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The Golden Triangle Four Day Classic Tour

Price: 29,500 baht/rider. 12,000 baht pillion 

Day one sees us leaving Chiang Mai at approximately 09:30 and heading for our first overnight stop at Fang. We will use some very minor roads traveling through fruit orchards and past elephant camps. The highlight of today will be visiting an active army camp located right on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. It's a full but enjoyable day's ride ending in a quaint ethnic hotel with links to the local Lahu hilltribe community. Day two. Up and over the mountains today, taking in some spectacular views skirting right alongside the Myanmar border. There's a possibility of seeing breaks in the roadside foliage evidencing that drug "caravans" have passed through recently. We'll lunch at the KMT village of Doi Mae Salong before heading for the first of our two nights in a luxury hotel in the city of Chiang Rai. Here you can visit the night bazaar, have a massage and choose from many kinds of restaurants to have your evening meal. group run Day three. After a leisurely breakfast we'll hit the area that this tour is named after - the (in)famous Golden Triangle. The ride takes us cross-country past verdant rice paddy before getting our first view of the Mekhong river at the commercial port of Chiang Saen. From here it is a short jaunt to the centre of the Golden Triangle (note, that the Golden Triangle is not a specific place, rather an area comprising parts of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand - more info can be found here). Golden Triangle overlook Whilst we're here we'll visit the Opium Museum to get a bit of a feel for the history of the area then take a short boat ride along the Mekhong for some great photo opportunities. Then it's back on the bikes, lunch at the border town of Mae Sai and an early return to the hotel at Chiang Rai for a late afternoon laze by the pool.

Day four. Our final day so let's make it a memorable one. After another excellent breakfast we'll pack up and head to Wat Rong Khun, or "The White Temple" as it's otherwise known. It's a bit of a tourist trap but a real "must see" place if you're in the area. Wat Rong Khun From here we'll ride to the coffee producing area of Doi Chang high up in the mountains. Coffee is commercially produced here and distributed worldwide under the brand name "Doi Chaang". To get here we'll take an interesting route including a picturesque spillway crossing. After a pleasant lunch at a riverside location, we'll take the main road back to Chiang Mai and aim to have you back in town by around 4pm. This tour is "all inclusive" meaning that everything apart from evening meals and alcohol is supplied. Bikes, riding jacket & helmet, fuel, insurance, accommodation for 3 nights (single occupancy), breakfast, lunch and any admission fees. This is a tour suitable for anyone with a reasonable amount of "big bike" experience and pillions are welcome. We don't ride extremely fast and definitely not recklessly but you must be competent and comfortable with speeds averaging between 80 - 120kph.

Price: 29,500 baht/rider. 12,000 baht pillion