Per person price will depend on your group size as indicated in the pricing table below
Availability, departures and group
This is a privately escorted tour and you will be supplied with your own guide, driver and transportation, there will not be others on this tour and you will not join a group. We can arrange this tour to suit your own schedule and departure date. On occasions we are fully booked so please book early to avoid disappointment and please also book at least 4 days prior to departure so we have sufficient time to process your booking. Please fill in the booking form with you chosen departure date and we will get back to you within 48 hours confirming availability and price. Full booking and payment instructions are stated on the booking form,
For this tour you will be provided with a modern air conditioned vehicle as follows:
Group size 1-2 persons - you will be provided with a modern air conditioned car or 9 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Group size 3-9 persons - you will be provided with a modern 9 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Group size 10-13 persons - you will be provided with a modern 13 seat Toyota Commuter minibus
Pick up and drop off.
for this tour we will pick you up at your Chiang Mai hotel and drop you off there again after the tour.
To secure your booking we will require a deposit paid online of a maximum 20% (minimum 1000 baht) of the tour cost. For the balance payment this can be paid in Chiang Mai with our tour guide on the first morning of the tour. If you have booked hotels through Curious Gecko we will also include in your deposit payment one nights hotel accommodation charge for each hotel booked.
This is a day tour. No accommodation is included in this tour and we will assume you will make your own accommodation arrangements, before and after the tour. However if you would like Curious Gecko to arrange your accommodation then we are happy to provide you a quote.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided on this tour
In line with the requirements of our Tourism Authority of Thailand Licence we will provide accident insurance for all participants up to a maximum value of 100,000 baht to cover medical bills in the event of an accident.
Children above 130 cm tall will be charged as adults
For children 24 months up to 130cm tall there is a 500 baht reduction in price
there is no charge for infants up to 24 months old.
No swim wear is required on this tour
Not included in this tour
Karen Long neck fee 500 baht/person
Included in this tour
Licenced English speaking guide
Boat trip on Mekong
No of Persons
Price per person
Privately escorted tour just for yourselves and your group of family or friends.
1. Pick up at your Chiang Mai hotel 07:30am
2. Coffee and toilet stop at Mae Kha Jan Hotspring
3. Visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
4. Vist Baan Dam museum
4. Wat Chedi Luang
5. Board boat at Chiang Saen for ride on Mekong
6. Boat trip on Mekong to Laos (Don Xao)
7. Continue boat to Golden Triangle
8. Golden Triangle viewpoint
9. Mae Sai
10. Option - Karen Long Neck
You will be picked up early at your Chiang Mai hotel to commence the drive north to the province of Chiang Rai. On route we will make a brief coffee stop at the Mae Khajan Hot Springs, The hot springs make an ideal spot to stretch the legs, grab a coffee and boil an egg or two in the hot spring water! We will then continue the drive to undoubtedly one of Chiang Rai’s main highlights, Wat Rong Khun, sadly a little damaged in the 2014 earthquake repairs are now underway on this stunning white temple. After Wat Rong Khun we will continue north stopping at Baan Dam Museum. The dark clad buildings at Baan Dam contain an eclectic mixture of artefacts collected by the founding artist. We will proceed north to the town of Chiang Saen, where we will board a motorboat on the Mekong river, the boat will take you up river and across to the Laos side where you can step into Laos and visit the Laos tourist market at Don Xao. We will continue by boat up the Mekong to The Golden Triangle, this is the meeting point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) from the viewpoint you can see all three countries divided by the mighty Mekong River. We will take lunch before heading to to the absolute top north of Thailand and the border town of Mae Sai. On the return to Chiang Mai we can stop to take the option to see the Paduang hill tribe (commonly referred to and definitely better know as the Karen Long Neck). Following the last stop of the day the drive will continue to Chiang Mai and drop off at your Chiang Mai hotel.
Note: this tour involves a Lot of driving to cover the large distance between Chiang Mai and the top north of Thailand. If you take this tour please be prepared for this.
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