Escape the chaos of everyday life and retreat to this exclusive hideaway nestled in the mysterious bamboo jungles of Northern Thailand. With just 15 luxurious tents, Four Seasons Tented Camp encourages you to dive head first into this natural paradise with a number of invigorating activities. But first thing’s first, it’s time to meet your neighbours: Yuki, Phuang Phet, Bounma and Thong Kem – the hotel’s charming elephant team. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants as you spend a day in the life of a mahout, discovering each elephant’s unique personality.
Tucked away amongst lush jungle and mighty rivers, Four Seasons Tented Camp is spoilt with panoramic views over the Mekong, Burma and the Laotian mountains. Arrival at this hidden sanctuary is by a scenic hour and a half drive from Chiang Rai, through the rolling hills passing by many local hill tribes, before a quick five-minute boat ride along the Ruak River to the camp entrance. In this mystical region known as The Golden Triangle, the borders and cultures of Thailand, Burma and Laos come together to create a melting pot of diversity. Explore this fascinating area by traditional longboat and tuk tuk and immerse yourself in its rich history.
Masters of luxury, a Four Seasons tent was never going to be as simple as just that. As you cross the walkway to your own private tent, step back in time to discover the spirit of a 19th century explorer – but with interiors combining a love of adventure with utter luxury. The open plan tents feature gorgeous freestanding bathtubs and king sized beds, whilst out on the deck you can unwind in tropical tranquillity in a custom-made wooden hot tub overlooking the valley beyond. This is an oasis like we have never seen, with no TVs or radios to break the peace. Perfect though these tents may be, nothing beats the two-bedroom Explorer’s Lodge which offers unbeatable space, privacy – and it’s own private pool.
Why we like it
You really can have it all at this tented treasure trove, where spectacular wilderness is complemented by unbeatable hospitality. In an area rich in culture, history and natural wonders it would be easy to spend all day exploring, but the camp recognises that inactivity is just as important as activity. So why not rejuvenate in the treetop spa before an exquisite meal at Camp Peak, the highest point in the camp, watching as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Your newfound elephant friends will be waiting for you at breakfast in the morning.