I'm going with my 3 children (24,20,13) to Thailand for 3 weeks. Our general plan for now is flying to Chang Mai, stay in the north for 9 days, back for 3 days in Bangkok and fly to Phuket for the rest of the days.
Looking for ideas for a more detailed plan.
Should I take a guide for the time in the north ? Which are the best places to go (We'd like to do a 3 days trek somewhere, raphting and so on... not Too touristic if possible...) ?, Where to go in the south (probabely Kao Suk and which island) ?
#1 bgilad42 has been a member since 23/10/2011. Posts: 2
Captain_Bob is likey too modest to mention it here, but his girlfriend in Chiang Mai operates a guest house and trek agency called Ginny Place Guest House. There have been a few recent threads about it, including this one:
Or you can look at this link: http://www.chiang-mai.org/ginny-house.html
Or here: http://www.iantaylor.org/cmginnyplace.html
Seems like a good place to start anyway.
As for which island in the south, suggestions for which side of the peninsula (Gulf of Thailand side vs. Andaman Sea side) will depend on the time of year you are going. When is it?
Thank you exacto for your reply. sorry for the delay in my response I had some problems.
we're going in this December. and I will look at your suggested links.
Thanks again and all the best
#3 bgilad42 has been a member since 23/10/2011. Posts: 2
If you're looking for a great eco-trekking company, I recommend Pooh's. They're famous up here in Chiang Mai, and don't take you 15 minutes outside the city to a re-created Karen refugee village for tourists. Guesthouses will try and sell you on crappy treks that they make a larger commission on, but with this company they are very responsible and provide a very "authentic" trek, meaning you probably won't cross hordes of other tourists being herded to the same fabricated villages. Make sure you research your trek wisely, and good luck with your trip!
#4 whardy has been a member since 14/11/2011. Posts: 66