05 Days Golden Triangle (From Bangkok)

1N Chiang Saen , 1N Chiang Rai and 2N Chiang Mai

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Bangkok - A/c vehicle
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Chiang Saen 1 night(s)
Imperial Golden Triangle Resort
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Chiang Rai 1 night(s)
Wiang Inn
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Chiang Mai 2 night(s)
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package

Day Wise Itinerary

Nestled into the foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a sanctuary. The pace is laid-back, the accoutrements are international and the landscape is picturesque. It is a fine urban specimen with a much-celebrated traditional culture ideal for sightseers, nature buffs and city connoisseurs

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Bangkok And Transfer To Chiang Saen

Pick up passengers from various major Bangkok hotels and transfer to Bangkok domestic airport. Early morning flight to Chiang Mai, where your Diethelm Travel guide well meet and greet you. 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.

Things to see and do

Chiang Mai

Deep Relax Thai Massage and Spa is situated at 80/3 Ratchadamnoen Road, in the middle of the Chiang Mai old town square and next to the popular U Chiang Mai Hotel. It is a 3 ...

Ratchamanka 3 Road , Chiang Mai

Day 2

Day 2: Chiang Saen To Chiang Rai

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.

Things to see and do

Mae Sai

Mae Sai, Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Travel from Chiang Saen to Chiang Rai



Day 3

Day 3: Chiang Rai To Chiang Mai

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.

Travel from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai




2hrs 49min

Line 166 bus

3hrs 32min

Day 4

Day 4: Chiang Mai

  • After Breakfast, visit the elephant camp in Mae Saa and watch the elephants at work. Their strength and clever teamwork will amaze you.
  • Optional: A one-hour elephant ride into the jungle surroundings. Cost per person: If pre-booked & prepaid: 600,Baht , if paid on spot, 800,- Baht per person.
  • 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.

Things to see and do

Chiang Mai

Deep Relax Thai Massage and Spa is situated at 80/3 Ratchadamnoen Road, in the middle of the Chiang Mai old town square and next to the popular U Chiang Mai Hotel. It is a 3 ...

Ratchamanka 3 Road , Chiang Mai

Day 5

Day 5: Departure

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 for the return flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Bangkok.

Things to see and do

Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh, Corner of Singharaj Rd and Rajdamnern Rd. Probably Chiang Mai's best-known temple, housing the Phra Singh image, completed between 1385 and 1400. Of most ...

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone: Not available

Chiang Mai International Airport

Chiang Mai International Airport is an international airport serving Chiang Mai, the capital city of Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. It was established in 1921 as Suthep ...

Mahidol, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Phone: +66 53 922 100

Chiang Mai

Deep Relax Thai Massage and Spa is situated at 80/3 Ratchadamnoen Road, in the middle of the Chiang Mai old town square and next to the popular U Chiang Mai Hotel. It is a 3 ...

Ratchamanka 3 Road , Chiang Mai

Hotels Included

Imperial Golden Triangle Resort (4 star)

222 Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

Wiang Inn (4 star)

893 Phaholyothin Road, Chiangrai 57000 THAILAND, Chiang Rai

Hmong Hilltribe Lodge (3 star)

111 Moo 4, Tambon Mae Raem, Amphur Mae Rim - 50180, Mae Rim


  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.