Chiang Rai - White Temple and Golden Triangle

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This full-day Chiang Rai tour will take you to a region a few hours north of Chiang Mai. Explore the stunning White Temple, visit Thailand’s famous Golden Triangle and its overlook point where two rivers and three countries come together, shop at a bustling border market, and meet local hill tribe villagers.

Sites and Activities

Pickup will be between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM if your hotel is in the Old City and Night Bazaar area. Pickup will be between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM if your hotel is within 3 km outside of the Old City.

  • 9:00 AM : Arrive at a natural hot spring in Chiang Rai (approximately 20 minutes) 
  • 11:00 AM : White Temple (approximately 40 minutes) 
  • 1:00 PM : Lunch at a restaurant near the Golden Triangle (approximately 45 minutes) 
  • 2:00 PM : Golden Triangle viewpoint at the border of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (approximately 1 hour) 
  • Optional Tour : River boat tour of the Mekong River to the Don Sao Island
  • 3:30 PM : Mae Sai at the Burmese-Thai border (approximately 40 minutes)
  • 4:45 PM : Akha hill tribe village (approximately 30-40 minutes) 
  • Optional Tou r: Long Neck Karen hill tribe village
  • 6:00 PM : Depart from Chiang Rai; stop at a gas station along the way
  • 9:00 PM : Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

For additional information about the optional river boat tour and Long Neck Karen hill tribe trip, read the ‘Additional Information’ section below.

Please Note: You will be allowed to spend as much time as possible at each event depending on the weather, traffic, and other visitors. Therefore, the times of the activities in the above schedule may vary.

About the Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Tour

You will be picked up early in the morning and taken on a drive through the hills of Northern Thailand toward Chiang Rai. Enjoy coffee and snacks at a local hot spring and then continue on to one of the most recognizable and stunning structures in all of Thailand, the White Temple.

The tours continue to the Golden Triangle of Chiang Rai, an area named for the spot where the Mekong and Krok Rivers join to create a tripoint of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. This region of Thailand was once known for its infamous opium trade.

Not far away is the most northern point in Thailand. Here is a well known Thailand-Myanmar border crossing that also is home to the bustling Mae Sai market filled with many local handicraft items, perfect for shopping and buying souvenirs.

The tour finished with a visit to an Akha hill tribe village. This tribe is recognizable by their traditional black clothing adorned with bright colored embroidery, silver bells, and coins.

This Tour Includes

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via minibus with air conditioning and driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Thai buffet lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Travel accident insurance

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Camera (Optional)

Additional Information

Add-ons to this Golden Triangle and White Temple Chiang Rai Tour are also available for an additional cost. Please speak with your tour guide about arranging a trip for the following activities:

  • Boat trip along the Mekong River to the Don Sao Island in Laos (330 baht per person) 
  • Visit to a Long Neck Karen hill tribe village (300 baht per person)

Guests who do not take the one hour boat trip will be able to take pictures and relax or visit the House of Opium near the Golden Triangle for 50 baht per person.

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform your tour guide. We can serve vegetarian food upon request.

Pick up and drop off

Included in each tours from any Chiang Mai City Hotel or Guesthouse in a 3KM radius. From out of town we need to make arrangement or you need to meet us in the city to a meeting point.

Note

  • This is a Join in Group Tour, approximately 12 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner

Join-in Tour Price

Adult
1 Adult ฿1,050.00
Children (age 2-9)
1 Child ฿550.00

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