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Starting at $250 per person per night
Golden Triangle, ถนนเชียงแสน-แม่สาย, Ban Sob Ruak, Chiang Rai Province, 57150, Thailand
Starting at $2,000 per tent per night
Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime in the natural surroundings of northern Thailand, bordering Burma and Laos. Explore the wilderness with a herd of elephants. Hotel guides will take you through grasslands to the river, where the gentle giants splash about. Interact with rescued elephants, explore spectacular mountain trails or bamboo jungles and unwind in luxury tents. Let the 19th-century explorer’s spirit in you come to life, while enjoying the signature hospitality and all-inclusive experiences.
Unique Features: Did you know that elephants chomp through six sets of teeth over their lifetime? Or that they don’t actually love peanuts? Learn more about these gentle giants in the best possible way, by keeping them company in their own natural habitat. Watch them splash in the pond, then observe bath-time, a cherished daily ritual for elephants and their mahouts alike. You’ll soon notice that each pachyderm has its own distinct personality, some are mischievous, while others are nurturing.
Accommodations: Open the elephant-tusk–styled door that reveals a private wonderland of a breezy living area, rustic wooden furnishings and a refreshing outdoor shower. Each Superior Tent features unique, themed décor that reflects the culture of Northern Thailand. Guests enjoy a full bath which is incorporated into the living area; adjacent to this living area is an outdoor rain shower. Rustic yet elegant safari-style décor uses local materials such as hardwood, bamboo and leather for customized, handcrafted furniture.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Superior River-View Tent. Unwind on the breezy deck and savor serene views of the Ruak River, with the jungles of Burma just beyond and the mountains of Laos as the backdrop. Immerse yourself in your private wonderland, featuring rustic wooden furnishings and intriguing curios inspired by the 19th century explorer.
Dining: There are several excellent dining options. Nong Yao: Savour the finest of Thai, Laotian and Burmese cooking, along with Western classics, in our breezy pavilion with rustic hardwood floors. Burma Bar: Settle into an overstuffed leather couch and sip a cocktail while taking in the lush Ruak River basin and Elephant Camp views. Wine Cellar: With a daily tasting session as well as a private wine-pairing dinner, our thatched-roof interpretation of a wine cave offers an impressive collection of vintages.
Activities: Begin your excursion with a cruise down the majestic Mekong River on-board a traditional, hand-made, long-tail boat. Skim into the heart of the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos merge and take in the spectacular views as the three countries meet around the Mekong’s formidable shores. Continue your journey on land, taking in all the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle, as you are driven around the bustling streets like a local. First hop onto a songtaew (public van), and then a tuk-tuk, as you soak up the manic local market vibe and then the calm of the ancient temple, Chedi Luang.
Spa & Fitness: Enjoy the taste of the Orient, as meridian channels and acupuncture points are awakened. Soothing aromatic oils combined with kneading and stretching leave the body completely relaxed and refreshed. Reflexology is also used, to assist in the release of energy blockages and toxins. According to Thai legend, this massage was created by Buddha’s physician and practiced in temples in the second and third centuries. By combining Oriental pressure point stimulation and stretching with gentle rocking to relieve muscle tension, it helps improve circulation and flexibility to invigorate the nervous system.
Location: Located in the heart of Golden Triangle on elevated grounds along a hillside, the Camp commands majestic views of the Thai jungle, Burma across the Ruak River and mountains of Laos in the northeast. From the moment of your arrival at Chiang Rai, a magical journey begins. Once the center of all poppy cultivation in Thailand, this now famed location where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma offers a legendary, scenic experience.
Closest Airport: Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) is 1.5 hours / 85 kilometres / 53 miles away. Chiang Rai was founded by King Mangrai in 1262 and became the capital of the Mangrai Dynasty. The word ‘Chiang’ means ‘city’ in Thai, so Chiang Rai would mean ‘the City of (Mang) Rai’. Subsequently, Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule for several hundred years.
Children’s Programs: No. Only guests aged 10 and over are permitted. Children aged 10 to 18 will be charged the full adult rate. Guests traveling with children aged 10 to 18 should contact the Resort directly to reserve.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Share your vows in a traditional Thai ceremony, then join your guests as they learn to feed elephants or embark on a voyage into the Golden Triangle. Your event guests enjoy an all-inclusive experience, including on-site amenities such as a refreshing riverside pool, Wine Cellar, Jungle Spa, and Trading Post featuring local artisan crafts and homeware. The distinct flavours of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, along with Western classics, pair perfectly with your celebration or special event.
Meetings: Invite your guests to experience the once-in-a-lifetime discoveries and natural surroundings of northern Thailand at the border of Burma and Laos, the Golden Triangle. Rescued elephants, winding mountain trails and bamboo jungles hold the key to endless exploration and provide unique ways to team build, connect or celebrate. The luxury open-air accommodations highlight the intriguing history of the land and culture, while signature Four Seasons hospitality in an all-inclusive setting sets the stage for an unforgettable retreat.
Extra Info: Chiang Rai is a city in northern Thailand, in the mountainous province of the same name. They city is near the borders of Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Wat Phra Kaew is a royal temple that once housed the jade Emerald Buddha and now displays a replica. Nearby, the Navel City Pillar is a monument made of more than 100 Khmer-style pillars. Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is a museum showcasing Lanna artifacts.