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Go native on the back of elephant

eTN  Dec 16, 2008

The reputation of Koh Chang is not only boosted by its beautiful emerald waters or its powdery white sandy beaches, but also by its pristine natural treasures, inviting and enticing you to experience everything.

‚ÄėKoh Chang‚Äô in Thai literally means Elephant Island. Yet, it is not the natural habitat of elephants but its shape the name refers to. Elephants are not indigenous here, but have since made it their home, and riding on an elephant‚Äôs back is one of the must-do activities on Koh Chang.

There are a few different elephant camps on the island. One is located between Klong Prao and Kai Bae with a choice of 2 trekking trails, a one-hour and a two-hour trail, taking you through a pomelo orchard and into the National Park’s rainforest. Elephant bathing is also included in the long program.

Another is in Klong Son, in the north of the island, offering a forty-minute and a one-hour-and-twenty-minute trek into the island’s beautiful valley through peaceful pomelo, durian, and rubber plantations with a chance to watch elephants bathing and to explore the locals’ way of life.

The treks can easily be arranged at Amari Emerald Cove Resort on Klong Prao Beach. After the exciting adventure and soaking up the sun, a wide range of activities awaits, including the ultimate in pampering and indulgence at Sivara Spa and fine dining at the resort’s restaurants while enjoying the vista of a majestic sunset.

Enjoy all you can wish for at Amari Emerald Cove Resort, Koh Chang.

Go native on the back of elephant
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