The average price of a 7-day trip to Golden Triangle is $1,274 for a solo traveler, $2,288 for a couple, and $4,290 for a family of 4. Golden Triangle hotels range from $20 to $176 per night with an average of $20, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) are between $723 and $1,341 per person for economy flights and $2,269 to $4,208 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $58 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Golden Triangle, TH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CEI and stay in a Golden Triangle hotel:

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Golden Triangle is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Golden Triangle Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $804-$1,953($115-$279 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $388 to $1,193 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $49 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $49 to $59 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $2,044-$3,848($292-$550 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $776 to $2,386 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $49 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $49 to $59 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $2,748-$6,984($393-$998 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,552 to $4,772 for economy

Lodging: $78 to $98 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $78 to $83 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Golden Triangle

How cheap can you make a vacation to Golden Triangle? The cheapest trip to Golden Triangle is about $85 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $17.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $595-$2,056($85-$294 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $15 to $29 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $388 to $1,193 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $1,088-$3,452($155-$493 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $58 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $776 to $2,386 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $2,176-$6,574($311-$939 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,552 to $4,772 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $40 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $128 to $165 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Golden Triangle cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Golden Triangle Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Golden Triangle.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $1,812-$7,648($259-$1,093 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $947 to $2,720 for first class

Lodging: $87 to $176 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $3,102-$11,264($443-$1,609 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,894 to $5,440 for first class

Lodging: $87 to $176 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Golden Triangle for a week is $6,204-$20,512($886-$2,930 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,788 to $10,880 for first class

Lodging: $174 to $352 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $448 to $1,008 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Golden Triangle Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Golden Triangle is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Golden Triangle due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Golden Triangle Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Golden Triangle hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Golden Triangle.

 

Flight Costs to Golden Triangle

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,341 average in mid December to a low of $723 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $940. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Golden Triangle our data includes 30 originating airports, and 69 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Golden Triangle from an airport like Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) in Baltimore, MD (the United States) for an average $4,161 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Don Mueang International (DMK) in Bangkok (Thailand) at an average of just $53.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Golden Triangle, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $617, so you can easily save about 85% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Golden Triangle can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $15 per person. Private tours can cost $438 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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