Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle with Ling Neck Karen Tribe

This day long trip is a great introduction to Thai culture. We pick you up from your hotel, and drive to Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand that dates back to the 13th century. Chiang Rai was under Burmese rule until the 1930s, when Siam (now Thailand) annexed the province. It is home to many beautiful Buddhist temples and notable attractions. The scenic drive to Chiang Rai goes through the mountains and valleys of northern Thailand. The trip is a whole day, and you are returned back to your hotel around 9 PM.

We set out early to the natural hot springs. The hot springs shoot water and steam into the air – really hot water! You can boil an egg in the hot springs. Local ladies even offer tourists eggs, if you want to test it out yourself.

This outing also stops at the beautiful White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, a yet-unfinished modern Buddhist temple. The temple is an intricate work of art and a spiritual destination. The white peaks and sculptures are reflected in a smooth body of water, creating a breathtaking sight.

Next, visit the majestic landscape of Chiang Saen, also called the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle is the area where Thailand meets its neighbors, Myanmar and Laos. It’s pretty amazing that three countries all connect in this area, where the Mekong river separates Laos from Thailand, and people love to visit the region. Our tour stops at Mae Sai, a small border town that is the most northern town in Thailand. Buy local products and learn about local culture in Mae Sai. We stop for a local Thai buffet lunch before visiting more sites on the way home.

On our way back to the city, we visit local tribes such as the Long Neck Karen and the Akha. You’ll love the bright dress and jewelry of these local peoples, and you can support the local economy by purchasing crafts and souvenirs. It’s a cultural part of Thailand that you must see before we return you to your hotel.