Visama Mae Chan is a newly-opened glamping experience where modern comforts blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural beauty. Mae Chan is a district in the northern part of Chiang Rai province, Northen Thailand, about 40-minute transfer from Chiang Rai international airport.
Opened in December, the newly opened luxury Visama Mae Chan tented camp in northern Thailand is available for exclusive private event buyouts by families or groups of friends. Sit on almost five hectares of land, It has only 10 luxury tents divided into 4 categories: Standard Luxury Safari Tent, Deluxe Studio Safari Tent, One Bedroom Suite Tent, and Two Bedroom Suite Tent. It is ideal for small group reunions, special occasions and weddings. Companies can also take it over for private business meetings. Each group will have a dedicated occasion manager to make sure proceedings go smoothly.
Each unit ranges in size from 48 to 80 sqm, including a 12 or 20 sqm veranda. The largest tents have two bedrooms. Each tent category has a hill tribe name such as “Akha”, “Yao”, “Lahu”, and “Lisu” in honour of the hill tribes who live in surrounding mountain villages across Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost province. The safari tents, on raised platforms in a teak wood grove in rolling hill country, were imported from South Africa and adapted for northern Thailand. Amenities inside each tent include air conditioning, mobile phone with concierge app, French press coffee pots, WiFi, rain showers, safety deposit box, refrigerator, his and her bathrobes and slippers, bathtub, large balconies and an evening turndown service. 18 x 3 m pool is available for the guests, which is a great place to rest and relax with stunning hillside views.
For culinary experience, guests can consult with head chef Suphannat ‘Miu’ Amnuayrit who can create special menu options for each group that takes over the camp, or everyone can go full a la carte. There is a wide selection of Asian, Western, Thai and northern Thai options all made to immaculate five-star standards. Most of it organic and sourced locally. Some of the Northern Thailand’s signature dishes are Khao Soy: curry egg noodle soup with generous portions of chicken, lime, chilli, red onion and pickled cabbage; and Geng Hanglay: succulent braised pork, served in a rich sauce with aromatics, accompanied by rice.
Visama Mae Chan has a bar, The Bar Amrut offering a variety of single malts, heritage gins, fine wines, cooling ales and beers, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic signature cocktails. The Lanna-inspired bar snacks are served to acquaint travelers and guests with the tastes and feelings of the ancient Lanna Kingdom.
Other activities on offered are guided hiking and biking trips, cooking classes, spa therapy, yoga, Tai Chi, archery, painting and pottery lessons. Excursions to evocative temples, local markets, a boat ride on the Mekong river or a trip to a very informative opium museum can also be arranged. In the evenings there is the option of star-lit fire-side movie screenings and BBQs at the Ambalama lounge area.
To find out more about Thailand’s newest luxury tented camp, visit maechan.visamalodges.com.