Chapter 3.1: Chiang Rai - White Temple and Golden Triangle

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Tour Number

Activity Level

547190


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Due to quick pacing and long drive, this trip is suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.
Travelers must be able to get in/off from the van, steps, and climb into the boat with the low seat.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Thai (fluent)

Private Tour: White Temple,Opium House Museum, Golden Triangle


Early morning wake up and drive along the windy road by private van with driver to Chiangrai. Take a short stop for facilities at the Maekachan hot spring. Continue long drive to the highlight and the most popular temple in Chiangrai. Enjoy intrigue thai architecture and artworks designed by eccentric artist "Chaloemchai Kositpipat". Later, drive to the unpopular area "Golden Triangle" due to the drugs and opium smuggle problems in the past. The place now become well-known among tourists as the special economic area. The golden triangle story exhibited in the Opium House, Take a boat ride along Maekhong river, the natural border which separate Thailand, Laos, Myanmar. Take a short stop at the Donsao black market in Laos. Later, return to Thailand and drive back to Chiangmai.

Please ask for customised trip if you need to go to explore the different parts Chiangrai
-Akha village
-Doi Tung Royal Palace
-Doi Mae Salong
-Classic route, long trail boat ride along Mae Kok river to the local community.

Itinerary

07:00 Pick up at The meeting point
Short stop at the Hotspring
Visit White Temple or local calls "WatRongKhun"
Lunch at the Local Restaurant
Visit opium house museum
Take a boat trip along Maekong River to cross to Lao and visit the black market Don Sao.
15:30 Drive back to Chiangmai. Estimate arrival at 20:00

Remark:
-Original passport is requested at the immigration for the boat trip.
-Not allow to take pictures inside any buildings in the white temple.
-Please dress appropriately for temple, covered shoulder shirt and knee covered pants.
-Long drive about 3. 3 hrs. from Chiangmai to white temple.
-About 1. 30 hrs. driving from Chiangrai to the border.
-Windy road drive and partial under-construction.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 11 hours

- Long distance drive along windy road with speed limited. Heavy traffic might delay the trip.

Transportation

Nice, clean and comfortable air-conditioned Toyota Commuter Van 9 seats.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Lunch at the local restaurant.
Admission fees for all activities that mention in the program.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 THB - Personal Expenses or Local Souvenirs are not included.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Extra foods & snacks or beverages which are different than the regular service are not included. such as, beer, wine, or etc.

Restrictions

(1) I am not available to guide in the other languages - only English

(2) I don't accept any tours which are against Thai Tourism law or with improper behave to the local people.

A Recent Review of this tour

Pat was a fantastic guide for my husband, my brother-in-law, and me. We had planned to go to the Golden Triangle with him, but due to circumstances, we realized that we needed a more moderate plan for the day. Pat was very responsive and flexible - he immediately came up with a different plan more local to Chiang Mai, that we all thoroughly enjoyed. He spoke to us of Chiang Mai history, and local hill tribe customs that enriched our understanding and enjoyment. Highly recommend him for any tours!
Felicia Douglis

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    547190


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Due to quick pacing and long drive, this trip is suitable for mature teenagers.

    Friendly: No.
    Travelers must be able to get in/off from the van, steps, and climb into the boat with the low seat.

    Maximum travelers: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Thai (fluent)

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