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Chiang Mai for four days?

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Chiang Mai for four days?

Hi. My husband and I are traveling from Laos to Chiang Mai in February. We have about 6 days to be in the area ( 2 additional days at the elephant sanctuary). We were wondering whether there is enough to do in The Chiang Mai area or should we split the time between Chiang Mai and Chai Rai? We were also wondering if we can take local buses to outlying areas of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and what small villages should we visit?

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1. Re: Chiang Mai for four days?

Well, i would say 2 days in CR and 4 in CM..we were in CM for 4 nights last year, and are going back for 6! would like to stay more!!The bus from CM to CR is easy , inexpensive ...and would look into Baan Norn Plearn in CR..so fabulous, clean, best breakfast (Pa Pa will go out and get you and craving that you have)...free water, and Charlie as your guide..nothing better.

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2. Re: Chiang Mai for four days?

Thank you. Most helpful

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3. Re: Chiang Mai for four days?

There is certainly enough to do in Chiang Mai for your entire 4 days but the experience in Chiang Rai would offer a different type of travel adventure. Chiang Rai is much more rural, especially if you travel to more remote areas and visit any hilltribes. You could also travel to Mae Salong (bout 1.5 hours northwest of Chiang Rai) if you want a more unique travel experience in a rural area.

The buses between CM and CR are inexpensive and easy to use.

Safe Travels,

Broder

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