guests to take a step off the beaten path and indulge their sense of adventure
during their next trip. From national forests to elephant camps, nature walks, and on-staff biologists,
hotels and resorts around the globe are getting guests closer than ever to the indigenous wildlife
in their surrounding areas with adventure options for every type of explorer.
Just steps from
Yellowstone National Park,
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole provides guests with complimentary use of
Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with maps of suggested scenic tours around
the region. Drive by the
Antelope Flats Area and catch an unmatched view of the its famous
wildlife residents. For those
interested in a more guided trek,
Safari Tours led by the Resort’s on-staff wildlife biologist
Thompson explore Teton National Park, the Bridger Teton
National Forest and
the National Elk Refuge. SUVs equipped with Swarovski spotting scopes and
binoculars are ready for these intimate wildlife trips. Limited to just five guests, these
four-hour safaris provide one-on-one instruction customised to guests’
Four Seasons Resort
Langkawi, Malaysia are taken right into the heart of the surrounding wetlands,
limestone caves and secluded coves to discover natural oases teeming with
wildlife on the Mangrove Safari. Ecosystems supported by the area’s
indigenous mangrove trees are home to creatures including fiddler crabs,
eagles, sea otters, and much more.
& Monkeys Adventure Trip
mangrove inhabitants to the fingertips of curious younger guests during a
tour of the wetlands with the Resort's naturalist aboard the
Skipper. For a quick lesson in the fascinating flora and fauna around the
Resort’s thriving environs, join a daily
Jalan Jalan nature walk.
December and March each year,
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico offers an unbelievable opportunity to spot
humpback whales in Banderas
Bay. The majestic humpback whales follow an
annual migration down through the tropical regions each year for mating, calving and playful displays of power. Hard to miss, these gentle
giants are between 10 and 40 feet (3 and 12 metres) long. For the best views, hop aboard a
boat tour, where guests are sure to see not only humpbacks, but also
orcas, Bryde’s whales and minke whales.
seeking a truly exotic experience should look no further than
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai,
where guests can spend the day building a bond with elephants in the lush
tropical jungle of Chiang Mai’s Maesa Valley at the Elephant Life Experience Camp
Just an hour from the Resort, guests can learn why elephants are some of
the smartest mammals as they watch them at work and play, or even take a
31 square miles (93 square kilometres), the Caribbean island of Nevis
is a little-known wonder packed with lush foliage and wildlife both on land and
Four Seasons Resort Nevis,
there are endless opportunities to explore.
island, known to natives as
or Land of Beautiful
Waters, has more than 40
sites that offer gently sloping majestic pillar, brain and elkhorn coral formations,
and a chance to spot angelfish, nurse and reef sharks and snapper.
- For a dry-land adventure, spend a day getting to know the
island’s inhabitants, the fun-loving
monkeys. They can be spotted on a
guided tour of their natural forest habitat, often munching on mangos in packs
of about 40 or even more on the Resort’s golf course.
turtles also call Nevis home, laying eggs on
its quiet beaches before heading back out to sea. Four Seasons works closely
Turtle Conservancy to ensure beaches are safe for nests and hatchlings, and
offers a fun and educational program at Kids for All Seasons. Children learn
about sea turtles, and can “adopt” one during their stay. Back home, through
GPS tagging, kids can follow their new friends online.