Ancient City Tour from Chiang Rai including Golden Triangle and Royal Villa

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit the Ancient City of Chiang Saen on a full-day tour from Chiang Rai City. Enjoy the flexibility of a profesionall guide throughout the day as you visit the Botanical Gardens and Royal Villa of the Queen mother, Golden Triangle, Mae Sai and more, with a break for lunch in a local restaurant. This 8 hours tour from Chiang Rai includes pickup and drop-off at city hotels, lunch, and entrance fees, and it’s a fun, personal way to explore the sites of northern Thailand.
• Exploration of Chiang Rai's must-see sights in 1 day
• Cultural heritage in the ancient ruins of Chiang Saen
• Panoramic landscapes over magnificent Mekong River
• Pivotal Golden Triangle bordering Thailand, Myanmar & Laos
• Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)

Professional guide

Thai lunch

What's Not Included

Additional food and drinks


The listed price does not include a 300THB surcharge for pick up and drop off in hotel outside the city centre (5 km. from the 3 king monument)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • We are committed to ensure the safety of travelers according to the Standard Operating Procedures of the World Health Organization (WHO) Standards
  • An additional surcharge for hotel pickup outside 3 miles (5 km) radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
Pick up from hotel or starting point then start your journey to Doi Tung with a scenic drive along the mountains.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Doi Tung
Start your journey to Doi Tung with a scenic drive along the mountains. Amid the mountain air, take in a remarkable, panoramic view of Thailand and Myanmar

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

House of Opium
Continue your journey with a visit to a hill-tribe village, once a site of opium cultivation.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mae Fah Luang Garden
Next, visit the Mae Fah Luang Garden and enjoy the beautiful, elegant, and well-manicured garden of colorful flowers

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Doi Tung Royal Villa
Continue your trip to the Royal Villa, the former home of Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother. This elegant villa is constructed from recycled pine wood and discarded teak trees.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phrathat Doi Tong
Complete your trip farther up the mountain with a visit to the Wat Phra That Doi Tung. Built in the year 911 AD, this temple was erected from Buddha’s left collarbone and is regarded as the oldest and holiest sanctuary in the region.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Golden Triangle
After that we will go the Golden Triangle (This is the frontier between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and is separated by the Mekong Rivers).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle
There are magnificent views over the Mae Khong River to the physical triangle made by Burma, Laos and Thailand at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong River. For a small fee (have to pay extra 300THB), you can also enjoy the boat ride to view the splendor of mighty Mae Khong River.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Thai - Burmese Border Gate
After lunch visit Mae Sai is located at the border between Thailand and Myanmar. This border town has a big market for shopping .

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiang Saen
At the end of this program we will visit the ancient city of Chiang Saen, a city abandoned for more than 100 years and recently revived. See the grand double city walls and antiquities from the city's history. 

Then, you'll begin the return trip to Chiang Rai where this tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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