Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Temples Group/Private Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Temples Group/Private Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the White Temple, a modern architectural masterpiece, before taking a break at the Blue Temple and exploring the chilling Black House.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
• Pickup is available from the center of Chiang Mai (within a 2km radius of Tha Pae Gate) and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province, including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Market and Kad Luang. • Your exact pickup time may vary. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Small group available


  • Visit the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, a modern architectural masterpiece built by a local artist to gain immortal life
  • Take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river
  • Get chilled to the bone at the Black House, called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell
Full description

Experience Chiang Rai on a full-day trip from Chiang Mai to White Temple, Wat Rong Seua Teb, and Baan Dam Museum. Travel in a comfortable car and choose from a group or private tour.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Sit back and relax on the air conditioned drive. Stop at the Mae Khachan Hot Springs to relax, dip your feet into steaming mineral water, have a snack, or walk around the gardens.

Continue to the modern architectural masterpiece known as the White Temple. Explore this fantastical space that was designed and built by a local artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat.

Head to the Wat Rong Seua Ten (temple of the dancing tiger) to uncover the secrets of this religious site that was built where tigers were said to have leapt over the river. Admire the stunning blue and gold colors of this temple.

Make your way to the Baan Dam Museum (Black House Museum). Explore a cluster of nearly 40 shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period. See preserved animals and a collection of bones. Travel by car back to your accommodation in Chiang Mai.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City, in front of Mcdonald's. Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign. There is heavy traffic in the mornings, which can affect the travel time stated in navigation apps.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • This tour contains a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guide
  • The tour is conducted in English
  • Please wear clothes that cover your arms and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 672 reviews

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The White and Blue temples are spectacular. The Black House is okay. Our tour guide was super friendly and knew a lot about the places we were visiting and also about Buddhism, so she explained a lot and answered all of our questions. I was unsure about booking this trip because it involves a 3h hour drive each way just to see a couple temples, but I’m so glad I did. They were far more beautiful than all the ones we had seen in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, and we ended up learning so much more with our excellent guide. We enjoyed this trip very much

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January 31, 2023

I took this trip in late December 2022. I was the only guest that day but I’m grateful the tour company didn’t cancel the trip. On the contrary, I was treated like a VIP. The tour guide, Nicky, and the driver were flexible and I was able to customise the trip. The drive was long but it was comfortable. Nicky was a great guide. Highly recommended.

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January 25, 2023

Great tour. The white aswell as the blue temple are totally worth the long ride. Even the black house really suprised me. Ony the stop on the way up was too long. We stopped at the hot springs. But it‘s mainly full of tourists and souvenir shops. Would have been ok for a quick toilet break. But we stayed there as long as at the blue temple. Everything else was perfectly. Great Guide, Vasit. Also the driver was super-friendly. I can definitely recommend this tour.

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January 25, 2023

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