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Chian Rai Mae Kok river tour

east st paul
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Chian Rai Mae Kok river tour

we are going to be in Thailand in February.

we were planning on spending a few days in Chiang Rai, have never been there before but we have been to Chiang mai. one of the things that looked like it might be interesting is the Mae Kok River tour. can anyone tell me if February is a good time for the tour? (i heard that fbefruary was the wrong time of the year).

and if it is the right time, is it a good way to spend a day?

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1. Re: Chian Rai Mae Kok river tour

It should be a great time of the year to take a tour on the Mae Kok River. It is not too hot and you will not likely experience rain. If you go by boat you will likely be in a long tail boat and the ride to Raummit would take about an hour. If you want to do a raft tour with lunch on the raft that would be about 3 to 4 hours. One of my favorite days in Chiang Rai is the river raft tour.

Safe Travels,


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2. Re: Chian Rai Mae Kok river tour

The weather should be great, warming up nicely in the daytime but still possibly a trifle cool late at night. Little chance of rain. The only negative is a possibility of smoke haze which can occur anytime from Feb through to April.

The river trip is pleasant and scenic and is often coupled with a visit to one of the Elephant places. So if you don't want to go to the Elephant place just hire a boat and DIY rather than join an organised tour. Tuk Tuk to the boatyard only a mile or so outside the town from Dusit Island Resort.

east st paul
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3. Re: Chian Rai Mae Kok river tour

thank you

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