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Private Tour: Hill Tribes and the Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai provided by Tour East

Private Tour: Hill Tribes and the Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai

Private Tour: Hill Tribes and the Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai
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from €93.61 per adult (price varies by group size)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Thailand’s Golden Triangle—the meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos—is known for its many ethnic minority villages. On this tour, immerse yourself in local culture and learn about the unique traditions of the Yao and Akha people as you visit the highland villages and local markets. Along the way, visit the Opium Museum to learn more about the region’s opium trade, stop in historic Chiang Saen, and admire views along the Mekong River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Visit villages belonging to the Yao and Akha people
Delicious buffet lunch including tradition Thai dishes
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Chiang Rai hotel
Private tour ensures the undivided attention of your guide
What to expect
This Chiang Rai tour private tour of hill tribes and the Golden Triangle is the perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of Thailand. Visit the area where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, explore the famed Opium Museum and venture into the old city of Chiang Saen, which dates back to 1260 A.D. Look out over the breathtaking Mekong River and experience the beauty of ancient ruins on this excursion tailored to meet your individual needs and interests. Round-trip hotel transportation is included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3685CEI03P
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour • Lunch • Local guide • Transport by private vehicle • Hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotels) • Entry/Admission - House of Opium
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Thatorn Road, T.Wiang Muang, Mae Sai Chiang Rai, A. Mueang Chiang Rai, Phaholyothin Road, Rimkok, Wat Pranon Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private tour • Lunch • Local guide • Transport by private vehicle • Hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotels) • Entry/Admission - House of Opium
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Thatorn Road, T.Wiang Muang, Mae Sai Chiang Rai, A. Mueang Chiang Rai, Phaholyothin Road, Rimkok, Wat Pranon Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Golden Triangle
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    House of Opium
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Doi Wao & Wat Thamphajoen
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Chiang Saen
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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vcwk1231
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
Not Worthy
Sep 2019
2 of us joined this private tour and my comment is not worth to join this tour. Basically, we had 1 tour guide and 1 driver to travel with us on that day. When we on boarded on the car, we asked the tour guide if we could visit the Long Neck Village as well as we saw from one of the comment that some visitors did the same when they joined this tour. However, right away, our tour guide told us the village is needed to pay rather than telling us depending on our timing etc. My friend and I felt bad on how his way to tell us... At the end of the tour, the tour guide didn't follow up with us if we still would like to go to the Long Neck Village.

In general, all spots are free to enter...... and not sure why it costs more than US$100 per person to join this tour. The tour guide is fair i.e. just providing some basic information. Lunch is great though and this is the only good comment on that day.

I don't recommend this tour at all as it is basically providing a so called tour guide and a driver. If the price could be a bit lower and to have a one driver guide instead, I'd consider to recommend this tour.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for bringing this matter to our attention. We do sorry that the tour didn't meet your expectation. We will discuss internally and with suppliers in order to improve our service and see if the itinerary can be adjusted. Thank you for spending time to write us review.
Written 12 November 2019
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Nicola S
New Zealand80 contributions
Golden triangle
Aug 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour to golden triangle, we adjusted our tour so we could go to long neck tribe and other tribes. Our guide was very informative but it’s kind of like a zoo would not do that again. Our guide Jackie he was great, fresh market was interesting and with Jackie he was able to answer all our questions. Lunch was very good.
Written 27 August 2019
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Thank you very much for your valuable review. We are delighted to hear that you had a nice time and enjoyed the services. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.
Written 5 September 2019
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RDC1977
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Enjoyable, great guide
May 2019 • Couples
This tour is flexible, you basically have a driver and a guide at your disposal. We changed the villages so we could see the Long-Neck tribe instead. We also asked for a traditional Thai lunch instead of the buffet and they took us to a road-side family restaurant which was excellent. Mr. Chuang was a great guide, very knowledgeable and flexible, i recommend you ask lots of questions. Every time we went back to the car they had water and refreshing towels. Recommended.
Written 6 May 2019
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Very much appreciated for all good compliment, we are glad you enjoyed our tour and service. Thank you for choosing us.
Written 8 May 2019
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Hilary C
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
Very informative and enjoyable tour, highlight of our Chiang Rai trip
Apr 2019 • Couples
The tour guide is super helpful, informative and nice! He is so helpful and showed us some local markets that we can have more insight on local life. We've seen a lot and learn about about Thai history and culture in this trip.

