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Family Trek in Chiang Mai

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Sydney, Australia
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Family Trek in Chiang Mai

We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 13 and 16 and would like to do a 3 day trek in Chiang Mai in April (we will be in Chiang Mai for a total of 5 days). We have tried the Trek Collective but only received a generic response and the Pooh Eco have not responded to the email. We would like to go on a trek with just the 4 of us, not a big group and we want to support a company that does not treat elephants badly and deals with the villages in a respectful supportive way.

Are there other operators who treat the villages and environment well that we can organise the trip with in advance?

Thanks

Manchester, United...
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1. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Hi, I had the same problem with Pooh Eco-Trekking but I just kept emailing and think I got a response after the third or fourth email. Bit frustrating at first but other than the fact that they did not respond immediately, they were excellent.

Hope this helps.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Thanks.

Some others report sleeping on hard wood and bamboo floors during the Pooh Eco Trekking - how did you find the accommodation during the trek? How many people in your trek party? We were hoping to go in a small group, maybe just our family.

Thanks again.

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Have a look at Active Thailand, we recently did a cycle/trek tour with them, emails were fast and helpful, the places we went were amazing, our guide was fun and knowledgeable. We did it as a private tour, cost a little more but well worth if. I don't think we saw any other tourists the whole 3 days, lovely villagers and farmers, everyone gave us a wave or a high 5 as we rode past. They also do multi day trekking only tours. PM me if you want any more info.

Brisbane, Australia
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4. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Email Sergeant Kai or Jack Tamrong and ask for a quote.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c125475/Thail…

Their contact emails are in the link above.

They are both highly regarded private guides in Chiang Mai and will be able to look after you.

Caroline.

Auckland Region...
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5. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Another trekking outfit you could try is www.nextstepthailand.com

i havent done there trekiing but staying in there ecolodge & talked with people who have & enjoyed it.

Manchester, United...
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6. Re: Family Trek in Chiang Mai

Hi, we had foam mattresses on the wooden floor in the tribal huts where we slept - definitely didn't sleep on hardwood floors. However, we did only do a 2 day, 1 night trek so I can't speak for what the accommodation is like on the 3 day, 2 night treks, sorry.

We only had 4 people, my girlfriend and I and a French couple (think they only take a maximum of 8 people). I'm pretty sure you can arrange a private tour with just your family if you ask and don't think this would cost any extra.

Active Thailand, recommended by Leonek, also seemed a good company - they were on the short list with Pooh Eco-trekking when I was researching but they didn't do any 2 day, 1 night treks that fit the bill for us, although I do fancy using them for a trek next time I go to Thailand.

I also emailed Sergeant Kai when we were researching, I can't remember the exact response but he definitely couldn't offer a trek like we were after.

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