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Chiang Rai Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,173

Explore the northern region of Thailand on this city stopover in Chiang Rai. During you’re time in and around Chiang Rai, you’ll have the chance to tour temples such as the bizarre White Temple, head into the mountains to visit hill tribes, and bargain for artisan goods at the markets in Mae Sai, located in the famous Golden Triangle.


This 3-day Thailand vacation takes you in and around the northern city of Chiang Rai.

Your Thai vacation focuses on the city of Chiang Rai, located in the northern corner of the country near Chiang Mai. Although it’s smaller than Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai boasts similarly gorgeous architecture and a quiet, rural atmosphere compared to Bangkok. In fact, it is quiet even compared to Chiang Mai, meaning you’ll experience an authentic, working Thai city when you visit. The most popular spots in town are the temples, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phra That Chedi Lunang, and the fascinating Night Bazaar, which transforms the downtown market into a bustling stretch of artisan stalls and food carts when the sun goes down. No trip to Chiang Rai is complete without checking out Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple, a bizarre, whitewashed temple designed by famous artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. Its monochromatic palette and elaborate dragon scaling makes it one of the most unique buildings you’ll ever see, even if it won’t be completed for another 100 years.

While on Thailand tours in Chiang Rai, you’ll also head on a full-day tour of the surrounding countryside. You’ll head into the hills to visit the Akha and Yao Hill Tribes, who are ethnic minorities originating from China and Tibet. You’ll also head to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos all meet on the banks of the Mekong River. You’ll visit Chiang Saen, home to incredible medieval ruins, as well as Mae Sai, where Burmese merchants cross the border each day and transform the city into a bustling marketplace. Mae Sai is your best spot to find Burmese lacquerware, gems, jade, and generally work on your bargaining skills.

Consider adding on a visit to Chiang Mai or a Mekong River cruise to extend your Thailand vacation after visiting Chiang Rai.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,173

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Day 1

Chiang Rai Airport to Golden Triangle Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

The refreshing chill of a Northern Thai sunrise shrouded in mountain mist. The rush of a longboat ride up the Mekong to Laos. The exhilaration of riding an elephant through bamboo jungle along the border of Burma. Discover this unforgettable Golden Triangle resort.

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Duration2 Nights
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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort



    The refreshing chill of a Northern Thai sunrise shrouded in mountain mist. The rush of a longboat ride up the Mekong to Laos. The exhilaration of riding an elephant through bamboo jungle along the border of Burma. Discover this unforgettable Golden Triangle resort.

    The refreshing chill of a Northern Thai sunrise shrouded in mountain mist. The rush of a longboat ride up the Mekong to Laos. The exhilaration of riding an elephant through bamboo jungle along the border of Burma. Discover this unforgettable Golden Triangle resort.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Squash courts

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Day 2

Full Day Hill Tribes, Chiang Saen, Golden Triangle and Mae Sai

A visit to the Akha and Yao tribes allow visitors to experience life in the villages of people who are originally from Tibet. Among the poorest Thailand's ethnic minorities, they've preserved influences and traditions from China. We will then go to Chiang Saen, a small crossroads town on the bank of the Mae Khong River to explore some of the ruins of the area and to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Golden Triangle. We will finally reach Mae Sa, which is the northernmost town of Thailand and Burma. Visitors will be given some time to explore the many flea markets before driving back to Chiang Rai.

Duration9 Hours
Day 3

Golden Triangle Hotel to Chiang Rai Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Full Day Hill Tribes, Chiang Saen, Golden Triangle and Mae Sai tour
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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8 Aug 2021

Excursion Suggestions

As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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