Recent Searches

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle

star-36 Reviews
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...

Safety measures
icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See several of northern Thailand’s highlights on this day trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, which takes you past ancient temples and natural hot springs deep into the so-called Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. With an English-speaking guide to narrate the journey, learn about this remote and lush jungle-covered area from inside out.
  • Travel inside air-conditioned vans, in comfort as you drive into the jungle
  • Visit Was Long Khun and Was Par That Phu Kao templs and meet an Akha hill tribe
  • Enjoy a lunch of locally crafted Thai cuisine (vegetarian and halal available)
  • Optional extras include a longtail boat trip to Laos (bring your passport)
Saved to wishlist!
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
English speaking guide
Accident insurance
Entry ticket to Wat Rong Khun (White temple)
Entry ticket Mae Khachan Hot Spring
Optional: longtailboat to Don Sao island in Laos (THB 300 per person, please bring your passport)
Optional: visit the Karen Longneck tribe (THB 300 per person)
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Can't find your hotel on the list? Please send us your hotel name and room number (if you have one already). We can pickup from any location within Chiang Mai old city and a 3km radius around the old city.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Koh Samui Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle.

Traveler Photos

Traveler Tips

  • "The roads are in most cases not even finished but the traffic is allowed on them." See review


6 Reviews
5 stars
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-4 of 6 reviews
My 3rd Time ... Still Amazing!
, Mar 2020
Adventure called...and I answered! Very long FULL-Day trip, however it was Amazing and I Highly Recommend it. You will see amazing landscapes, meet unique people and visit the Golden Triangle area with it's beautiful Wats, Pagodas, and Statues. The Van Driver was safe, I wore a seat belt, and the Tour Guide spoke English. The rest stops had food, drinks, toilets, and souvenirs...bring change or small denominations of Baht!
Long Day
, Nov 2019
I agree with other travelers, it’s too much for one day. The journey to Chiang Rai was fine and an hour was plenty of time. We didn’t pay extra to see the women at the Longneck village because it seemed odd to pay to see someone, but there was some stalls there for shopping. The journey to the Golden Triangle was far but the boat ride was very nice and I enjoyed getting to cross over to Laos and do a little shopping. After that though we drove to the Myanmar border just to look at it which was odd and not worth the time. The drive back was 4.5 hours and exhausting. I’m mostly glad I went but it was a lot for one day
Interesting but exhausting
, Nov 2019
It is worth seeing all the highlights of the trip, maybe except of the hot springs. These are just two hot basins in the middle of a super busy parking, which is half way between Chiang Mai and the White Temple so everyone stops there. The Temple is breathtaking but quite small and thus crowded. One hour is a minimum to see it and explore the surroundings, which are also quite interesting. Yet we were only given 45 mins and that was not enough to see everything. The next stop is the Karen Tribe village. It is an interesting cultural phenomenon, yet it feels super awkward to take pictures and look at the long neck women. The Golden Triangle is a nice spot to take some pictures but the boat trip to Laos doesn't make much sense as there is nothing much on the river bank, except for an overpriced market. Last but not least, the journey itself is exhausting - out of 16 hours, we spent almost 10 on the bus. The roads are in most cases not even finished but the traffic is allowed on them. They are extremely bumpy and the journey back to Chiang Mai was a nightmare. I would wait with recommending the trip until the roads are finished since for now this is simply dangerous.
Too much for one day
, Sep 2019
This tour was too much to handle in one day, and very tourist-oriented. Boat trip to Laos was unnecessary, as they drop you at a "market" for 30 minutes that's selling knock-off handbags, sunglasses, liquor and cigarettes. The Karen Tribe "village" seemed exploitive and uncomfortable. If you didn't want to photograph the long-neck women, you were left in a "market" of sorts, being sold tourist trinkets. Guide was fine but was unable to really answer any questions beyond opium history of Thailand. Driving was dangerously fast and erratic, and had to be asked to slow down a few times. Would not recommend.

Compare Similar Experiences

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, White temple & Golden triangle


13 hours

Free Cancellation



12 hours

Free Cancellation



14 hours

Free Cancellation



12 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours 45 minutes

Free Cancellation



5 hours

Free Cancellation


Explore Similar Things to Do