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Thailand Hilltribe Holidays Private Tours

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Thailand Hilltribe Holidays Private Tours
Authentic tours of northern Thailand, that explore the local way of life and hill tribe culture away from the tourist crowds. Travel with our hill tribe guides to their villages, to experience firsthand hill tribe culture and life in an ethical and authentic way
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Josep P wrote a review Aug 15
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This company is extremely overpriced. The one-day trip that they offer is the same as many other local agencies but much more expensive. See the picture attached to compare!! 1700 baht per person with all inclusive! This is just an example, you can find many more local agencies once in Chiang Mai that will customise the trip for you. As a reference, a guide/driver+car+fuel costs around 2.500 bahts per day in chiang mai. Also, we offer him some lunch and he politely declined as he said this was not appropriate. Another lie from this company, that on top of the super expensive trip is expecting that you pay for all the meals for the driver and the guide!!! Once in Chiang Mai, as we were planning to stay for long, we realised about the scam and tried to cancel the trip with a long time notice. However, Melissa said that they had no refund policy! So be aware that they will never refund your deposit, in our case around 150 euros!!! Dishonest greedy company, unless you want to waste your money, stay away.
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Ester C wrote a review Aug 12
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We booked a trip with this company before travelling to Thailand. The owner, Melissa, replied to us straight away and was very informative but also pushing a lot to get a deposit for the booking. We trusted them as they had a lot of good reviews and I paid the 6.500 bahts that she asked for. This is a lot of money in thailand, to compare a full meal for the 4 of us is costing on average 500 bahts. Once in Thailand, my child got a tummy bug and informed Melissa that we would like to cancel the trip and get a refund. As she states in many websites and in some other reviews, their notice period is 24h. We informed her 2 days before but she replied to us that she was not going to refund the money. Therefore we said that we were going to take the trip as we didn’t want to waste that huge amount of money. They never showed up in the airport and never returned our money. Just to inform, once in thailand you realise that what they offer is the same than many other local companies. But instead of paying over 17.000bahts with them, it justs costs around 2000 bahts per person with all inclusive. Stay away from this company.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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EliasTrekker G wrote a review Jul 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions
The company made flawless arrangements to pick us up from the Chiang Mai airport and take us around the whole area for one day. We only had this time to absorb as much as we could on the area and Pat was extremely balanced in showing us as much as was possible without making it a marathon. Pat was extremely flexible and endeavored to make our day as fulfilling as it could. His driver did not say much but he kept us safe and seemed like a nice guy too. Having Pat shoot some professional pictures along the way was a total bonus and we expect to see those when we get back home. We definitely intend to come back to Chiang Mai. I look forward to calling on you again when we come back.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Clay M wrote a review Jul 2022
Denver, Colorado20 contributions
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This was the most enjoyed experience of my month traveling. I saw and experienced so much while learning about another culture and sharing beautiful moments with local people and my guide. It was such a unique experience to get off the tourist trail as I did not see another tourist my entire three day tour. The tribes I stayed with enjoyed learning about me as much as I did about them. My hosts and guide were very professional and attentive. A cultural adventure of immense value that I highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Tirawan wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore114 contributions90 helpful votes
We spent amazing 6 days 5 nights travelling from Chiang Mai to Thaton to Pai to Yunan Village to Mae Hong Son to Chaem and back to Chiang Mai guided by our excellent tour guide Pat. He is not only knowledgeable, but also passionate about building sustainable community development within the hill tribes. We requested for a culinary tour experience in addition to learning the hill tribe way of life, and we were treated with the best local (I meant really local and healthy) dishes cooked fresh by the villagers/family. At the end of the trip, Pat has become like a friend to us. I strongly, highly recommend this tour company if you visit Northern Thailand.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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