This exciting, rare opportunity begins with an evening meal and a meeting with the resort's resident elephant researchers. Guests then retreat to their room or suite to relax on the comfy built-in sofa of the private balcony, unwinding to the sounds of the jungle by night with selections from the complimentary mini bar. Wake up to a view of the mist rising off the hills of Myanmar and Laos, and an unforgettable mahout training session where you will learn about the strong bond between elephant and mahout, as well as the Thai commands for driving one of these intelligent creatures. Return to the hotel and replenish with a leisurely breakfast buffet on a terrace with sweeping three country views, followed by a sumptuous lunch, and later an afternoon of elephant trekking and bath time antics in the river.
This one of a kind experience continues with opportunities to work closely alongside the camp's resident, native English speaking elephant research staff who work collaboratively with Think Elephants International and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Spend days two and three as a researcher on an exciting, hands-on study of elephant intelligence. You'll work closely with the research staff as you run the study, which may include a test of an elephant's sense of smell, propensity for problem-solving, or tendency to cooperate. Listen to three talks on topics such as elephant intelligence, behaviour, conservation and management, and learn why knowledge of behaviour and cognition is vital for the conservation of the species. Assist the resident elephant veterinarians as they perform a full examination, which may include a few surprises! Dine with the research team and tap into their impressive wealth of knowledge.
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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.
Create a holiday story of rich adventure with the Golden Triangle Researcher Package.
For more information and reservations please contact Tel +66 5378 4084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org