1. Thailand
  2. Chiang Mai Province
  3. Chiang Mai
  4. Wat Rong Khun

Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Private Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 122795
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.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Thai, English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
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 pick-up and drop off
  • Private transportation by high-quality air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Thai lunch, snacks, fruits and water
  • Refreshing towel
  • Local 1st class travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • 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)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• It is mandatory to bring your passport on this tour
• 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 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We loved this tour and would highly recommended it to others. We were well taken care of and were comfortable throughout the long trip. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and personable. She answered all of our questions and also gave us very interesting and detailed accounts of the history of the Golden Triangle, the opium trade, Chiang Rai White Temple, and everything else we asked about! She also showed us great places to take photos together and took them for us. A trip we will never forget!

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February 6, 2020

Great Package and Service

This is a long trip but worth it. We are amazed at the attention of the staff: Mona and driver Mr. Pon. Although the trip is long, the ride was extremely comfortable. Mr. Pon made sure we had enough to drink and snacks. He bought fresh fruits and other local snacks to eat. He had cold towels after coming back to a tour site. Overall we are very satisfied with this tour. I would recommend very much!!

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May 5, 2019

Everything was amazing! Sid was such a great guide and he made our day so wonderful, even though we weren’t able to do the border crossing into Laos bc of the coronavirus scare. He was also a great photographer. Highly recommend booking this tour!

January 28, 2020

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Pon Chiang Mai Private Tours

Product ID: 122795