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Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle
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Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle

By Touring Center
No visit to Chiang Mai is complete without seeing Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple. Travel to the landmark with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Chiang Mai, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time. In just one day, tick off the 7th-century Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle, and take a boat ride on the Khong River. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned minivan, and receive personalized attention from your guide in a small group limited to nine people.
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$73.21
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from
$73.21
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-90, max of 18 per group
Duration: 13–14 hours
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English

Highlights
  • A hassle-free day trip to Wat Rong Khun from Chiang Mai 
  • Travel to the Golden Triangle, Khong River, and White Temple with ease
  • Stay cool during round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach bus 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to nine

  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Thai set lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boat trip along Mekong River
  • Visit House of Opium
  • All admission fees and activities
  • Travelling accident insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Rong Khun
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Pa Sak
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Triangle
  • Entry/Admission - House of Opium
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Pick-up/drop off surcharge for hotel outside city centre(THB500/way; 6-15Km & THB1,000/way; 16-30Km)

This guided tour begins with pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel. Board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the Chiang Rai province. During the journey, make a short stop at the Mae Khachan Hot Spring (Wiang Po Po). Continue to Wat Rung Khun aka the White Temple. Your next stop is Chiang Saen, a river town replete with ancient temple ruins. Here, you get the chance to break for a buffet lunch. Absorb views of the Golden Triangle, the name given to where the borders of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar intersect, and relax during a boat ride on the Khong River. After a short stop at the Hall of Opium, return to your Chiang Mai hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide the pick up service from all hotels in central Chiang Mai. (hotels located within 5 kilometers of the Touring Center's Office only). For hotel outside the service area, there will be additional charge, please feel free contact our Reservations Team.
  • Touring Center, 14 Floor 1st Ratchadamnoen Rd., Soi 5, Muang,, เทศบาลนครเชียงใหม่ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand Touring Center's Office Noted : if you are willing to meet us at the starting point, please do let us know 1 day prior to departure via Tel. +66 (0) 53 289 644 or reservations@touringcnx.com.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10775P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates (children under 2 years) apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of hotel pickups is approximately 30 minutes; the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • The trip duration can reach maximum of 14 hours depending on the traffic along the way and the road conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle on Tripadvisor
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Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle is hosted by Touring Center. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Touring Center on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Chiang Rai : Small-Group Day Trip from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10775P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Touring Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Mae Khachan Hot Spring
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Rong Khun
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Wat Pa Sak
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Golden Triangle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    House of Opium
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Departure61001757491
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Day Trip to Doi Inthanon
Our tour guide was Paul and he was awesome! We were picked up at our hotel and were treated to a very beautiful an
bernadetteb500
bernadetteb500
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Informative and enjoyable
We don't normally do tours but friends of ours wanted to do this one, so we joined in. Turned out to be a great dec
Wing Tung Y
Wing Tung Y
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Private tour to Chiang Rai
I booked a private tour through the hotel to Chiang Rai for one day from Chiang Mai. They were able to arrange itin
TreW814
TreW814
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An amazing trip to the national park
Amazing tour taking you out of the city into the national park in the mountains for a trek through the forests and
CoraLats
CoraLats
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Very enjoyable morning
Wonderful day! Our guide was lovely and very informative. We really loved the village and was good to get there ear
woofwander
woofwander
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Great sightseeing
Interesting day! Got picked up on time by Ekky, who's hilarious. Bring a good jacket as it can get up to 15 degrees
alenasX1978DL
alenasX1978DL
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Great tour to Doi Inthanon!
We had a wonderful day with our tour guide "Mr. Paul"! He really made sure that we all felt welcomed and was more t
609lyw
609lyw
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Good experience and nice tour guide
Our tour guide is M Prayut who is nice and friendly, speaks good English and very knowledgeable. Not only did we kn
rylerin
rylerin
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The Peak of Chiang Mai's tourist attractions
I booked two tickets for my mother and I. Upon picking us up, our guide Paul told us that another pair had postpone
Brianarichtravels
Brianarichtravels
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Best tour we have ever taken!
Absolutely incredible! You cannot leave Chiang Mai without taking a tour of the Inthanon National Park and visiting
J2848AMnicolee
J2848AMnicolee
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Half day private tour was perfect!
Our guide “Bee” was really great; she shared so much information and included fun facts. The timing of the tour was
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Doi Suthep
We had a great time and our tour guide is Bee. She is awesome and friendly. We definitely recommend this tour. My c
N7197IKdavideg
N7197IKdavideg
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The perfect itinerary!
Great organization for a very well thought tour around the mountains of Chiang Mai. Our driver and our guide, Mr No
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Cb_travellover
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Good compromise to see many things in short time.
Very well guided tour. Expectable long way on the road, but a good experience seeing white temple and golden triang
936sherryz
936sherryz
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Would Go Again
It was a fun day with tour guide Pbae and driver Thai. They are professional and excellent at what they do. Pbae kn
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Burt A
Chandler, AZ2 contributions
Our tour guide ‘Em was amazing and very informative. He took his time explaining the local customs and lifestyles in the area. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Also our driver Ty was great and very helpful.
Written October 17, 2022
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leachymlenroc
Ghent, Belgium4 contributions
Very well organised day trip. Communication was excellent. Bee was a great, friendly guide who provided us with all the necessary info and would gladly take some pictures of you.

