Golden Triangle Tours

The Golden Triangle tours in Chiang Rai takes Mekong River Cruise to Luang Prabang

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. The next day takes 2 day boat trip to Luang Prabang on the way visit the hill tribe people.

You will see the beautiful rock, fisher man on the Mekong River.

Laos Mekong River Cruise

Day 01: The Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle tours

Chiang Rai city tour White Temple and Black House Museum.

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.

Chiang Rai white temple - Golden Triangle tours

Day 02: 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.

Slow boat pier in Huay Xai


Hill tribe on the way

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.

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Fisher men

Buddha caves

Mekong River - Lunch onboard

 One night’s accommodation in Chiang Khong and Pakbeng aren’t included in the price

The price:

1. The cost without hotel US$240 each
2. Single charge US$ 300
3. Two day boat to Pakbeng cost without accommodation US$200 each.
4. Child age 2-12 years old discount $120 per person.
5. (Less than 2 years old) are free of charge.

1. Tour in Chiang Rai Boat cruise to Luang Prabang (3 days)
2. Entrance fees.
3.(English – speaking)
3. Entrance fees for Pak Ou caves.
4. Pick up from your hotel.
5. Lunch on board.
6. Transfer to the boat and to Luang Prabang city.
7. Coffee, tea and fruits on board.

Rates exclude:
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 Chiang Khong and in Pakbeng.
6. Accommodation and breakfast in Chiang Khong and in Pakbeng.

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