Elephant Adventures in Thailand

Experience the thrill of interacting first-hand with elephants under the direction of the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand.

Jul 29, 2009
  • Head to the Golden Triangle region for an up close and personal elephant adventure.
  • Your Four Seasons journey begins by raft.
  • Start and end your day in tented luxury.
  • Explore Thai jungles atop a beautiful, intelligent new friend.
  • Boat along the Mekong to meet residents of hill-tribe villages.
  • Savour a drink—and the sunset—at the Burma Bar.
  • Fine Thai cuisine is the Camp’s specialty.
  • Your hand-hammered copper bathtub is the ultimate place to unwind.
1/8
Head to the Golden Triangle region for an up close and personal elephant adventure.
Photography Marcus Gortz
2/8
Your Four Seasons journey begins by raft.
Photography Marcus Gortz
3/8
Start and end your day in tented luxury.
Photography courtesy Four Seasons
4/8
Explore Thai jungles atop a beautiful, intelligent new friend.
Photography Marcus Gortz
5/8
Boat along the Mekong to meet residents of hill-tribe villages.
Photography Marcus Gortz
6/8
Savour a drink—and the sunset—at the Burma Bar.
Photography Marcus Gortz
7/8
Fine Thai cuisine is the Camp’s specialty.
Photography Marcus Gortz
8/8
Your hand-hammered copper bathtub is the ultimate place to unwind.
Photography Dan Neibert

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a pachyderm? Head for the Golden Triangle region, where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet. Though their numbers are dwindling, Asian elephants still roam wild across these lands.

In times past, the gentle giants were the backbone of the local teak logging industry. But these days, elephant owners are struggling to find the income to take care of the animals, and many have been sent to urban areas for entertainment purposes.

Enter Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand. The Camp offers rescued elephants the chance to live and thrive in a happy natural environment and gives humans the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime animal encounter. Also memorable for two-legged guests are the Camp’s 15 luxurious tented accommodations, calling to mind the romantic era of 19th-century explorers.

Upon arrival, you will be presented a traditional mahout (elephant keeper) outfit. To follow, the Camp, under the guardianship of the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, introduces you to some fundamental mahout skills. After learning about elephant bathing and feeding, you will practise the commands needed to drive the animal. Once you’ve mastered the basics, your reward is unforgettable days spent trekking with your elephant through tropical Thai jungles.


Tags:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Today's Top 5

Four Seasons Magazine

British period architecture illustration

The best of luxury travel, style and culture from thought leaders and tastemakers

Issue 4 2014