Golden Triangle Cycling Tour

Pick up from Chiang Mai
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Tour Code: CNX-20 Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Go on an adventurous ride into the mysterious Golden Triangle and discover its hidden treasures!

Highlights:

  • Learn About the Story of Opium and its Effects on the Society  in the Opium Museum at Golden Triangle
  • Gain Knowledge on the Cultures and Customs of the Hmong hill Tribe
  • Visit the Unique Wat Rong Khun or White Temple

Tour Description:

Day 1 - Chiang Rai / Hall of Opium

On the day, we will pick you up from Chiang Rai city and then transfer straight to the Hall of Opium. This opium museum is the highlight of the Golden Triangle which depicts the story of opium cultivation and its effect on society. The museum is a combination of both multimedia and exhibition to educate people about opium. It is a comprehensive museum about opium where it portrays every angle of the opium story such as its origin, opium war, history of Golden Triangle, opium warlords, drug smuggler, opium effects and many more. After a tour in the museum, we will start our cycling journey. We will cycle along dirt tracks and past seasonal fruit plantations accompanied with scenic during the ride. At the end of the ride, we will reach our hotel.

Day 2 - Mekong River / Chiang Khong / Huai Sai Man / Hmong Village

Our second day starts off with a visit to the Golden Buddha near the village of Ban Saeo after a hearty breakfast. The beginning of our ride today will be slightly more challenging as we follow the Mekong River. We will ride east from Chiang Saen towards Chiang Khong through various plantations such as chilli, eggplant, lychee and others. For our lunch, we will stop by a riverside restaurant where our hosts grow most of the vegetables for our meal. After lunch and riding a few kilometres, you have a choice to either get in the van or try the challenging 2 kilometres climb to Huai Sai Man viewpoint. We will spend our night today at a lodge in the middle of a Hmong village. After settling in, we will have tea with the shaman and learn a thing or two about Hmong customs. There is also an option to help villagers plant trees at the Herbal Plant Nursery Project with a small fee.

Day 3 - Wat Rong Khun / Chiang Rai

On the final day, we wake up to a luscious breakfast. Then we will start our cycling journey towards Chiang Rai. We start cycling west and ride on small country roads that is peaceful and calm. We will ride between fields and karsts jutting out of the landscapes. Before we reach the Chiang Rai city, we will stop by the famous Wat Rong Khun, otherwise known as the White Temple for a visit. This modern temple was designed and built by a local artist. Its completely white appearance is how it gets the name of White Temple. The temple is also unique as its interior is filled with contemporary visuals. After our visit at Wat Rong Khun, the tour ends and we will drop you off at your hotel in Chiang Rai or the airport.

Cancellation Policy:

For long tours (minimum of 7 days):

Days prior to trip start. Cancellation fee per person:

  • 0-20 days or No-show: No refund 100% of tour price
  • 21-41 days: 75% of the net rate
  • 42-55 days: 50% of the net rate
  • 56-69 days: 250 USD
  • > 70 days: Admin expenses plus any non- recoverable expenses.* E.g. national park fees, flights etc.


Administration fees include bank fees, reservation or advance charges incurred for boats, guides transport, accommodation or restaurants and any other reasonable expenses.

For short tours (6 days or less)

Days prior to trip start. Cancellation fee per person:

  • < 24 hours or No show: No refund 100% of tour price
  • 1-2 days: 50% of the net rate*
  • 3-4 days: 25% of the net rate *
  • > 4 days: Full refund*

Pick-Up Time:

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am

What's Included:

  • Water bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • Hotel pick up
  • Hotel drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Bike and helmet
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Accident insurance

What's Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Any items not mentioned

Additional Information:

  • The total riding distance is approximately 118 kilometres
  • Cold water, some energy-restoring local fruit, and soft drinks are included in the tour price while riding. Soft drinks and other beverages during meals are not included. Beer is freely available everywhere but is NOT included in the price
  • Visitors must dress appropriately at some of these temples and if you are wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts you will be asked to cover up with a sarong. You can bring your own or rent one at the entrance. Also, please note that sandals must have an ankle or heel strap
  • Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Please let us know at the time of booking
  • Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) for availability of sessions
  • The supplier will recommend the time and meeting point. If the meeting point of your choice is outside of the normal pick-up points then you will be advised to meet at the nearest pick-up point or you will be given directions on how to arrive to the school independently
  • It is recommend you use some sunblock or, if you prefer a natural option, sun sleeves for your arms and Buff headwear for your neck as the weather would be quite hot
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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