Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai, Thailand
From £1449 or $1874 per night (September 2020, Booking.com)
Camping doesn’t get more luxurious than at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in northern Thailand. Close to the borders with Burma and Laos, time seems to stand still in the Golden Triangle, a magical escape that always enchants and beckons visitors to return time and time again.
The surrounding area is filled with mysterious mountain trails and lush bamboo jungle to explore, but there’s nowhere better to soak it all up from than the comfort of the camp. The tented accommodations here are the height of indoor/outdoor luxury, with king-size beds and outdoor rain showers. Guests can opt for a river-view tent from which you wake up to a view of the river and the mountains of Laos. Then, how about spending the afternoon cooling off in the riverside pool under a canopy of coconut trees?
The camp has rescued over 20 elephants from Thailand’s cities and its guests can experience a magical interaction with them on tailored elephant experiences. The camp will arrange for you to join elephants in enjoying their morning bath before feeding and walking with them. What could be more incredible than an up-close experience with these gentle giants, all while accompanied by an expert handler?