From ฿11,000
  • wat huay pla kang or big biddha in chiang rai
  • tea plantation at singha park
  • long neck karen woman in traditional costume
  • chiang rai doi tung mae fah luang garden
  • mekong river in chiang rai
  • white temple (wat rong khun) in chiang rai
  • elephants playing in water

3 Days 2 Nights in Chiang Rai #1

  • Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
  • White Temple, Singha Park, Elephant Valley, Doi Tung Palace, Mae Fah Luang, Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, Karen Hill Tribe Village, Wat Huay Pla Kang
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private Tour
฿11,000 /adult

Overview

If you’re traveling to Northern Thailand, be sure to add Chiang Rai to the list of places you go. This city is smaller and quieter than it’s sister city, Chiang Mai, but has an untouched beauty, several unusual sights, and rich Lanna culture without the crowds. Join our three-day two-night tour and experience the highlights of Chiang Rai, which include extraordinary temples, royal palaces and gardens, elephant sanctuaries, hill tribe villages, and more.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai

Day 1 of this three-day tour begins by picking you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai and visiting the heavenly White Temple, exploring the tea plantations of Singha Park, and watching elephants roam at the Elephant Valley.

Activities and Sites

  • White Temple – One of Thailand’s most famous temple because it is entirely white and adorned with sparkling mirrors, the White Temple complex is home to incredibly unique artwork and architecture
  • Singha Park – Explore the oolong tea plantation, orchards, and a small petting zoo in this park, which used to grow barley for one of Thailand’s top beer companies, Singha
  • Elephant Valley – This elephant sanctuary is home to six rescued elephants (and counting!) where you can watch them freely roam in the  jungle

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

elephants at chiang rai elephant valley

Day 2 – Doi Tung – Mae Sai – Golden Triangle

The second day continues with exploring the magnificent gardens and living quarters of the Royal Family at Doi Tung as well as visiting the infamous overlook point of the Golden Triangle.

Activities and Sites

  • Doi Tung Palace and Mae Fah Luang Garden – Walk around the cool-weather flower gardens and explore the Swiss-Thai villas once used a seasonal retreat by the Princess Mother
  • Mae Sai Border Market – in the title but missing in the activities list
  • Golden Triangle – This overlook, which was once the center of the opium trade decades ago, looks over the joining of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos by two rivers

Overnight at The Golden Triangle.

chiang rai doi tung mae fah luang garden

Day 3 – Chiang Saen – Long Neck Hill Tribe – Wat Huay Pla Kang

The final day of this tour plunges you into the historical and culturally rich sites of the small riverside town of Chiang Saen. Afterward, visit a hill tribe unique to northern Thailand and then conclude the tour at Chiang Rai’s Big Buddha before returning to your hotel or the airport in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai.

Activities and Sites

  • Chiang Saen – Wander through incredible ancient pagodas and moss-covered temple ruins in this small riverside town
  • Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe Village – See firsthand the Long Neck Karen hill tribe villagers who are famous for their women wearing brass coils on their elongated neck
  • Wat Huay Pla Kang – Nicknamed Chiang Rai’s Big Buddha, this attraction is home to a 9-story tall pagoda and a huge white statue of the Goddess of Mercy

This Tour Includes

  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Direct pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via minibus with air conditioning and driver
  • Entrance fees for all standard activities; fees for optional (add-on) tours are not included
  • Local Thai lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Travel accident insurance

This Tour Excludes

  • Other expenses, souvenirs during the trip
  • Tipping personnel
  • Accommodation

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Camera (Optional)

Cancellation Policy

Learn more about our cancellation policy.

Private Tour Price

Group Size Price / Person
1 Person ฿18,500
2 Persons ฿11,000.
3 Persons ฿8,400
4 Persons ฿7,000
5 Persons ฿6,500
6 Persons ฿5,950