Become an Elephant Whisperer in Thailand
A new package at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers opportunities to learn more about nature’s gentle giants.
Updated April 5, 2013—Tucked away in the lush hills of the mystical breadth of jungle where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers travellers a unique experience they won’t soon forget.
For centuries, elephants have wandered this misty jungle, playing a significant role in Thai culture and history. With the Elephant Whisperer Package, guests at Tented Camp will get to know the charming giants that call the jungle home in a way that’s more intimate and hands-on than ever before.
Through this all-inclusive package, you’ll spend time with an elephant veterinarian to learn about the day-to-day aspects of the animal’s life—including a chance to perform a basic health check-up on your new four-legged friend. You’ll also participate in a half-day mahout training session and elephant trek through the Thai jungle. Your experience culminates with a chance to partake in an elephant intelligence research programme with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and Think Elephants International.
In addition to these activities, you will have the rare opportunity to witness an ancient, secret ceremony performed by the elders of the mahout community, intended to provide protection for both the elephant and the mahout as they move from place to place.
This three-night experience may only last a few days, but the connection you forge with these majestic creatures will stay with you for a lifetime.