my partner and I are travelling to Northern Thailand in just under three weeks. After doing quite a lot of reading up we're come up with an outline itinerary:
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sangkalaburi, Umphang, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Khun Yuam, Mae Chaem, Chiang Rai, Phu Lang Ka, Nan.
We're planning on staying in Northern Thailand for around three weeks, and as you can tell from the list, we quite keen on going to off-the-beaten-track places!
If anyone has any suggestions, or advise we would love to hear it. Also, if anyone has any feedback on our timescale relative to places we hope to visit that would be really helpful.
One place I would recommend which isn't on your list is Pai. It's a lovely, chilled out place to spend a few days. We did a good day trek into the hills from there.
Thanks, that sounds great Will definitely look into Pai
Just out of interest, have you been to any of the more remote places that I mentioned above? It's hard to get a grasp of how accessible they are!
No, haven't been to any of the more remote places. I've got a friend who's going to Mae Hong Son in November and it sounds great!
i had planned on going up to Mae Hong Son, but had such a great time in Chiang Mai and Pai, i ran out of time. to get to Mae Hong Son you can go right through Pai. I rented a motorbike in Chiang mai and rode up there, very easy to do, and Chiang Mai has a lot of ex pat owned rental places that can give you advice. you can leave your main bags at your guest house in Chiang mai and then travel light up into the mountains. i also did a mountain bike ride with a ex pat company in Chiang Mai, quite an experience and a great way to meet locals in remote areas, they go a bit crazy when they see a westerner on a bicycle!