The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand will be launching two Royal Enfield Classic 500 sidecars as an alternative mode of transport for guests.
First produced in 1901, Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production and its old school, post-war design built around a reliable workhorse ensures passage through most terrains.
Anantara Golden Triangle claims to be the only hotel in Thailand that offers guests this unique transport to navigate around the site spanning 650,000m² of Northern Thailand’s jungle.
The hilltop resort offers views of the Mekong and Ruak rivers over the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, as well as grazing elephants in their natural habitat.
As well, guests can explore the Golden Triangle or take a drive in the Royal Enfield sidecars to the mountainous area of Doi Tung, the northernmost tip of Thailand.
The motorcycle tour of the Golden Triangle includes a guided visit to the Giant Golden Buddha in nearby Chiang Sean; sacred temples built in the eighth, twelfth and fourteenth centuries; a local market; and ancient Lanna experiences.
Guests at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can reserve the Royal Enfield sidecars with a driver for excursions outside the resort, starting from 3,000 baht (US$99) per hour.