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Chiang Rai and Golden Border Tour – Full Day Trip

Includes: transportation, lunch, insurance.

Stand at the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma (or Myanmar) and Laos intersect

Shop for local goods unique to each culture at the crossroads of Indochina

Explore the stunning White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and its unconventional art exhibit


  • Trip Available tomorrow
  • Trip Duration: 10-11hs
  • Available Languages: English / Thai
  • Pickup & drop off to your hotel
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Food and/or beverages
  • Certified tour guide / instructor
  • Insurance

Overview

Rise and shine to a full day tour of Chiang Rai’s rural landscape and discover a place where Thailand, Laos and Burma (or Myanmar) converge: The Golden Triangle. Separated only by the mighty Mekong River, which passes through the south of China and snakes all the way down to the lower delta of Vietnam, the territory has earned a reputation from its past of growing opium. Today, it’s a sight to see by boat and foot, and tourists from all over the world flock to experience its history and culture.

Before arriving at the Golden Triangle, pay a visit to Thailand’s most recognizable structure, the Wat Rong Khun, or The White Temple. Here, you’ll see the painstaking attention to detail of Chalermchai Kositpipat, a local artist and the owner of the private art exhibit of the temple grounds, who considers the representation of Buddhist principles and enlightenment an offering to Buddha in exchange for immortal life.

The tour also includes stops at must-see destinations including the Mae Khajan hot springs and the Mae Sai market. You have the option to visit the neighboring nation of Laos to purchase local goods and souvenirs at your own expense.


Program

7.00-7.30am
Pick up at hotel
9.00am
Visit Mae Khajan Hot Spring
10.30am
Visit White Temple (Wat Rongkhun)
12.00pm
Golden Triangle (optional boat trip on Mekong River)
13.30pm
Lunch at a restaurant
15.00pm
Mae Sai Thai and Myanmar Border
16.30pm
Akha and Yao Hill Tribe Village (Long Neck trip is optional)
18.30pm
Return to Chiang Mai
21.30pm
Arrive at Chiang Mai
Note
Free pickup is available from Old City, Nimman, Huay Kaew, Chang Phuek, Airport, Train Station, Wat Kate, Nhong Hoi, Thapae, and within 2 Km from city area (Muang District). If your hotel is outside the free pickup area, you will need to meet at the meeting point in Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. FREE PICKUP IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM CHIANG RAI.

Reviews

  • Lou

    25. 06. 2018

    Everything was great!

  • Jeremy

    18. 05. 2018

    The people were all nice the tour was good, but very long. Though we were warned before hand that it was literally all day. The lunch at th Buffett wasn’t that great though. Other than that it was worth it.

  • Sophie

    18. 01. 2018

    The White Temple is a masterpiece! it’s so unique and really hard to find the word that can totally describe the feeling when you stand in front of it. Thanks to our guide Andy told us a lot about the triangle zone, mysterious and interesting.

  • Kwok

    13. 01. 2018

    Literally entered Loas boarder, nice boat ride. Nothing too special at the market, still worth to do so though.

  • Polo

    22. 12. 2017

    It was a really great experience with our knowledgeable guide Ken, without those interesting and lively stories our trip won’t be so amazing. You should take a close look of Asian culture when travel here, and this was a good chance.

  • Paul

    13. 12. 2017

    Getting to know more about the Golden Triangle and stayed in the zone, imagine the old days here, makes you feel like in a movie.

  • Helena

    29. 11. 2017

    Want something you never seen before? Yes! Photo lover? Yes! History lover? Yes! Must go? Abbbssoolluutteelly yes! Also, join the group to meet someone same mind.

  • wilhelm

    29. 11. 2017

    Can’t forget the meeting place of the 3 countries, the history, the people, the view, it’s somewhere lead you to the closest part of the interesting culture. Must go!

  • Enrique

    29. 11. 2017

    You just can’t miss the white fabulous masterpiece. If you like photo taking, it’s your place! You can never imagine how much detail are included in this temple. Also get to know a lot about the mysterious Golden Triangle zone, want to thank our great guide here

  • Marguerite

    25. 08. 2016

    The Golden Triangle was just great! Didn't know that the Mekong River was able to pass through Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. (I wasn't too great in Geography.) It was a good thing that the market was nearby, as well. Couldn't imagine staying at the triangle the whole day doing nothing.

  • Chong

    11. 08. 2016

    I had no idea that a place like this existed! It was kind of cool to see that Laos was nearby and that I could easily visit the country with one boat ride. The side stops were great too, gave me a few hours to relax before walking around the market.


FAQ

  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel (Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai area)
  • Lunch
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • All listed activities, except optional ones
  • Comfortable air-con minibus
  • We provide accident insurance for this tour to cover medical bills up to a maximum amount of 100,000 THB
  • White Temple entrance fee (50THB)
  • Optional boat trip on Mekong River (300 THB/Person)
  • Laos embarkation fee (20 THB/Person)
  • Optional Long Neck Village (500 THB/Person)
  • Optional Opium Museum (100 THB)

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