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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.
Lunch

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 Rai.
Breakfast, Lunch

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).
Breakfast, Lunch

Included

Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in the itinerary
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

Not Included

Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
Domestic flights to Chiang Mai & from Chiang Rai
Expenses of a personal nature

 

 
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