Discover incredible things to do in the Golden Triangle area, then let our expert concierge team tailor each experience to surpass your wildest expectations. Or tell us your private fantasy for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and allow our dream makers to create your own truly unforgettable experience.

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My Elephant & I

Did you know that elephants chomp through six sets of teeth over their lifetime? Or that they don’t actually love peanuts? Learn more about these gentle giants in the best possible way – by keeping them company in their own natural habitat. After a basic anatomy lesson from the mahout, set off on a walk through the wilderness with the elephants. Watch them splash in the pond, then observe bath-time – a cherished daily ritual for elephants and their mahouts alike. You’ll soon notice that each pachyderm has its own distinct personality – some are mischievous, while others are nurturing. Time: 1.5 hours Price: THB 6,500 per guest This experience can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.
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Colours of Chiang Rai

Explore the vibrant culture of Chiang Rai through its most striking temples and sights. Visit the Yellow Chinese Temple (Wat Huay Pla Kung), White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and and Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten) with a private guide. Time: Approximately 5 hours Price: THB 8,000

Fishing with Locals

Fishing techniques along the Mekong River have developed over thousands of years. Try your hand at fish trapping and bamboo fishing alongside local fishermen from the region. Boating along the Ruak River which straddles the border between Thailand and Myanmar offers a unique insight into the local way of life. Time: Approximately 2 hours Price: THB 10,000 for two guests
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Burma Discovery Tour

Get a glimpse into the fascinating culture of Myanmar on an exclusive half-day visit to the border town of Takilek. A scenic 30-minute drive followed by a short walk and you’re across the bridge that forms the border between the two countries – inside Myanmar. Here, the clock rolls back by 30 minutes and the traffic shifts from one side of the road to another – a surreal experience of crossing borders by foot. Explore the town of Takilek in a private tuk-tuk and let our Camp Guides take you on a personalized tour. Stop at Prajao Lakkang Temple followed by the Shwedagon Pagoda, a smaller replica of the famous Golden Pagoda located in Yangon. Allow our Camp Guides to show you around the bustling local market, or enjoy a typical Burmese snack before heading back across the border. Time: Approximately 4 hours Price: THB 15,000 (a portion of this fee goes toward community outreach in the local village in Chiang Rai )
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GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXCURSION

Immerse into the local way of life and explore the cultural delights of the region, accompanied by our knowledgeable Camp Guide. Begin your excursion with a cruise down the majestic Mekong River on-board a traditional, hand-made, long-tail boat. Skim into the heart of the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos merge and take in the spectacular views as the three countries meet around the Mekong’s formidable shores. Continue your journey on land, taking in all the sights and sounds of the Golden Triangle, as you are driven around the bustling streets like a local. First hop onto a songtaew (public van), and then a tuk-tuk, as you soak up the manic local market vibe and then the calm of the ancient temple, Chedi Luang. Our Camp Guide will accompany you throughout the excursion, weaving fascinating stories and interesting facts into the narrative. Time: Approximately 2–3 hours Price: THB 7,000

HILLSIDE BICYCLE TOUR

Take in the gorgeous natural beauty of Chiang Rai's rural landscape. Ideal for cycling enthusiasts, this off-the-beaten-path excursion follows a paved but hilly trail that's designed exclusively for you. The route, led by a dedicated Camp Guide, takes you through lush green paddy fields, pineapple and rubber plantations, and a splendid teak forest. Take a break with a personalized snack at Bau Luang Lake, before heading back to the Camp. Time: Approximately 2.5 hours Price: THB 7,000 for two guests
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Wang Lao Trail

After a short ride to Wang Lao, stroll through the village observing the locals’ way of life and discovering northern hill architecture and homegrown herbs. A brief hike through the jungle passes terraced rice fields and pineapple plantation, ending with panoramic views of the Golden Triangle below. Soak in the view and enjoy a little snack before heading back on the trail through a bamboo tunnel, finishing at Sob Ruak. During the trek, our Camp Guide will point out various wild herbs and forest plants used by the locals as both medicine and food. Time: Approximately 2 hours Price: THB 7,000++ for two guests
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Hall of Opium

Travel to a bygone era of the Golden Triangle – a land with a rich and colourful past. Located near the fields where millions of poppies once bloomed, the Hall of Opium Museum offers a comprehensive look at the historical opium trade in the region, the characters involved and the tragic lives of addicts. The darkness from this period of Chiang Rai’s history is brought alive through modern interactive displays in multimedia presentation. Time: Flexible Price: THB 3,000++ for two guests

Doi Mae Salong Chinese Village and Tea Plantation

Witness the unique way of life in a traditional Chinese village, whose residents have lived here for generations in the mountains of Northern Thailand. This Mandarin-speaking community has preserved its customs over centuries, and their special high-mountain oolong tea – perfectly suited to this high altitude – is especially famous. Your guide will reveal the fascinating political history of the region as you drive through the gorgeous mountain scenery that gives this area its other name – Little Switzerland. Time: Approximately 5 hours Price: THB 11,500++ for two guests
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Adventure Hike

This hike takes you through natural terrain to Ban Ja Jor, a Lahu hill-tribe village, where the women were traditionally skilled in embroidery and the men were renowned hunters. The trail winds past waterfalls, bamboo groves and tea plantations, ending at the perfect resting place to enjoy a cup of the local brew or picnic lunch. Time: Approximately 6-8 hours (1.5 hours scenic drive to starting point of hike) Price: THB 13,000++ for two guests
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Bamboo Hike

A guided trek through our forested terrain makes this guided hike along secret pathways to the Camp Peak a real adventure! The experience includes a stop for refreshments at the jungle peninsula. Price: THB 7,000++ for two guests

Forest Bathing

There's nothing quite as rejuvenating as surrendering to the wilderness. Our Forest Bathing excursion allows you to experience the beauty of nature through a sensory journey. Expect complete relaxation amid birdsong and jungle symphony during this hour of me-time. Time: 7:00 am Price: THB 3,000++ per guest
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Royal Legacy Tour

Explore the cottage industries that allow local communities to thrive independently and watch as artisans sculpt pottery, weave cotton carpets and bags, create paper out of mulberry tree bank and roast locally grown coffee beans. Proceed to Doi Tung Royal Villa, a symbol of the Princess Mother's commitment to Chiang Rai. Walk through the adjacent Mae Fah Luang Garden, a horticultural masterpiece with over 70 species of cool-climate flowers flourishing alongside native plants and trees. Stroll along a 30 –metre (90-foot) high Tree Top Walk bordered by lush treetops and exceptional views. Time: Approximately 5-6 hours Price: THB 14,000++ for two guests

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