Travel guide from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Take a day trip to Chiang Rai and see the modern architectural marvel of Wat Rong Khun (White Temple). Explore the ancient royal city of Chiang Saen and take a long-tail boat ride on the Khong River. Your full-day itinerary includes a restaurant lunch plus round-trip hotel transport from Chiang Mai. Numbers are limited to a maximum of nine people to ensure a small-group experience with your professional guide.

Highlights Full-day tour of Chiang Rai Province from Chiang Mai Visit Wat Rong Khun, aka the White Temple See remnants of the 7th-century Thai kingdom at Chiang Saen Take a boat on the Khong River and stop by the Golden Triangle Sit down for an international buffet lunch or Thai cuisine Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan Small-group tour limited to nine passengers for personalized attention What You Can Expect Long-tail boat trip along the Khong River Start your day trip with hotel pickup in Chiang Mai and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan departing for Chiang Rai Province. En route, your guide makes a brief stop at Mae Khachan Hot Spring for a break.

Continuing on, you’ll visit the privately owned Wat Rong Khun, known as the White Temple. Admire its unique decor made of glass, sculptural pieces and murals all designed by a famous Thai artist. Afterward, head to Chiang Saen, a river town strewn with the ruins of ancient temples.

Listen as your guide shares the history of the former Thai kingdom. Then savor lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Thai dishes or an international buffet — your choice. Next, move on to a temple overlook to view the Golden Triangle then hop aboard a long-tail boat for a ride on the Khong River.

You’ll arrive at the point where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet, and stop at a local Laos village (bring your passport). Visit the Hall of Opium, a private museum on the former opium trade, before a return transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Inclusions Professional guide Entrance fees Thai lunch or international buffet Bottled water Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels) Transport by air-conditioned minivan Exclusions Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) Additional food and drinks The listed price does not include a 300THB surcharge for pick up and drop off in hotel outside the city centre (5 km. from the 3 king monument).

The pick up surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control. Additional info Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability 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 Passport is required to enter Laos Voucher info You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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