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Bens Taxi Service and Tours

Bens Taxi Service and Tours
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LUVtheNW
By LUVtheNW
FANTASTIC Service and Value!
Mar 2019
We couldn't have been happier with anyone else. Ben was PERFECT! We spent the day with him back in March. His standard pick up is at 9, but we knew we'd want to get a bit later start as we'd returned to Chang Mai after a week of Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park (which I can't recommend enough, it was the reason we came to Thailand and the crown jewel of the trip! ENP is the preeminent ethical Elephant Sanctuary - No Riding. No Bull Hooks), so we had him pick us up at our hotel (BED Phrasing - which I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND!) at 10am. So, Ben was there right on time and took us up to a Karen Hill Tribe Village. I'm still on the fence about this and kind of regret going there. The Hill Tribe people are refugees from Myanmar and Laos who do not have Thai citizenship. You pay an entrance fee that goes to the government, but I hope the long necked ladies keep proceeds from the items they sell. From there we stopped for coffees at Jungle de Cafe.. It was nice. We then stopped at Mae Sae waterfall and hiked up 9 of the 10 falls. We enjoyed cooling off in the plunge pools... We stopped for lunch back near town. Ben ate with us, so it was nice to have that time to get to know him a little. From there it was up to Wat Doi Suthep. I was REALLY looking forward to this temple. It was cool, but just too many people. He stopped to allow us to take pictures on the drive back down. All in all, it was a great day. The drive was Very comfortable. Ben couldn't have been nicer or more informative!

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BabsWDC
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BEN'S THE BEST
Oct 2019
We had a terrific time with Ben who knew exactly where to take us. He is knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. His driving skill is exemplary and his car is clean and comfortable. We give him an unqualified five star recommendation!
Written November 18, 2019
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LUVtheNW
Coeur d'Alene, ID364 contributions
FANTASTIC Service and Value!
Mar 2019
We couldn't have been happier with anyone else. Ben was PERFECT! We spent the day with him back in March. His standard pick up is at 9, but we knew we'd want to get a bit later start as we'd returned to Chang Mai after a week of Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park (which I can't recommend enough, it was the reason we came to Thailand and the crown jewel of the trip! ENP is the preeminent ethical Elephant Sanctuary - No Riding. No Bull Hooks), so we had him pick us up at our hotel (BED Phrasing - which I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND!) at 10am.

So, Ben was there right on time and took us up to a Karen Hill Tribe Village. I'm still on the fence about this and kind of regret going there. The Hill Tribe people are refugees from Myanmar and Laos who do not have Thai citizenship. You pay an entrance fee that goes to the government, but I hope the long necked ladies keep proceeds from the items they sell.

From there we stopped for coffees at Jungle de Cafe.. It was nice.

We then stopped at Mae Sae waterfall and hiked up 9 of the 10 falls.
We enjoyed cooling off in the plunge pools...

We stopped for lunch back near town. Ben ate with us, so it was nice to have that time to get to know him a little.

From there it was up to Wat Doi Suthep. I was REALLY looking forward to this temple. It was cool, but just too many people.

He stopped to allow us to take pictures on the drive back down.

All in all, it was a great day. The drive was Very comfortable. Ben couldn't have been nicer or more informative!
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael A
Regina, Canada10 contributions
Chiang Mai Trip
Sep 2019
We hired Ben's taxi service to visit places around Chiang Mai and for a day trip to Chiang Rai. We communicated through e-mail prior to our arrival and decided on the itineraries and costs. Ben's English is excellent. He is not a tour guide but he will tell you everything you need to know when visiting the sites. I appreciated the recommendations he had for the places to visit, including bathroom breaks and places to eat. His car is really well maintained and his driving very safe. I would recommend Ben with no hesitation.
Written September 15, 2019
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Alexvanheer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
Bens taxiservice
Mar 2019 • Couples
We found Ben on internet looking for taxi from Chiang Mai to Pai and back. Ben is a very kind and symphatic man. He has a great comfortable car. His English is very good and we think he will be a great guide. Don’t hesitate to book him if you are looking for a taxi or tourguide.
Written March 16, 2019
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Lyle D
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Amazing person to show you northern Thailand
Jan 2019 • Couples
I spent several days with Ben seeing a number of the sights. Ben was like a gift. I read some reviews and took a chance. After spending a few days with Ben I booked more time with him. He was flexible, prompt, and very professional. He gave me all the information I needed at just the right time. After my time with Ben I consider him a friend and would not hesitate to look him up if I ever returned to this area again. There is no other private driver or tour guide that has come anywhere close to the details of care Ben provided my wife and I. His prices are more than fair for Thailand and coming from America I felt like I was getting the deal of a lifetime.
Written January 25, 2019
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gurpreetvns
Varanasi, India30 contributions
Pleasant & well informed guide
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was the best spent day in our entire stay in Chiang Mai. Ben was one of the best English speaking person I came across in Chiang Mai. He was so well informed and pleasant that we never knew how 8 hours elapsed and we had covered 7 places around Chiang Mai. Highly recommend !!
Written September 24, 2018
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OlgaTheNetherlands
Germany169 contributions
Great service
May 2018 • Family
We had 2 great days with Ben, we made 2 tours, one with morning alms offering and Doi Suthep, the other one with elephants and waterfall. Ben had a very clean, big car, picked us up on time every time, drove us to drug store for some medicine, when we got ill, was freindly and polite. Thank you again!
Written July 24, 2018
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Eric M
Reading, UK33 contributions
Great tours
May 2018 • Solo
I hired Ben after reading the reviews on TA and he didn't disappoint at all I hired Ben for the Golden Triangle trip over 1 day he was great company for what was a very long day he allowed me to take as long as required at each location. I then hired Ben for the hill tribes and elephants again another great day he amended the tour to suit my likes etc. I would certainly recommend him when visiting this region
Written May 28, 2018
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CliveFromMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Outstanding Driver and Guide
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were searching for a way to see Chang Rei over a couple of days and not just do the ridiculously long day trip from Chang Mei. We booked Ben via the internet. Easy to book and he replied promptly.

He assisted us in planning our itinerary in advance. Making a number of suggestions about where to stay and what to do. Our little tour ended up being for two nights and three days. From Chang Mei we would drive to Chang Rei where we would spend the first night and then onto the Golden Triangle where we would spend the second night. We would then make our way back to Chang Mei.

Ben met us at the airport and so, we began. He was an absolutely terrific guide. Very personable and highly knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. He took us to some very impressive sights - The White Temple / The Karen Tribe / Opium Museum / Monkey Temple and many others. The car was very comfortable and Ben was constantly checking to see if we needed anything.

This is a great way to see this area as the trips up from Chang Mei are long and arduous and make for very very long days. With such a great guide and driver as Ben, it really is a very relaxed and comfortable way to get just a little off the beaten track.
Written December 31, 2017
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mbrodsky24
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Ben was great!
May 2017 • Couples
Ben drove us around Chiang Mai while we were there for our honeymoon. He was early and ready to show us around town. He was more than willing to take us to the destination s we wanted to see. He was knowledgable and excited to have us touring with him.
Written May 27, 2017
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