The Golden Triangle tours
The Golden Triangle tours is a simple full day tour to Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand, located between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. At the Golden Triangle you can learn about the history of opium at the opium museum. Please be reminded that it is illegal to take any drugs across the border. Take the boat trip up then down the river to the Done Sao island.
Day 01: The Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle tours
We will pick you up at your hotel at 8:30 am to do the city tour in Chiang Rai. The white temple is very famous in the city and there is amazing art between the white temple and the black temple.
After that drive to the golden triangle and have a buffet lunch there.
Walk up to visit the temple and from there you will see the view of the golden triangle. After, you will visit the big Buddha image on the riverbank as well as the opium museum, followed by a boat trip up then down the river to the south island. There is an opportunity to buy Laos whisky, handmade crafts and textiles on the island. From there we will drive to Chiang Khong where you can check in at your own hotel.
Day 03: Chiang Khong – Huay Xai to Pakbeng:
We will pick you up by minivan from your hotel to take you to Thai – Lao border No. 4. The Mekong Smile Cruise boat leaves at the slow boat pier for a cruise down the Mekong River. The first stop is Paktha this is (check point). At the second stop we will visit the hill tribal villages to learn their culture and relax, then come back to the cruise a buffet lunch will be served on board. After lunch is your free time to relax and enjoy the Mekong River. The cruise arrives at Pakbeng before sunset for an overnight stay at your own hotel.
Day 03: Cruise downstream from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
Departure time: 8 am.
Early in the morning you can visit the Pakbeng market (optional). After breakfast we depart at 8 am to journey down the Mekong River. The first stop is at Ban Baw where you will observe the traditional whisky village, weaving village, handicrafts and textiles. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat stops again to visit Pak Ou caves. There are two caves, ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum.’ The caves contain thousands of Buddha images. The mekong cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage city, before sunset and we have the van to pick you up at the main pier to Luang Prabang.
One night’s accommodation in Chiang Khong and Pakbeng aren’t included in the price
1. The cost without hotel US$ 200 each
2. Child age 2-12 years old discount 50%, $100 p/ person
3. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.
1. Tour in Chiang Rai Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (2 days)
2. Travel insurance.
3. (English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch onboard.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
8. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.
1.Visas and visa fees.
2. Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
3. Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Tips and gratuities.
5. No dinner in Pakbeng.
6. Accommodation and breakfast in Chiang Rai and in Pakbeng.