I do not have enough good things to say about the Patara Elephant Farm. We did a lot of research before visiting one of Chaing Mai’s elephant farms/orphanages/shows (lord knows there’s plenty to choose from), and the minute we met “Ben” our guide at Patara we knew we’d chosen wisely. The landscape is so amazingly beautiful and the ride is so amazing that you do not want the day to end. Trekking in and out of rivers, next to rice paddies and in the heart of the Chaing Mai jungle is something I will never forget. And I will never forget my elephant “Bean You”.