Discover the magic of Kanlaya's Eyrie
For the most romantic Thailand Honeymoon or adventure holiday, Kanlaya’s Eyrie is a dream fulfilled, a grand design in a spectacular setting, utterly remote yet wholly luxurious. Conceived as our own indulgent holiday home, it’s yours to share.
Set high in the mountainous tribal heartland of Mae Hong Son, Thailand’s remotest province far to the west of Chiang Mai up against the Burmese border, sits a fabulous house. The enormous Honeymoon suite, secret courtyard, extravagant Sala and separate guest bungalow step down the gradients of a magnificent garden, a hectare in extent, tumbling through great limestone cliffs to the tumultuous river far below.
It’s an enchanting landscape, jungle clad peaks and palisades all around, peopled by the ancient Hill Tribe clans. Awash with rivers, riddled with caves, it’s an adventure playground, caving, kayaking, rafting, trekking, off road biking, tribal culture, abundant nature, cooking and more. The climate is heavenly and the outlook divine.
For Honeymoons and holidays choose either our all-inclusive Safari Adventure: Chiang Mai pick up and overnight stay, chauffeur, guide, food, daily drinks allowance and luxury accommodation or, for independent travellers, luxury dinner, bed and breakfast by the day (minimum three night stay). An a la carte menu of adventures and activities is available to try if you tire of relaxing and admiring the view.
For thrifty backpackers the fine Old cobble-built House at our entrance also offers comfortable rustic accommodation at budget prices. The unsurpassed night skies and full moon from the upper balcony come free!
Kanlaya’s is a happy partnership between Philip, who owns South Farm, the highly acclaimed Cambridgeshire wedding venue, and Kanlaya herself, who hails from the Karen Hill Tribe village just upstream. She bought the bare site as an intrepid teenager and has seen it transformed into perhaps the finest private dwelling this side of Chiang Mai, 120 spectacular mountain miles to the east.
KANLAYA'S HONEYMOONS start in heaven. Well, as close as you can get to it in the lofty mountains of Mae Hong Son. Local Lahu Tribesmen built us our very own sunrise look out hut on the very highest ridge 2,000 feet above Kanlaya's. As our Honeymooners greet the rising sun, climbing above the distant Eastern mountain skyline, it's brilliant rays lighting up the downy mist that fills the valleys hereabouts at dawn, Sinouan, our cook, dishes up a fabulous 'Full English' cooked over charcoal at the back of the hut, washed down with local Arabica coffee. Not a bad way to start the journey of a lifetime!
THAILAND ULTRAMARATHON RETURNING TO KANLAYA'S VILLAGE FOR 2015
The 2014 100km run, which involved a total vertical ascent and descent of 16,000 feet, mostly off road on jungle tracks, was won in an incredible nine hours by an amazing 52 year old American runner.