Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

From US$ 130.95 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.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Get picked 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

Soak in the waters of the Mae Kajan hot springs and visit the White Temple on this day trip from Chiang Mai. Ride in an air-conditioned coach or van. Savor and authentic Thai lunch, tasty snacks, and fresh fruits. Go to a market on Don Sao Island, the Opium House Museum, and the Long Neck tribe.

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 pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Thai lunch
  • Snacks
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Refreshing towel
  • Local 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)
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • It is mandatory to bring your passport for the border crossing into Laos
  • 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 144 reviews

Review summary

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Maggie and Peter where an excellent team. Maggie was very knowledgeable about all points of interest as well as the local culture and landscape. She has a great personality and is very upbeat and proud of her country. We left the tour with new friends!

December 17, 2022

Anan and Peter were wonderful! Anan is a wonderful tour guide and took us around Chiang Rai, The Golden triangle and around. He also played the role of the photographer. He is very kind, has a wonderful personality and sense of humor. Peter also is a wonderful and patient driver who took us all over for 13 hours. He would have had drinks restocked in the car cup holders by the time we were back from sight seeing. I highly recommend Anan and Peters service.

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December 2, 2022

Our guide, Sid, was awesome. We had a private tour of the hot springs, white temple, golden triangle, opium museum and the blue temple. Sid was very knowledgeable, spoke great English and knew all the places to see. He also takes great pictures and videos.

July 21, 2022

Product ID: 122795