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Tel: +66 53 784 084

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Camp Dara – Elephant Camp

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

The renowned Dara Camp 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:  

 Walking with giants

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.

 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.

Sunset Elephant Trek 

Elephant Sunset Experience

Arrive at our private hilltop in time for sunset to find a beautifully decorated sala. Enjoy a greeting from our gentle giants. Toast with Three Country and Mekong River views at the most romantic time of day with your chosen beverages and canapes.

Dining by Design at the Baby Elephant Camp  

Dining by Design at Thida Camp – Elephant Camp

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


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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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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