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Eco-Friendly Vacations

Planning to travel this summer? An eco-friendly vacation will have you enjoying the outdoors while simultaneously preserving the environment. Better yet, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your environmental contribution positively impacts local culture, wildlife, flora, and more.

Help to preserve your favorite destination for years to come by booking the eco-friendly vacation of your choice. And remember, going green starts with you.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Barceló Hotels & Resorts include:

  • Gold Certification from Green Globe
  • Established beach clean-up programs
  • Education stations available for guests to learn about care of local ecosystems and wildlife
  • Reusing towels and sheets to conserve water and energy
  • Automatic light control in public areas and eco-friendly light bulbs
  • On-site nursery that produces 60% of the plants used in local reforestation
  • Nesting areas on the beach during turtle season to protect baby turtles

Couples Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Couples Resorts include:

  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Energy efficient air conditioners
  • 85% of menu items prepared with products from local farmers and growers
  • Use of electronic hand dryers instead of paper towels

Dreams Resorts & Spas

Various Green initiatives at Dreams Resorts & Spas include:

  • Rainforest Alliance Verification
  • Distintivo “S”
  • Beach clean-up programs
  • Participation in the Amigos de Sian Ka’an Program, which promotes community and environmental development
  • Actively involved in Planet Hour and Earth Day
  • Plant and wildlife preservation
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

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Anantara Resort Golden Triangle Discovery Package



Elephants and Elegance! There are vacations, and there are adventures. A trip to Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is clearly the latter. Here, your day might begin with a sunrise elephant drive or a trek through bamboo groves. Later, you might choose to visit the Opium Museum, take a cooking class, indulge in a spa treatment, or embark on a three-country tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Arrive and depart in style as we take care of your return airport transfers. Select your favourite beverage or snack from the mini bar with our compliments, and toast three country views as you relax on the in-built sofa of your private balcony. Savor sumptuous full board meals at our authentic Thai and Italian restaurants, or wonderful international cuisine at our colonial lounge. Internet included invites you to tell the world about your amazing adventures. Visit the Opium Museum, located opposite the resort, and delve into the region’s infamous past. Enjoy a daily choice of true destination journeys, deciding between an indulgent spa treatment, elephant activity, cooking class or three country tour. Stay for three nights or more and receive our most generous resort credit, which can be spent on any experience you desire.

Distance from Chiang Rai Airport (CEI): 40 mi/64 km

What’s included:

Accommodation in a Deluxe 3 Country View Room, Anantara Suite or Anantara 3 Country View Suite
Upgrade to next room category (subject to availability)
Resort credit (4000 THB per 1 night stay, 5000 THB per 2 night stay, 6000 THB for 3 night stay) per room
Daily buffet breakfast at Sala Mae Nam restaurant
Dinner for every night stayed
Lunch for every night stayed
Beverages (select range of non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, beer and spirits)
Early check in subject to availability
Late check out subject to availability
In-room mini bar
Internet access
One time visit to the Opium Museum
Roundtrip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport
One activity for every night stayed from a choice of: Spa Treatment, Elephant Camp Experience, Three Country Tour or Cooking Class



Be sure to request the special arrival transfer, starting by private car, then long tail boat and finally elephant-back —an experience like no other!

Package available from August 16, 2012 to November 30, 2012

Terms & Conditions: All rates are in THB and are subject to 10% service charge and 7% applicable government tax. The rates quoted are per night, subject to seasonal variations and change without notice. The resort credit cannot be exchanged for room rates or cash. A deposit of 50% of the full stay is required at the time of booking. The remaining amount is to be paid upon check-out. In case of no shows or early departure, a 100% charge of the total stay applies. Extra child policy (2-16 years of age): Additional charge of THB 6,200 per child per night when sharing a room with parents. Children receive the all-inclusive benefits listed above with the exception of spa treatments. Extra adult policy (17 years old and above): Each additional adult is charged at THB 14,750 per person per night. Fares, schedules, Virtuoso exclusives, events and amenities are subject to availability and blackout dates and may change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, prices are in U.S. dollars, per person and based on double occupancy. Restrictions may apply. See your Virtuoso travel advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. Virtuoso is not responsible for any errors in pricing. The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo, SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL and ORCHESTRATE DREAMS are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50 351228 08/12

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