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9 Days Discover Golden Triangle Tour with Laos

INT-LT-DGT09  9 Days Discover Golden Triangle Tour with Laos

Explore exotic Thailand & beautiful Laos on this nine-day adventure, taking you to the mysterious Golden Triangle from Luang Prabang. Visit local villages, Buddhist temples, turquoise waterfalls and Parisian-inspired monuments.

In Luang Prabang, after your rest in hotel, you will be transferred to Kuang Si Waterfall to soak up the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Then take the Luang Say boat to get to Thailand, as you enjoy a leisurely two day river cruise, stopping along the way to visit traditional villages and meet the locals. After your arriving at Chiang Rai, you will get one full-day to explore the essentials of this city and another day to Golden Triangle. Then move to Chiang Mai to visit the Elephant Camp, learn to get to close to and take care of them.

TOUR CODEINT-LT-DGT09

PLACES VISITED Luang Prabang - Chiang Rai - Chiang Saen - Chiang Mai

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Prepare yourself to swim and have fun in the falls and enjoy the natural pools.
  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • See thousands of Buddha images during your riverboat to Pak Ou caves.
  • Take Luang Say Cruise to experience the amazing scenery and real life along Mekong River.
  • Soak up the contrasting cultural splendor of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
  • Indulge in the riverside exclusivity of a renowned elephant camp.

At a Glance

Luang Prabang(2 nights)

Cruise on Mekong River(1 night)

Chiang Rai(4 nights)

Golden Triangle(1 night)

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Itinerary Day by Day

9 Days Indochina Golden Triangle and Laos Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Luang Prabang

Flight: International flight on your own arrangment or on requests.

Your Indochina tour to discover the mysterious golden triangle area will start from Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, your private local guide from Indochiantour.com will meet you at the airport then escort you to the hotel.
After short rest, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.
Rest of the day at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverside.

Day 2 Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after visiting.
Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax. Drive back to the town for lunch.
Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 3 2 Days Mekong River Crusie & Pak Ou Cave

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will embark on the Luang Say boat for a 2 days cruise to Huay Xai, the small town locates at the border of Laos and Thailand, you will proceed to Chiang Rai in Thailand from the border pass there.
The boat will start at 7:00am, you will enjoy a continental breakfast while cruising to the Pak Ou Village which locates at the mouth of the Nam Ou River. You will have a shore excursion to visit the Tam Thing Caves of Thousand Buddhas.
Lunch will be a buffet on board and the boat will keep cruising upstream the Mekong River to a hill tribe village where ou can watch the traditional process of Lao wishkey production.
Our boat will stop at Pak Beng around sunset and check in Luang Say Lodge for overnight. Dinner will be arrange on the Luang Say Lodge’s terrace restaurant with a view of the Mekong River.

Day 4 Full Day Cruise to Chiang Rai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy breakfast at the Luang Say Lodge, then board the boat at 7:00am and keep cruising toward upper stream of the Mekong River. En route, you will stop to visit a local village to witness the rural life along the Mekong River and visit the Minority ethnic people. Lunch will be buffet served on board, and you will arrive at Huay Xai around 5:00pm. Go through the board and you will be welcomed by your local guide on the Thailand side of the border, then escorts you to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

Day 5 Half Day Chiang Rai City Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast and check out from hotel, we will drive to visit Opium House at bent of the mighty Maekhong River and see the scenery view of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos). Visit ancient city of Chiang Saen, where ruins of numerous, temples, stupas, Buddha images are still to be seen artifacts and archaeological finds exhibited at the National Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to hotel in Chiang Rai.
Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 6 Full Day Discover Golden Triangle

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The golden triangle is a mysterious region for most of Indochina tour makes, today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle region.
Your fascinating day will start from morning by firstly visit the Long Neck Karen village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. If it is possible, you will also able to visit a Cock Fighting near the hill tribe village. Keep driving to Mt. Doi Mae Salong and visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border. Doi Tung, provides an opportunity to view enrooted many different Lahu and Akha village as well as terraced farming areas and see from distance the Princess Mother's frigid flower Garden. Doi Tung temple, built in A.D.1493, is located at the peak. Its scenery reminds one of Switzerland, features many unique images and temple architecture over looking the entire northern rice field plain. Return to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 7 Transfer to Chiang Mai by private car, Charity School visit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy some relaxing time in the hotel until your tour guide pick you from hotel for driving to Chiang Mai. In the morning, we will drive around 2.5 hours to Chiang Mai. Before you arrive in Chiang Mai, you will stop to visit the White Temple which is a fascinating temple with amazing design and beautiful sculptures.
Before you arrive in Chiang Mai, you will stop to visit a charity school—School For Life which co-founded by Berlin Free University, it is a children’s village offers free education, accommodation and medical care to children with difficult background. It is highly appreciated by UNISCO. Here you will enjoy a cooking lesson with Children to learn how to cook local Thai Food, lunch will be the food you cook and enjoy it with children there. After that, you will enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful countryside around the School for Life Campus. After lunch, you will enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful countryside around the School for Life Campus.
After check in your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 8 Elephant Safari

Meals: Lunch

A fun and memorable Indochina tour is not complete without the experience of elephant. Today you will visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp. You will see how the elephants works, and you will have chance to ride the elephant across the river and through the forest around 1 hour. Return by Ox Cart to the elephant village for lunch. After Lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for about 45 minutes and visit an orchid farm after the bamboo rafting ride.
After that, you will start the sightseeing to Meow Hill Tribe Village where locates on the Mountain Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. Continue to visit the Temple Wat Doi Suthep where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.
Today you will also have chance to visit the San Kamphaeng district which is the heart of Silk and Cotton Home Industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving the popular fabrics.

Day 9 Departure from Chiang Mai

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to your sweet home or to next destination of your Indochina tour.

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9 Days Discover Golden Triangle Tour with Laos

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Destinations: Luang Prabang - Chiang Rai - Chiang Saen - Chiang Mai

Tour Code:INT-LT-DGT09

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