Polly our Asia Product Manager has jetted off to Thailand. After attending a busy Thailand Travel Mart in Bangkok meeting up with some of our partners she flew north to check out some of our properties. First staying at the Anantara Golden Triangle where she got to ride an elephant named Bo at the resort’s wonderful elephant camp.
An elephant ‘drive’ at sunrise. A dip in the river. Treks through bamboo groves and rice paddy. A rare glimpse at life in a traditional mahout’s village. The Elephant Camp at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is designed along the lines of the traditional mahout’s villages found in the hills of Northern Thailand in the days when logging employed the majority of Thailand’s elephants.
The Royal Thai Government, with Royal support, set up the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) to act as a central body for the conservation of elephants, both domestic and wild and the communities that depend on them for their livelihood. Anantara Golden Triangle is proud to host the Northern extension of the Centre’s activities.
A true highlight of the Anantara Experience at Anantara Golden Triangle, our Elephant Camp and its resident cast of jumbo beauties offers our guests a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Some of the activities on offer include Elephant driving, Elephant Trekking, Elephant bathing and Forest living skills.
she is now island hopping and we look forward to hearing what she has discovered on her return.
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If you would like to meet Bo the Elephant or any of Bo’s friends why not contact us and we can help you plan your perfect adventure.