Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Tour from Chiang Mai

Day Trips & Excursions in Thailand

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3.8 out of 5

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A chance to visit the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet! An early morning drive through beautiful scenery, with a stop at the Hot Springs at Maekajan, culminates in the chance to explore this world -famous spot, notorious for its opium trade!
An early morning 3-hour drive through beautiful scenery to Chiang Rai, with a brief stop at the Hot Springs at Maekajan for fresh air.Next stop will be made at Wat Rongkhun (White Chapel), a unique temple, designed by Thailand most prominent artist, Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat. Followed by visit to the Black House, Covering over 100 rai, it comprises more than 25 buildings of pure and applied northern architectural styles. Belonging to the Thai National Visual Artist Thawan Duchanee, Baandam Museum exhibits folk art of local artists from the past to the present together with a large collection of rare folk appliances from the old days.Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant, before continue to the Golden Triangle area. There are magnificent views over the Mae Khong River to the physical triangle made by Burma, Laos and Thailand at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong River. For a small fee, you can also enjoy the boat ride to view the splendor of mighty Mae Khong River.Afterward, return journey back to Chiang Mai. 

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle (Chiang Mai city hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included