- My Elephant & I
Learn to be an elephant whisperer who tends to these giants. You’ll come to understand these gentle creatures on an intimate level as you bathe, feed and walk with them.
- Elephant Camp Dinner
Enjoy a candlelit, al fresco dinner at the Elephant Camp, as traditional musicians play Thai folk songs to set a beautiful soundtrack to your experience.
More Elephant Experiences
- Elephant Camp Dinner
- Enjoy a candlelit, al-fresco dinner at the Elephant Camp, as traditional musicians play Thai folk songs to set a beautiful soundtrack to your experience. From THB 17,000 for two people
- Elephant Bathing
- Join our elephants and mahouts at the morning bathing ritual, where you can observe these gentle giants as they enjoy their bath. Watch out for splashes from a mischievous elephant!
- Additional Elephant Excursions
- We’d be happy to arrange more elephant time, such as an excursion from a selection of two different routes.
- VISIT THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE ASIAN ELEPHANT FOUNDATION (GTAEF)
- Learn about the Foundation’s work and the sustainability model it uses to ensure the elephants are well provided for, as are their mahouts and families. Time: Approximately 45 minutes (by appointment only) Price: THB 2,000 per guest (this fee goes towards the Foundation) Please contact the Camp Host by dialling 0 or chat with us via the FS App to reserve.
All prices are exclusive of service charges and taxes.
We believe that every elephant deserves a life of dignity. Partnering with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, we’ve rescued and adopted more than 20 elephants from Thailand’s crowded city streets to help them lead happy lives in our jungle surroundings.Our Philosophy
Meet Our Elephants
- Linda (Dah)
Fondly called “Nong Dah” (“Nong” meaning “young”) as she came to us at the tender age of 4, Linda spent her early years in Patpong and Silom in Bangkok, selling bananas and posing for photographs. Having grown up amidst concrete and traffic, we were unsure if she would adapt to the natural surroundings here, but Linda was quick to embrace the wilderness and is loving her new life, spending most of her time with her best friend, Pumpui.
- Phuang Phet (“Bunch of Diamonds”)
Phuang Phet walked into our lives when her owners brought her here to the local village. She had been living in the back of their truck and surviving on the alms of local people of the northern towns, who would buy sugarcane from her owners to feed her. While her owners did indeed treat her well, they were unable to sustain this arrangement. Her first few days at the Camp were a nonstop eating binge as she could not believe she now had a never-ending supply of sugarcane. She is one of the friendliest elephants you will ever meet.
- Bounma (“To bring merit”)
For almost 40 years, Bounma’s name (“to bring merit”) was the bane of her existence, as she was slogged for profit by her owners of a logging company in the northern forests. Unhappy with her situation, she developed a rebellious nature, and even today bears the scars of the discipline she must have faced. Sold to a wandering mahout who walked her between cities to pose as an attraction for tourists, she was eventually rescued by the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) in Pattaya. She has taken to her life here at the Camp quite enthusiastically and assists our mahouts in assimilating newer rescues.
- Pumpui (“Chubby” or “Cute”)
Pumpui spent most of her early life on the streets of Pattaya as a tourist attraction. Shortly before her mahout, Suk, purchased her in 2005, she had been hit by a car and miscarried. After coming to the Camp, Pumpui has recovered quite well from the trauma, but still remains wary of vehicle sounds. She has found an ele-friend in Linda, who is her constant companion.
- Boonrod (“A merit survivor”)
- Ousted from her old camp in Chiang Mai due to a lack of funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boonrod has been with us since April of 2020. Extremely attached to her mahout Khun Pong, she can be quite conversational, vocalizing through short chirps with him and her elephant pals. She reaches out her trunk in an upward curl when she wants a kiss.
- Benz (Mercedes-Benz)
- A recent arrival, Benz was born in Saiyok, Kanchanaburi Province, a thickly forested area along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Alerted about her condition, the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation first visited her at an abandoned elephant camp in Chiang Mai, where she was underfed and very weak. Joining GTAEF has been great for her spirit, especially because she has been reunited with her mother Yui. While the mother-daughter bond remains strong, Benz is quite independent and prefers to socialize with some of her younger co-habitants. She is easily identified by her youthful energy and is most likely to be found playing a game of tug with her friends.
- Mae Noi (“A little mother”)
- Youthful and energetic, Mae Noi is the most playful of the elephants at GTAEF. Having arrived here in 2018, she has made a real splash, swimming out beyond the others and encouraging her best friend Saeng Duen to do join her. Easily identified by the freckles behind her eyes and on the tips of her ears, Mae Noi is very intuitive and inquisitive about her fellow elephants.
- Saeng Duean (“Moonlight”)
- Another refugee from the Covid-19 pandemic, Saeng Duean was originally a logging elephant in the south who made the transition to tourist work before the pandemic struck. Recently rescued by GTAEF, Saeng Duean arrived here very slim and underfed. Our mahouts learned that she was very fussy with her food and had to coax her to build up her strength. She is wary of people sneaking up on her from behind, so be careful not to walk around her. Saeng Duean enjoys her time outdoors, looking for her best friend Mae Noi for company.
- Contact Us
Adoption ProgramOur guests have assisted in the adoption of more than 10 elephants from the streets, providing them food and veterinary care through a monthly membership. Donations through the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) go directly to the welfare of adopted elephants, as Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle covers all administration and logistical support. Please contact us to learn more about adoption opportunities.