Travel to Krabi, Thailand is easy by air – the nearest airport to Krabi is in Phuket. By road, one can take a long scenic drive from the airport to the Chiang Mai town centre. The best time to visit Krabi is from mid May to mid-Sept. From Oct to March, you will find Krabi empty as tourists flock to nearby Phuket and Chiang Mai for their tropical getaway. Krabi to Chiang Mai travel packages will take you to this popular Thai destination.
If you are not sure where to begin your Krabi to Chiang Mai travel, then it would be wise to start with Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is best known as the ‘craggy old city’ of Thailand, but is a wonderful city in its own right. One of the best things about Chiang Mai is that it is extremely accessible from Krabi. All you have to do is hop on a bus – there are more than twenty different buses going to Chiang Mai from all over Thailand – and you are set to go!
But before you book the bus, there are a few things you need to know. First, pick up some travel brochures at the tourist office of the company you are travelling with. These brochures will have information on the routes to take, and which hotels to stay at, along with other useful information. There are also plenty of cheap travel companies based in Chiang Mai, who will offer you one-way or return air tickets to Krabi.
Next, you should know what sort of budget you have. Know how much you can spend on any one item, so that you do not go over your spending limits. You may wish to pay for a room in a guest house – some rooms even come with hot tubs! Remember to check out prices at the numerous shopping centres around Chiang Mai.
Finally, it is time to set off. Although the town of Krabi itself is small, it does seem like a bustling town. There are many options for sightseeing, and you should make sure to explore them all. The town has a wide variety of hotels – ranging from backpacker bungalows to high-class luxury resorts – so you should be able to find something suitable. For those planning to stay for a while, there are many cheap or low-cost places to eat in the central area – such as street stalls or restaurants run by elderly locals.
As well as seeing the sights of Krabi, you will also be able to experience the true Asian culture. While you’re in the town, don’t forget to try the delicious Thai food, and go exploring the markets for unique souvenirs – these are some of the best in the world. If you do plan to stay longer than a couple of days, then you might want to consider taking a bus tour, or a day trip to the nearby cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. It will certainly give you more time to relax and unwind, and you will get a much better chance of seeing all the attractions in one go.