CHAPTER 1 : Transportation around Chiang Mai
It have been a week since I visited Chiang Mai, Thailand with our little family. Decided to write a post so that I could capture as much info since I can still recall it clearly. I hope you will find this blogpost useful, just incase you are wondering where to visit next. I am trying my best to give you as much insight with the hope that it will make your own experience even far more awesome!
In this Chiang Mai Trip Series, I will cover about 5 chapters as per below -
CHAPTER 1 : Transportation around Chiang Mai
CHAPTER 2 : Things to do/go/buy/visit
CHAPTER 3 : Place to stay and cost estimation
CHAPTER 4 : Halal Food Recommendation
CHAPTER 5 :Travelling and purchasing tips
This is post series will consist of pictures and videos. Our family put lots of effort in filming and documenting this with a great hope that it will help others. We are inexperienced traveller (young parents) so all the tips and advices are our personal sharing based on our own experience. Let us know if there is anything we missed out k? Lets start with the first chapter.
CHAPTER 1 : Transportation and cost estimation
From KUL – Chiang Mai - KUL (2 hours 4o minutes) we took air asia promotion ticket RM1200++ return ticket for 2 adults and 1 infant. They charged RM50 for infant per way. We also add up check in baggage that cost extra rm190. You may get cheaper ticket if you are alert on airline’s promotion. We book our ticket way back in January and our travel date is 30 April. So you get the idea, the earlier you book the better the rate. (and more money for shopping!)
Tips : If you are planning on shopping, it would be wise to bring an empty (n light) beg into your luggage instead of spending extra money to buy luggage. Best to buy your check in allowance beforehand instead of going trough counter as it may cost more. If you have too much shopping and you could skip the big extra charges by adding up your baggage allowance online (the night before take off) as they have better deal.
Tips : Bring some toys to entertain your lil one and avoid cranky mood by giving your baby some milk during take off and landing. This will help to calm them down.
The cost for transportation is Chiang Mai is very affordable, do more research on what you want to do there and get the hotel as near as the location you would spend most of your time at. We decided to stay in the center of the Town as we planned to visit the night market quite often. Some hotel provide airport shuttle and if you go with the budget taxi it will cost you around 200 bath around rm20 (for 2 adults n 1 baby) from airport to hotel in Changklan Road. This might differ if your hotel is far. For your trip back to airport, some hotel do provide shuttle at certain price or some do provide it complimentary. For our case Royal Princess Hotel offered 200 bath (around rm20) and we managed to get Eddie (our car rental guy) to give us a better rate and he offered 120 bath (around rm12). In the end, we still give him 200 bath as he have been giving us a good service and seems like a very nice guy. He shared lots of information to us during our travel and we appreciate it.
Just to give some estimation of the travelling cost, we were charged 200 bath (around rm20) for a half day car service where the guy bring us to over 4 main locations. He will wait for you at the area, so no rushing on what time you have to be here or there. They will work according to your own personal schedule. You can plan your itinerary ready and get their quote to bring you to those places. Good deal right?
For sight seeing, you may walk (free but do bring umbrella if you going during hot season) or grab a tuk tuk or the small lorry (converted into a cute buss). It cost ranging from 50 bath to 100 bath for each way. We save a lot on transportation because our hotel location is near to the Anusan night market and halal food is just a walking distance.
So ya, that conclude the transportation charges. If you are planning to go somewhere far from the city like Chiang Rai (280km away from town) then the charges will be different obviously. The charges depending on how far is the location and how many pax going. The cost mentioned in this post are for 2 adult and 1 baby. They seems to be very friendly towards baby and Sofea been enjoying all the extra attention n fruits she have been getting. Like seriously, everyone keep offering her fresh fruits like banana. So sweet!
If you are planning to go with your children then you will be pleased of how nice their hospitality towards children. We even got free upgrade (for our hotel room) and free baby cot just. Will share more during next series. If you have any inquiries, you are welcome to email me, or comment here or even fb inbox me.
Take care and hope you enjoy this post! Thank you for dropping by
** This is my personal trip. All Goods and Services was paid with our hard-earned money. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.