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Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Private Full-Day Tour

Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Private Full-Day Tour

From US$ 125.06 per person

Explore the countryside of northern Thailand and cross the border into Laos on a private full-day tour of Chiang Rai and the famous "Golden Triangle" where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Visit Buddhist temples and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore the "Golden Triangle" on the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar
  • Visit the white temple of Wat Rong Kuhn
  • Learn more about the opium trade of the "Golden Triangle" at the Opium House Museum
  • Enjoy flexibility to your itinerary and the insights of a local guide
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and journey towards Chiang Rai, stopping at the hot springs of Mae Kajan to soak your feet in the healing waters. Then, visit the temple of Wat Rong Khun and marvel at is white exterior inlaid with mirrored glass. Enter the "Golden Triangle" to see the city of Chiang Saen. Enjoy lunch at a famous restaurant before climbing aboard a boat for a ride along the Mekong River (optional). Cross into Laos and go to the market at Don Sao Island. Visit the Opium House Museum to learn more about opium and why it was once as expensive as gold.  Get the chance to stop at a hill tribe village en route back to Chiang Mai and meet the people of the Long Neck tribes.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private transportation by high-quality air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Thai lunch, snacks, fruits and water
  • Refreshing towel
  • Local 1st class travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee to the Long Neck tribe village (optional for 300 Thai Baht per person)
  • Long-tail boat trip on Mekong River (optional for approximately 300-400 Thai Baht per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is mandatory to bring your passport on this tour
  • This package is suitable for all ages and levels of experience
  • Timing is flexible, based on the season and situation
  • This tour is a long driving day, but since it is a private tour you can stop to take a break if you need to
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 104 reviews

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We loved this tour and would highly recommended it to others. We were well taken care of and were comfortable throughout the long trip. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and personable. She answered all of our questions and also gave us very interesting and detailed accounts of the history of the Golden Triangle, the opium trade, Chiang Rai White Temple, and everything else we asked about! She also showed us great places to take photos together and took them for us. A trip we will never forget!

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February 6, 2020

Great Package and Service

This is a long trip but worth it. We are amazed at the attention of the staff: Mona and driver Mr. Pon. Although the trip is long, the ride was extremely comfortable. Mr. Pon made sure we had enough to drink and snacks. He bought fresh fruits and other local snacks to eat. He had cold towels after coming back to a tour site. Overall we are very satisfied with this tour. I would recommend very much!!

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May 5, 2019

A great tour with Mona

I have been regularly visiting Thailand for almost 25 years. Therefore I was able to do many tours in this beautiful country. This tour was a long day trip but it was worth every minute. A special thanks to our tour guide Mona. She was the best guide I ever had over all the years. Mona was very routined, informed and very friendly and honest. She was unobtrusive and our comfortability was her major aim. I just can highly recommend a trip with her. The driver was absolutely professional and drove cautiously and safely. There is nothing to complain but only to be greatfully thankful for an awesome trip.

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April 12, 2019

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