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BEST. DAY. EVER!
A MUST if you are in Chiang Mai! In fact... with making the trip to Chiang Mai just for this experience!
Imagine being in the presence of these amazing creatures and being able to learn what its like to be an "Elephant Owner for the Day". With a conservation philosophy "Extinction is Forever", Patara Elephant Farm encourages people to try, at least once in their lives, to experience this very special and sacred animal.
The "Elephant Owner for a Day" teaches you how to interact with elephants. You learn how to approach your elephant correctly, read its temperament, feed and check its health, bathe and brush it in the river, learn how to ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands. Its taught at a level the kids understand and love (who doesn't love to examine elephant poop to make sure they are healthy! :)). Patara is 100% Thai owned and a business built around love and admiration for these amazing creatures.
We were in love and in awe the moment we pulled up! The staff were knowledgable & caring and the entire day was a memory of a life time.
We chose to have 2 elephants for our family. Phil & Isla had Boontuck and Ryley & I had Baycoe. It was perfect to be able to share the responsibilities with the kids and learn alongside them. After doing all the health checks, feeding and watering our elephants we rode them down to the water for them to get cleaned off. I must admit this Mama Bear was absolutely terrified. They are so big and powerful and my babies were on the back of them! As for Phil and the kids... LOVED it!
The lunch was amazing and delicious in a traditional Thai setting with the elephants milling around us. What a perfect day !
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