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.