Thanks to this forum, we have obtained a great guide. Now...after 4 days in Chiang Mai, we fly to MHS, staying 2 nights at Fern Resort. Then we have 2 nights reserved at Soppong River Inn and then, a blank night and 4 nights in Chiang Rai, flying out early that morning to Bangkok for 3 nights and then, to Singapore for 4 nights. So, we have 9 days starting in MHS and ending in CR, with a guide booked for 7-8 days, starting in MHS. Staying in Chiang Dao for that night in the middle - is that a good idea? Another thought--should we cut off the first day in Chiang Rai and stay in Mae Salong?