Experience the unforgettable charm of Asian elephants at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle as you learn about the lives of these gentle giants – and interact with them – in their natural jungle habitat.

Resort Highlights

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.

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

    After living in the back of a truck while her owners sold sugar cane, this playful elephant now enjoys the never-ending supply of the sweet stalk – not to mention plenty of room to roam. With a sparkling personality, no wonder her name means “handful of diamonds” in Thai.

  • An elephant walking through a misty field
    Bounma

    Still bearing scars from her past, before a mahout rescued her away from a logging camp, this gentle creature embodies Buddhism, earning her the name that means “to make merit.”

  • 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.

Poon Larp (Full of Luck)
We found Poon Larp on the streets of Central Thailand, after she had been laid-off by a trekking camp that was not able to make profit. She showed classic signs of abuse and stress, and was initially reluctant to interact with anyone, including other elephants. We worried that even after she recovered, she might never be comfortable with our guests. However, much to our surprise, Poon Larp has more than acclimatised and is now one of the happiest, most social elephants at the Camp. She absolutely loves to interact with guests, especially if they bring her a snack or two!
Meenakhom (“Meena”)
Always playful and looking for a little fuss, Meena in her second stay with us at the Camp. Having been rescued from the streets of Bangkok in 2007 at the age of 2, Meena was successfully rehabilitated within our fold, where she was quick to make a lot of ele-friends. Separated from the group for a short while, but quickly reunited with her best pal Boonrod, Meena is very affectionate and often vocal with the other residents. She has a constant cheery look on her face that can be very infectious.
Benz
A recent arrival, Benz was born in Saiyok, Kanchanaburi Province, a thickly forested area along the Thai-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 clearly malnourished 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.
  • Adoption Program

    Our 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.
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