Hello. My wife and I (mid 30's active couple that like a good mix of culture and adventure) are planning a trip to Thailand. Unfortunately we will only have 4 days (and 4 nights in northern Thailand). I am really debating between 2 options trying to maximize our time.
Option 1. Arrive CM via overnight train from Bangkok. Spend 3 days (2 nights) with Samart at Spicy Villa while visiting Doi Inthanon, cycling, river rafting, elephants, hiking, hill tribes etc.) and then spend one full day (2 nights) in CM itself (walking tour, maybe a cooking class, market)
Option 2. Pack all of the activities listed in at Spicy Villa in 2 days (2 nights) which should be possible according to Samart and then drive to CR to see golden triangle, white temple, Chiang Dao National park, Taton, Opium Museum. This option includes a good amount of driving which we don't mind since we'll see a nice country side yet i don't know whether it will be too much and overwhelming taking away from the experience rather than adding.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?