28 September 2016
Escape to the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, close to the borders of Burma and Laos, for an unforgettable experience. On this unique four night excursion to the Four Seasons Elephant Camp, situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, you will have the adventure of a lifetime trekking elephants through the lush jungle and along spectacular mountain trails. You will be staying in luxurious tented accommodation with hand crafted furniture where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views all around.
On arrival at your luxury camp you will have the chance to plan your stay with staff who will suggest the itinerary over the next few days. You will receive traditional mahout outfits and learn the golden rules of how to behave around elephants, the basic vocal commands, and how to get on and off safely. Accompanied by the elephant's own mahout, you also learn the basic commands needed to drive an elephant, a skill you will have an opportunity to practise on an exploration into the jungle. Sundowners are served when the sun begins to set then watch as elephants are released into the jungle for night feeding.
This morning you can experience a customary daybreak in the jungle and join the mahouts as they get the elephants ready for trekking by bathing and scrubbing the gentle giants in the river or pond. In the afternoon you have the chance to explore the area further by cruising in a longtail boat along the Mekong River, passing villages and temples. You can also visit the town of Chiang Saen by car, where they can explore a local market, stop by a temple, or do some shopping accompanied by your own private guide.
Another full day to enjoy life with the elephants at the luxurious Four Seasons Camp. You can go out on another jungle and mountain trail trek this morning or stay and explore the mysteries of the Golden Triangle in the unique setting of the camp. This one-of-a-kind experience combines a rustic jungle setting with renowned Four Seasons service and amenities and you can enjoy adventures with the elephants at any time of the day.
Today your memorable stay at the Four Seasons Elephant Camp comes to an end, but there may be time for one last trek with the magical elephants before you are picked up and driven to Chiang Rai airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home. This unique adventure with the elephants makes a great add on to any longer holiday in Thailand.
Deluxe fr £3200pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated