Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – All Inclusive
What We Love
- The vintage military jeep used to ferry guests around the property
- Guest room bathtubs, made from hand-hammered copper, are big enough for two
- Watching the sunset from the whirlpool, glass of wine in hand
- Morning meditation at Camp Peak, the resort’s highest point
What To Know
- There are no televisions, but you won’t miss them
- The all-inclusive package includes airport transfers, meals, elephant trekking, and a treatment at the spa
- Kids under 10 aren’t allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When the Four Seasons does camping, it turns out, that means a spa and masseuse, pillow-top beds, and a wine cellar. This luxe resort occupies a stunning patch of scenery at the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos and has just 15 luxury tents scattered among the trees. Flaps open to the air, and the views—verdant hills, bamboo forests—are so calm-inducing you’ll forget you have any problems at all. The tents feature hardwood floors and are stuffed with locally made metal craftwork including antiques that seem sourced from old-timey explorers, like a compass and a rifle. Splurge on a “Deluxe” tent to get your own wooden hot tub on the deck. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with an elephant, now’s your chance: the camp has its own elephant crew, and mahouts will take you trekking and bathing with the gentle giants. Afterwards, sit down to a divine communal meal of local specialties or western cuisine, sample a wine or two from the cellar, and enjoy that sense of wellbeing that comes from the very glammest of glamping experiences.
In the Area
Though most of the hotel’s all-inclusive packages include excursions, the camp’s isolation means you won’t be renting a car and heading off to explore on your own (even your arrival at the camp involves a long-tail boat trip down the Ruak River). The off-site trips organized by the Four Seasons include city tours of Chiang Rai, trips to the markets and pagodas in the Burmese border town of Takilek, hikes that end with a dip into natural hot springs, and visits to Thailand’s hill tribe communities.
How to Get There
World class style, comfort, design, and aesthetic, paired with the comforts and service of the Four Seasons. Well worth the trip all the way to Northern Thailand - just make sure you stay for 3 or 4 days as you wont want to leave. Come for the beauty of the Golden Triangle and have your breath taken away by the majesty of the Tented Camp's Elephants. This is a special special place.
Our visit to the Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle will go down as one of the best vacations we've ever taken. Every detail is taken care of for you. The service and food are five stars! The staff at the camp was attentive to every need and provided unparalleled service. For the few days we were there we were living in a piece of Heaven.
The Tented Camp of the Four Seasons is a very special place on Earth. I have stayed in several Four Seasons hotel and they are all luxurious and beautiful but the atmosphere of the Tented Camp is unique. There is 19th century feel to the place which is key to its originality. The other aspect is the location - in the middle of a bamboo forest with the Ruak River below. This makes everything about the camp so unusual. The pool area is small but lounging by the river is simply enchanting. The Burma Bar has great drinks but it looks over the Myanmar and you hear the elephants trumpeting in the distance. The tents are the height of luxury: it's like you've fallen into the page of a Rudyard Kipling novel. The spa room, cantilevered and thus appearing to float over the tree canopy, is a marvel. Staff is particularly friendly. It is amazing to get such high-qiality food in such a remote area. No wonder so many honeymooners visit! But for me, the special moments were those I spent with the elephants - feeding them, and of course riding them and even going for a swim. It felt like a dream - but I have photos to prove it really happened!
We chose this hotel for 3 nights during our honeymoon and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. To start the property is amazing, excellent service with a personalized check in and a boat ride that takes you up the Mekong River to the hotel. The food is spectacular with a wide variety of Thai and International cuisine in the restaurant. Our room had a spectacular view and it has an Safari kind of vibe which makes it special. Everything revolves around the rescued elephants, from breakfast where you can feed them and then the mahout elephant riding experience which is incredible. The spa is also one of a kind and the tours organized by the hotel are great! If you are going to Chiang Rai don´t hesitate to book the hotel, especially if you are travelling with your partner!! The staff is amazing by the way!!
If you can go do so I can only praise this hotel the hotel staff are amazing and the elephants fantastic .Its a great peaceful place.in our short stay we did so much feed the elephants at breakfast then on to amazing elephant ride. Our room was great with the most amazing bed I slept so well.I had a spa up in hills and all you could see was the green trees I don’t really like spas but this was one of the best and if you can do the evening elephant meal do as it was one of the best meals I have had as a family the food was made to all our different taste I give the chef a gold star as we can be a little fussy.