Northern Thailand Golden Triangle 3 Day Tour

(3 days/2 nights)

This short tour starts and ends in Chiang Mai. There is much to see and do en route to Chiang Rai, including a short visit to the country of Laos and the opportunity to enter Myanmar as well.

Day 1 ( -/L/D)

Doi Mae Salong Hotel

  • You will be collected from your hotel, Chiang Mai airport or Chiang Mai train station
  • You will be met by your own guide and your driver
  • Drive from Chiang Mai to the delightful town of Doi Mae Salong in the far north of Thailand
  • Lunch in Doi Mae Salong
  • Excursion to Chiang Dao National Park
  • Visit the amazing Chiang Dao Caves with Buddhist statues amongst stalactites and stalagmites
  • Return to Doi Mae Salong and sample some of their famous tea in a traditional teahouse
  • Dinner will be served in one of the many Chinese restaurants for which the town is renowned

Doi Mae Salong temple
Doi Mae Salong temple

Tea plantation
Tea plantation

Cave temple
Cave temple

Day 2 ( B/L/D)

Mae Rim Hotel

  • Breakfast at your hotel before early morning departure
  • Travel to the region known as ‘The Golden Triangle’, where the countries of Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Thailand all meet
  • Stop at the trading post of Mae Sai on the Thailand-Myanmar border
  • Search the local market for souvenirs including jade, lacquer and gems
  • There is a possibility of travelling for a brief spell into Myanmar, but this takes some time and will incur an extra cost for border crossings and entry visas
  • Lunch is on the banks of the mighty Mekong river
  • Visit the Hall of Opium and learn about the infamous history of the region
  • A long-tail boat will then carry you down the Khong river and sample the rice-whiskey directly from the riverbank distilleries
  • With no border control in this region, you are free to set foot in Laos
  • Your hotel is in the delightful city of Chiang Rai, which you can explore at your leisure

The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle

Houses on the Mekong
Houses on the Mekong

Longtail boat on the Khong river
Longtail boat on the Khong river

Day 3 ( B/L/-)

  • After breakfast at your hotel, you will have some time in Chiang Rai before traveling to the incredible ‘white temple’, Wat Rong Khun
  • Your guide will show you the secrets of this temple, with its surprising interior murals
  • You will travel through beautiful rural Thailand and have lunch en route
  • Relax in the hot springs of Mae Ka Chan where you can have a hot foot spa treatment whilst waiting for the geyser to blow
  • You will return to Chiang Mai and be delivered to your hotel or to the railway station or airport

Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai

The White Temple, Wat Rong Khun
The White Temple, Wat Rong Khun

Hot Springs
Hot Springs


Services included in the price:

  • Tour Guide: 1 car with driver and 1 English speaking guide will be provided throughout.
  • Accommodation: All rooms have air conditioning and private facilities.
  • Meals: As specified in the program. (2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner)
  • Transport: Tours and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Misc: All activities as specified in the itinerary, including admission fees, with instruction where necessary.

Services not included in the price:

  • International and internal flights
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide and drivers / Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and drivers / Personal expenses


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