5.0
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Luxurious all-inclusive camping experience complete with elephants and modern touches like a spa and yoga classes

The Lowdown

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

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – All Inclusive
499 Moo 1 Tumbol Wieng
Chiang Saen, 57150 Thailand

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 475 Reviews
Uniquely Spectacular and wonderful staff
Reviewed 1 day ago

Interaction with the elephants is what this resort is all about! Staff in attentive and caring showing personalize service. Food and Beverages are outstanding. The only improvement might be to have the community Hot Tub warmer.

Amazing place
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing experience to be up close with the elephants on a day to day basis. It's something I will share with family and friends and remember always. Already planning to come back to have breakfast with Linda next year. The mahouts do a fantastic job looking after the girls

Wonderful
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superb experience. We loved the tent. Very comfortable. The elephants were fun to see but we didn’t want to ride on them. The boat trip was fun and food delicious. We drove ourselves here from Chiang Mai which was fun. The spa was amazing. The pool is just a dip and very cold but you don’t come here for that. I loved it and would return again.

Heaven on Earth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magical paradise was the most incredible experience. We loved every moment. No detail was missed and the staff were all incredible. I always expect the finest from the Four Seasons group but this exceeded all expectations!!

Nature untouched
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not one thing I would change about this place. So far on our journey throughout Asia, this might top the list... So far!! We stayed in the lodge with pool and it was peaceful! The service was amazing, we even did a bbq our last night with movie and popcorn! Yes they bright a real pop corn station with a big screen projector. While watching the movie we were still able to nature and it’s animals sing out to the night stars. If anyone ever gets a chance to stay here the memories will
Last a life time. I saw families here with little kids and it was so cute.

The massage in the middle of the forest, looking out to tree lines and open air was probably my favorite.

I’m very sensitive to elephants that are not in the true wild but I have to say from research the elephants that are at the camp live a great life, with over 200 acres, many rivers, pools to bath in etc. We even got to feed them in the morning, I just hope they truly treat them well like they advertise.

Overall A+ stay!!