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How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

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How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

I will be travelling solo, is it safe for girl to travel alone in Northern Thailand?

I'm also interested to explore Pai, Mae Hong San, Golden triangle if possible.

Will be flying and leaving from Chiang Mai airport.

Is 8 days sufficient? Planning to go in Jan/ Feb 2014.

Which weekend market/ night market should I not miss?

So I can plan the departure to be included 1 or 2 weekends:)

Any suggestions will be much appreciate.

Thank you.

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1. Re: How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

Something like 5-7 days should be good.

Day 1-Explore CM and its history

Day 2-Soft Trek+Elephant camp+rafting

Day 3-Little harder trek @ Inthanont Peak+trekking uphill+ethnic villages+coffee plantation+restaurant by stream

Day 4-5-Chiangrai (Overnight) road-side hotsprings+white temple+tribes+dinner by Khong River. Next day boat trip around golden triangle visit Don Sao island, Laos. Back to CNX

Day 6-7-Pai+Mae Hong Son+Maesariang

This may be to tight for you, but I think it is worth doing. Especially for young traveler, this won't be too exhausted. The program above is universal at almost all agents. However, details of each activity should be asked before making decision. "You'll get what you paid for".

For more info you are welcome to send it in my message box.

Hope you enjoy my hometown

Aree

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2. Re: How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

Do I need to stay overnight in Mae Sariang?

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3. Re: How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

I'd suggest you to. B/c Mae Sariang is the hub for many attractions in Mae Hong Son and it is a good idea to shorten your time on the road comparing to the direct drive to Mae Hong Son.

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4. Re: How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

Great!

Thank you.

5. Re: How many days I need for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

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