Private Tour: Hill Tribes And The Golden Triangle Tour From Chiang Rai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Chiang Rai hotels
  • Return Details :
    • Returns to original departure point
  • 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.


Start your full-day privately guided excursion to Mae Chan to visit the Yao and the Akha hilltribe villages from Chiang Rai. Your private guide offers you greater flexibility and a more exclusive experience. Drive on to Mae Sai, the farthermost northern border between Thailand and Burma, with its bustling market place. Buffet lunch is served.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Drive on to the Golden triangle area, where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos convene, Visit the Opium Museum. Continue to the old city of Chiang Saen, dating back to A.D.1260 and set on the steep banks of the Mekhong river, opposite to Laos. Witness some magnificent ancient ruins and temples. Return to your hotel.


Private tour


Local guide

Transport by private vehicle

Hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotels)


Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Disappointing. Skip the hill tribe village. Sad and exploitive. Mae SaI isn’t much to see either. Also little flexibility in the tour and guides who could have asked which opium museum to see (hall or museum) and offered some flexibility. We often drove by things that would have been nice to potentially see. It was a private tour so some upfront conversation about expectations would be reasonable. Not cheap either at $235+ for the day.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    We came to Chiang Saen by river boat and did not realise that the cruise company was to take us to the Opium Museum and Golden Triangle before taking us to Chiang Rai. The tour we booked also included these on the itinerary. We explained this to the guide and after calling the company he revised the tour itinerary and instead visited the Akha tribe, Mae Salong and the tea plantations. We were very grateful that they were so flexible and the guide, Alex, was excellent as was the driver. We had a good day out.

  • 06-Dec-2017

    The tour was good, but there are some aspects that need improvement:

    - We only saw the Longneck tribe because we’ve specifically asked for it during the tour. Otherwise, we would only see 2 tribes and intendo them was just for tourists.
    - in all the places we’ve went the guide always showed us the

  • 19-Oct-2017

    Uniqe experiance

  • 11-Dec-2016

    Disappointing. We only visited two Hill Tribes which were right next to each other. Museum was very interesting.

  • 16-Aug-2014

    This tour was amazing!

  • 06-Jan-2014

    From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off we were flooded with information, facts, stories and history. Our guide Suda was terrific. She was extremely outgoing, fun and super knowledgable. She made our time spent with the hill tribes so intimate, it felt as though we were a part of their family. We even got to go inside one of their houses! We were able to ask her so many questions, getting honest answers.

    The only unfortunate part of the trip was the lunch. The food was not good, and catered to Western tourists. We would have loved real local spicy Thai food! But the rest of the day made up for it entirely.

  • 06-Mar-2012

    Loved our tour guide Tom. Tribe tour was a bit commercial but Tom gave us much information and you came away with a wealth of information