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Chiang Rai Golden Triangle & White Temple Tour (Join-in)

Stand at the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma (or Myanmar), and Laos intersect

Rise and shine to a full-day tour of Chiang Rai’s rural landscape and discover a place where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge: The Golden Triangle. Separated only by the mighty Mekong River, which passes through China all the way down to Vietnam, the territory has earned a reputation from its past of growing opium. Today, it’s a sight to see by boat and foot, and tourists from all over the world flock to experience its history and culture.

On this excursion, you will also get a glimpse inside the brain of Thailand’s most famous artist, as well as a history lesson on what was once one of the world’s busiest drug-trafficking regions.

In the morning, we’ll board our transport and head north towards Chiang Rai. Our first stop will be at Mae Khajan Hot Spring, Thailand’s largest geyser. After dipping our toes into the warm, natural mineral water, we’ll continue our journey to the White Temple. Wat Rong Khun, or The White Temple, is not just mesmerizing on the outside. Once you enter the doors of this elaborate structure, you will see the painstaking attention to detail of Chalermchai Kositpipat, a globally recognized local artist and owner of this private art exhibit. His representation of Buddhist principles combined with modern pop culture shown on the inside is something you can only see for yourself – and must as photos are prohibited inside! Next, we’ll board our transport and stop for lunch before exploring the world-famous Golden Triangle. The nickname was coined by the CIA in reference to this region, whose trading posts’ top product was opium. Join us as we dive deep into the wild history of this area and how it became one of the most notorious narcotrafficking spots in the world. We’ll then head to the nearby Wat Phra That Pu Khao Temple, which is situated by the river and is an ideal spot to witness spectacular views of the river, mountains, and Golden Triangle. If you’ve still got the energy, we can also take a boat ride across the Khong river to the Laos local market which is filled with fresh, local produce, before heading back to the city.

Itinerary: 

  • 07:00am - Pick-up from Hotel
  • 08:00am - Departure from Meeting Point
  • 09:00am - Mae Khajan Hot Spring
  • 11:00am - White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)
  • 12:30pm - Lunch by Chiang Rai City
  • 02:00pm - Golden Triangle
  • 04:00pm - Wat Phra That Pu Khao Temple
  • 05:00pm - Boat ride across the Khong river to Laos local market (optional add-on)
  • 08:30pm - Return to Meeting Point/Hotel

Details

Confirmation
Instant
Duration
13 Hours
Transport
Hotel Pick-up
Voucher Type
E-Voucher, present to driver
Amendment
Not Allowed
Refund
Not Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour Duration: 07:00am - 08:30pm (approx. 13 hours) 

What You Get

Includes

  • Pick-up and Drop-off Hotel (within free pick-up area)
  • Transportation throughout by Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Tour Guide (English-speaking)
  • Bottled Water
  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees (White Temples THB 50, Chiang Sean THB 50)
  • Boat to Laos local market THB 300 (Optional)
  • Personal expenses
Insider Tips
  • Things to bring: Passport, Clothing that covers arms and legs (for temples), Towel, Comfortable Shoes, Camera, Mosquito repellent, Sun protection
Additional Information
  • Free pick-up and drop-off only for customers located in the central city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in zones of the Night Bazaar, Lam Yai Market (Kad Luang), Sunti Tham, Nimmanhaemin Road, Super Highway Road from Rin Come Square to Kuang Sing Square pass road, Arkhet Transfer Station, Railway station and Chiang Mai Airport, Areas within 2km from the city area (Muang District) 
  • The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time. Please be at the lobby 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided
  • If your hotel is outside of the free pick-up area (mentioned above), the designated meeting point is the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. *Please be at the designated meeting point 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided
  • You will be joined together with a small group of max. 5-8 people for this tour
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the driver to verify before proceeding to board the vehicle
  • If your hotel is within the free pick-up area, the driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time. Please be at the lobby 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided
  • If your hotel is outside the free pick-up area, the designated meeting point is at the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided in the itinerary
How To Buy 
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
    • Full Name 
    • Number of Pax
    • Hotel Name
    • Contact No

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Per Person
$54.00
$49.00
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