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.
TUK16 - Thailand’s International Ultramarathon returns to Kanlaya’s Village
For the second time only, Thailand’s Ultramarathon, TUK16 is to be held in Kanlaya’s home Village, Tham Lod in November 2016.
Tough, daunting and only for the strong and the brave these challenging races start and finished at world-famed Thum Lod Cave.
TUK 50Kms is on November 12th 2016, a gruelling off road circuit climbing a total of 8,000 vertical feet, taking in three remote Tribal Villages high in the Mae Hong Son wilderness back country. Following seldom used jungle tracks, with steep descents and treacherous going, runners pass three first aid and support staging pots, starting at dawn and continuing all day
Even more extreme, TU 100 follows a week later, two prodigious laps that climb the height of Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, in searing heat, high humidity and testing ground conditions
Kanlaya’s is proud to provide a base camp and support to no less than eight international entrants.
For the TU 50 we welcome back three intrepid runners from Singapore, to be joined by two tough Frenchmen from world-famed Michelin Corporation. Let’s hope their running shoes are as tough as their tyres!
For TU 100 we have a world champion on our watch, from Panama, who already has run the famed Lake Tahoe and the Mount Fuji 100 miles. Qualifying points picked up here will propel him into the Ultra=marathon du Mont-Blanc, regarded as the world’s premier extreme race. Completing the international cast are a tough Brit, who of course carries our money and expat American, all ably supported by their loved ones.
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!