The white temple is absolutely stunning and the 700 y/o stupa at Chiang Saen was simply amazing, plus we were the only tourists there and got to enjoy a tranquil, spiritual moment. The unexpected highlight of the day was the visit to the triple border of Thailand, Laos and Myan Mar, boat ride on the Mekong river included.

We took the optional breakfast, which was simple, but well put together with care. The trip included an amazing lunch at a scenic restaurant with delicious thai dishes and a coffee break on the way back. No extra fees were charged anywhere along the trip.

Would definitely recommend this day trip! Do be ready to travel 8 hours in one day though, but the minivan is very comfortable and spacious (and I'm 1m93 tall)!
Written February 2, 2023
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k4yteeee
115 contributions
Sep 2019
This was the best tour we did in Thailand. This was booked through a tour company that planned our 2 week trip. These small group tours we did with Touring Center were amazing. This Chiang Rai day trip was a long, adventurous day. We were with another family that went through the White Temple & Opium Museum pretty quickly, but our guide stayed with me and my husband and told us so many stories and information about what we were seeing. We like to go through slowly to learn everything.
Awan or "Juan" was our guide and he was so funny. He offered to take lots of pictures of us which was awesome. He let us get our passports stamped in Laos and at the end of the day I accidentally left a souvenir on the shuttle bus. They came back and delivered it to me. I was shocked at that level of customer service. I didn't even realize I had forgotten it but they turned around and brought it back to my hotel.
I highly recommend booking with this company!
Written August 3, 2020
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CampbellJohn
Geneva, Switzerland82 contributions
Dec 2022
My wife and I and our children (19 to 24) did this tour late December with our very kind, well informed and pleasant guide M and the very capable driver Mr. Aun. We had a super day visiting the White Temple, Golden Triangle and other areas of interest and we enjoyed seeing the beautiful Northern Thai landscapes. We also had really nice lunch. Thank you for all the interesting explanations and for sharing Thailand with us !!
Written January 6, 2023
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Tre W
York, UK554 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Although this trip involves a lot of driving it is well worth doing, the white temple alone is worth the trip it is stunning! Our guide Ong is very knowledgable about everywhere we went.
The hot springs are a brief stop but I recommend boiling the eggs, not only are they delicious but it’s also fun!
The golden triangle is great, a little weird being so close to 3 different countries and the opium house is interesting.
Yes this is a long day but I’d say it was worth it.
Written January 23, 2023
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Galvin Lee
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Very well-planned and organised trip! Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Our guide (M) was very engaging and shared so much about Chiang Rai. Our driver (Jacky) was also very skilful on the road and made sure we go to our destinations safely. Thank you M and Jacky for making our day trip to Chiang Rai such an awesome one!
Written June 30, 2022
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Tommy
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Jul 2022
Great experience, tour is abit on the pricer side, could have maybe gotten a cheaper price for a family of 5 if we just book a mini van for the day but we are satisfied with the tour. our tour guide is TUI and he is such a friendly and informative guide. highly recommended as if you do not go out of chiangmai city, there's nothing much for you to do in the city.
Written July 11, 2022
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Leo_Tan87
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a great tour for those who are looking to take a day trip to Chiang Rai to see the White Temple. There are 3 other stops for the tour, Hot Spring at Mae Khachan, Wat Chedi Luang in the Ancient City and finally, the Golden Triangle. We had M as our tour guide and Yeng as our driver for the day. It was a very well organized tour and a great introduction to the cultural history of Chiang Rai. Definitely recommend for those who happen to be in town.
Written September 10, 2022
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Sharon H
Matamata, New Zealand175 contributions
Oct 2022
We had booked a small group tour but ended up being the only 2 so got an extra special experience with our guide Paul. Each element of this tour was great and we gained a good knowledge on each place visited (Thaweesin Hot springs, White Temple, Wat Chedi Luang, Golden Triangle Opium museum and boat ride on Mekong). The White Temple is absolutely amazing and Paul made sure we got photos from the best spots. The lunch at a local restaurant was delicious with an enormous amount of food for the 2 of us. Even the hot drink on the way home was included in the price. Thank you Paul for giving us such a memorable day out to end our time in Northern Thailand.
Written November 18, 2022
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mjshort
Adelaide, Australia243 contributions
We had a great day with Ratana, she picked us up right on time and drove to Chiangrai, a brief stopover at the hot springs on the way for a coffee and bathing feet in the hot springs water. There is a fairbit of construction happening on the more mountainous section of road so be prepared for a bumpy ride. Sabai sabai! The White Temple was fabulous. We thought it would be a bit kitschy but it was very impressive. There were crowds but not too bad, thank god it wasn't the weekend! Blue temple was equally as good, the artwork was breathtaking. We found a cheap Khao Soi restaurant in town for a bite of lunch, the Ratana kindly too us to Wat Phra Kaew, the temple where
the Emerald Buddha was discovered before it was sent to the GrandPalace in Bangkok. It was very peaceful there and well worth the visit. Finally, back in the car and returned to Chiang Mai. A long day but well worth it. Ratana is an excellent driver and helpful guide. We would definitely recommend her. Kop Khun maak krup
Written January 31, 2020
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