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Golden Triangle Tour - Karen Hilltribe Homestay - 3 day / 2 night tour

This tour includes Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Mae Salong, Mae Sai and 2 nights accommodation in Chiang Rai and a local Karen Hilltribe Village.

Day 1    Drive north of Chiang Mai, first stopping at the hotsprings at Mae Kachan, then continue on to Chiang Rai, and continue further north to visit the Burmese border town of Mae Sai. This town is on the border of Thailand and Burma and is the centre for cross border trade in the area. There are markets on both sides of the border. Spend some time exploring the market town. Then we drive a bit further to visit the Golden Triangle, where the three countries of Burma, Thailand and Laos meet on the Mekong River.
Take a longtail boat down the Mekong River (approx. 1hr) to Chiang Saen and across to a Lao island. We explore the town of Chiang Saen, with it's ancient temples. We then drive back to Chiang Rai and check into our hotel.
(L) Accommodation = Wiang Inn Hotel (Upgrades for this night available)

Day 2    In the morning drive across upper Northern Thailand and visit Mae Salong, an ethnic Chinese town set in the hills, north of Chiang Rai. Mae Salong is famous for its Chinese atmosphere and produces various Chinese agricultural products, the most famous being its Chinese tea.
Drive down from Mae Salong, which gives you views across the hills of upper Northern Thailand and visit Thaton and the Padong (long neck) tribe. This tribe is famous for the brass rings worn around the womens' necks, which give the appearance of a long neck.
Then continue on to the Karen Hilltribe village, where we spend the night. Accommodation in the village is basic and we spend the night in a Karen hilltribe family house. Your guide will prepare dinner for you and we spend the night in a village house with a host family.
(B,L,D) Accommodation - Karen family house, homestay.             

Day 3    After breakfast depart from the Karen village and drive south towards Chiang Mai. On the way back stop at an elephant camp   and take a ride on the elephants (for approx. 1hr) as well as bamboo rafting down the river. Continue driving through the Northern Thailand scenery around Chiang Dao, and stop off at an orchid farm before we reach Chiang Mai.
Transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai.  (B,L)

Notes: This is a private tour. Included in price are tour activities as listed including all entrance fees and activities (transport is A/C minibus with driver), English speaking guide,.meals as listed. Also includes 2 nights accommodation. Prices listed below are applicable for Wiang Inn Hotel (Chiang Rai) and the homestay in the Karen Hilltribe village.

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This tour starts from your Chiang Mai hotel and takes you around the areas of the upper north including Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen and Mae Sai. In addition, you see the Chinese settlement of Mae Salong and the Padong "long neck" tribe. The highlight is the stay in a traditional Karen hilltribe village where you will be the guest of a host family for 1 night.

 One of our most popular tours for people with 3 or more days to explore Northern Thailand. One of the favourites for people who wish to stay in a hilltribe home without trekking.

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(these prices are for the tour with accommodation at the Wiang Inn Hotel)

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US$255 - US$180/person


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