Chao Phraya River

Thailand Golden Triangle

TTH03: 8 Days Private Tour of Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Bangkok
Tour Type: Private tailor-made tour, experienced guide and driver
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice

  • Exclusive walking route of Bangkok to the Grand Palace and the back alleys.
  • Meet conservationists and get up close with free elephants in the wild.
  • Visit a family deep in the mountains and cook Thai food with the host.
  • Exciting border trip to the Golden Triangle, once the land of evil.
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Day 1 Arrival in Bangkok, Thailand
Your Thailand tour will start when your flight lands at the airport of Bangkok. Our guide will welcome you at the exit of the airport holding a sign with your name on it. Getting on the comfortable private car we prepared for you, our professional driver will transfer you to the downtown and check in at a local hotel we carefully selected for you.

Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
* Activities & Dinner Suggestion:
You can spend the rest of the day on your own as we won’t arrange any attractions to make sure you have enough time to get over the jet lag. If you’re not tired, you can take a taxi to the Asiatique The Riverfront on the scenic Chao Phraya River, an open-air night market filled with Thai food restaurants and stalls. In the evening, you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel to get a panoramic view of Bangkok. If you don’t want to go out, you can also eat at the hotel, which offers several restaurants and a rooftop pool and bar.
Day 2 Bangkok city highlights with cruise
After breakfast at the hotel, we will first get to the Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual which starts at 9:00. We’ll walk around the temple grounds and admire the famous 46-meter-long (151-foot-long) reclining Buddha. Afterwards, continue our visit to the Grand Palace, which is the country’s most important landmark and a must-visit place on any Bangkok trips. Thailand’s most valued temple, the Wat Phra Kaew housing the precious Emerald Buddha, lies in the same ground with the Grand Palace. After visiting these resplendent and magnificent temples and towers, we’ll have a noon break at the Supatra River House, a riverside restaurant specially arranged for you with a sumptuous Thai lunch.

Travel Different: After lunch, we will embark on an interesting walk of the old part of Bangkok.
► Route: Bangkok Chinatown Square Yaowarat Road tea shop Trok Leng Moi Eia Talad Kao Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Wat Leng Noei Yi)

On this walking tour, our guide, who knows well the old streets and local culture, will take you to some interesting markets and shops. Finally, take our private car to the Ratchawong Pier, from where we will enjoy a cruise along the Khlong Bangkok Noi, admiring the houseboats on the water and the residences on the shore to get an up-close look at the local life. When arriving at the Wat Arun, the guide will take you off the boat for a visit of the towering white stupa in the setting sun. At the end, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Our Guests at Grand Palace
Wat Pho, Bangkok
Wat Pho
Day 3 Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai
This morning we’ll drive to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand for more than 400 years. Here we will explore the spectacular ruins and temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park, such as the Wat Mahathat, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, and Wat Lokaya Sutharam. Next, we’ll stop at the Muslim quarter and try one of the most popular local snacks – candy floss roti.

► Fly to Chiang Mai: After lunch, the guide will accompany you in a chauffeur-driven car to the Bangkok Airport for an afternoon or evening flight to Chiang Mai. You don’t need to worry about the transfer, as we will make a smooth connection. The more than one hour flight will take you to Chiang Mai Airport. Upon arrival, our local guide in Chiang Mai will escort you to the hotel we have carefully selected for you in advance. The hotel, ideally located in the old city of Chiang Mai, will make it easy for you to explore the lively night markets if you prefer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Rim
Day 4 Chiang Mai old city exploration
After breakfast, we will start to discover the highlights of this charismatic city on foot. From the bank of the Mae Ping River, it’s a short walk to the busy Waroros Market, where you’ll get a taste of the real Thai life as people bargain for colorful fruits, a wide variety of rice, exotic species, and all sorts of interesting cooking utensils. Out of the market, we will specially arrange a rickshaw ride for you, which is the most common local vehicle for short distance travel. You would experience a brisk ride to the Tha Phae Gate, the main entrance to the old city of Chiang Mai. From here, the guide will lead you to visit the Three Kings Monument and the city’s most significant temples – Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Rim
Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
Wat Chedi Luang
Monks in Thailand
Monks in Thailand
Day 5 Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park (Join-in)
Special Program: Our guide will pick you up early in the morning and we will drive out of the city through hilly and forested areas towards the Mae Taeng Valley. Upon arrival, you and other animal lovers attending this special program will be greeted by a volunteer at the park and together you will begin an extraordinary experience at the Elephant Nature Park. Through the volunteer’s introduction, you will learn about the great work that this sanctuary does for the conservation of the elephants, as well as the daily life and habits of the elephants. Even more fun, you can get your hands dirty preparing food for the elephants, feeding them, taking interactive photos with them, walking in the jungle where they live, and even helping them bathe in the river if you like. It’s a fulfilling experience that you can’t get anywhere else. At the end of the day, our guide will escort you back to the hotel in Chiang Mai.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Rim
Day 6 Chiang Mai – Mae Kampong – Chiang Rai
What makes our service superior: In addition to the normal attractions you can see elsewhere, our professional travel planners have designed a unique Mae Kampong home visit that will be the most rewarding experience of your trip.

After breakfast, we will drive out of Chiang Mai and head east to the Mae Kampong Village. En route, we’ll stop at a local market. You can choose the ingredients for today’s lunch according to your preferences and the guide’s recommendations. After that, we will continue to Mae Kampong, a small village with beautiful scenery and cool weather all year round deep in the mountains of northern Thailand, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) above sea level. Our guide will take you for a walk around the village, during which you can talk to the friendly indigenous people as the guide interprets. We can take a short hike through the forest and see a waterfall. At noon, we’ll visit a local family and have lunch there. You will have the opportunity to cook with the host or hostess and experience the joy of making traditional Thai food. After lunch, we will drive about 2.5 hours through the mountains to Chiang Rai and check into a local hotel for a good rest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Legand Chiang Rai
Elephant Nature Park
Elephant Nature Park
Golden Triangle of Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Day 7 Border trip to Mae Sai & Chiang Saen
Today we’re going to visit the mysterious Golden Triangle region on the border. In the morning, we will drive to Mae Sai. After visiting the bustling Burmese border market, the guide will take you to the highlight place of the day, the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. The guide will take you to the informative Opium Museum, which shows the history of the area as a source of opium cultivation and a trading base. Later, we’ll proceed to Chiang Saen, where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet in the heart of the Golden Triangle. The guide will lead you on a tour of the local temples, and then we’ll take a boat cruising down the Mekong River to enjoy the views of Myanmar and Laos. In the late afternoon, the guide and the driver will escort you back to the hotel in Chiang Rai.

► Tip: The Opium Museum is closed on Mondays. If you happen to be here on a Monday, the guide will take you to a nearby market instead.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Legend Chiang Rai
Day 8 Fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up for a short visit to the Wat Phra Kaew of Chiang Rai if time permits, and then you’ll be escorted to the Chiang Rai Airport for the flight to Bangkok.

Meals Included: Breakfast

► If you need to book a flight home from Bangkok or to your next destination, be aware of which airport the plane is leaving from as Bangkok has two airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. Try to book an evening flight to allow enough time for possible transfers. If you want to travel to other parts of Thailand or other countries, please feel free to contact our travel consultants to customize the plan. Wish you a pleasant trip!
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
Christmas & 2024 Special: 12% off - Book before Dec 31, 2023
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Nov-DecUSD2099 USD1849USD1709 USD1499
May-OctUSD2059 USD1809USD1659 USD1459
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare(economy class seat): Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai - Bangkok
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Thailand Visa fees
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