Chiang Rai, Thailand
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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Ride a boat on the Mekong River during this half-day private tour of the Golden Triangle. You’ll travel in the comfort of your own private vehicle from Chiang Rai to the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) to learn about the area’s opium-producing history from your informative guide. Visit the Hall of Opium before a brief spin on the mighty Mekong. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this morning or afternoon tour.
  • Private 4-hour tour to the Golden Triangle and Mekong River, from Chiang Rai
  • Learn about opium production in the Golden Triangle and the rest of the world at the Hall of Opium museum
  • Snap photos at the place where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet
  • Take a short boat ride on the Mekong River
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Private guide and vehicle, drinking water, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Get the inside scoop on southeast Asia's opium trade, with a private guide to answer all your questions.
Meet your private guide upon hotel pickup in Chiang Rai and relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle as you head north during a 1-hour drive to the Golden Triangle. En route, ask any questions you have as you learn about the region’s notorious opium-producing history and the Thai government’s efforts to curb it with other agricultural products, such as tea.

On arrival at the tri-point border whereThailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, stop at an overlook before your visit to the Hall of Opium. You have an hour to spend at the museum where you’ll learn about opium use and gain a historical perspective of the industry. View displays and videos that detail the Golden Triangle region and the global opium trade.

Afterward, climb into a riverboat for a short ride along the Mekong River, the seventh longest river in Asia. Float past local villages amid thick jungle as you witness life on the riverbanks of the meandering waterway. Your 4-hour tour ends with the return drive by private vehicle to Chiang Rai where your guide drops you off at your hotel.


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, Mar 2017

Great trip - very good guide and safe/cautious driver made for an interesting tour. Only suggestion we would have is to make the trip by the small uncomfortable, difficult to get in and out of, unsafe speed boat to the river market in Laos optional, with visiting the city of Chiang Sean as the other possibility. We found the visit to the market a waste of time - we are not in to buying illegal Cheap imitations and we do not believe you should be promoting the sale of them either by promoting tours to the area. We made a separate trip back the following day to see the interesting and historical town of Chiang Sean - something that could have been achieved the previous day as the tour to the Golden Triangle passes through the city.

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