Breakfast with Elephants at the Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle, Thailand
Updated: Feb 23
Paradise lies where Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet at the Golden Triangle in North Thailand. This Four Seasons property earns its nightly rate, starting at $2,000, with excellent service, refined aesthetic, and daily breakfast with elephants.
The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle shares rolling hills with an elephant reserve. It is not uncommon to see one of the large Asian Elephants grazing in the pastures while lounging in one's room. Guests, arriving via boat or car transfer, are immediately wrapped in the luxurious trappings of a world-class safari camp.
The property is intimate, with only fifteen tents and one two-bedroom lodge. A winding walking trail with a sky bridge connects the main restaurant, spa, guest tents, and bar. For guests who want to minimize their walking, vintage Land Rovers are on standby across the property.
One of the largest draws to this tented camp is, of course, the elephants. While riding the elephants is no longer permitted, the rescued gentle giants are integrated into the experiences on the property. Each morning at the main restaurant, Nong Yao, large tables of bananas are brought out, and guests are encouraged to offer these sweet yellow fruits to the trunks of an elephant duo.
Beyond breakfast, each stay includes a "My Elephant and I" experience. Denim outfits with sashes and shoes are provided for guests as they join the herd in their natural habit on an intimate walk through the elephant sanctuary.
While paying a few thousand dollars a night for safari tent accommodations may sound outrageous, we assure you these tents have every modern amenity and then some. From ice-cold air conditioning to conveniently placed electrical outlets, every tent on the property would impress even the least outdoors-inclined individual. Want a hot tub on your balcony? All tents in the deluxe category include a sizeable outdoor soaking tub, complete with full temperature control.
The most glamorous of the accommodations on-site is the Explorer's Lodge. This suite includes two tastefully designed bedrooms, common areas, and a private pool. Perfect for a family or friends traveling together, this suite commands 2-3 times as much as the other rooms, hovering over $5,000 a night year-round.
There are many off-property excursions, with various temples, gardens, hikes, and cities to explore. A popular tour is the colors of Chiang Rai, exploring wonders like Wat Rong Khun -- the white temple.
If you prefer to stay on property, you can keep yourself entertained with cooking classes, private dining with elephants, fishing lessons, wine and cheese tastings, sunsets at the Burma Bar (where most people end up each evening), and last, but certainly not least, trips to the spa.
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