WITH AN ELEPHANT FOR A DAY…the best attraction in Chiang Mai

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The farm invites you to hands-on experience on participating, sharing responsibilities and taking care of an elephant…


The farm invites you to hands-on experience on participating, sharing responsibilities and taking care of an elephant. “Elephant Owner for a Day” is a special program created for everyone to learn and interact with elephants as what an owner would do daily, during which time you are trained to approach your elephant correctly, know the elephant’s temperament, feed and check its health, learn about and take care of your own elephant, bathe and brush it in the river, learn how to ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands. You will get a chance to bare-back riding to visit forests, waterfalls or local temples. The program is specialized and meaningful activity to create trust and relationship between you and your elephant.

With conservation philosophy “Extinction is Forever”, Patara Elephant Farm honored to encourage people to try, at least once in their lives, to experience this very special and sacred animal that should be treasured. Give yourself an opportunity to share once-in-a-lifetime experience with the elephants; you will be touched by their beautiful hearts and will be brought closer to their special world.

Remark: The farm welcomes all including children, and those with disabilities.


7:30 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Patara Elephant Farm.

Briefing on history of domestic elephant in Thailand.

8:15 Arrive at the farm. Make registration. Get change to our training outfit.

Prepare for training.

8:30 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.

10:00 Bare-back riding session. Practice on easy riding trip within the farm.

11:00 setting of for a long up hill trip to visit waterfall for picnic lunch and refreshing in the

water with your elephant.

14:00 Elephant riding trip back to the farm for evening feed.

15:00 Farewell and photo taking with your elephants.

1600-17:00 Transfer back to your hotel.


  • Round trip transportation
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Training outfit
  • Photos &Video clips
  • Price is the same for adult or children


starting from 157 € per person