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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Thailand

You might have company when you settle in for your morning cup of coffee at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Here elephants take center stage, and your luxurious digs are in the midst of their natural habitat at the convergence of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Anantara paired with a traditional mahout village that works alongside the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which performs street rescues, provides employment and gives more than 25 elephants and 60 people a comfortable living. That means the once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll get by interacting with these gentle creatures is life changing for them, too.

Learn the basics of elephant command from a skilled mahout, whose strong bond with his animal is based on a language of verbal cues and light touches behind the ear. Take a ride through nature trails through indigenous forest and guide your new friend to a bathing ritual in the river. Have a rewarding soak of your own in the infinity pool overlooking the tree canopy leading to the Mekong River. Savor a private meal at Baby Elephant Camp, followed by a cup of the world’s most rare and expensive coffee (which also involves elephants in its production).

Location of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
229 Moo 1 Chiang Saen
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Nearest Airport: CEI

Amenities for Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

  • General Information
  • 77 Rooms and Suites
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Wine Cellar
  • Private Chef
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Picnics
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle Rental
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Butler Service
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pier
  • Gardens
  • Jogging Track
  • Steam Room
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Tennis Court
  • Infinity Pool
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Work Desks
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Boat Excursions
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Elephant Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Meditation
  • Squash
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Catering Services
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Monuments
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Family

Reviews for Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this hotel, and there all-inclusive plan. The elephant orientation and ride was “exhilarating,” 3 countries in one day,and spa package was incredible! Nor far from Chang Rai if you are looking to include some temples in your vacation.

Shawn F

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is such a special property! We booked through our Virtuoso travel advisor and were upgraded to a suite, and what a suite it was! It is beautifully laid out with a sitting area, great bathroom, and a fabulous balcony. The only drawback for me was that it had a funny smell, however maintenance came right away and actually cleaned out our air vents, and lit amazing smelling candles. We did the VIP arrival. It was a once in a lifetime experience! We were picked up in a lovely van, then transported to the river where we boarded little speedboats for a ride up the river. We arrived at the resort's dock to be greeted by fresh coconuts and four elephants! After we finished the coconut water, we fed the coconuts to elephants. Then we each got on an elephant and did a 30 or so minute ride through the sanctuary right up to the front entrance of the resort. It was absolutely incredible! We also enjoyed the Three Country Tour and the Walking with the Giants. The tour was interesting from the perspective of seeing how people live in these areas. Walking with the Giants was great...very informative and you spend a few hours with the elephants. We ate both nights at the onsite Italian restaurant. We all loved our dinners. Breakfast and lunch were at the Thai restaurant. Breakfast was nice, lunch was ok. The pool area is gorgeous. I wish we had one more day just to enjoy it. One of the most incredible moments was having breakfast with the sun rising, the mist over the mountains, and the birds and elephants sounding off throughout the property. Just breathtaking! I cannot recommend this property and experience enough!

DiveInHeels - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my three night stay at The Anantara Resort & Elephant Camp. The resort is reminiscent of lodges in Africa, which serve its jungle setting very well. The service was lovely. They offer many options for activities in the area with the focus on interaction with their elephants. Their handling of the elephants was ethical and humane. The rooms are large and comfortable with a sizable balcony overlooking the jungle, the Mekong, Lao, and Burma. Quite a site. The region is rich in history and points of interest. Anantara is well situated for exploration.

pam10000 - Seattle, Washington

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, so thankful to Anantara Golden Triangle for our amazing stay and experience....and i would like to enumerate the below who made our stay a wonderful and memorable one. 1. From the booking itself, Khun Tuk was very efficient and quick to respond my mail. 2. Arrival experience, the conceirge was very helpful of our luggage. Khun Tan was very accommodating in the reception and took good care of our massage booking and especially the "sunset with the elephant" where it was fully booked, however he managed to inform us on the same night that the our booking is available. 3. We had drinks in Elephant Bar "cozy place" and the staff politely suggested their signature drinks, which it was very good and refreshing. Pizza too was delicious. 4. The next day, we had an early breakfast in "sala mae nam", where you can see the beautiful sunrise in the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos; quite fascinating with the chill weather and breathtaking nature-Perfect! Breakfast food selections are good and its with quality. I had a big breakfast every day. 5.Our morning activity was walking with the giants. Wow! finally i touched them....i was enchant, such a beautiful creature. The Mahouts are good, as they can speak and make the elephants understand-salute! 6. We went to the pool after to relax and had a fried rice and chicken satay-very tasty. 7.Then in the afternoon, we experienced the sunset with the elephants. We went up to the hill and "Ben" my elephant was very friendly-so the Mahout; perhaps my elephant doesn't mind to carry me on his back as i was so light. :) Up in the hill, waiting our butler preparing our canapés and sparkling wine for aperitif. The scenery is fantastic! Duke offers us an excellent service, very polite fellow. 8. In the room, i noticed that its only early grey and english breakfast available; i asked room service during arrival night, if theres a Jasmine. So since its late, i didn't bother. But the next day, i found out that they added Jasmin Tea. Staff are taking into details of guest preference. 9. The spa was good and thanks to Mimi, she's wonderful. 10. Khun Tuk was always available and very friendly, manage to always say hello to us and asked hows our day. 11. Thanks to all the staff who renders an excellent service. 12.Thanks to the Chef for the delicious food. ....Thank you once again for the unforgettable and amazing experiences we had. It's perfect! Definitely a place to come back.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed 2 nights at the Anantara, but they were the best 2 nights of our trip to Thailand. Our package included pick up from the airport in a luxury mini-van with leather massage seats. We had arranged our itinerary before we arrived. We did the Golden Triangle 3 country tour on one day, and found our guide to be very courteous and knowledgeable. The second day we did an elephant experience, where after feeding bananas to the elephants, we then rode them down to the river and back. The restaurants were excellent, with a good selection at breakfast, and an excellent Italian for dinner. The infinity pool had a fabulous view. All of the hotel staff were helpful at all times. Definitely a hotel to stay a night or two in if you can.

Sharon E - Reading

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