its neck using many different techniques with spoken commands for the elephant before set out on a long bare-back adventure ride to a temple, village or waterfall where you can swim with elephant. Training is held at a beautiful mountain range in Hang Dong Valley, 40 minutes South of Chiang Mai. Program is conducted in English by the farm owner and professional elephant trainers. Come enjoy this exciting excursion and visit healthy and happy elephants with their babies and see one of Thailand’s most handsome bull-breeder elephants.

Activities plan

  • Pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai 8.00 -8.30 a.m.

  • Arrive at the farm. Make registration. Get change to our training outfit. Prepare for training Arrive at Thai Elephant Care Center

  • Training session includes, hiking to find the elephant in the bush. Learn about elephant farm management and our breeding program. Train to approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe elephant temperament. Introducing to every of our elephants. Morning feed. Daily health care for elephant. Pregnancy test for elephant and care taking for mother with small baby. Train to unchain and walk your elephant to the river. Learn about elephant skin care and bath your elephant in the river. Instructed training to get on the elephant neck with difference technique, sitting on the elephant, basic riding skill and spoken commands for elephant Practice on getting upon and coming down from the elephant.

  • Bare-back riding session. Practice on easy riding trip within the farm and a short trip to visit local temple. Learn about elephant the Buddhism and the believe of the Thais people relate to elephant.

  • Sitting of for a long uphill trip to visit waterfall for picnic lunch and refreshing in the water with your elephant.

  • Elephant riding trip back to the farm for evening feed.

  • Farewell and photo taking with your elephants

  • Return to your hotel



Remark: Program may be subject to change without notice due to available schedule and any other unforeseen reasons

Pick up & drop off conditions

  • Free pick up and drop off for hotels located in Chiang Mai city area only.
  • Additional charges will apply for locations outside Chiang Mai city.
  • If you are unsure about the specifics of your hotel or resort location, you can email or call us upfront.
  • What’s included

  • Private air conditioned van or car with licensed Driver
  • English speaking tour guide with TAT license. Other languages are available on request
  • All entrance fees / tickets as mentioned in the program
  • All activities as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water in our car
  • Travel accident insurance
  • What’s excluded

  • Your personal item expenses
  • All kind of alcohols & soft drinks
  • Other optional tours
  • Additional activities:

    For addition more activities or other tourist attraction in your program, please be inform to us. Then, we will get back to you if they are possible and what the additional fee will be.

    How to wear

    Free Style

    What to bring

  • Camera
  • Swimming suite
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Walking or hiking shoes
  • Towel
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    Trip Information

    • Tour type : Join in group
    • Tour duration: :08.00am -16.30pm
    • Tour departing: Departs daily on a private basis
    • Pick up time :07:00 - 08:30am

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