4. One Day Chiang Rai Scenery Tour
This sightseeing tour program is best for people who are short on time and would like to see the most of Chiang Rai within a one-day period. The tour takes you to several tribal villages including the PDA-supported community-based tourism project at the Akha tribal village of Ban Lorcha.
Learn about the recent history of this area by visiting the Koumintang village of Santi Khiri at Mae Salong.
Going downhill now, proceed to the border town of Mae Sai, where you can cross for a brief visit into Tachilek, Union of Myanmar. (Border crossing fee into Myanmar is not included in our fee).
About half an hours drive from Mae Sai towards the east is Sop Ruak where you can see Thailand meet up with Myanmar and Laos. Learn more about this history of opium by visiting the House of Opium (included in our fees) or from the more expansive Hall of Opium (200 Baht additional charge for museum entrance fee / CLOSED ON MONDAYS). You will need at least 2 hours for the Hall of Opium.
Ten kilometers to the south is Chiang Sean, an ancient city believed to have been established more than 1,000 years ago. The city was along an important highway that was the Mekong River and was one of the most important cites of the Lanna Kingdom.
The city fell into ruin after soon after the Burmese were defeated in the 18th century. This picturesque ancient city is beginning to reawaken. Much restoration work has been done on ancient structures such as temples, pagodas and the earthen city ramparts to keep enemies away.
For a more leisurely visit into the mountains to visit the tribal village we also offer Tour Number 7. Those who want to visit only the Border town of Mae Sai, the Golden Triangle and Chiang Saen can select Tour Number 6.
Minimum number of passengers recommended is two.
Warning! If you have a non-immigrant visa, make sure you apply for a re-entry permit before exiting the Kingdom of Thailand. Otherwise your non-immigrant visa and work-permit will be cancelled.