Chiang Rai Nature & adventure

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From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

1. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Trip

Soak in the waters of the Mae Kajan hot springs and visit the White Temple on this day trip from Chiang Mai. Ride in an air-conditioned coach or van. Savor and authentic Thai lunch, tasty snacks, and fresh fruits. Go to a market on Don Sao Island, the Opium House Museum, and the Long Neck tribe. 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.

Chiang Rai: 2-Day Private White Temple & Golden Triangle

2. Chiang Rai: 2-Day Private White Temple & Golden Triangle

Departing from Chiang Mai, your first visit will be at a hot springs. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. Continue your journey to White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), a dazzling temple built in 1990. Its ornate all-white exterior with embedded pieces of mirror gives it a resplendent appearance which marks it as one of the most beautiful temples. Visit the Black House (Baan Dam), an original contemporary art museum before heading to your hotel in Chiang Rai. Start your second day at Choui Fong Tea Plantation, well-known for its grand view and the highest quality traditional teas cultivated. As the site is located on the hill, you will be able to get great scenery of the land. Continue to Wat Rong Sua Ten (the Blue Temple), which is famous for its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that marks the spirits. The paintings are reminiscent of the style that you can see inside the White Temple. Next, you will visit Doi Tung, the former king mother's botanical garden in the mountain.  Continue to Chiang Sean for a panoramic view of the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet the mighty Mekong River. it will be a good combination tour of the nature, culture and traditions as well as the beautiful landscapes (optional boat ride on the mighty Mae Khong River). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and continue to explore Chiang Rai history at Opium Museum and head back to Chiang Mai by 6:00 PM. 

Chiang Rai: Small Group Sightseeing

3. Chiang Rai: Small Group Sightseeing

Meet at Meeing point Tower clock at 10.00 am or Front gate of white temple at 10.30 am First stop is the Chiang Rai White Temple, a unique and impressive temple known worldwide for its alternative figures and drawings. Then, visit the Big Buddha, an impressive figure at the top of a small hill. Go up inside the Buddha's head and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. Next stop is Black House, a group of houses decorated using a lot of different color blacks, Stop for Lunch enjoy Thai food include it and then discover the Blue Temple, with its impressive murals.  Then journey back to Tower clock in Chiang Rai, where you will arrive around 4:00 PM. or if who want to continue to Chiangmai let us know , we can drop you in Chiangmai hotel , but please let us know for space baggage

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Prepare yourself for an entire day!! We had the most amazing time with our guide Maggie and driver Arun. Since we were the only family on the tour, besides having the van all to ourselves, Maggie catered to us, pointing out sights along the way and answering all of our crazy questions and then some. We were able to say how long we wanted to stay at each place and she took pictures of us in the best spots. She even sent them to us right before we were dropped off. It was very hot and we were provided cold water and cold wipes after every stop. The air conditioned van was perfect. I highly recommend this tour (even though it was very long!!)

A long day trip from China Mai but well worth it. Visited both the white and blue temple. The beautiful landscape and the three-country point in the Golden Triangle was very beautiful. We had enough stops along the way to stretch our legs. Our guide Anan and the driver Oum were professional. We had a clean and practically new minivan. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we were unable to cross the Mekong to Laos. We would have liked to have done that.

Private tour by mr Pon as driver and mr Anan as guide who enthusiastically told about Thailand and the sights we went to. Itinerary was flexible and we were allowed to have our own input. We felt free to stay anywhere as long as we wanted. Booked a hotel yourself (not through Getyourguide, Laluna not recommended). Mr Anan took many pictures of us and we were sent a video of our trip.

Our guide, Sid, was awesome. We had a private tour of the hot springs, white temple, golden triangle, opium museum and the blue temple. Sid was very knowledgeable, spoke great English and knew all the places to see. He also takes great pictures and videos.

This was a great experience. We got to customize our tour to what we wanted to see instead of the standard tour. Our Guide Mr. Anan and driver Mr. Yom were amazing. We would recommend this tour and this company to everyone.