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Golden Triangle Explorer

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Uncover the must-see attractions of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, including the Golden Triangle area that connects three countries Thailand-Laos- Myanmar, surrounded by a long and calm waterway.
Thailand
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Private Tours with English speaking local guide

Private Transfers as per itinerary

Stay in a traditional Meo-style bungalows 

Learn about Asian Elephants Care Program

Visit Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,056 meters above sea level

Climb the 383 steps to Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti

Start your journey in Chiang Mai, known for many famous temples, including Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image. From Chiang Mai, enjoy a private guided tour of Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti, with its dramatic view over Mekong River. Depart by long-tailed speedboat to the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet.

Continue your journey to Mae Sai, the northern-most Thai town on the burmese Boarder. Take a boat-cruise through thick jungle, fringed by riverside bamboo huts of hilltribe villages and enjoy an overnight stay in Meo-style bungalows near a traditional hilltribe village.

Return to Chiang Mai where you will visit the rehabilitation centre for elephants and many other wildlife. Your trip won't be complete without a visit to Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep (A.D.1384) 3500 feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand. Tour ends in Chiang Mai.

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Included

1 night at The Imperial Golden Triangle- 3*
1 night in Chiang Rai at Wiang Inn Hotel- 3*
1 night at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge- 3*
1 night in Chiang Mai Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel - 4*
Private transfers with air-conditioned vehicles and English speaking representative assistant
Daily Breakfast
5 Lunches and 2 Dinners as per Itinerary
Private tours with English speaking local guide as per Itinerary
Admission fee included as per Itinerary

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Chiang Mai → Golden Triangle

Meet at Chiang Mai city hotel or airport, where your driver/guide will meet and greet you. Drive to Chiang Rai with a stop-en-route at Karen village and the Hot Springs.

After lunch, continue to Chiang Saen and climb the 383 steps to Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti for some dramatic views over the Mekong River. Afterwards, travel up the river by long-tailed speedboat to the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Then, check in at your hotel and the evening is at leisure.

Overnight at The Imperial Golden Triangle or similar.

Lunch
Chiang Mai → Golden Triangle
Thai person from Karen Village
Day 2
Golden Triangle → Chiang Rai

After breakfast drive to Mae Sai, the most northern Thai town on the Burmese border and visit a jade cutting factory followed by the colourful market, where handicrafts and souvenirs are on sale. The next stop will be made at the Fish and Monkey Cave. Continue to Doi Mae Salong, passing through beautiful mountain scenery. After lunch, continue to visit Akha, Yao and Lisu Tribes before proceeding to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

Overnight at Wiang Inn Hotel or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch
Golden Triangle → Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai Countryside
Day 2
Chiang Rai → Mae Rim

After breakfast, take an early morning long-tailed boat cruise – an exhilarating journey through thick jungle, fringed by riverside bamboo huts of hilltribe villages. Stop en-route to visit a Lahu hilltribe village and Ban Pha Tai village and then enjoy a lunch at Maekok River Village Resort.

Continue by car to Mae Rim where you'll spend the night in one of Meo-style bungalows at the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge, a traditional hilltribe village. Tonight, enjoy a barbecue dinner around a camp fire, followed by a dance performance by hilltribe people.

Overnight at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Chiang Rai → Mae Rim
Hilltribe village | Northern Thailand
Day 4
Mae Rim → Chiang Mai

After breakfast, a driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel. Drive to Thai Elephant Care Center, joining half day elephant care program. Brief about Asian elephants and safety. You will have the opportunity to visit, interact and feed some elderly elephants. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.

Afterward, continue to an Orchid Farm before arriving to Chiang Mai. This evening be ready to try a real Kantoke dinner.

Overnight stay at Movenpick Suriwongse or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Mae Rim → Chiang Mai
Asian elephants
Day 5
Chiang Mai

After breakfast, visit Chiang Mai’s most famous temples, including Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image. Then, drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep (A.D.1384) 3500 feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here at 3,500 feet above sea-level. After lunch, take a transfer to Chiang Mai airport or train station for your next destination.
 

Breakfast, Lunch
Chiang Mai
Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep

Additional information

Official language
Thai
Local currency
Thai Bhatt
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Golden Triangle Explorer

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Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages
01 November 2021 - 31 October 2022

Hotel options

The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort
The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort

Golden Triangle 
Standing on ideal spot amongst the majestic Northern Mountains and surrounded by the Mekhong and Ruak Rivers, The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort stands where Thailand shares borders with Laos and Myanmar. Offering spectacular views of this mesmerizing dimension, this 73-rooms property takes in the most of this beautiful mountainous region. The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant and swimming pool.

Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai
Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai
Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai is a vibrant hotel that brings to fast modernizing Chiang Rai an enhancing beauty and host of upscale facilities. The Hotel offers 260 beautiful and comfortable guest room decorated in a pleasing elegant northern motif. Besides modern facilities for recreation and relaxation, convention rooms are also available for seminars, conferences and banquetes for up to 500 persons. 

Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge

Mae Rim District
Cradled in the scenic valley of the Suthep-Pui mountain range, Hmong Hilltribe Lodge is a hilltribe resort offering guests a unique opportunity to experience traditional Hmong culture amidst striking natural beauty. Conveniently located in the Mae Rim district, just an hour's drive from Chiang Mai, our jungle lodge combines simplicity and style to create an environment of rustic elegance and serenity. With an elevation of 2,700 feet above mean sea level, the weather at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge is pleasantly mild and cool all year round.

Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel
Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel

Chiang Mai
Discover Thailand’s breath-taking north at Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, where the warmth of local traditions combines with quality service. Situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, a few steps from the famous Night Bazaar and close to the Ping River, the hotel's contemporary interior complements its traditional Thai Lanna architecture. From the rooftop pool there are spectacular city views, and the atmospheric dining scene serves both local Thai dishes and classic international specialities. 

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