Chiang Mai & Golden Triangle

Trip Code: TTAG

Why we love it

Journey into the countryside north of Chiang Mai on this short trip and experience the Golden Triangle, the infamous area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, Discover rural village life with an overnight stay in Doi Mae Salong, a beautiful region up in the mountains where tea is grown and local hilltribe people come to sell their crafts in the town market, No trip to Chiang Rai would be complete without a visit to the funky White Temple. Check out the startling modern design, and see where traditional Thai art and murals are broken up with pop culture references, By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for me?

This trip starts early on Day 1 and finishes late on Day 3. Therefore we recommend you book pre and post accommodation in Chiang Mai in conjunction with this trip. Our sales team can assist with these extra nights.

Important information

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 8 pm on Day 1 in Chiang Mai. This trip ends on Day 3 and you are free to leave at any time.
2. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Trip Note Information for this itinerary. Pick-up will take place between 8am and 9am in the Hotel foyer..
3. If you require pick up from another centrally-located hotel in Chiang Mai, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
4. Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.

What to bring/pack

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travellers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip not having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.

Many travellers carry their luggage in a compact smaller suitcase or backpack with wheels. We recommend your bag has carry straps or handles so it is easy to lift and carry for the times you are unable to wheel it (ie. on rough surfaces or up steps).

If you are taking overnight trains, or primarily using public transport then the smaller your luggage the easier it will be to store under or above bunks. Large suitcases may not be able to be taken on board. A lockable bag or small padlock for your bag will be useful especially when travelling on public transportation as well.

You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, waterproof pouch/bag for phone, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:, https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list

Physical rating

 
2

Joining your group

De Charme Hotel, 28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, THAILAND, Phone: 053 416799

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

An airport arrival transfer is included. Please advise your flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to your departure. If you plan to arrive earlier, this arrival transfer can only be offered in conjunction with pre trip accommodation booked through Intrepid.

If you have advised your flight arrival details, you will be met at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) by a transfer representative holding an Intrepid sign as you exit the terminal.

A taxi from the airport to your hotel in Chiang Mai costs about THB150-200. Buy a ticket at the taxi kiosk outside the baggage claim area in the airport.

De Charme Hotel is situated in the old city area and in the heart of the city of Chiang Mai, inside the City Moat and Old Quarter of Chiang Mai City, closed to the Sunday Walking Street (Ratchadamnoen Rd.), there are restaurant, Internet service, Tour information and swimming pool.

De Charme Hotel
28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang
Chiang Mai
Phone +66 53 416 799

When the De Charme Hotel is fully booked, we recommend the following alternative hotels for pre/post accommodation.

De Lanna Boutique Hotel
44 Intawarorot Road T.Sriphum Muang,
Chiang Mai 50200,
Phone: +66 53 326 278

Should you need to contact our office for any Hotel pick up changes, please email Res_Thailand@intrepidthailand.com at least 48hours before the trip departure or for any urgent last-minute changes call +66 2 282 2863 during business hours. We also have an afterhours number +66 898 103 722. Please note that the afterhours number is only for emergency calls and is unable to take any last-minute joining point confirmations.

Finishing your trip

De Charme Hotel, 28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, THAILAND, Phone: 053 416799

Alternate Finish Point


De Charme Hotel is situated in the old city area and in the heart of the city of Chiang Mai, inside the City Moat and Old Quarter of Chiang Mai City, closed to the Sunday Walking Street (Ratchadamnoen Rd.), there are restaurant, Internet service, Tour information and swimming pool.

De Charme Hotel
28 Sriphum ,Singrat Road ,Muang
Chiang Mai
Phone +66 53 416 799"

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 2

Lunches included: 3

Dinners included: 

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader or local representative will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where and what to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility.

Climate & seasonal information

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

Available for phone call or WhatsApp call on +66 89 810 3722

Accommodations

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for your arrival, especially if you're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible, which means you won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, you can store your luggage and explore the new destination.

If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

Transportation