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This is a very long drive, 12 hours in all. The hot springs, if you have ever been to one, is nothing to write about. Then we stopped at the White Temple. That is a must see. Spectacular. Not a holy temple but the architecture is so beautiful. Then we had lunch and then the Golden Triangle. Very nice view to photograph but that is all. Not worth the 12 hour drive. We also visited the Opium Museum. Very interesting. Then we were offered for a little more money to see the Karen tribe of the long Neck Women. That was the highlight of our trip. We found it fascinating. We were allowed to photograph the women and I was even invited to try on a mock up of a half coil around my neck. What a great picture that made. The tour is well organized. Our guide, Pong, was nice but hardly offered any information. I would think that she could have pointed out some points of interest along the way up making the trip more acceptable, even fun. I would certainly contact Viator to organize our tours on our next trip.
Floating market was awesome. The only thing is the time on the boat was too short. Soooo much to see and buy. The Golden Triangle is where the 3 countries meet. Pretty cool to see. The highlight was the Karen Tribe Long Neck. Super. It really was out of Nat Geo. Bring Thai . You'll want to buy their hand woven scarves and beautiful items.Probably my favorite place on my trip to Thailand. The White Temple is gorgeous. Quite a spectacle. Almost amusement park feel to it. Gorgeous grounds.
This tour was amazing!
A pesar de ser el día entero, valió la pena. Nuestro guía muy profesional. Todo muy bien organizado. Lo recomiendo
Very interesting tour! From boiling eggs in a hot spring to the White Temple and to visit Laos ( make sure you have your passport). Our guide, Kitty ( sorry if I don't spell it right) was wonderful. Very informative. Answered to all of our questions and took lots pictures for us.
Worth every penny. Thank you again!
Our guidewas a very professional person, very friendly and approachable.she explained everything,she created a very nice atmosphere for all of us in the group, excellent driver the minibus was very clean.Thanks to the excellent organizational skills of our guide we had time to see and explore everything,enough time for lunch as well.With regards to the places that we visited,each and every one was worth visiting, very nice places full of energy and historical background.This excursion is highly recommended of you want to escape for a while from the busy city centre of Chiang Mai.
What a great but long day, starting at 7am we were collected by minibus, we were incredibly lucky to be the only ones on the tour for that particular day. Sid our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgable of the places we visited, his English is also very good.
After about an hours drive the first stop was at the hotsprings for feet only then another 45 minute drive to the White Temple- which was amazing!!!!! Then another hours drive past Chiang Rai to a lovely buffet lunch. We wanted to take a boat trip on the Mekong with a short trip to Laos, Sid arranged the tickets and paperwork take your passport with you it cost an extra 550 baht but was completely worth it. The next stop was the Opium Museum and then a visit to the Hill Tribe where we got lots of handmade souvenirs. Then a 4 hour drive back to Chiang Mai, arriving back at our hotel about 7.30pm.
Yes there was a lot of driving involved but it was an absolutely fantastic day. I often get travel sick, the driving through the hills/mountains did not make me sick at all i did in the alps and in Indonesia and Scotland however the roads are not dangerous or steep in any way and our driver was very good. A thoroughly enjoyable and memorable day trip.
Diane M United Kingdom
Great tour guide. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a full day and even managed a boat trip to Laos. Yes, it was a long way from our base in Chiang Mai but well worth it.
We were collected from our hotel at 7 am and didn't return until around 8.30 pm after a very scary drive home in the dark from Chiang Rai. We thoroughly enjoyed the sights on the day and our buffet lunch was very nice. The highlight of our day was visiting the hill tribes of Karen Longneck and Big Ears. Whilst we would recommend this tour we were very uneasy on the drive back to Chiang Mai in the dark and narrowly missed having head on collisions with on-coming traffic when our driver and other drivers all overtake on winding mountain roads where the road was clearly marked with double lines indicating it was not safe to do so. If you suffer from motion sickness, I would recommend you find another way to get to Chiang Rai because it is definitely worth seeing this part of Thailand.
This tour was great. A little fast paced but didn and #39;t feel as if he was rushing us. Our tour guide was really nice and gave us information about each location.
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