Patara Elephant Farm at Hang Dong Valley
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Make sure you pack a change of clothes, bathing suit, sandal, sunscreen, insect spray, hat and sunglasses.
At approximately 8:30 – 9:00 AM arrive at the farm.
Upon arrival you will be given a training outfit in preparation for a morning training session with your elephant.
You will learn how to track and approach your elephant, discover the animal’s morning feeding rituals, take part in their daily health care needs (of note is the opportunity to learn about the pregnancy tests and special care provided for mother elephants) and other special activities.
You will also be trained to ride on the elephant’s neck using many different techniques and spoken commands for the elephant.
At 12:00 PM, begin your bare-back adventure aboard an elephant with an easy ride through the farm.
At 1:00 PM, begin the long, uphill journey to a local waterfall.
Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to go for a refreshing dip in the water with your gigantic companion.
While here, enjoy a picnic lunch.
Afterwards, ride back to the Elephant farm in time for the animal’s evening feed.
At 2:30 PM bid farewell to these majestic creatures and begin your return transfer to the hotel.
Between approximately 3:30-4:00PM return to Chiang Mai.