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Chiang Rai Day Trip Small-Group from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle

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This small-group (all inclusive) day trip to Chiang Rai Province will take you to a variety of attractions such as the modern architecture of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and the ancient city ruins of Chiang Saen (Wat Chedi Luang). Ride a long-tail boat on the Khong River and see the Golden Triangle from a viewpoint. Lunch (Thai Set) is included in addition to round-trip hotel transport from Chiang Mai.
You'll start at
Touring Center
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Mae Khachan Hot Spring
    Stop: 15 minutes -
  • 2
    Wat Rong Khun
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Golden Triangle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    House of Opium
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • A hassle-free day trip to Wat Rong Khun from Chiang Mai 
  • Travel to the Golden Triangle, Khong River, and White Temple with ease
  • Stay cool during round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach bus 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to nine
What to Expect
This guided tour begins with pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel. Board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the Chiang Rai province. During the journey, make a short stop at the Mae Khachan Hot Spring (Wiang Po Po). Continue to Wat Rung Khun aka the White Temple. Your next stop is Chiang Saen, a river town replete with ancient temple ruins. Here, you get the chance to break for a buffet lunch. Absorb views of the Golden Triangle, the name given to where the borders of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar intersect, and relax during a boat ride on the Khong River. After a short stop at the Hall of Opium, return to your Chiang Mai hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Touring Center, 14 Floor 1st Ratchadamnoen Rd., Soi 5, Muang,, เทศบาลนครเชียงใหม่ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide the pick up service from all hotels in central Chiang Mai. (hotels located within 5 kilometers of the Touring Center's Office only). For hotel outside the service area, there will be additional charge, please feel free contact our Reservations Team.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Thai set lunch or international buffet
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boat Trip along Khong River
  • Visit House of Opium
  • All admission fees and activities
  • Travelling accident insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Rong Khun
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Triangle
  • Entry/Admission - House of Opium
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Pick up/Drop off Surcharge for hotel outside city centre(THB500/way; 6-15Km & THB1,000/way; 16-30Km)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant rates (children under 2 years) apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of hotel pickups is approximately 30 minutes; the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport is required to enter Laos
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The trip duration can reach maximum of 14 hours depending on the traffic along the way and the road conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ratana collected us from our hotel for the drive to Chiang Rai - stopping enroute a time the hot springs. She was very knowledgable about both temples - explaining in full detail the very interesting story that lead to the building of the white temple. She was considerate of our
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Ms. Bird (a tour guide) is fantastic. Very helpful, informative, well-organised (which is very important in case of a 13-hour trip). No unnecessary stops on the way. We participated in a monk ritual at a temple. Lunch (at a local restaurant) was delicious.
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Considering how much time was spent on the road, I feel that I got as much of the highlights in the area as possibly could be crammed in in one day, which I highly appreciate. In this way I thought the tour was of high value. I wish our guide would have given us more guiding and
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Be prepared for a lot of naps in the car as the drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is about 4.5 hours. What I’m trying to say is this is a good one to do on your first day and you’re trying to combat jet lag. Heading towards Chiang Rai, we made a pit stop 2 hours in to grab a
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It was a great experience visiting the golden triangle and definitely a feeling of being in no mans land between the three countries. You get the feel that it was certainly an area of illicit trade in the past if not today ??? Very long day not to bad going as three stops
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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