The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand takes glamping to a whole new level.
Within the lush bamboo forest in the heart of the Golden Triangle overlooking Myanmar, Thailand and Laos guests will discover some of the most luxurious glamping, unveiled by the Four Seasons Tented Camp.
What makes this accommodation so unique is the extraordinarily high-level glamping in a lavish tented campsite inspired by the design of a 19th-century safari expedition.
Each of the tents is designed with a different adventure theme and furnished with a colour scheme that coordinates the distinct design. The setting of the tropical jungle allows guests to be secluded and immerse themselves in the local Thai culture with experiences that the camp’s experts have individually curated.
The award-winning Four Season app and chat are also in place providing a wealth of knowledge and information about the local area so that guests can access anything and everything they want.
Arrival is in style via a long-tail boat through the Ruak River and to the hotel, where the adventure begins.
The days at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle are fully active or completely relaxed or a mix of both. At sunrise, yoga classes are on offer, as well as accompanied walks, or staff can prepare a bath on the hand-hammered bathtub in the living room while the sun rises in from the treetops.
With 51 guests at full capacity, the accommodation allows personalised service at every turn to cater to every individual’s needs.
There is a choice to stay in the Deluxe or Superior tent or if in a larger group the Explorer’s Lodge. Each of the tents is designed by local artisans using local materials such as hardwood, bamboo, and leather for a rustic, authentic charm.
They also feature traditionally reclaimed teak roofs, an outdoor rain shower and luxurious king-sized beds.
However, the tents come with their own distinct features. The Superior tent which measures 54 square meters is uncovered by opening the hand-crafted elephant tusk-style door and reveals a private terrace deck perfect for morning yoga.
The Deluxe tent measuring the same has its own designated a custom wooden hot tub and expansive outdoor deck. The Explorers Lodge measures 232 square meters and is equipped with a private pool deck and comes with signature experiences such as a private movie night or BBQ.
Nong Yao is the open-air restaurant designed by the world-renowned Bangkok based Bensley Design Studios and showcases traditional Thai design through a thatched roof Pavillion and hardwood flooring.
The food is served by Thai born chef Pisan Torphet who creates fusion cuisine from the Thai, Laotian, Burmese, and Western regions which incorporates native, local ingredients.
Adjacent to the restaurant is also an open fire pit where guests can enjoy a cocktail from Burma Bar or select a wine from the Wine Cellar while taking in calming views of Ruak river.
Days are filled with hikes, bike tours or visits to the local floating market, or rice paddies. The local Buddhist temples nearby offer the chance to learn about Thailand’s rich culture and traditions as does the local rescued elephant conservation centre where elephants interact with humans within their natural habitat. It is even possible to have a picnic or candlelit dinner here.
At the end of each day, the spa and wellness centre is the perfect place to indulge and unwind with a variety of massage options using aromatic oils, local herbal oils and jasmine lotions. Face and body treatments include a sustainably sourced Amethyst wrap or sacred Burmese gold facial.
One of the many unique features of Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is the ability to immerse in the local jungle surrounds whilst still enjoying the five-star four seasons service.
Jungle cocktails and riverside BBQ dinner are a highlight of the stay. A luxe land rover trip is another memorable experience as guests are driven out to a striking location to watch the sunset and soak up the wildlife of the area.