Nestled on the hillside, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is set in huge grounds on the banks of the Rauk River. Even though you're just an hour out of Chiang Rai, the dense jungle surroundings mean you’d never know it. The views are spectacular - panoramic vistas from your private terrace, looking out over the Golden Triangle's emerald valleys and into neighbouring Laos and Myanmar. The accommodation balances true luxury with a sense of adventure and outdoor living. The finish throughout is distinctly Thai, with huge picture windows, stylish interiors and antique style furniture reflecting the country's heritage, while a raft of modern luxuries are discreetly included to keep you relaxed and comfortable.
Facilities are exceptional given the resort's location: an inviting outdoor curved pool, sumptuous spa and a choice of excellent restaurants including bespoke private dining for romantic moments. And did we mention the elephants? Observe and connect with these gentle giants in their natural environment, and learn how the project upholds the very highest conservation standards - the real highlight of any visit.
Set on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle, only an hour's drive from Chiang Rai, this charming hilltop hideaway is the perfect place to learn more about Thailand’s wildlife.
Cruises down the Mekong
Trekking & mountain biking
Infinity pool & yoga
The elephant camp is one of the best we have ever visited. It felt personal and intimate.
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Relish in the standout experience of being up close and personal with the jungle’s gentle giants: the elephants. We’re 100% committed to supporting only the highest animal welfare standards, and ensure any wildlife projects we work with have the animals as their highest priority. We can say with confidence that Anantara shares our commitment. Observe the elephants in their natural habitat where they are settled and happy; it’s truly heart-warming and very memorable.
For the icing on the cake, spend a night in the resort ‘Jungle Bubble’. A completely immersive night under the stars, where you’ll find yourself captivated by the elephants roaming through the grounds around you. Watch from your air-conditioned (and surprisingly spacious) bedroom as they gracefully wander and munch on leaves from the trees below your wooden deck. We can’t think of a better highlight to your stay.
The ample spa offers treatments, private steam rooms and soaking tubs for total relaxation after a day with the elephants, their calves and the mahouts who care for them. Walking through the jungle with the elephants is a peaceful way to observe the local wildlife without disturbing it, and guests also get to see the elephants play in the region's refreshing rivers and pools. Continue the adventure with a longtail boat trip down the mighty Mekong, calling in at the ancient walled city of Chiang Saen and other villages, or challenge yourself with a scenic trek in the hillside.
Anantara is committed to responsible tourism, which is demonstrated in the running of their hotels. They strive each year to reduce energy consumption by at least 10%, compositing programs have been implemented, wherever possible they employ and empower members of the local communities, and they offer opportunities for local artisans to display their work or perform in their hotel. These are just a few ways Anantara works with the local communities towards a more sustainable operation.
A journey through northern Thailand for an eco-focussed exploration of local Lahu traditions and culture in the hills of Chiang Mai.