Chiang Rai And Golden Triangle Day Tour From Chiang Mai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Chiang Mai city area hotels only.
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to your hotel at approximately 7:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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!


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  • 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

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Chiang mai Province Governors Residence

Pick up from hotel Chiang mai city Province

Stop At: Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province


Duration: 1 day

Stop At: Doi Wao & Wat Thamphajoen, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province


Duration: 1 day


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

Local guide




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

For passenger safety, all vans are equipped with GPS unit. To keep drivers below the speed limit, GPS unit beeps should vehicle exceed 90 kms/hour.

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  • 08-Apr-2018

    Our drived was amazing! Took us to hot springs on the way and Golden Triangle on our way back! I would do this tour again!

  • 26-Mar-2018

    First, the guide was great. I give her a lot of credit. Maggie was smart and helpful and answered all questions. We were the only ones on the tour. There was nothing that let us know there would be so much time spent driving. I'm not an expert on Thai geography, it was our first trip. We were rushed in and out of the White Temple, we were taken to a village but was actually a tourist trap with people selling the same trinkets you find everywhere. There was one house that we peeked in. We were offered entry into the long neck women village aka human zoo, for 500 baht each. We didn't do it. We then drove, 1 1/2 hours to the golden triangle for photo ops and a quick trip through the Opium Museum which is not much of anything. We could have gone on a boat ride but that would have been another 750 baht each. Since we were the only ones on the tour and since we had a 4 1/2 hour drive back to Chiang Mai we chose to get back to our hotel. Not worth this trip. In hindsight I would hire a driver or rent a car and visit the White Temple.

  • 16-Mar-2018

    Excellent experience with a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. There were only three of us so it was almost a private tour. Everything was worth the time... from the hot springs, the white temple, opium museum, seeing the three countries at once, the hill tribes and long neck women, as well as a the relaxing lunch. Driver and guide took great care of us: cold water, rest stops and explaining everything. When the guide can answer our questions besides the main information they plan to tell everyone you get your money's worth.

  • 14-Mar-2018

    This is a very long tour. Our tour guide was not very informative and didn't really answer our questions. The "hot springs" is in a parking lot and did not seem sanitary. The white temple and the opium museum were worthy parts of the tour. But the drive to and back from the border took 5 hours each way. I would not recommend this tour. The "Golden Triangle", the border with Laos and Myanmar is interesting, but only for about 10 minutes. Then you realize you drove 5 hours to get there. The lunch was the worst food I had on the vacation. It was especially disappointing because I am a big fan of and love Burmese food. It was an old, sad buffet populated entirely by large tour groups. Waste of a day. We were the only ones on our tour. It probably would have been improved by a better tour guide, but it would still have been a very long driving day.

  • 28-Feb-2018

    The trip was long, but understandably so. I thought going the distance to see the Golden Triangle and northern Thailand was worthwhile. The drive through the farmland and rice paddies was truly beautiful, but I love seeing how people live and scenery. The stop at the tribal village was interesting---again being somewhat a sociologist I was interested in seeing how people live. But I was also saddened that these women are forced to make their living in this manner and are refugees from their own countries with many family members being in refugee camps. I think this is a group that will disappear in the future and whose traditions and culture will disappear to the museums. I am glad we had the opportunity to meet them and buy some of their products. Our guide Oi was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and entertaining.

  • 05-Feb-2018

    A very nice trip. Enjoyed the small group and in a very nice van. Maggie our guide was very good. A little rushed at times, but ok. Nice to see the Silver Palace, and Golden Triangle. Bring your passport so you can ride the boat over to Laos. Recommend for a nice day trip.

  • 05-Feb-2018

    This is a very long drive, 12 hours in all. The hot springs, if you have ever been to one, is nothing to write about. Then we stopped at the White Temple. That is a must see. Spectacular. Not a holy temple but the architecture is so beautiful. Then we had lunch and then the Golden Triangle. Very nice view to photograph but that is all. Not worth the 12 hour drive. We also visited the Opium Museum. Very interesting. Then we were offered for a little more money to see the Karen tribe of the long Neck Women. That was the highlight of our trip. We found it fascinating. We were allowed to photograph the women and I was even invited to try on a mock up of a half coil around my neck. What a great picture that made. The tour is well organized. Our guide, Pong, was nice but hardly offered any information. I would think that she could have pointed out some points of interest along the way up making the trip more acceptable, even fun. I would certainly contact Viator to organize our tours on our next trip.
    Fran Jackson
    Surrey, BC

  • 25-Jan-2018

    Floating market was awesome. The only thing is the time on the boat was too short. Soooo much to see and buy. The Golden Triangle is where the 3 countries meet. Pretty cool to see. The highlight was the Karen Tribe Long Neck. Super. It really was out of Nat Geo. Bring Thai . You'll want to buy their hand woven scarves and beautiful items.Probably my favorite place on my trip to Thailand. The White Temple is gorgeous. Quite a spectacle. Almost amusement park feel to it. Gorgeous grounds.

  • 22-Jan-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 10-Jan-2018

    A pesar de ser el día entero, valió la pena. Nuestro guía muy profesional. Todo muy bien organizado. Lo recomiendo

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