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Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

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Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Hello all-

We are looking for a private driver to take us from just outside Chiang Rai down to Chiang Mai- ideally we’d hire them for the day and stop along the way.

Do you have any suggestions? If so, please share! Contact information & pricing would be incredibly helpful!

Thank you!

6 replies to this topic
Canberra, Australia
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1. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

I have driven and also taken the bus. IMO there is not much to see to stop for on the trip.

If you get a driver it is a full long day. So it is about 7 hours driving plus stops.

I would think that , a driver would be look at a fee from 2500 baht. You could ask the people in the Hotel or guest house, they would have a cousin or a friend who would drive you.

Last time I drove back I stopped for snack and a coffee. The Fist class bus does stop and road side place for about 20 mins

Chok Dee

Chiang Mai
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2. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Check with Mr. Green who departs from just outside the city near the famous White Temple. VIP service 258 baht one way. Not much to see along the way, but a short rest stop is included.

greenbusthailand.com/website/…time-table

Nyack, New York
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3. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

I got this driver in Chiang Rai recommended by a Tripadvisor reviewer, unfortunately I cannot find that posting anymore. The driver's name is Suphakrit, email is bsuphakrit072@gmail.com, he is based in Chiang Rai. He offers to be my driver when I will be in Chiang Rai in December 2018. He emailed me he charges 1000 THB a day. You got to ask him what is included, and like I said, I have no experience with his driving yet.

Ottawa, Canada
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4. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

We used Jermsak to,drive us from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. We stopped at Doi Suthep temple on the way out. We visited the White temple on arrival in Chang Rai and the next day spent a great day outdoors with him, hike, elephant ride, river boat ride with a BBQ lunch. Best two days ever. He is an excellent driver and guide. Just a wonderful person. His English is excellent and his price is very fair. His contact email is under the private guide list - in Chiang Rai- on the right side of the page. That is where his home is.

Miami, Florida
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5. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Would anyone be able to give the information for Jermsak? I see this person is mentioned in a few forums but they are old and I'm unsure if the information is still correct. Thank you

Canberra, Australia
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9,460 posts
2 reviews
6. Re: Prívate Driver suggestions from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

I suggest you email him :

jermsakltc@gmail.com

Sometimes guides take some days to get back to you. They often leave home very early and get back late . While it is low season now ,he has solid booking most of the year.

He is the most amazing person, his English quite good. Try to keep your email to the point .

Chok dee

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