Kelley Ferro

Four Seasons Tented Camp

www.kelleyferro.com
  • Where:Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Why:A belated honeymoon tour of Thailand.
  • When:January 2016
  • Who:Myself and my newly minted ‘husband’.
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Ride to the hotel, by boat!

The most luxurious tent I’ve ever seen.

Ensuite sinks in the tented camp.

The sundeck.

Where to spend the afternoon...

The rock hot tub.

My rescued elephant, Boon Ma.

One of my favorite bars in the world, Burma Bar.

Burma Bar at Sunset.

Highs & Lows

  • Arriving by boat after your airport pickup, to be greeted by elephants starts the trip off on a high note.

  • Sunset hour at The Burma Bar can’t be any more magical.

  • Don’t miss the morning feeding of baby elephants. They bring them to breakfast and you can feed them bananas!

  • The Spa is just a lofted room in the jungle so you can get your massage as the tropical birds are chirping amongst the foliage.

  • Might be hard to fall asleep with elephant trumpeting at night.

  • No gym or active experiences on the premises, though the walk to/from your tent may be a workout on it’s own.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Glamorous tented jungle camps.

  • Vibe

    Colonial explorer meets Thai jungle.

  • Location

    You take a boat there. Enough said.

  • Rooms

    15 luxury tents.

  • Music

    Ambient.

  • Year Opened

    2006

  • Designed By

    Bill Bensley.

  • Pool/Gym

    Natural outdoor rock pool and rock hot tub. No gym.

  • Restaurant

    Yes. One restaurant with a Western and traditional Thai menu that changes daily.

  • Bar

    Two bars, both “explorer” style. The Burma Bar is open for sundowners daily, with a variety of creative cocktails and prepared small bites.

  • Minibar

    Excellent complimentary mini bar with a full range of spirits, local juices and traditional Northern Thai snacks and daily treats.

  • Children

    Bring them if they are 10 and up. No children under 10 permitted.

  • Price

    A once in a lifetime experience that you’ll never forget (translation: worth the cost).

The Mahout training let’s you bond with an elephant for the day, eventually learning how to ride them through the jungle and into the river.

Bond with an elephant.

Chiang Rai 57150

The Mahout training let’s you bond with an elephant for the day, eventually learning how to ride them through the jungle and into the river.

Each night, the wine “cellar” (an above-ground, circular wine and cheese haven) has pour your own wines from around the world along with a selection of top quality cheeses.

Try the wine.

Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand

Each night, the wine “cellar” (an above-ground, circular wine and cheese haven) has pour your own wines from around the world along with a selection of top quality cheeses.

Take the Golden Triangle tour by boat and tuk-tuk to see ancients temples, a local market, a giant Buddha and of course, the famed Golden Triangle.

Golden Triangle Tour.

Chiang Rai 57150

Take the Golden Triangle tour by boat and tuk-tuk to see ancients temples, a local market, a giant Buddha and of course, the famed Golden Triangle.

Four Seasons Tented Camp

Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand

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