By day you may drive elephants through the untamed jungle or go adventure trekking on expertly guided trails, but when evening comes book yourself in for a rejuvenating complimentary 90-minute spa experience and enjoy a sundowner at Burma Bar.
Four Seasons Gold Triangle, Thailand is reached by river boat amid Thailand's exotic bamboo jungles.
Located at the heart of the Golden Triangle, on elevated ground along a hillside trail the camp commands magnificent views over the Ruak River, Burma, the mountains of Laos, the jungle and the Golden Triangle.
Unwind on a magical 20-minute boat ride down river whilst the Camp Host introduces guests to the area or alternatively arrive by four-wheel-drive after a short trek through the jungle. Fern-lined pathways meander revealing 15 tented accommodations that are spaced out at a comfortable distance from each other to allow for total privacy, tents are luxurious and offer hand crafted, custom made furnishings.
Cruise along the Mekong River, set out on jungle treks, spend the day bird watching or fishing or relax with a riverbank picnic. A range of nature walks reveal a variety of wildlife, spend the day mountain biking or sign up for a cookery class, guests can also relax in the Camp's free-form pool after a long day of activities or enjoy a traditional Thai massage and exotic spa treatment amid the bamboo forests of the San Valley.
A unique dining experience is part of a stay at Four Seasons Gold Triangle, guests can dine together at a long family-style table or dine privately at separate tables. As the sun sets, the camp is lit by a hundred torches to help you navigate between the Burma Bar at one end and the pools, spa and restaurant at the other.
Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in northern Thailand, bordering Burma to the north and Laos to the east, the mountainous Chiang Rai province offers a fairy-tale setting. The mountains are home to some of Thailand's oldest civilisations, the colourful hill tribes, each with their own unique culture, distinctive customs and mystic charm.
Four Seasons Gold Triangle is an ideal destination for an active getaway, the jungle and the surrounding area offers a wealth of things to do. Take an all-terrain vehicle excursion, head off jungle trekking or discover the local wildlife on a nature walk.
Visit the town of Parantapa and marvel at Buddha's Footprint, an important shrine for Buddhists or visit the Hall of Opium and take a journey into the mysterious world of opium. Head to Sop Ruak, the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet or to Tham Pla, Fish Cave, where a stream emerges from underneath a cliff and blue carp swim through holes in the rocks.
Take an excursion to Mae Sai where you will find local gems, jade, textiles, Burmese tapestries, handicrafts and some Chinese products for sale or your Camp Host will be pleased to arrange a hill tribe visit, these unique villages are unique and offer an insight into local life. Elephant camp provides an opportunity to get close to these rescued animals and local mahouts, experts in the 2000-year-old Thai tradition of elephant care.
Nearest airport: Chiang Rai International Airport
Transfer time: 75 minute flight from Bangkok, followed by a 75 minute transfer to the camp.
Food & Beverage: Head to Nong Yao Restaurant for breakfast and lunch and for dinner enjoy a barbecue under the stars, a five-course formal meal, or a dinner by the campfire. Savour a picnic in the jungle, afternoon tea on the river or unwind with a sundowner while enjoying the sunset. Despite its remote location, the Camp offers an impressive collection of international and Thai wines from its sophisticated wine cellar.
Leisure: Try your hand at cooking classes or cultural and natural history lectures, spend the day out fishing or be creative at traditional craft classes. There are an abundance of things to do at Four Seasons Gold Triangle, Chaing Rai, unwind in the jungle spa, take a dip in the swimming pool or simply unwind with the sounds of the jungle on your outdoor deck.
For Families: Four Seasons Gold Triangle, Chaing Rai is a camp for active adults no children under the age of 16 years are accepted.
Romance: Four Seasons Gold Triangle, Chaing Rai is an ideal location for those seeking an active honeymoon. Enjoy the seclusion of the jungle, the sounds of nature and the light feast of the hundred torches that light the camp.
General Services: Guests are well catered for at Four Seasons Gold Triangle, Chaing Rai with a 24-hour Camp Host service, doctor or nurse on call 24 hours, overnight laundry and pressing, safety deposit boxes, business centre services, high-speed internet access and secretarial and translation services.
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HIGH SEASON November - April
FLIGHT DURATION 11 hours 35 minutes
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok with onward connections throughout Thailand. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Bangkok via Singapore with onward connections to Thailand. Emi
DIRECT FLIGHTS Yes
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai