Families traveling with children over 10 have always been welcome at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, its luxe canvas-covered suites hidden among bamboo and jungle along Thailandâ€™s border with Myanmar. But now they have an added incentive to visit thanks to the opening of the Explorersâ€™ Lodge. Launched with young adventurers in mind and able to sleep six, the lodgeâ€™s two pitched-roof villas are linked by a broad deck where a private plunge pool stretches into the forest. Inside, decor is inspired by the romance of a safari, with handcrafted trunks, deep copper tubs, and hardwood floors. A highlight for travelers of every age is visiting the campâ€™s elephants, some of them rescued, and learning more about the work being done here to conserve their fragile environmentâ€”you can help bathe the gentle giants, go for a jungle trek with them, and even have dinner with them.
This article originally appeared in the April/May 2017Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine. (â€śGreat Explorationsâ€ť)