Thailand adventure vacation, self drive Tuk Tuk

Yes, you really can drive your own Tuk Tuk through Northern Thailand. This 11 day adventure takes the Tuk Tuks out of the cities and into the national parks.
Chiang Mai Mae Wang Doi Inthanon National Park Mae Sairang Mae Hong Son Pai Travel in convoy in your own tuk tuk Visit an elephant home Rafting experience Stay in local guest houses
1395To1595 excluding flights
11 Days
Small group
Group size
Maximum of 15 people
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Our prices vary by season as below: January - February - 1595 pp March - October - 1395 pp November - December - 1595 pp.
Child rates (5-17) are: January - February - 795 March - October - 695 November - December - 795 Minimum age is 5
We're celebrating the full re-opening of Thailand and offering an amazing 200 discount on our 11 Day Adventures starting in June and July. Join us this for the adventure of a lifetime through the mountains of the North
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Description of Thailand adventure vacation, self drive Tuk Tuk

Price information

1395To1595 excluding flights
Our prices vary by season as below: January - February - 1595 pp March - October - 1395 pp November - December - 1595 pp.
Child rates (5-17) are: January - February - 795 March - October - 695 November - December - 795 Minimum age is 5
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Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.


2 Reviews of Thailand adventure vacation, self drive Tuk Tuk

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 07 Feb 2022 by

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 wed 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.

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019 by

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

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.



The treatment of Elephants in Thailand has rightly become a major topic of concern in recent years and it has been our privilege to work very closely with a local elephant home to support them as they have moved away from allowing elephant riding to the situation that they are now in where they are amongst the leaders in how to look after their elephants whilst still enabling visitors to learn about and see these wonderful animals. Thanks to our working together the home has been able to ensure that only small numbers of people visit the home at any one time, the welfare and health of the elephants is always put first and the 8 elephants who have always lived with them now are able to enjoy their lives. During our 11 Day Adventure we visit this elephant home and are lucky enough to learn about the journey they have been on, how they are slowly influencing others in the area, through collaboration and support rather than criticism, and to see how for ourselves how small homes like this could be a sustainable future for elephants that weren't born in the wild.


Single use plastic is a huge issue globally and particularly so in Thailand where millions of plastic bottles are used and discarded daily.
Whilst access to clean water and remaining hydrated is vitally important - and we provide drinking water throughout the adventure - we are committed to removing all single use plastic water bottles from our adventures by the end of 2019. In addition, we work with all of our accommodation partners (owned and operated by people from the local area and community) to help them transition from the provision of plastic water bottles to glass bottles in rooms.


All of our partners (we prefer the term 'partner' to supplier as it more accurately reflects the nature of our relationship) are based in the area in which they operate (not as common as it may seem!). All of the accommodation we use, whilst of a high standard, is owned by people living in the area and staffed with people from within the local community therefore not only providing local jobs but also ensuring that money spent on accommodation remains in the community itself.



We all live, work and play in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand. Our staff are local to the region therefore able to give expert insight and advice throughout our adventures. All are passionate advocates of the beauty and culture of Northern Thailand and love nothing more than giving an insight into this part of the world to all of our travelers both through their own knowledge and also enabling conversations and shared experiences with the communities we visit.

We also use additional local guides when for trekking and rafting experiences allowing for even more local expertise and of course employment.
We ensure that all of our staff, and local additional activity guides, are paid a fair wage and are respected as a vital and integral part of our adventures. IN addition, we take the on-going training of our team very seriously, from our introductory two month training programme to on-going learning and skills development in all areas of our operations.


By operating exclusively with small groups we are able to minimise the potential negative impact on local communities and maximise the positive impact. With small groups of this nature, and the number of guides accompanying each adventure, we are able to maximise the interaction between travelers and communities, provide translation allowing us to share stories and learning and also to work with our travelers to encourage the purchase of local food and products from the communities we pass through and spend time in.


We only use small local restaurants and foodstalls throughout the adventure not only delivering fantastic local specialities but also delivering sustainable finance directly into the local community.

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