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Golden Triangle, Thailand

Tel: +66 53 784 084
goldentriangle@anantara.com

 For Thailand reservations please contact:

+66 2 365 9110 or reserveanantara@anantara.com 
(English and Thai only)

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Elephant Camp

Learning to “drive” an elephant at sunrise.  The playful antics of river bath time in the river. Trekking through native forest and past picturesque rice paddies. Discovering a rare glimpse of traditional mahout life.

A true highlight of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is the renowned onsite Elephant Camp, which offers unforgettable adventures and unique experiences with a cast of gentle giants. Established in 2003 as a traditional mahout village, the camp works alongside the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation to perform street rescues, provide employment and a comfortable lifestyle for our elephants and their entire mahout families, and to participate in bigger picture projects. We now support more than 25 elephants and 60 people, and are proudly fully funded by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, our owning company and guest donations.

The Discovery Package experience includes:  

 Mahout Experience

Mahout Experience 

In a working day a skilled mahout can guide his elephant using around 70 commands and light touches behind the ear.  While such a strong bond and mutual understanding takes years, anyone can learn the basics.  As a mahout trainee you’ll learn to drive an elephant, trek along beautiful nature trails on the neck of your trusty steed, and take part in the river bathing ritual.

 E.L.E. - Elephant Learning Experience

E.L.E. - Elephant Learning Experience

This fun, educational and interactive activity commences with a presentation by a resident research assistant from Think Elephants International about the many scientific projects carried out by this foundation.  Then join our resident vet to conduct a basic elephant health check, enjoy feeding time and help give an elephant a shower. 

 Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking 

Our natural retreat covers 160 acres of diverse terrain, from lush bamboo forest to verdant rice paddies and riverside plains.  Discover the thrill of trekking through these vivid landscapes, which offer wonderful opportunities to see native birds and animals.  Saunter along trails at a serene and relaxing pace, with a mahout driving your regal elephant.

In addition to the choice of elephant activities available as part of the all-inclusive Discovery Package, guests can also enjoy a wider range of elephant experiences at an additional charge.

Elephant Yoga 

Elephant Yoga

Improve your asana flow with an inspirational experience that combines the mindful spirit of yoga with the slow, deliberate rhythm of an elephant. Observe your elephant’s movements and practice easy positions on your gentle giant’s neck. Dismount and enjoy a full yoga class in a rustic sala at our Baby Elephant Camp.

Sunset Elephant Trek 

Sunset Elephant Trek

Set out on a romantic elephant trek, meandering along forest trails at a leisurely rhythm.  Arrive at our private hilltop in time for sunset to find a beautifully decorated sala.  Toast three country and Mekong River views at the most romantic time of day with your chosen beverages and canapés, before riding back to the resort.

Dining by Design at the Baby Elephant Camp  

Dining by Design at the Baby Elephant Camp

Dining by Design offers the ultimate in tailor made, private dining, and our Baby Elephant Camp provides a naturally intimate setting. Choose from a collection of fine dining menus, or fine tune the ideal culinary sequence with your very own chef. 

Elephant Picnic  

Elephant Picnic 

Let the Anantara chefs prepare a personalised gourmet hamper. Mount one of our friendly and well trained elephants and trek to your chosen setting.  Savour a picnic in scenic seclusion, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes and incredible views of the fabled Golden Triangle.

 

For more information, please download the Elephant Camp Brochure.

To learn more about the conservation efforts of The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, please visit: http://www.helpingelephants.org

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Golden Triangle Discovery Package

Golden Triangle Discovery Package

Discover the ultimate destination experience at our luxury Chiang Rai hotel throughout 2014, inclusive of meals, in-room mini bar and internet, an Opium Museum visit and a host of activities to choose... learn more

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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen
Chiang Rai 57150
Thailand
Tel:       +66 53 784 084
Fax:      +66 53 784 090
Email: goldentriangle@anantara.com

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