Interact, bathe and ride these magnificent creatures!
We will begin our journey with a private, comfortable drive to Patara Elephant Farm. Once we arrive, you will join the “Elephant Owner for a Day” group program. Especially designed for those who want to learn about and interact with elephants as an elephant owner would, the program teaches you how to approach your elephant, discern the elephant’s temperament, feed it and check its health. You will also learn how to take care of your own elephant, bathe and brush it in the river, how to ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands.
Once you've learned about the elephants, you will get a chance to ride bareback on one of these magnificent creatures. Then, you will visit a local temple to learn about elephants in relation to Buddhist beliefs as well as how elephants are regarded by Thai people. Continue on to a waterfall where you will enjoy a refreshing moment in/around the water with your elephant.
The Patara Elephant Camp has rescued elephants from unsuitable living conditions - circuses, logging camps, etc. - and has nursed them back to health. To date, this camp has released eight elephants back into their natural habitat.
- We suggest you bring a t-shirt, long pants, extra clothes, sandals or slippers, sunblock lotion, insect repellent and a swimming suit.
- Please note this is a private transfer with a join in activity.
- Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
- This excursion isn't recommended if you are pregnant or have a history of health issues. Although the elephant seating process is done via a ramp and has been designed for easy on and off ShoreTrips is not responsible for travelers deciding not to participate on the day of the tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week