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Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai

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Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

This private excursion to the Golden Triangle lets you cross the Thai border into Myanmar for a glimpse of local Burmese culture in the town of Tachileik, where you’ll see a replica of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Enjoy a 'tuk tuk' ride, eat a local lunch, and visit a hill tribe village and bustling market before returning to northern Thailand to view the Hall of Opium. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included on this full-day tour from Chiang Rai.
  • Private tour of the town Tachileik in Myanmar (Burma) and the Golden Triangle from Chiang Rai
  • See Burmese temples including the Temple of the Enrobed Elephant and a replica of Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Sample typical Burmese food in a local restaurant and shop for souvenirs in a bustling market on the northern Thai border
  • Visit the Golden Triangle and learn about its opium-producing history at the fascinating Hall of Opium
  • Enjoy traveling through the gorgeous scenery of northern Thailand by private vehicle with an experienced guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tuk tuk ride
Day pass into Myanmar
Lunch
English Speaking Guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM
When your private car picks you up from your Chiang Rai hotel you’re driven to the northern Thai border where you’re accompanied by your guide into Myanmar (formerly Burma). Once you cross into Tachileik a three-wheeled tuk tuk whisks you around for a sightseeing tour of several temples.

Stop at the gold-trimmed Temple of the Enrobed Elephant and learn about the intricate architectural design. Admire typical Burmese temple architecture at the Maha Muni pagoda before continuing on to a gilded stupa replica of Shwedagon Pagoda that showcases a large golden Buddha flanked by statue disciples.

Another cultural highlight is a visit to a Long-neck Karen Hill Tribe village, where you can purchase handicrafts made by local artisans; each sale provides income for the community. As you explore with your guide, please limit photos of local women, whose elongated necks — traditionally adorned in heavy brass coils — represent beauty and tribal identity.

Stop for a restaurant lunch of Burmese dishes, then browse goods at a market before returning across the border into the Golden Triangle. See where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet at the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers. On a visit to the Hall of Opium, learn about the region’s opium trade — now supplanted by tea production — with an alternate riverboat trip when the museum is closed on Mondays.

After your daylong private tour, you’re returned to your Chiang Rai hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Enrobed Elephant Temple
Your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel. Drive to Mae Sai, the bustling border town. Cross the border into Myanmar. By tuk tuk we will explore Tachilek. You will visit the Temple of the Enrobened Elephant and the Mahamyatmuni Temple, a fine example of typical Burmese temple architecture.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tachileik Shwedagon Pagoda
Continue to Tachilek’s own Shwedagon Pagoda, a smaller copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. After this we will enjoy an authentic Burmese lunch in a local restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tachileik Market
After lunch there will be time to visit the interesting border market, a favorite destination for Thai day-trippers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Golden Triangle
Return to Thailand. Continue to the Golden Triangle, the place where the borders of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar meet.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
House of Opium
Visit the Hall of Opium, an excellent museum that tells the history of the use of Opium, poppy cultivation and the opium trade in the Golden Triangle. Return to your hotel in Chiang Rai later this afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout this tour; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
  • Hall of Opium is closed on Mondays. Travelers who book Monday tours will visit a different opium museum and take a boat trip on the Mekong River
  • In order to receive your day pass into Myanmar you will be required to submit your passport to the Burmese immigration office and pick it up upon leaving Myanmar later in the day
  • As this tour involves leaving and returning to Thailand, please ensure you have the correct Visa and are well-aware of what your Visa allows
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Green Trails Thailand
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip from Chiang Rai.

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  • "No visa is required to go to Myanmar but you need to make sure that your passport can re-entry Thailand." See review

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star-5
Great tour
F2434BWrobertw
, Dec 2019
This was a great tour. Everything went extremely smoothly getting in and out of Myanmar. Our guide spoke English very well, was very knowledgeable and could answer a wide range of questions about the people, history and culture.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Robert and Diane, Thanks very much for your review. I will share your feedback with the guide and driver. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Best regards Frans Betgem
star-5
Great tour
amandawadewanders
, Apr 2019
My family of four really wanted to go to Myanmar but didn't have much time. This tour was a great way to do it. Our guide tony ton awesome and was with us every step of the way. No problem at the boarder...
star-4
Great private tour
MingSum_C
, Oct 2018
A great tour which can experience three country (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) in one day and not in a hurry. No visa is required to go to Myanmar but you need to make sure that your passport can re-entry Thailand.
star-5
This is a fantastic tour! Our guide...
Holly F
, May 2018
This is a fantastic tour! Our guide Tony was amazing - really fun, knowledgable and very professional. Agree with all the other reviews - interesting itinerary, well paced, great sights and food. Couldn't have asked for more, thank you so much!
star-5
An absolutely fantastic one day...
Patricia_B
, Mar 2018
An absolutely fantastic one day visit into Myanmar. The excellent and friendly guide arrived to pick us up promptly at 08:30 and we set off on an action packed 10 hour excursion. The guide was well informed, spoke very good English and took time to introduce this new country to us as first time visitors. Thank you Green Trails Thailand.
star-4
Excellent trip with good itinerary...
YueHarn_N
, Feb 2018
Excellent trip with good itinerary. Tour guide and driver were extremely helpful and accommodating of my 85 year old grandmother!
star-5
Incredible day with Tony! We learned so...
Jennifer L
, Feb 2018
Incredible day with Tony! We learned so much and had an amazing experience. Highly recommend
star-5
This tour was fantastic. Tony our...
Christina R
, Jun 2017
This tour was fantastic. Tony our guide was extremely knowledgable, spoke very clear English and was really enthusiastic about making sure we saw as much as possible. I was slightly nervous about the tour because I could only find it on Viator and there were only 14ish reviews, but all were good. I am glad I took the leap and booked anyway. Since we went on a Monday, the opium museum that is normally a part of the tour was closed this is stated in the description, so we went to a smaller museum and then Tony took us in a boat to a market in Laos. The market in Laos is very touristy and does not really give a good example of Laos culture, but it was fun to be in 3 countries on one day, nonetheless. I highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Exactly as described in the web, 2nd...
Michelle H
, May 2017
Exactly as described in the web, 2nd time using viator services, very pleased. This package is well recommended for those who wants to do 1 day trip, money worth while for private tour. Tour Guide Tony green trails very well informed, engaging and he didnt rush us.
star-5
I really enjoy the trip the guide...
Giovanni_E
, Apr 2017
I really enjoy the trip the guide was amazing it was a private tour , I recommend this tour its a good option

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