5 Day Golden Triangle Explorer
5 Day Golden Triangle Explorer
See where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet on this fabulous 5 Day Golden Triangle Explorer tour, based in the stunning Thai city of Chiang Mai. Witness Thailand at its most authentic as you interact with hill tribes, cross along rivers, marvel at the many temples and even visit a Jade factory, all the while savouring the spectacular scenery of this extraordinary region.
Tour highlights
  • Take in dramatic views from Wat Phra Dat Jom Kittie
  • Cruise along the Mekong on a long-tailed speedboat
  • Visit the colourful markets of Mae Sai
  • Travel through the rainforest to meet up with local hilltribes
  • Enjoy an optional elephant ride
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Day 1: Bangkok - Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle
Fly from Bangkok for the start of your trip where you’ll meet with your group at Chiang Rai before hitting the road for Chiang Saen, stopping off en-route at a Karen village and hot springs. Following lunch, you’ll continue onwards to the Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti to take in impressive views across the Mekong River before boarding a long-tailed speedboat to ride along the river to the Golden Triangle – the place where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet.
  • Imperial Golden Triangle Resort (L,D)
Day 2: Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai
Following breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head to Mai Sai, the most northerly Thai town to be found on the border with Myanmar. Once here, you’ll have chance to explore a jade factory and colourful market, as well as the Monkey Cave. Your journey then continues towards Dai Mae Salong and you can visit a selection of hilltribes before arriving in Chiang Rai for the overnight halt.
  • Wiang Inn Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 3: Kok River - Hilltribe Country
Rise early to join a cruise on a long-tailed boat that will pass through verdant jungle and pass by villages filled with bamboo huts that numerous hilltribes call their home. You’ll have chance to explore these villages as you stop at Lahu and Ban Pha Tai before lunch at the Maekok River Village Resort. You’ll then continue onwards by road to Mae Rim for the overnight stay in a Meo-style bungalow at the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge. Dinner in the evening takes the form of a special barbeque aeround a camp fire, followed by entertainment in the form of dancing by a hilltribe group.
  • Hmong Hilltribe Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 4: Hilltribe Country – Chiang Mai
Heading away from Hilltribe Country, you’ll get chance to get close to majestic elephants on a visit to a working elephant camp where you can explore the jungle on an optional elephant ride (additional cost). You’ll also visit an orchid farm before arriving in Chiang Mai where a special Kantoke dinner awaits.
  • Empress Chiang Mai (B,L,D)
Day 5: Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Enjoy a morning seeing popular sites like Wat Phra Singh and Wat Doi Suthep – the latter being tucked away in the mountains – before settling down for lunch. After that, you’ll head for the airport for your flight back to Bangkok and the end of your trip.
  • (B,L)
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Services by private vehicle (air-conditioned) with English speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals as specified: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Internal flights from Bangkok

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