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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.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

In just a short time, you'll get the inside scoop on southeast Asia's role in the world's opium trade and experience the Mekong River up close.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Golden Triangle, Hall of Opium and Mekong River Trip from Chiang Rai

Hall of Opium, Chiang Rai

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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