Be captivated by the incredible sights of Chiang Rai in this day's exploration. Learn the history and top landmarks of one of Thailand's overlooked cities yet worth the extra mile. Complete with round trip transfers on your way to each destination, discover Chiang Rai Province through its rich culture kept in the White and Blue Temples (Wat Rong Khun and Wat Rong Sear Tean, respectively), its notable design a significant shift from the traditional Thai golden temples. Venture further into the sleepy town's prominent architecture in the form of wooden artistry at the Baan Dam Museum (The Black House). Built by nationally renowned artist Thawan Duchanee, a visit to The Black House property is guaranteed an extraordinary experience – witness a sprawling series of sculptures, displays, and installations of both orthodox and unorthodox Buddhist persuasions exhibited in the museum-slash-modern-home.
Lunch, drinking water & seasonal fruits
Round trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
Temple admission fee
Tour guide, life Insurance
What's Not Included
Karen Long-neck tribe admission fee(300 THB/PAX)
INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
ADULT: Age: 7 - 80
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for guides in public areas
For those who do not visit Karen Long-neck Village, the tour guide will ask you to wait for others around 1 hour. You can spend your time at the near by market.
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Please note that Chiang Rai is far away from Chiang Mai, so this trip involves a long drive in the minivan
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
This is a joint tour, the operator will be picking up each guest in order, so please kindly wait patiently at your hotel. If waiting for too long, please contact the operator immediately
You can choose to finish the program at Central Plaza at Chiang Rai to stay there, but your bag should be small
Child ticket age between 3-6 years
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
For visiting the Wat Rong Khun Temple, You must honor the place by dressing in a casual dress code (or better). No flipper shoes (sneakers, sports shoes, or cut shoes are OK), No tank top (T-Shirt is OK), No short pants (long pair of jeans is OK)
Guides required to regularly wash hands
In any case, if your booking isn't matched with reality when you show upfront (such as child's age, child's height, the number of people and etc), you are responsible to pay the additional charge upfront for the tour
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
On the rare occasion that we should be required to cancel a tour, we will inform you in advance and offer a different tour date, an alternative tour or provide a full refund
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Mae Khachan Hot Spring
One of the few natural hot springs in northern Thailand, the Mae Kachan Hot Spring (Mae Ka Chan is so hot—reaching temperatures of 194˚F (90˚C—it can boil an egg in minutes, a feat that locals are more than happy to demonstrate. As well as cooking your breakfast, you can dip your toes in several pools.
Admission Ticket Included
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. It is owned by Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997.
Admission Ticket Included
Baan Dam Museum
Baan Dam Museum, also known to foreigners as the Black House Museum, is a mixture of traditional northern Thai buildings with unconventional and contemporary architecture, created by Thawan Duchanee.
Admission Ticket Included
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
Monumental, modern Buddhist temple distinguished by its vivid blue coloring & elaborate carvings.
Admission Ticket Included
Longneck Karen Village
Optional visit to the Karen Long-neck tribe(admission fee 300 THB/PAX). A tribal village whose women wear stacked brass rings on their necks & sell handmade crafts. For those who do not visit Karen Long-neck Village, the tour guide will ask you to wait for others for around 1 hour. You can spend your time at the nearby market.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Wonderful temples and art in Chiang Rai
Celine Q, 29-08-2022
We had a wonderful time, our guide was funny and informative
Lovely day exploring Chiang Rai Highlights
Really liked the white temple, blue temple, and most of all the long neck tribe. The tour operators were very nice and hard working. Kudos to the driver!
Super nice guide tour
The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable about the history which allows us to better understand the origin of the temple. He made the trip very fun and enjoyable as his very cheerful and bubbly. Thank you.
Temples were incredible-5 stars.
But the tour Guide didn’t really add much to the experience & driver seemed unsafe
Lisa J, 08-09-2022
The stops were incredible; culture, beauty, architecture. Some of the best we’ve seen.
FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
But the tour guide and driver are both what brought this tour down. I was traveling with my 83 year old father & when arriving to each location the guide began his tour without me, my dad or our friend who accompanied us. It takes my dad awhile to walk and we missed (or arrived after it started) at several location briefings and were left to fend for ourselves.
During each location we did not feel the tour guide offered any additional information to enhance the experience, he simply wandered off. We were all left to walk each location without any additional information about the site, thai culture or history. The driver also did not offer to take many pictures, not sure where he went when we arrived at each stop?
When lunch arrived he escorted everyone to lunch without us and we couldn’t find him. Once we found him he had us, including my 83 year old dad, dodge traffic (when a safer intersection was within distance) and then walk quite a distance in the heat on an unlevel road. Other drivers/tours we’ve taken Have been very accommodating and helpful with my father and this was literally the only tour we have not been pleased with. Lunch was okay. Vegetarian options lacked flavor and the dessert (mango and sticky rice) ran out and my father got none
Additionally, it started raining and on the way home and all 3 of us felt the driver was going faster than necessary. We all felt unsafe and were grateful to get home in one piece.
Chiang Rai temples
The temples were amazing. The guides were very good.
However, I booked for long neck village too and this did not happen. Incorrectly advertised
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