5 DAYS AROUND THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

LAND PACKAGE - THIS PACKAGE DEPARTS FROM BANGKOK EVERY FRIDAY

DAY 1: BANGKOK – CHIANG RAI – CHIANG SAEN

Transfer from Bangkok hotel to airport for flight to Chiang Rai. Arrive Chiang Rai and transfer Deluxe Class Le Meridien Baan Boran Resort. After check-in we take a boat trip on the Maekong river along the boarder of Thailand and Laos & Myanmar, The Golden Triangle. We then return to over-night at The Anantara Resort & Spa. No meals are provided this day.

DAY 2: CHIANG SAEN (B,L)

After breakfast at The Resort we depart to Mae Sai (Thailand’s most northern point) via 4-wheel drive vehicle. We then will cross the boarder into Myanmar to experience the life and culture of this border area. See Burmese Temples and villages then take in lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we visit   The Hill Tribe Village of The Ankar and stop at Tachilek for a brief stop before returning to Thailand. We return to the resort and over-night.

Remarks: Passengers MUST bring 3 passport style photos and 2 copies of their passport for the side trip to Myanmar.

DAY 3: CHIANG SAEN (B,L)

After breakfast at the hotel we depart for Sop Ruak, a small trading village and the point in which the 3 countries meet. Enjoy a river cruise via longtail boat along the Laotian boarder downriver to Chiang Kong. We will stop en-route to visit a Laotian weaver factory and lunch. After lunch we transfer via 4-wheel drive vehicles to Chiang Saen, the ancient capitol of Thailand, along the way we stop at Baan Muong Karn, a traditional Hmong Hill Tribe Village then continue to Chiang Saen and visit the temples of this area. We then transfer back to the hotel and over-night.

DAY 4: CHIANG SAEN – CHIANG MAI (B,L,D)

After breakfast we check-out of hotel and take a short (1.5 hour) boat ride on The Maekong River and return to Chiang Rai for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we proceed to Wiang Papao stopping at a hot springs along the way. We arrive “The Rose of the North” – Chiang Mai where the evening offers up a traditional Kanthoke Dinner complete with entertainment by the local Hill Tribes. We then return to over-night at The Pang Suan Kaew Hotel.

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI (B)

After breakfast we check-out and proceed to to visit The Wat Phra Doi Suthep built in 1384. The Wat houses a colorful staircase (naga) and the Chedi containing A Holy Relic of The Lord Buddha. A panoramic view of The city can also be enjoyed from The Wat’s 3,500 feet above sea-level perch. Finally, we transfer to the airport for the return trip to Bangkok and make your connecting flights or transfer to your hotel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In case of an unsafe political situation in Myanmar, the tour will not enter the country, but will spend an extra day visiting the sites of Chiang Saen.

5 DAYS AROUND THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE – INFORMATION SHEET                                                                                                                                         

TOUR CODE: CEI-5DX

LAND RATE INCLUDES:

•  Tours, sightseeing and meals as described.

•  Accommodations, based on twin sharing. (minimum   2 passengers in one room – 1 or two beds).

•  Donations, entrance fees and boat fees, as indicated in tour program (elephant ride not included, but optional).

•  Domestic air, including taxes. Domestic air is $118.00 of tour price (Price set by airline, subject to change without notice, not guaranteed until full payment)

LAND RATES EXCLUDES:

•  Optional services, extensions.

•  Items or services of personal nature.

•  Compulsory Christmas or New Year’s Dinner if booked in hotel on these evenings.

•  Other services not mentioned in program.

•  Travel insurance (available at an additional cost).

PRICING INFORMATION:

*SEAT IN COACH SERVICE

Make new friends and enjoy your exciting Thailand package from the comfort of an air-conditioned tour bus with people from around the world. Seat in coach tours have scheduled departure days and include an English-speaking guide.

TOUR CODE

TWIN SHARING

TRIPLE SHARING

SINGLE SUPPLIMENT

TRAVEL VALIDITY

CEI-5DX

$707

$707

$195

01/05/04-04/30/04

CEI-5DX

$655

$655

$155

5/01/04-10/31/04

Due to the early morning departure on day 1, it is recommended that a hotel be reserved for the night before.

Non-used services are not refundable (please see our terms & conditions for deposit and refund policies).

Splitting up of the package is not allowed.

Guide(s) will accompany travelers on return to Bangkok for maximum assistance.

Due to weather conditions and un-foreseen circumstances, the program is subject to change without advance notice.

Child/Infant conditions and fares are available.   

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