You know that feeling when you think you are one of the luckiest girls in the world? Well that’s exactly how I felt during our stay at the Four Seasons Tented Camp.
I wasn’t sure what to think of the specially themed dinners that were planned out in our personalized itinerary. I really had no idea what to expect…but the manager Vikas and Chef Pisan assured us that our dinners would be spectacular, which I found out later to be exactly that. Amazingly spectacular!
After drinks and personalized vegetarian appetizers at the Burma Bar…we were escorted by a ranger through the exotic bamboo jungle by torch into the elephant camp where we were immediately greeted by our elephants Yuki and Pet… feeding them a dinner of sugarcane before the ranger lead us to our dinner. Spending time with our elephants at night was very intimate and just the beginning of many extraordinary touches to come…
The five days we spent in the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos meet were absolutely magical! We stayed at the Four Seasons Tented Camp, a place that words simply can’t describe. When we arrived at the camp we were immediately greeted by the Assistant Manager Vikas and Chef Pisan to completely personalize our stay – they helped us with a perfectly planned itinerary including all of our food preferences for all the special meals to come. The chef shared the recipes for a few of my favorite dishes that I can’t wait to share with you. Until then, I’ve included a couple of video links and breakfast pictures if you’d like a closer look into some of the moments we witnessed during our stay…
Our Tent – Staying in a luxury tent in the middle of the jungle was out of this world. The outdoor shower, sounds of all the animals, the rain and thunder every night, and the noise the elephants made walking by is something I’ll never forget. It will be really hard to ever go back to real camping after “Glamping” like this.
Riding Bareback on Elephants – Staying at the Four Seasons didn’t just bring the best in ultimate pampering, but also meant supporting a terrific cause. The camp is the founding member of the The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and was built in order to find a refuge for elephants rescued from the streets of Thailand. The funds generated at the resort support the cost to feed the elephants and maintain the camp grounds for them to live peacefully. Being on top of an elephant alone brings so much closeness and a bond that isn’t the same as riding them with a saddle. I fell in love with my elephant, Yuki.
Breakfast with the Elephants – We just left and I’m already missing breakfast with the elephants. Feeding and interacting with them daily before beginning the day’s adventure an absolute treat and something I was incredibly excited to wake up to every morning.
Cucumbers were a favorite for the elephants and they ate laundry baskets full of them…
We are currently on the way to the Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle – where the countries Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos meet. Since I have a little time on the plane before we land, I thought I would share how I kept myself active during my visit to Koh Samui. Hope this gives you a little inspiration to get your booty burning as the new week begins or on your next vacation.
Paddle boarding everyday at the Four Seasons Koh Samui was by far my favorite activity…