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Transport around chiang mai for 4???

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Transport around chiang mai for 4???

Hi, I am just wanting some info for getting around chiang mai city for my family of 2 adults and 2 kids, I understand tuk tuks are a little different to those in phuket looking at pictures, they seem to only have one seat in back which looks like it could only hold 2 adults, are the 4 of us able to fit in to one or would we have to catch a songthaew??

I understand these are a little like a bus,you wave them down and they are picking up different people on no set route, to be honest I am not the most confident traveller in a foreign country and feel I would be very wary of using this option because i really have no idea where they are going or how to notify driver to drop us off etc, thank you for your help.

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1. Re: Transport around chiang mai for 4???

Chiang Mai isn't that big. You can reach all spots in the center on foot. In case You have to "!travel" a bit around Chiang Mai You can take so now and then a taxi. It's not expensive at all.

You can even hire a taxi for +/- 2500 baht from 09.00 till 06.00 pm. They will bring You where You want around Chiang Mai. Elephant park, the rafting, the waterfalls, the long neck village, the tiger show, the temple on the mountain. It's an easy way of getting around nearby Chiang Mai.

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2. Re: Transport around chiang mai for 4???

We've used all the forms of transport you mention and all have been fine. The drivers in Chiang Mai are used to tourists and are mostly very relaxed so don't worry about getting on and off songthaews, it's all fairly easy - they also have bells inside the bus that you can ring when you want the driver to stop. Just let the driver know where you are going before boarding and they will stop there.

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3. Re: Transport around chiang mai for 4???

Depending on how old your kids are you should be able to fit in one tuk tuk. The seat is fairly wide. Our family of four use one for short distances. Our boys are teens.

You can also use a songthaew for 20B per person.

For tips on what to pay and how to get around have a look at the Tips for First Timers - just up top right of this page in the FAQ. Lots more useful information there on how to get around etc.



Edited: 27 October 2013, 02:17
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