Elephant to spa & yoga

This item appears on page 79 of the June 2011 issue.

The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa (229 Moo 1 T.Wieng, Golden Triangle, Chiang Sean, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand; phone [66] 02 877 5803 04), on the Mekong River in Chiang Sean, northern Thailand, is offering guests a “Jungle Yoga, Elephant & Spa Experience.”

The package includes a 20-minute elephant ride through the resort’s bamboo forest to the open-air yoga sala. After a one-hour hatha yoga session, return via elephant to the resort for a 15-minute massage. Other spa services are 20% off with this package. THB5,500 (near $184); reserve seven days ahead.

Resort room rates are THB18,900-THB26,400 ($633-$885) per night, high season, and THB10,500-THB15,000 ($352-$503), low, plus 17.7% tax.