Samoeng Loop or as it is often called Mae Sa Valley loop is a great outing if you want to get close to nature without having to check out from you hotel in Chiang Mai. It can be done as a half day tour or full day. Depending on how many stops you want to do.
Chiang Mai is definitely in itself worth a few days of sightseeing but if you are longing to get out, experience nature and fet away from the city scene. Here are some suggestions of highlights outside the city.
Sri – Poom road and Chang Puak area has a lot of great sights in short walking distance. Eat Khao Soi at Khun Yais or have a devil’s mocha at Into the Woods and explore some unique temples in Chiang Mai. History, street art and great food all in the same area.