Hi All! My husband and I are going to Chiang Mai as part of our honeymoon (heading down to Ko Samui afterwards) at the end of May/beginning of June.
I was hoping to get some comments on a potential itinerary:
Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival from Bangkok in AM. Visit Doi Suthep and explore Chiang Mai in the afternoon/evening.
Day 2 (Wednesday): Elephant Nature Park or Patara Elephant Farm, I'm not sure which one, though definitely the price of ENP make me lean towards that, because I hear Patara is quite a bit more expensive.
Day 3 (Thursday): Doi Inthanon/ Karen Hill Tribe Village. We really want to hike this day as much as possible, and think it's probably best to hire a guide. I have contacted some, but it seems like many of the itineraries are "walks". Would love some advice about doing something a bit more serious.
Day 4 (Friday): morning Cooking School with May Kaidee, as we prefer to do a vegetarian course. Perhaps a visit to the Tiger Kingdom afterward.
Day 5 (Saturday): we will be observing sabbath, so nothing planned here other than walking around and experiencing the area (we are staying near the Night Bazaar at Yaang Come Village).
We leave Sunday morning, so we can't go to the Sunday Night Market, but I heard there is something smaller on Saturday night as well.
We were hoping to do Flight of the Gibbons as well, but after seeing the price (!!) and the time restraints, I think we will have to skip it.
Any comments are appreciated!