First stop was the Chiang Dao caves (complete with bats),
then on to some hill tribe villages. The trip notes had given the impression that this was a 2 day trek; as it turned out, we were only really walking for about two hours.
The presence of tourists does seem to have skewed things a bit; at various stages along the way, any number of folk
trying to sell things flocked around us.
Haggling is the order of the day, although I'm not particularly assiduous about it. I figure it's my tourist duty to get scalped, so as long as I get some kind of price reduction I'm happy (basically, so that I don't look like a totally naïve chump).