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Chiang Rai - Questions

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1. Posted by cliffkay (Budding Member, 12 posts) 2 Sep '09 06:38

Hi there,

Does anyone know a nice place to stay in Chiang Rai and chiang mai. We are in chiang rai for 3 days then fly to chiang mai. Somewhere nice a near bars and markets :). We would also like to do a day excursion, elephant trekking and on a boat along the river. Would mind booking the excursion and hotel in chiang rai as one deal. Pay for it now.
Please can someone help as chiang rai seems to be a fairly big place.
We have a budget of £18 a night

Many Thanks

Cliff

p.s what is the weather between 11th - 31st october

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3537 posts) 2 Sep '09 16:36

Cliff,
It has been way too many years since I was in CR to offer a suggestion on accom. I would recommend you use the 'accommodation' option, left panel. The Baan Rub Aron Guesthouse got great reviews and is in your budget range. Clean, quiet, not to far from the night market. I would not book anything until you arrive. You are not in high season and it is very doubtful the places you want to stay are fully booked. Get there, take a look and then decide. Same with tours or trekking. Just about every hotel/guesthouse plus travel shops offer tours, trekking, elephants rides. Chat with at least 3 places before handing over your baht. Good luck with your planning.