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Golden Triangle, Thailand

Tel: +66 53 784 084

 For Thailand reservations please contact:

+66 2 365 9110 or 
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Camp Dara – Elephant Camp

Join our elephants and ride through native forests and picturesque rice paddies.

The renowned Camp Dara is a true highlight of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, 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 20 elephants and 50 people, and are proudly fully funded by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, our owning company and guest donations

The Discovery Package experience includes:  

 Elephant Trekking

Walking with Giants

Journey into the jungle with our elephants and their mahouts on their daily walk, and watch as these gentle giants splash in the river or play in the mud, snack on leaves from nearby branches and socialise with the herd. While you meander together through the forest, you will learn more about elephant biology and behaviour from our resident veterinarian or biologist and discover more about the past, present and hopeful future for elephants in Thailand.  Please note that this program does not include riding the elephants.

 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

Discover fascinating facts about elephant biology, behaviour and conservation with this fun, educational and interactive activity conducted by our resident elephant experts. After the elephants have finished playing, take them to the bathing area for a cool drink and well-deserved shower.

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 And Yoga Experience

Let your gentle giant’s rhythmic pace clear your mind as you pace along forest trails. Leave your companion to graze while you learn yoga in a rice paddy sala. Ride back through countryside, connecting with nature.

Sunset Elephant Trek 

Elephant Sunset Experience

Set out on a romantic elephant ride, 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 Camp Tida – Elephant Camp

Dining by Design offers the ultimate in tailor made, private dining, and our Camp Tida 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 elephants and ride to your chosen setting.  Savour a picnic in scenic seclusion, surrounded by the elephants as they, too, snack; breathtaking landscapes and incredible views of the fabled Golden Triangle.


For more information, please download the Camp Dara – Elephant Camp Brochure.

To learn more about the conservation efforts of The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, please visit:

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Golden Triangle Discovery Package

Golden Triangle Discovery Package

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

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Black Ivory Coffee

Black Ivory Coffee

Savour one of the world’s rarest coffees and help save the elephants with 8% of each sale donated to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation.

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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen
Chiang Rai 57150
Tel:       +66 53 784 084
Fax:      +66 53 784 090

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