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Curious Gecko Tours

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Curious Gecko is an elephant friendly and eco concious tour operator offering tours in Chiang Mai and throughout the north of Thailand
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jacobwilliamstravels wrote a review Apr 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions
We booked the half day Chiang Mai city insight tour. Our guide Tree (or was it Tri) was awesome and a Chiang Mai native to boot. If you want to give alms offerings to the monks then you have to wake up very early! Tree was outside our hotel at 6:00am to take us to the local market where we were able to join the locals in giving the monks their morning offerings, along with the alms giving we were also taken to Doi Suthep Temple on the mountain and then treated to a local breakfast in an authentic local Thai eatery. I highly recommend this tour as these guys intentionally do not offer a car or minibus on this tour as you will travel by public transport to get a better feel of the city. Tree also spent time teaching us about the red truck transport system which we were confident to make use of after the tour. Thank you Tree for making our short time in Chiang Mai so memorable.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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stevetravellinga2018 wrote a review Apr 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked a private one day Curious Gecko Chiang Rai tour for myself and my family through their parent company Blugecko. Even though I did not want to visit elephants I choose this company on the basis of their elephant policy and so far good reviews on here (Tripadvisor). I think any company which doesn’t offer trips which are harmful to the welfare of elephants should be supported. We were short on time so we choose their one day program. They fit a lot into it and it is a long day with a long drive up to the Golden Triangle (but I guess this is the price you pay if you want to see these sights in a day) With hindsight choosing the two day program would have been better and would have reduced the amount of time we spent traveling in a single day. The highlight of our days was taking the boat on the Mekong River, visiting The White Temple and visiting the friendly long neck people. The guide Nana was exceptionally friendly and great with the kids. The driver Thur was always careful and had the minibus cooled for us on our return from the sightseeing. Aor the staff at the office who answered all my emails was patient and customized the tour for us. If we come back to Chiang Mai we will definitely use Curious Gecko again and request Nana for our guide.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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evangelinetravels wrote a review Mar 2018
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
I had such a lovely personal day trip with my guide, Kwan. She was informative, and this tour covered so much in one day. I love the stress on ethical travels. I would definitely book another fun-filled tour with this company. Visit my blog for the full day trip review.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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juliejessngo wrote a review Aug 2017
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked a one day private trip with Curious Gecko and spent a lovely morning feeding and bathing elephants in the river as part of a one day trekking programme. We booked here as Curious Gecko offer elephant friendly tours where the elephants are not ridden or made to perform at shows. Would highly recommend these guys. We booked at their office in Chiang Mai, it is easy to find at one of the main city gates.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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robinhood153 wrote a review Jun 2017
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
We had a half day to fill in Chiang Mai on the last day of our stay. We had already booked various activities online and done the 2 day Elephant Program at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and an ATV trip with 8 Adventures. But on our final day we wanted a tour with a cultural slant so we could learn more about Chiang Mai and see some of its beautiful temples. We contacted Curious Gecko a couple of weeks in advance to arrange a private tour. They proposed one of their set itineraries which included alms giving to the monks and a visit to Doi Suthep. The staff (Matt) who we corresponded with in advances exceptionally helpful and informative and answered all questions and was prepared to adapt the itinerary to suit our time scale (as we had a flight to catch in the afternoon). Although they can run this tour with a comfortable minibus we decided on the "local transport" option where you will get around the city using auk tug and the red trucks which we felt was far more exciting then being sealed in an air-conditioned car! we would like to especially mention the guide Kwan who took care of us for the morning. we hope to be back in Chiang Mai soon and will be using Curious Gecko again and will be requisition Kwan as our guide.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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