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Tented Camps Are More Luxurious Than You Think

A tented camp. I bet you have a picture in your mind of what that means, based on your own camping (no!), or glamping (you’re getting warmer!) experiences. You’re probably not picturing relaxation, unparalleled luxury, pampered experiences, indelible family memories (you have those, right?), and once-in-a lifetime vacations (make sure you do that often).

Don't let the word 'tent' and 'camp' fool you. It's not just the brick-and-mortar luxury hotels and resorts that can be off-the-charts in comfort, amazing and accommodating staff, enticing plunge pools and awesome spa experiences. You can go on the adventure of a lifetime in the wondrous natural surroundings of Northern Thailand, bordering Burma and Laos. Tucked away in the historic Golden Triangle region, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is the perfect escape from the rest of the world. On their unique two, three- or four-night excursions, you will discover the joys of interacting with rescued elephants in their home habitat, exploring spectacular mountain trails in bamboo jungles, and unwinding in superb luxury tents. Awaken the explorer in you while enjoying their signature hospitality.

The Camp offers luxury tented accommodations featuring stunning views and handcrafted furnishings, as well as an array of memorable experiences for the discerning traveler: interact with majestic rescue elephants in their own habitat; enjoy a spectacular sunset with views of the Ruak River at Burma Bar, and dine on authentic local specialties at Nong Yao Restaurant. Pamper yourself at their open-air spa, which is nestled amidst bamboo trees, and features nature-inspired treatments.

Your accommodations in Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle are part of an all-inclusive package designed for active adults and teens. The package includes round-trip airport transfer, meals, house wines and spirits, elephant journey, and a spa treatment. Share your dining experiences with a small, close-knit community of fellow adventurers in various venues throughout the camp. Dine at a family-style table, or enjoy a private meal at a separate table. Relax with a group of friends by the restaurant’s double-sided fireplace. Enjoy a casual cocktail or dine on local delicacies in the open-air, thatched-roof lounge overlooking Elephant Camp, Burma, and the Ruak River. Burma Bar is a friendly oasis during an adventure-filled experience at Golden Triangle. The spa’s traditional Thai massages and innovative rituals are enhanced by the healing power of mountain botanicals and local warming spices. The camp’s all-inclusive packages include a 90-minute spa treatment – book additional treatments from a wide selection of spa offerings.

Would something closer to home be more your style? Is Costa Rica close enough? Nayara Tented Camp is secluded and romantic for couples, or fun and educational for the whole family. Inspired in the African safaris but conceived in the tropical Costa Rican rainforest, the tents are a mix of sustainable luxury with a “Pura Vida” vibe. If a soothing soak is a staple in your self-care routine, prepare to swoon over the tub; or if an outdoor shower with the stars is your thing, you will have a lifetime experience. A great place to reset and recharge, far from civilization and close to nature, and with great sleep helped by the calming sounds of the rainforest.

After the excitement of your day’s adventure, return to your tent to indulge in your own mineral hot springs pool. Read in the comfort of your hammock, or just unwind on the balcony overlooking the majestic Arenal volcano.

Sustainable tourism is driving motivation at Nayara: building in harmony with nature, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness, while contributing to the growth of the local community. They are proud of their engagement in numerous social and environmental initiatives, and strive to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible without compromising the design or the local culture.

Beginning in September of this year, Family Tents! They are perfect for couples or families looking for a nature escape. From your private two-bedroom, two-bathroom cliff-top tents, you will enjoy the sounds and sights of the outdoors and the vibrant rainforest below. The tents are communicated by a central terrace that showcases an oversized plunge pool fed by hot springs, a sitting area, and a dining area where you can savor breakfast overlooking the green forest. Each of these Family Tents can accommodate a family of 5 guests very comfortably. The experience is fun (and educational) for the whole family.

If the great outdoors is constantly calling you and you’re hankering for something completely different, a tented camp might just be the thing. I’ll help you select the one that’s right for you, wherever in the world that might be.

'til next week.


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Contact: GLOBAL EXOTIC ADVENTURES - Juliet Weller, Founder

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