The Golden Triangle

 

This getaway in northern Thailand allows to meet the mountain tribes: ethnicities coming from China, Tibet, or Myanmar. It will also allow you to discover beautiful landscapes along the Mae Kok River and the famous Golden Triangle. You will be amazed by the magnificent botanical garden of Doï Tung, and will not be insensitive to the visit of the museum “Hall of Opium” which tells the history of the Opium as well as the benefits and misdeeds of its use.

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Chiang Mai / Chiang Dao / Thaton

Thaton/Chiang Rai /Doi Tung/Chiang Saen

Chiang Saen/Golden Triangle/Mae Sai/Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai

DAY 1

chiang mai

CHIANG MAI / CHIANG DAO / THATON

 

(Lunch)

Day of 180 Kilometers approximately.

  • Depart from your hotel for the Mae Taeng Elephant Training Camp.
  • Elephant ride for about an hour, followed by a short ride in ox-cart.
  • Then return to the camp to board aboard bamboo rafts.
  • Descent of the Mae Taeng River.
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Chiang Dao cave and then a mountain village of Lisu (originally from Tibet).
  • Arrival at Thaton.
  • Settle at your hotel.
  • Free dinner.

Accommodation in Thaton - Maekok River Village.

DAY 2

chiang mai

 

THATON/CHIANG RAI /DOI TUNG/CHIANG SAEN

 

(Breakfast, Lunch)

4 hours sailing + 110 Kilometers approximately.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • 4 hour excursion by motorized canoe on the Mae Kok River, to Chiang Rai, with several stops in various tribal villages.
  • Lunch in Chiang Rai.
  • En route to the Doi Tung (Flag Peak) by a winding, steep road through Shan, Akha and Lahu villages.
  • Visit the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden, which is 950 meters high and covers 4 hectares. It is certainly one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Thailand.
  • Continue to Chiang Saën, in the heart of the famous Golden Triangle.
  • Settle at your hotel.
  • Free dinner.

Accommodation in Chiang Saen - The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort.

DAY 3

chiang saen

CHIANG SAEN/GOLDEN TRIANGLE/MAE SAI/CHIANG RAI

 

(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day of about 110 Kilometers.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Discover the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of the three countries of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos meet on the Mekong River.
  • Visit the amazing Hall of Opium Museum (closed Mondays), which relates the story of opium from the opium war until today with the consequences of its consumption.
  • Lunch
  • On the way to Mae Saï, the northern most point of Thailand, on the border with Burma. Mae Saï is a prosperous small town where you will meet numerous mountain dwellers.
  • Back to Chiang Rai and transfer to your hotel.
  • Free dinner.

Accommodation in Chiang Rai - Kham Thana Chiang Rai Resort.

DAY 4

chiang rai


CHIANG RAI/CHIANG MAI

 

(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day of about 210 Kilometers.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Discover the Chiang Rai local market.
  • Visit the amazing Wat Rongkhun temple (White Temple). This temple, a masterpiece of Thai architecture, was founded in 2000 by the famous Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, and is made of white concrete and several thousand small mirrors.
  • Lunch
  • Return to Chiang Mai with a stop at hot springs.
  • Arrival in Chiang Mai.
  • Transfer to your hotel or airport.
The price includes:
  • Circuit in private.
  • All benefits mentioned in the program.
  • All visits and excursions mentioned in the program.
  • All transfers and transports mentioned in the program.
  • Road transport by car or air-conditioned minibus (van).
  • Accommodation in a double room in the hotels mentioned above.
  • Breakfasts in hotels.
  • The constant assistance of a local French-speaking guide.
  • Refreshing towels distributed during the excursions.
The price does not include:
  • Flights
  • All services not mentioned in the program.
  • Lunches, dinners, and any meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in Chiang Mai.
  • The drinks.
  • Lunch
  • Health insurance / repatriation / cancellation / luggage.
  • All personal expenses.

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