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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

$400 or more
Thailand, Asia: Breakfast at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in northern Thailand
Chiang Rai
Tel: 66 53 910 200
Fax: 66 53 652 189
From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 100.0
  • Activities: 100.0
  • Design: 100.0
  • Food: 100.0
  • Location: 100.0
  • Rooms: 100.0
  • Service: 100.0
"It was the greatest four days of travel in my life—and I've been to more than 50 countries." The Gold List's No. 1 property gets perfect scores across the board. Set on a jungle hillside along the Mekong River, "it's unlike anything you've ever experienced." Individual air-conditioned tents are "old-world Hemingway with sophistication, rusticity, and luxury all rolled into one." At Nong Yao restaurant, guests feed bananas to young elephants for breakfast—"it's truly unforgettable." "Elephant trekking, bird-watching, cooking classes are the activities of a lifetime." Service "is beyond any expectation you could dream up."

(15 tents)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
The venerable hotel chain pitches its first tent with these 15 luxe shelters scattered on 200 rugged acres along the Thai-Burmese border. The canvas-covered, 600-square-foot accommodations are ultra-private and have generous decks, pillowtop beds, outdoor rain showers, and copper bathtubs. True to the camping spirit, guests can opt for communal dining. The most memorable moments here are spent with the six elephants, at river bathing sessions and on treks through the bamboo bush. The camp's mahouts lead guests through a day's program that turns this five-star resort into a unique training experience. The aptly named Mahout Recovery massage offered at the two spa tents works wonders on achy thigh muscles. —2006 Hot List

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