Be an elephant researcher in the legendary Golden Triangle
Travelers experience mahout training, elephant trekking, and intelligence research
CHIANG RAI, Thailand, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Is it true elephants never forget? Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is home to Asia’s premier elephant camp and a permanent elephant intelligence research program. Anantara has created the Elephant Researcher Experience for guests so that ele-enthusiasts can study pachyderm behavior with the camp’s onsite scientific experts.
The package includes a mahout training day; three private presentations by elephant researchers on elephant behavior, cognition and conservation; two elephant intelligence research sessions; an elephant veterinary examination; and a meal with the elephant research staff. Guests can also enjoy the indulgent all-inclusive benefits of the resort.
The opportunity begins with a meeting with the resort’s resident elephant researchers. Wake up to a view of the mist rising off the hills of Myanmar and Laos, and an unforgettable mahout training session. Afternoons are spent elephant trekking and enjoying bath time antics in the river.
This experience continues with an opportunity to work closely alongside the camp’s resident elephant research staff. Guests will spend the rest of their time working closely with the team to run an elephant intelligence study, which may include a test of an elephant’s sense of smell, propensity for problem-solving, or tendency to cooperate; listening to three talks on topics such as elephant intelligence, behavior, conservation and management, and learn why knowledge of behavior and cognition is vital for the conservation of the species; and assisting the resident elephant veterinarians as they perform a full examination, which may include a few surprises.
Rates start from $1,429 per room per night for a Deluxe Three Country View room, for a minimum four night stay. Due to the unique nature of this program, the Golden Triangle Elephant Researcher Experience is available over seven sets of dates between now and August 2013.
For every package of four nights or more, Anantara will donate THB 40,000 to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation to help sustainable elephant projects throughout Thailand and South East Asia. To find out more about the GTAEF, please visit www.helpingelephants.org. To find out more about the elephant research projects included in this special package, please visit www.thinkelephants.org.
For more information and reservations please contact
Amanda Caskey, Tel +66 5378 4084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa