Hill Tribe Village, Golden Triangle & Ancient City Tour
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: P9AENG
Soak in the rustic atmosphere of ruined cities, hill tribes, and the magnificent natural landscape on this day tour from Chiang Rai. Learn the unique heritage of the native Akha and Yao tribes, marvel at the spectacular Golden Triangle, and discover the forgotten city of Chiang Saen.
Start your journey from Chiang Rai in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle and head up the mountainside to visit the indigenous Akha and Yao hill tribes. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn the deep-rooted lifestyle of these nomadic people and how they are losing their culture to the fast development of the country.
Next, enjoy a native lunch to satisfy your cravings before driving down to the Golden Triangle area, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos converge surrounded by the flowing waters of the Mekong and Ruak rivers. Marvel at the panoramic view of the converging nations and scenic nature.
Continue your tour by exploring the historic ruins of Chiang Saen on the steep Mekong River banks opposite Laos. There, a once-great city stands after 100 years of abandonment. Although repopulation has begun, the city still holds many antiquities as well as the beautiful double city walls.
On your way back, stop by House of Opium, a museum depicting the history of the area's opium trade.
Authentic Akha & Yao hill tribe villages
Cultural heritage in the ancient ruins of Chiang Saen
Traditional lunch at a local restaurant
Museum showing the history of the area's opium trade
Exploring the Mekong River between Thailand, Burma, & Laos
Guided tour of Yao and Akha hill tribe villages, Golden Triangle area, and Chiang Saen
Roundtrip transportation from selected Chiang Rai hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
You should bring a valid passport that matches the contact name you used when booking.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.