Chiang Mai Elephant Training Program at Patara Elephant Farm

Join us for a unique “Elephant Owner for a Day” program at Patara Elephant Farm. The great experience to learn and interact with elephants as what an owner would do daily

Tour Overview

Overview : Have a truly unique experience by getting up close and personal with elephants, and learning how to take care of these gentle giants. You become an “Elephant Owner for a Day” during this outing you’ll learn how to approach your elephant, how to gauge the animals’ feelings, you’ll feed and bathe your elephant. You’ll also learn how to ride the elephant and give it simple commands. Enjoy the beauty of nature when you take your elephant out to visit waterfalls or temples. This outing is centered around getting your elephant to trust you, and building a relationship with the elephant. It’s sure to be the most memorable part of your vacation.


  • 7:30 – 8:00 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Patara Elephant Farm
  • 8:45 – 9:00
    • Arrive at the farm. Make registration.
    • Get change to our training outfit.
    • Prepare for training.
  • 9:15 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.
    • Learn about elephant skin care and bath your elephant in the river.
    • Pregnancy test for elephant and care taking for mother with small baby.
    • 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.
  • 12:00 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
  • 13:00 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.
  • 14:30 Farewell and photo taking with your elephant
  • 15:30 Transfer back to your hotel

* Activities can be changed depending on the  weather

Tour Price/Person

1 Day Elephant Training at Patara Elephant Farm

  • price/1 person/1 elephant
  • Pickup Time
  • 07:30 – 08:00 a.m.
  • Return Time
  • 03:30 p.m.


  • You will own one of our elephants for a day
  • DVD photo and VDO clips of your training
  • Comfortable air-con minibus
  • Lunch
  • All listed activities
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel


  • Items of a personal nature


  • t-shirt, long pants, swimming suit, sandals or slippers
  • sunblock lotion, insect spray


Full day tour

Number of passengers maximum group size will be 12 persons

We use commuter van 9-12 seats air-con

Insurance cover medical bills up to a maximum amount of 1,000,000 baht

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