REF: SAC-SP-CEI-003 – 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Even if you’ve experienced camping before, you’ve never experienced camping like this. This is luxury and exotic camping at its best: besides being next to nature at its absolute finest and most impressive, you’ll be given private lessons by a professional elephant trainer on how to communicate and bond with an elephant. You’ll be camping in center of Thailand’s dense natural beauty, wining and dining and waiting to be spoiled with a spa treatment.
Luxury camping at its finest
These three nights are unlike anything you’ve ever done before — the Four Season’s camp will pamper you with spa treatments and nightly wine and cheese tastings amidst stunning natural vistas.
Dining done right
While at the Four Seasons luxury camp, you’ll be able to relax and have a true outdoors dining experience, eating dinner right at the elephant camp while you relax with a drink and a stargazing session.
Spend time with elephants
Come face-to-face with Asian elephants; bond with them and learn the intricate details of what makes these majestic yet gentle animals so special.
Bangkok / Hua Hin / Chumphon / Koh Tao / Koh Phangan / Koh Samui
Chiang Rai Airport → Four Seasons Tented Camp (76 Km): 1.30 hrs.
Our first day will commence with a pickup at the airport. We will drive you straight to the Four Season’s designated camp pier and continue on our journey via longtail boat towards the luxury camp that awaits you.
Important notes about catching the boat: We recommend trying to arrive in Chiang Rai in the morning or in the early afternoon so that you can catch the boat, which leaves no later than 5:00 pm
What you’ll really come to love is the sundowner tradition that takes place every day at the Four Seasons Camp: at the time of the sunset, all activities cease (river excursions, elephant-related activities, and so forth). And, for the 30 minutes that follow, everyone enjoys the splendor of the sunset at the Golden Triangle. Have a casual drink, relax, and observe as the sky transforms into an array of warm colors. Additionally, you’ll also find local and western snacks, as well as beverages of your choice.
For dinner, we’ll move on towards the Nong Yao Restaurant, the restaurant at the campsite. It is a beautiful, open-air pavilion by the river with a thatch roof, where you’ll find a delicious assortment of Thai, Laotian, Burmese, and western cuisine for your enjoyment. Then, the dining arrangement is also up to you: either in a long, communal style table or privately, at tables separate from everyone else. Last, but certainly not least, you’ll have access to a bar area throughout the evening.
The night comes to a close and you can enjoy the outdoor ambiance from the inside of your luxurious tent at the Four Seasons Tented Camp.
BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER
On the second day, you can expect for us to give you a wake-up call just in time for your morning drink and energizing breakfast at the Nongyao Restaurant. Afterward, you’ll meet your professional elephant trainers (known as “mahouts”) who will prepare you for the singular experience you’re about to have.
Your mahout will teach you how to care for and ride an elephant, whereupon fully learning some of these “moves,” you’ll be ready to truly spend some time with one of these gentle giants. Namely, you’ll be able to show off your newly acquired knowledge while helping to shower an elephant yourself!
The rest of your afternoon is then at your leisure — do as you please. Discover the area surrounding the Four Seasons Tented Camp or have a repose in your own sumptuous tent.
We’ll then interrupt your leisure time with… a mouth-watering lunch at the Nongyao Restaurant. You’re then free to go back to the activity or relaxation of your choosing for the evening.
Speaking of relaxation, for this evening’s sundowners, we recommend you visit the Burma Bar just before dinner. The Burma Bar is another gorgeous, open-air building with thatch-roofing; however, this lounge looks over the Elephant Camp, the Ruak River, and Burma. Therefore, you can only imagine the views afforded to you during sunset — they’re astonishing!
Once again, the dinner will be served at the Nong Yao Restaurant, with the same assortment provided the day prior.
A special note, for those that love campfires and the outdoors:
With an added (optional) fee, a special dinner can be prepared at the Elephant Camp by the campfire: torches are used to light the dining area, that glow endlessly into the night and causing shadows of the nearby elephants to dance across the ground.
As you’d expect, the communal and safari aspect of the Four Seasons carries on here, as the tables are placed in a semi-circle around the campfire. Additionally, expect the same delicious, regional Thai,Laotian, and Burmese foods here — the choice is up to you. Lastly, you can pass away the evening admiring the stars and the taking in the tranquil ambiance surrounding you.
Note: Due to the unique nature of this outdoor venue, alternative dining arrangements may be necessary as a result of seasonal weather changes.
The night comes to a close and you can enjoy the outdoor ambiance from the inside of your luxurious tent at the Four Seasons Tented Camp
BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER
Expect another wake-up call on the third day so that you can catch the fantastic breakfast at the Nong Yao Restaurant.
Then, afterward, we’ll take you on an extraordinary cruise over the Mekong River via traditional longboat. The destination? The Golden Triangle, which is the exact location where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge, and thus each of their borders intersects. Learn of the border’s significant importance in Thailand’s history (particularly involving opium).
Next, we’ll put you aboard a songthaew (traditional Thai public transportation unlike anything you’ve ridden before) and a Skylab to arrive at the local market and ancient temple known as “Chedi Luang.” We’ll then give you some time to explore the lively market before leaving back for lunch at the now-familiar Nong Yao Restaurant.
The day continues with a refreshing afternoon tea and, more importantly, a stress-relieving massage at a facility created solely to provide treatments that rejuvenate the body in the middle of the bamboo-filled forest of the Golden Triangle. The two open-air lounges are accompanied by spa beds and a bathtub/shower area, that, given their overall rustic aesthetic, blend in seamlessly with the surrounding forest.
Lastly, we’ll end this day by appreciating one last sundowner at the Four Seasons Tented Camp and delicious Thai dinner at the Nong Yao Restaurant.
Four Seasons Tented Camp → Chiang Rai Airport (76 km): 1.50 hrs.
This is your day to say your final goodbyes to the camp. After one last wake-up call and breakfast at the restaurant, we’ll transfer you to the Chiang Rai Airport for your flight back to Bangkok.
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