I need help from anyone. I will be travelling alone to these two places (4 days Chiang Mai & 4 days Bangkok) at the end of May 2010.
Can anyone tell me if there are any local travel agencies where i can safely and cheaply take their tour while I'm around?
You can easily see these places on your own. You don't need to take a tour. Just use the local taxis to take you to the places you want to go. Bangkok is easy as to travel around as is Chiang Mai.
Hello Kelsie 😊
I second what Tyler said. No need for a tour. If you want, many guesthouses offer tours of things in their location. You could maybe do one of those now and again rather than big tours that herd you around the whole city. A guidebook such as the Lonely Planet guide for Thailand will give you all the practical information you need to travel independently.
I second and third what Mel and Tyler have said!
We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
We took Tuk Tuks around both cities and booked some tours (elephant trekking, water rafting, hill tribes) through our guesthouse in Chiang Mai (Hollandra Montri Guesthouse), we didnt do any organised tours in Bangkok as its very easy to walk around yourself, or jump on the river express boats or tuk tuk.
I would agree with Mel and say buy a Lonely Planet book as they have all the sights in there and tell you how to get to them.
Hi Tyty, Mell, Toria and Phil, a million thanks for the tips!! Appreciate it so much. I would go as per your advises.
I will be going for the Zip line canopy in Chiang Mai + Mountain biking which i reserved online. It cost me about THB 4,993-00. I'm not sure if the price is a little bit too much, i would like to know if anyone has experienced it before!! The canopy seems to be pretty exciting and thrilling!
We didnt do the zip wiring whilst in Chiang Mai, but we are going to do it in Pattaya in June (taking my mum along as well!) we are going to Flight of the Gibbon, costing us 2300 baht per person it does look really good, hope you have a brilliant time, you'll have to let me know what its like!
I will definitely let you know!!
I am so excited about this trip although this is my very 1st time travelling abroad alone. I hope everything will go well!! I had all my basic preparation to Chiang Mai done, Bangkok will be done soon.
I bet you are, so when do you actually get out there? You will have a brilliant time, you'll be fine travelling on your own when we went in 2008 there were loads of people we met who were travelling alone and they said they were having a brilliant time. There are so many people travelling in Thailand that youre bound to meet loads along the way!
Hope you have a good trip 😊
If you need any more tips let me know and I can try and help!
this is my very 1st time travelling abroad alone. I hope everything will go well!!
If you have time, come back and tell us how it went. 😊
Alrighty people!! Thanks for all your support. Te lo Agradezco!! I would, definitely.
Be off from this Island where i stay currently, on the 22nd of May 2010! A long way to go, but I am excited and can't wait. This is how it is, when we are from a country that has small purchasing power!! Earning in MYR is definitely a draw back for me. I have to wait ages to get to travel.
And am planning to Taiwan in October !! I just love travelling.
Oh ya??!! A friend of mine recommended me to visit Ayutthya from Bangkok, any tips?
And the Chaopraya river cruise is a must try too!!
I just love travelling.
Indeed, we all do here! 😊 Have a great time!
When we were travelling back down by train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok we stopped over in Ayutthaya for 1 night, the train was so painfully slow we decided to jump off and that was the next stop. The train that you will probably be getting on (Bangkok-Chiang Mai) will stop there, there are plenty of tuk tuk drivers outside the station that will take you to a guesthouse. We found one in our Lonely Planet Guide book which was a nice place, and did all of the tours, cant remember what it was called now.....Popular Guesthouse or something like that!
We walked from Khao San Road in Bangkok to the river express boat and went down to China Town which was fantastic, would definately recommend China Town and the boat is a good way to get there, makes a change from being stuck in traffic! Its very easy to use, and staff will tell you what boat to get on.
Thanks a lot for the tips, having to know it from the experienced one is just so much of a relief!! I'm feeling much more confident now. Anyway, I'll be taking a flight instead from Chiang Mai to Bangkok which only cost me about USD 37-00. I got to know the train was very slow so i decided to take the air plane instead!! Will definitely go to China Town as well.
Thanks a lot for your support!! I would definitely post a blog about my 1st time travelling solo!!