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$69 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai with Mekong River Cruise

Journey back in time to Thailand’s Golden Triangle with this full-day journey down the Mekong River. The day begins with a transfer from your Chiang Rai hotel to the edge of the Mekong River. Prepare to see delights including jungle terrain, hill tribes and ancient temples. Board your boat on the giant Mekong River of the three countries that make up the Triangle - Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Make a first stop at Chiang Saen, a small town at the convergence of the three countries also known for its numerous ancient temples and ruins. Spend some time exploring the town’s many sites, before paying a visit to a local Hmong Hilltribe Village. Venture down Mekong, sit back and enjoy spectacular views along the Laos countryside from the river. Wrap up your journey at Chiang Khong, a sleepy town famous for the giant Mekong catfish and a popular border crossing between Thailand and Laos before transfer back to Chiang Rai in the late afternoon.

$54.40 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Golden Triangle Boat toward Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong

A cornucopia of excursion opportunities await once you plan your travel agenda for Chiang Rai province exploration and this full day tour is merely one of the examples of the variety of opportunities for journeying the Golden Triangle area. With the charm of the mountains, which is home to various ethnic minorities, access to this playground for Thailand explorers does not only encompass seeing three countries coming together at the point where the Mekong and the Ruak River meet. Once the centre of the Lanna Kingdom, towns such as Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong tell their own story about the province. It is a day filled with panoramic views and local encounters with the hospitable people with the Mighty Mekong taking a lead role in guiding through and along one of Thailand’s most cherished parts in the north.Within easy reach of your Chiang Rai hotel, the morning starts with a leisurely drive, accompanied by your English speaking guide and driver, to the actual Golden Triangle. Stories aplenty about the importance of this region when papaver and opium trade ruled the nation with numerous routes through and along the mountains in and out the surrounding countries formed the back bone of local ‘trading’. These days of a bygone era now make way for a more traditional and authentic visits, with trading going more toward sustainable practices and preserving handicraft. Boarding local boats nearby the Golden Triangle, we move downstream to Chiang Saen, the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom and now home to a few traditional hill tribe villages, specializing in weaving. Small settlements such as Baan Had Pai, A Tai Leu with a strong affinity to the Lahu will be visited before moving on to Chiang Khong.Before venturing into and outside the Chiang Khong town borders, lunch will be served at a local restaurant in town. Aside from being a place where local fisherman able to catch the giant Mekong catfish, Chiang Khong is an important market town for local hill tribes and for trade with neighbouring Laos. As one of the main overland / river crossings between Thailand and Laos (Houiesay), one may see regular ferries traveling between both countries with both locals and tourists alike. We, however, drive up to one of the highest points in the area to a small White Hmong settlement, called Baan Kiew Kam. Besides seeing how this hill tribe lives, it primarily is visited for its stunning views over the region. Landscape photographers will definitely love the area with its panoramic views over the Mekong and Chiang Khong. After this visit, we make our way back to Chiang Rai where we expect to reach your accommodation at around 16:30 hrs. It’s time to thank your guide and driver for a day out and about before you continue with your onward travel plans.

$2499 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indochina Discovery

Discover the heart and soul of Indochina on this tour of four very diverse countries. Encounter history, both ancient and modern, and witness the unbelievable splendour of Angkor Wat. Push through hectic city lanes and tap into the pulsing nightlife. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered — so you can choose the activities that interest you. And with other travellers your own age, you can be sure to get down with adventurers that’ll keep up.

$3559 Classic

Indochina Encompassed

From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay's magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong, and savour noodles in Hoi An. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.

18-to-Thirtysomethings

Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

Take 12 days to uncover this laid-back corner of Southeast Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included, and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Take a slow boat down the Mekong and admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng.

$1779 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Vietnam, Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

From the fast-paced nightlife of Bangkok to a slow boat along the Mekong, this trip brings you the best of Southeast Asia on a shoestring. You'll party along the beautiful bay of Vietnam’s Nha Trang in the company of like-minded travellers and channel the French vibe sipping coffee in riverside cafés in Laos. Explore golden temples or hunt down treasures in local markets—the choice is all yours. Best of all, your CEO will take the hassle out of planning, so you're free to soak up the spirit of this amazing region.