Everything was super enjoyable, iced bottle water is provided in the car, which is a great relief for this hot weather.
Written 23 April 2019
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Your nice review means a lot to us, thank you for choosing our service!
Written 30 April 2019
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Guide19538903828
2 contributions
Hill Tribe Culture
Feb 2019
It is like going back in time to see how tribe people lived and survived.Now there trying to survive making by hand and mostly selling there clothing and other accessories in the 21 century. You wonder how the Long Neck Warthose Metal rings around her neck.
Written 12 February 2019
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Dream12037116983
Thank you very much for choosing our service, we hope that you had an interesting time exploring hill tribes lifestyle, outside the civilized city.
Written 12 March 2019
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Arzu A
Dhaka City, Bangladesh26 contributions
true thailand
Jan 2018
I was in Chiang rai only for 4 days.I had an amazing trekking through the villages of the hills and could see bvery rare pinkish red , brown tailed snakes on your track. I have visited the Hall of Opium. it was an amazing experience. skip the opium museum but must-see the hall of opium. weather was amazing. a little chill in the morning (after 4 years in tropics and sub tropics :)) the riverside restaurants so amazing.
please visit Chivit thamma da coffee house and bistro. it is a bliss. white temple and black house are also a must visit places whilst in Chiang Rai.
Written 26 February 2018
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Lesley Morton-Evans
Kilham, UK18 contributions
Excellent day from start to finish.
Feb 2018 • Couples
Just arrived back from a very enjoyable private tour of the Hill Tribes and Golden Traingle.
Our pickup and drop off was exactly as expected. Visiting 2 Hilltribes was an experience we shall never forget. The women & children were warm and friendly and although they wanted us to buy their wares at no point did we find the situation uncomfortable. They gave an impromptu dance performance which was fun.
Next we travelled to the bustling town of Mae Sai where we could walk through the market and see the bridge which connects Thailand & Myanmar. Travelling around the Golden Triangle area and seeing the views where Myanmar Laos and Thailand converge was impressive and interesting.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch in a beautiful tranquil setting. A visit to the Opium museum was good and our day finished in Chiang Sean where we saw the huge temple Wat Phra That Chedi Luang.
Our Guide Mr Jacky excellent. He was very knowledgeable and explained so much to us. We feel we have learnt a great deal today and are so pleased we booked this tour. Thank you Jacky.
Written 10 February 2018
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Hi Lesley, Thanks for the feedback which is welcome. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the comments. I am happy you had a great day out, Nick
Written 11 February 2018
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james d
Copenhagen, Denmark65 contributions
Not my style
For me to visit the 5 villages was not what I expected. 300 baht entry and their is a path through the villages. Saw a show in the first, and the tribe people looked so bored. Not their fault, being gawked at all day. Lots of souvenirs to buy in the villages but not much else. I didn’t enjoy it seeing the tribe people relying on tourists and taking photos all day.
Written 4 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear James, Tourism is a vital industry in Thailand and for many people the unique culture and way of life of the hill-tribe people is a prime attraction. We recognises that the lifestyle and culture of the hill tribes are special and that the penetration of tourism is inevitable. But we also believe that, if handled in a culturally sensitive way, tourism is a fantastic way for hill-tribes to pay for their children's schooling costs while sharing their culture with the world. Furthermore, we believe that many tourists want to give back to their hilltribes buy buying their souvenirs or trying their food etc. Hilltribe people are warm and welcoming - with just a smile and a willingness to help out in any way possible. By expressing a genuine interest in their culture you will also be giving the most valuable gift you could give, helping them rebuild cultural pride. I am sorry you did not enjoy this but every person and their expectations are very different. Regards, Nick
Written 5 February 2018
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John L
Surrey, Canada30 contributions
Unbelievable experience
Oct 2017 • Couples
We went here as part of our tour of Thailand. It was so interesting to see how the native tribe people preserve their history. Our tour guide was excellent and gave us so much information as to how the tribe has survived over the years. It was well worth the money if you enjoy history.
Written 22 October 2017
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Dear John, Appreciate your review on the Hill tribe tour in north Thailand. Great to see that you enjoyed travelling to the hill tribe village and looking at their way of life. I hope you had a great stay in Thailand. Nick
Written 23 October 2017
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