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4 days in Chiang Mai

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4 days in Chiang Mai

hi,

I along with my partner will be in Chiang Mai during first week of Feb for 4 days (tues morning -Sat morning).

We have City Wats, river rafting , Doi Inthananon / Doi Suthep-Pui National Park etc on cards for things to see and do.

Please suggest an itinerary for us.

Also, kindly suggest the transportation mode like cabs, tuk-tuk, buses etc to these destinations.

Thanks,

Gurmeet

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1. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Read the FAQ's on the right and use the search box at the top.

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2. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

This 20 Tips for First Timers might help you with tips on getting around etc.

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Depending on your interests you might want to include a cooking school (very popular thing to do in CM) - you can choose a half day program which won't take up too much of your time.

A walk around Warorot Market (the colourful local market near the river) is an interesting thing to do. Don't forget the Sunday night Walking Street Market which runs right down the middle of the old city (go early it gets very busy). If you are not there on a Sunday there is a smaller Saturday Walking Street just outside the South end of the old city. Otherwise, the night bazaar runs every night - but sells different things to the Walking Streets.

Dinner at a riverside restaurant is a nice thing to do. There are also river dinner tour from some of the restaurants (The Riverside have one). Lots of wonderful places to eat out in Chiang Mai.

Many people include a visit to some of the arts and craft villages around Chiang Mai - you can see the umbrellas being made and silk weaving etc.

There are of course other adventure type activities like elephant camps, zip lining etc - this all depends on your interest.

To get to Doi Suthep you can negotiate with a songthaew to take you up and wait to bring you back - about 2 - 3 hours all up. There are also public songthaews that leave from various parts of the city where you share with others.

To get to Doi Inthanon is more difficult by public transport. It is a long way out of town and once there there are a number of places you need to get around to. Most people hire a guide for the day to take them. It is a full day. See the list of guides in the FAQ - Tour Guides (top right).

Have fun.

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3. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Thanks Dodger and Caroline.

Caroline, its indeed a pleasure to see a detail reply. I have also seen your contributions across many other forums and that is encouraging and helping other TA members a lot !! Thank you.

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4. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Hi Caroline,

Di Inthanon is going to be a full day trip for me. read on blogs about couple of waterfalls on way and some tour operators offering a trek as well.

Could you please let us know what all can we do there additionally there?

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5. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

There's the king and queens pagodas which are a must see. Surrounded by stunning gardens. very beautiful. We also went to a hill tribe market and a waterfall. We had a short walk right up at the peak on timber walkways. On the way back into town we stopped at Baan tawai village for about 45mins. It's a great day trip.

Caroline.

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7. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Thanks Caroline and TonhugCNX for the information.

sent out emails to few tour operatos and looking out for replies.

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8. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Hi can anyone help me with 5 days itinerary in Chiangmai in July

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9. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

Hi Anne,

You might find you are better off posting this as a new question on the forum rather than on the end of this much older question. More people will see it and reply to you.

Five days is a good amount of time to see the highlights of Chiang Mai. If you have a look at the top right of this page you will see a list of FAQs - maybe start with reading a few of these to give you some ideas. Every ones idea on what they want to do will be different. The top 20 things to do and the Tips for First Timers might be a good starting point.

With five days you might like to include one or two days doing trips out of the city - say to an elephant camp, hill tribes, adventure things like zip lining, or going into the mountains. Thailands highest mountain Doi Inthanon is a good day trip. You can spend the other three days in and around the main city - a visit up Doi Suthep (the mountain overlooking CM) to see Wat Phra Doi Suthep is a must do in my opinion. There are some lovely arts and craft villages around the city that might interest you as well. Lots of people enjoy a cooking school as well. Do leave time to wander around and explore - CM is historic and has many temples and great places to eat and drink.

Caroline.

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10. Re: 4 days in Chiang Mai

AnneL, do some reading, perhaps of the huge selection of trip reports on the right hand side, look at the FAQs - only you can work out what is of interest for you and your fellow travellers. In any case, it's such a fun part of planning a trip that you wouldn't want to miss out, would you? Once you have a few ideas, people will chip in and help fine-tune your plans. This seems to work better than presenting a blank slate and asking the forum to fill it.