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Suggested itinerary Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai

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Suggested itinerary Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai

We are looking for an itinerary for this region beginning 5th January (arrival evening).

We are 3 or 4 middle-aged women. We planned to fly into Chiang Rai & stay a couple of nights before making our way to Chiang Mai (total of 5-6 days).

What would be the most economical way of arranging trips to the Golden Triangle & Hill Tribes. Should we look for tour companies on arrival or is it best to plan & book beforehand?

We planned to transfer to Chiang Mai via the VIP bus.

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1. Re: Suggested itinerary Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai

If there are three of four of you it may be economical to hire a guide and have a private tour, as you can divide the cost by the four of you. It really depends on your budget. In the FAQ in the upper right hand corner of this forum page I have an FAQ for Costs for Tours and Tourist Sites in Chiang Rai area. May I suggest you review that and determine if it is within your price range? If not you might want to look at one of the large tour groups that offer tours.

As for what you might want to do with your time in Chiang Rai, may I suggest you look at the FAQ on Top 30 Things to Do and Alternate Activities and see if any of those interest you? Once we have an idea of what appeals to you we could better assist you with your planning.

Safe Travels,


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