With “EXPERIENCE” being the prime feature, Our "Elephant Owner for a day" Program is a Unique "Up-Close and Personal" - Private “Hands On" Elephant Program, where Guests will have the special opportunity to build closeness to an individual elephant.This morning around 07.30am, we drive by Private Air-conditioned vehicle, to Patara Elephant Farm, in the Hang Dong Valley on the outskirts of Chiangmai.
On arrival at the Site, you will be greeted by your Host, discuss your program, and get changed to a more comfortable Local “Elephant” Outfit. We then start our Private "Elephant Owner for a Day" Training Session, which includes,..Learn about elephant farm management and our breeding program.
..Train to approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe elephant temperament
..Introduction to our elephants. Morning feed.
..Daily health care for elephant.
..Learn about elephant skin care and bathing your elephant..
.. Showing different techniques for the mahout to get on & off the elephant neck and spoken commands for elephant.
You then lead your Elephant into the Water for a refreshing dip, before having a very local picnic lunch at the waterfall.
After lunch, we then have the choice to Walk or Ride with the Elephant through the Fields & Forest to the Elephant Nursery Center, where you have an opportunity to see and play with the “young” Elephants.
On completion, we say farewell to your elephant then meet up with our Vehicle & return to your Resort
On our way back to the Chiangmai,we can call in to see the “Thung Luang” Hill Tribe Village or other local sightseeing (to your interests) as time permits
~ For your Safety & Security, your own Qualified, English-speaking Guide, will be with you throughout the Private Program. Also, although you will be in your own Private Group (with your own Elephants) throughout the activities in the camp – but there will be other Visitors in “joining group” sessions at the farm~
Meals included: Very local picnic lunch at the Elephant Site
While you could book this Program as it is, we would, more usually, incorporate this into an overall Private Program for your Clients, tailored directly to their needs.