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review 23 Sep 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Our local guide introduced us to some real local food, it was all fantastic whether from roadside stalls or restaurants. To have the food ordered for us and explained made all the difference,when our Thai vocabulary was nil and many locals spoke little English in the off the beaten track places we visited. Our guides were so much more than we expected as we have done a few overseas guided tours before. Boyz and Oa are simply fantastic at showing this area and all it has to offer, even what tree is that and the locals use the bark for sunscreen... Who,d a thought.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The Tuk Tuk seat can get a bit hard after 10 days. Bring a cushion! Shorter trips should not be an issue. other than that, just bring ur sense of adventure and open mind.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely. The words responsible and ethical were strongly reflected in the way our tour was run.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

11 out of 10.

review 7 Sep 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Feeding, walking, swimming and bathing the elephants.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

None - the vacation was extremely well planned and executed.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - I think that all of the accomodation, dinning, cafes and activities we visited were well chosen, were off the tourist trail and were selected to benefit the more remote communities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Our vacation was our honeymoon. We had an outstanding adventure that we will never forget. The planning was seemless, the guides were exemplary and promoted Thai culture and values. We made some great friends and will definitely be back. The trip is HIGHLY recommended and should be on everyone's bucket list.

review 7 Sep 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The experience with the elephants, knowing that we were visiting a camp that is ethical, is run by locals and the other wasn’t a tourist trap.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack a sense of adventure and enjoy the ride! Everything is taken care of for you, you really don’t need to think about much more than getting up in the morning.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

100%. One of the things that makes this trip so special is that you are immersed in Thai culture from day 1. The places that we stop for lunches and dinners are small locally run independent restaurants. The 'tourist spots’ you visit aren’t overcrowded and genuinely are handicrafts or food stalls run by the people making the products.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I had a fantastic trip and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The knowledge of the guides, the choice of accommodation and the places that we visit all combine to make a very memorable trip around Chiang Mai province. The 11 days gives a perfect balance of on the go and downtime and the experience of driving the Tuk Tuk is the icing on the cake.

review 7 Feb 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

It was all pretty exciting & memorable. Driving the Tuk Tuk around the mountain roads was awesome. The river rafting was exciting (prepare to get wet) & a waterfall trek was beautiful, we sat on the ground by a waterfall eating lunch with chopsticks out of a banana leaf, truly memorable

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

It was much colder at night & first thing in the morning than expected (we went in Jan) Take some warm clothing.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely, we stayed in accommodation off the beaten track & bought local goods at the markets. We used coffee shops along the way & local restaurants. We visited & supported an elephant sanctuary

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a truly amazing trip, off the beaten track. We felt we’d seen & experienced the real Thailand. We had such a variety of experiences, every day was different. Our two guides were superb (Boyz & Yaya) & really looked after us. Would highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants a bit of an adventure

Read the operator's response here:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - and more importantly for being such fantastic, intrepid travelers. It was our absolute pleasure to help you get off the beaten track and into the real heart of Thailand and hopefully to give you a sense of the region that our team are so passionate about.

review 13 Dec 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Driving 850km on mountain roads with 4000 bends. We had a great caring tour leader/guide in Tony. Bruce was excellent and speedy in response to all my queries prior to the tour.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Our trip was in December, and it was very cold. Bring enough warm clothes.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we lived in small local hotels and ate at local restaurants and coffee shops. Unfortunately we only had plastic bottled water. Some new arrangement should be implemented to eliminate the use of plastic.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent, fun, adventurous.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Tony and group Many thanks for having been such fantastic adventurous travelers and having been so much fun on the trip. The team really enjoyed their time with you and it's great to see that you enjoyed the whole experience. I note and absolutely agree with your comments on plastic bottled water and this is something we've been looking at for a long time. We committed in our Responsible Travel policy to being 'single use plastic water bottle' free by the end of this year (2019) and everything is underway to achieve this goal and to start 2020 with plastic bottles being a thing of the past. I'm sorry that you caught us at the end of our use of plastic water bottles and do agree that the use of such plastic needs to be eliminated. Thank you again for your lovely feedback and for having travelled with us and I hope you've all warmed up a bit after the abnormally cold weather over here (it's slowly warming up again now but of course that's no use to you!) Best wishes Bruce and Team

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