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5-Day Secrets of the Golden Triangle (from Chiang Mai)



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Patteera Suton

Diethelm Travel

Diethelm Travel is an award-winning inbound tour operator servicing Asia.

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5-Day Secrets of the Golden Triangle (from Chiang Mai)

Departing from Chiang Mai, you’ll begin your tour with a stop at a Karen village and nearby hot springs before having lunch at a local Chiang Rai restaurant. You’ll then proceed to Chiang Saen where you’ll visit the Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti before taking a long tail boat towards the Golden Triangle. The next day you’ll continue to the town of Mae Sai where you’ll visit a jade factory, colourful markets and impressive caves.



Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai City or meet you at Chiang Mai airport. Drive to Chiang Rai via Wiang Pa Pao with an en route stop at a Karen village and the Hot Springs. Lunch at a local restaurant in Chiang Rai. Continue to Chiang Saen, the former capital of the first Thai Lanna Kingdom, situated on the Mekong River on the border between Thailand and Laos. Visit Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti by climbing 383 steps to the top of the hill. Continue by long-tailed speedboat on the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Dinner and overnight at IMPERIAL GOLDEN TRIANGLE RESORT. Read more

Chiang Saen 1 night


After Breakfast, depart from Chiang Saen to Mae Sai, the northern-most point of Thailand on the Thai - Burmese border. In the border town of Mae Sai visit a Jade Cutting Factory and the colorful market, where handicrafts and souvenirs are on sale. The next stop will be made at the Fish and Monkey Cave. Proceed to Doi Mae Salong, passing through mountain scenery. The view from the top takes in a large part of Thailand, Burma and the Mekong Valley, which makes this trip very worthwhile. Lunch at Doi Mae Salong Villa. Continue to visit Akha, Yao and Lisu Tribes before returning to your hotel in Chiang Rai. Dinner and overnight at WIANG INN HOTEL. Read more

Chiang Rai 1 night


After Breakfast, transfer to the boat pier. Board simple long-tailed motorboats for a three-hour journey on the Kok River, passing tiny hill tribe villages, bamboo huts and jungle scenery. Further upriver, visit to a Lahu hill tribe village. The last stop before arriving at Thatorn is made at the village of Ban Pha Tai. Lunch at Maekok River Village Resort. Proceed to Mae Rim via Fang and Chiang Dao. Continue to the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge (for groups of 7 persons up, local pick up trucks or Land rovers will be provided). BBQ dinner followed by a presentation of Meo dances and songs. Overnight at HMONG HILLTRIBE LODGE. Read more

Hmong Lodge 1 night


After Breakfast, visit the elephant camp in Mae Saa and watch the elephants at work. Their strength and clever teamwork will amaze you. Continue to visit an Orchid Farm. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit various Handicraft Villages, where you can watch the artisans at work: See, how lacquer-ware is made, the spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and how paper umbrellas are painted. You will also visit a well-known Thai wood carving factory with possibility to buy Burmese antiques and the reputable Gems Gallery. In the evening, enjoy a typical Kantoke dinner with a presentation of traditional dances from Northern Thailand. Overnight at EMPRESS CHIANG MAI HOTEL. Read more

Chiang Mai 1 night


After breakfast, visit the most interesting places in Chiang Mai such as Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, the Hill tribe museum and Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,056 meters above sea level. The temple is reached by climbing 290 steps, which are flanked by a NAGA balustrade on both sides. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to Chiang Mai Airport or a hotel of your choice in Chiang Mai city. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Chiang Saen
Day 2
Location Chiang Rai
Day 3
Location Chiang Mai
Day 4
Location Chiang Mai


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to hotel in Chiang Mai City & Chiang Mai Airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and availability of rooms
  • Participants starting and ending the tour in Chiang Mai and requiring a transfer to or from a hotel that is not located in the city,
  • will be charged a supplement. Please consult our transfer price lists for Chiang Mai or our reservations staff.


6 Reviews

Axel, United States

All appointments are very sharp and in time. Toni in Bangkok was amazing about providing a lot of information about Bangkok and is a very lovely person.

Marina, Ukraine

The quality of the service is second to none. As the group is huge, of course there were some last-minute changes to the program and all of them were dealt with 100% effectiveness. We received a lot of compliments from our participants. The best proof of our words is that we continue to work with Diethelm for the 4th consecutive year!!!! Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again in January 2016!!!! Read more

Luis, Germany

The service and speaking ability of the guards was excellent, there was water in the cars and the guides took photos.



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