In a remote northern corner of Thailand lies the ancient town of Chiang Saen. Nestled on the banks of the Mekong River, it is a stone’s throw away from Myanmar and Laos. For hundreds of years, the only way to travel to this mysterious Golden Triangle region was via longtail riverboat down the Mekong or by elephant! Thankfully, with a growing number of air connections Chiang Saen is now easily accessible.
Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
Natural Reservoir Chiang Saen Lake
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Places: Hanoi (2 days) → Halong Bay (1) → Hué (3) → Hoi An (2) → Can Tho (2) → Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2) → Siem Reap (3) → Champasak (3) → Luang Prabang (3) → Luang Prabang / Mekong (1) → Chiang Rai (2) → Chiang Mai (2) → Mandalay (2) → Bagan (2) → Inle Lake (3) → Yangon (2)
Tour Highlights: Colonial Buildings, Water Puppet Show, Cyclo Ride, Hanoian Culture, Ancient Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Option 1 ~ 1D/1N – Overlooking sweeping tri-cultural landscapes of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, as also the Mekong and Ruak Rivers, Anantara is an all-inclusive destination offering a range of intriguing activities and adventures. Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for each night stayed; savor refreshing non-alcoholic beverages, house wines, beer and spirits. Visit the world class Hall of Opium Museum (one-time during stay). Select any one activity for each night of the duration of stay – Indulge in an AnantaraSpa Treatment // At sunrise, ‘drive’ your very own elephant or bathe and dip in the river with the elephant on a mahout training experience; learn the mahouts knowledge of edible herbs and jungle medicines at The Elephant Camp // Embark on a fascinating whirlwind tour of ‘3 countries’ in one day on a ‘Three-Country’ Private Tour // Create and savor delectable regional dishes at a Thai Cooking Class at Anantara