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Golden Triangle to Akha Hill Tribe Village Tour - Mae Sai & Mae Salong

Go back in time on this historical Golden Traingle to Akha Hill Tribe Village tour, where you will have the chance to see some of the oldest village and trading towns in Chiang Rai. On this tour you'll see the Golden Triangle, the old city of Chiang Saen,Doi Mae Salong, and other great stops along the way.
  • Departure: Chiang Rai
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  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 08:30
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
  • Stop by Chiang Saen
  • Visit the famous Golden Triangle
  • Experience the old-world charm of Mae Sai
  • Meet the hill tribe people
  • Eat a tasty Thai meal
  • Appreciate the simple village life
Tour Options
Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests stay outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge subject to distance. This surcharge is to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
Golden triangle (or Sop Ruak)
Visiting the renowned Golden Triangle is a must to complete the trip to Chiang Rai province! This is the famous location where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet in the middle of the Mekong River. The Golden Triangle was formerly known as the world’s major producer of opium, which was later improved thanks to the works of the Royal Projects. Reaching the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar join is easy as it’s only 9 kilometers north of Chiang Saen, by taking the road parallel to the Mekong River. 
Attractions at Doi Mae Salong
Sinakarintra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda situates on the highest spot of Doi Mae Salong. The pagoda is adapted Lanna building with many stories. Each story offers a nice lookout to beautiful scenery.  Former Chinese  National Army Monument Thailand was built as a memorial to Chinese National soldiers who lived in this village and helped Thai government army to fight communism.The Tomb of General Duan Si Wern, former Haw or Yunnan Chinese 5th Battalion, 93rd Brigade. The tomb’s area also offers viewpoint to Mae Salong mountain. Buatong field, Doi Mae Hua Kam, situates in Mae Salong village near by Mae Sa Long mountain. It is very popular Buatong or Mexican Sunflower blooming festival in Thailand during year end season.Tea Plantation 101 is one of the most famous Chiang Rai Attractions. The tea trees are lined in staircase field. You can experience tea picking and production, tea brewing, and tea tasting. Of course, tea as souvenir are available for purchase. Wang Pud Tarn tea plantation is another attraction where tourists love to visit. Thanks to lion statues and a sculpture of a big tea pot pouring tea in to aa cup at the entrance of the field. 
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.Due to lots of attractions in Doi Mae Salong, so to visit each place is subject to availability and time.
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Lunch
  • Guide (English)
  • Insurance
  • Other expense
  • Tips

Step back in time to Mae Salong and Akha Hill Tribe Village then journey to Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai

On this historical tour, you will visit places where time stands still. Immerse yourself in Thailand’s fascinating beginnings through a full-day excursion of its oldest villages and trading towns. Chiang Saen is your first stop on this tour through time. Over 700 years old, Chiang Saen marks the convergence of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. This convergence of land and cultures is known as The Golden Triangle, and it is a hub for trade between the countries. Take in the old world charm, and enjoy a tasty lunch in Mae Sai, a small trading town on the Thai-Myanmar border. You will then continue to Doi Mae Salong, to visit the Akha, Samyak and Yao Pha Duea hill tribes. Embrace the rustic lifestyle and learn more about these people untouched by tourism and cultivation.
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