Eco Lodge: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand

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Phone: 6622078900

Located in the lush hills of northern Thailand, in the so-called Golden Triangle and near the borders with Laos and Myanmar, the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle provides an escape from one’s everyday life. The luxury tented camp aims to offer guests a 19th-century explorer’s experience as well as the chance to discover these wonderful landscapes, spot native wildlife and visit some of Thailand’s oldest villages.

Accommodation at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is, as the camp’s name implies, available in luxury tents. These beautiful tents are furnished and decorated with handcrafted furniture and items, and offers truly magnificent views of the lush northern Thai countryside. The Deluxe and Superior tents are 581 square feet large and feature wooden observation decks with hot tubs, an outdoor rain shower, a living room and a full bathroom.  Accommodation is part of an all-inclusive package, which includes everything from airport transfers to meals, a spa treatment and elephant trekking.

Guests have the opportunity to interact with Asian elephants in their natural environment and go for elephant treks through the misty jungles to see the sun rise over the plains of Myanmar and the mountains of Laos. This superb journey leads to Camp Peak, the highest point of the tented camp, where a warm cup of coffee awaits. At the end of the journey, guests can even play with the elephants in their bathing pool. This trek is included in the accommodation price—additional elephant excursions are on offer as well, for a fair price.

While abuse of elephants is common in Thailand, guests at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle can rest assured that the camp does everything it can to make the lives of the elephants as pleasant as possible and to treat them well. The camp collaborates with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) and gives visitors the chance to help rescue elephants from the Thai streets and give them a new home in a natural environment. Donations flow directly toward the welfare and care of the rescued elephants, while the camp offers logistical and administrative support.

Another popular activity on offer at the camp is the Golden Triangle excursion, which involves cruising down the iconic Mekong River on a traditional longboat, traveling by tuk-tuk and visiting an ancient temple. Staying on the camp’s premises, guests can find ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation at the exquisite spa, which includes two salas, a bathing area and treatment rooms. Additionally, the restaurant and bar serve delicious local cuisine and a wide variety of drinks.

The Hall of Opium is arguably the most fascinating cultural attraction near the camp. Situated close to the very fields where once countless poppies bloomed, this museum offers a wonderful insight in the region’s former opium industry and trade. This period in the history of Chiang Rai may be rather dark, but it is deeply engraved in the region nonetheless. Additional activities, available for an extra fee, range from visits to rural hill villages to cooking classes, day trips to Myanmar and Laos, and picnics on the banks of the Mekong River.

Bram Reusen

Author: Bram Reusen


Bram Reusen is fluent in both English & Dutch, and his writings include news articles, equipment manuals, and more.

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