3 Days / 2 Nights - Tour
The Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai
Kingdom of Thailand
Our northernmost province, and probably one of
the most fascinating areas of Thailand, located on the southern
trip of the area infamously known as "The Golden Triangle"
and sharing common borders with Burma and Laos.
However, don't expect to see vast fields of opium
which used to be the source of income for most of the hilltribes.
Today, most of the villagers are involved in farming other crops,
mainly through the efforts of His Majesty, King Rama IX and the
late Princess Mother, who introduced a crop substitution program.
Thailand is now capable of growing cold weather fruits and vegetables
due to the efforts of these two hard working and highly respected
members of the Royal Family.
Day 1 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
Depart Chiang Mai by minibus to Fang and Tha Ton via Chiang Dao,
enroute visit an elephant training camp - which is almost like a
school. Here you are shown how the animals are trained from a young
age, the "pupils" will then demonstrate what they have
learned. Afterwards visit a Meo Village. The Meo are descendants
of a Mongolian tribe. We continue our journey further north to Tha
Ton, where lunch is provided before we proceed to Chiang Rai.
Day 2 Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle
After breakfast depart Chiang Rai to visit the Yao and Akha villages.
The Yao hilltribes are originally from Southern China, they are
the only hilltribes to have a written language, and their religion
is based on medieval Chinese Taosim. As for the Akha, they immigrated
from Tibet back in 1911. We then continue to Mae Sai, the northern-
most point of Thailand on the Thai-Burmese border, lunch will be
provided here in a local restaurant. Then drive through the enchanting
countryside to the Golden Triangle, the infamous area where the
borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet. Continue to Chiang Saen,
the ancient city to visit Wat Chedi Luang before returning to Chiang
Day 3 Depart Chiang Rai
American breakfast at the hotel, followed by a long-tailed boat
ride on the Mae Kok River to visit the White Karen Village, the
tribe originated in Southwest China. Return to Chiang Rai by boat
to have lunch prior to taking the trip back to Chiang Mai by minibus
(or transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for your return flight back to
either Chiang Mai or Bangkok).
Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in
English-, Spanish-, German speaking tour guide
Accommodation in specified hotels or in hotels of a similar category
Meals as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
Domestic flights to Chiang Mai & from Chiang Rai
Expenses of a personal nature