• Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Take a day trip to Chiang Rai and see the modern architectural marvel of Wat Rong Khun (White Temple). Explore the ancient royal city of Chiang Saen and take a long-tail boat ride on the Khong River. Your full-day itinerary includes a restaurant lunch plus round-trip hotel transport from Chiang Mai. Numbers are limited to a maximum of nine people to ensure a small-group experience with your professional guide.


  • Full-day tour of Chiang Rai Province from Chiang Mai

  • Visit Wat Rong Khun, aka the White Temple

  • See remnants of the 7th-century Thai kingdom at Chiang Saen

  • Take a boat on the Khong River and stop by the Golden Triangle

  • Sit down for an international buffet lunch or Thai cuisine

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan

  • Small-group tour limited to nine passengers for personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Chiang Rai Day Trip from Chiang Mai City

Long-tail boat trip along the Khong River

Start your day trip with hotel pickup in Chiang Mai and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan departing for Chiang Rai Province. En route, your guide makes a brief stop at Mae Khachan Hot Spring for a break.

Continuing on, you’ll visit the privately owned Wat Rong Khun, known as the White Temple. Admire its unique decor made of glass, sculptural pieces and murals all designed by a famous Thai artist.

Afterward, head to Chiang Saen, a river town strewn with the ruins of ancient temples. Listen as your guide shares the history of the former Thai kingdom. Then savor lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Thai dishes or an international buffet — your choice.

Next, move on to a temple overlook to view the Golden Triangle then hop aboard a long-tail boat for a ride on the Khong River. You’ll arrive at the point where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet, and stop at a local Laos village (bring your passport). Visit the Hall of Opium, a private museum on the former opium trade, before a return transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Customer Reviews

Serge L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great trip, very good experience, the guide spoke well anglish and explained a lot details. The driver drived carefully.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful tour, lots of car time but worth what you see and snacks and water included!

wkajtar Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour, the White Temple was truly inspirational and the artistry is exceptional

mandy United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018



5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had booked this tour so much in advance that we forgot what it included. We were absolutely delighted with Kit, our guide and all the placed we visited. They give you refreshing towels, cold water, local snacks and even a free scorpion whisky shot! I would recommend this tour 100!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This trip was made most enjoyable by our guide Kik! She was amazing! She shared lots of information and history along the way allowing us to really soak in the experience of everything we were seeing. The White temple is outstanding- you have to see it to appreciate its beauty. Lunch was delicious!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour guide Tommy was so informative and very funny! We had a great time on this tour. The hot springs was fun-- just a little pool to dip your feet in and has some tasty food vendors near by. The White Temple... gorgeous! The little Thai restaurant we ate lunch with was delicious! The Golden Triangle and mini trip to Laos was a neat experience... though I wish that the Laos trip was more than just a shopping trip. The Opium Museum was well done and interesting. Overall, loved this tour and love our tour guide! I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Emily R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

If you only have a short time in Chiang Mai and want to see a bit more of the country side this is a good trip. There is a bit of driving involved, but our tour guide Tommy was very entertaining and it didn't seem so long. There are a couple of stops on the way, the high light being The White Temple

Camilla v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day out - it was about 12 hours in total taking into account the traffic. Great experience to see the Golden Triangle and northern Thailand. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Extremely knowledgeable professional and friendly guide. Enjoyed the spectacular white temple and a wonderful opportunity to visit the Golden Triangle

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