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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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Private Tour: Full-Day Authentic Hill Tribe Villages in Chiang Mai

This full-day private tour of Chiang Mai explores the hill tribe cultures of Northern Thailand. Learn and interact with the Karen, Hmong, Palong, and Akha tribes in a respectful and responsible way. Explore the Baan Tong Luang village and remote sites by 4WD vehicle. Get to know a unique culture and interact with locals on this immersive full-day tour.
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8 to 9 hours
from $109.34

Full-Day Photography Tour in Chiang Mai

Take a photography tour with a private guide on a full-day excursion from Chiang Mai. Discover the natural beauty and cultural highlights of northern Thailand as you travel into the lush countryside. Your guide takes you to spectacular landscapes and helps you to approach locals such as hill tribe villagers in a respectful manner. Your tour is customized to your level of photography expertise and interests.
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7 to 9 hours
from $151.39

Private Tour: 2-Day Authentic Hill Tribes Tour and Homestay from Chiang Mai

Venture into the highlands around Chiang Mai and explore the hill tribe villages of northern Thailand in the comfort of a private vehicle. On this tour, benefit from the insider knowledge of a local hill tribe guide as you visit villages belonging to the Lahu, Palong, and Akha people; spend a night in a homestay with a Karen hill tribe family; and experience rural life as you help out in the rice fields and learn about traditional handicrafts.
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2 days
from $210.27

Private Tour: 2-Day Authentic Hill Tribe Villages and Karen Hill Tribe Homestay

This private 2-day tour will let you experience the authentic hill tribes of Chiang Mai, such as the Karen and Hmong, in a responsible way. Travel with a local guide, who will open up cultural doors for you to experience daily life with the hill tribes. We travel through the countryside of Chiang Mai, enjoy lush green nature and explore local life along the way. Surrounding the villages are sub-tropical forests, farmland and rice terraces. Stay overnight with a hill tribe family in their traditional stilt house, and enjoy a unique hill tribe cultural immersion experience.
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7 to 10 hours
from $218.68

Hill tribe Tour & Highlights of Chiang Rai

Travel with a local Karen hill tribe guide, to visit authentic hill tribe villages of Chiang Rai. He will take you to meet his family in his village. They will share with you the Karen way of life. Activities may include; cooking traditional lunch together, short trek, learn about how the Karen farm and live with nature, how they weave cotton. As you are travelling with a local Karen guide, he'll open up cultural doors for you to learn about hill tribe culture and way of life, in a non-intrusive and responsible way.

He'll also take you to visit other authentic hill tribe village, such as Akha, Yao and Shan villages. We can also combine this with the tourist highlights of Chiang Rai (Golden Triangle) upon request.
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8 to 9 hours
from $109.34
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Jens_miracle wrote a review May 2020
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2020 The trip enabled us to get off the beaten track. Not only did we experience the fabulous temples of Chiang Rai, the Tham Luang Cave rescue site and the Golden Triangle but we visited a number of local villages. Anan was a fabulous guide and the way he was able to interact with the local villagers made the trip a wonderful experience including watching a gentleman collecting ant lavae from high in a tree. Our home stay with Anan and his family gave us an insight into his local village life, family and community. On the last day of our trip we met up with Su and her Lisu tribe. She showed us around the village and included us in the New Year activities. Su was so warm and accommodating. Deo our driver did a great job keeping us safe on the roads. We hope you are all keeping safe from Covid 19.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jeff G wrote a review Mar 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I recently completed the 9 Day tour with our guide Pat and driver Sam. It was a spectacular experience in all senses! This private tour allowed us the flexibility to modify the agenda along the way so that we could linger in places that interested us. Pat introduced us to many sights and people that we would have never known on our own. Sam was attentive to our safety at all times. One of the highlights of the trip was spending a night in a hilltribe village and waking up to the water buffalo at our doorstep. The village hosts were friendly and quite accommodating, which speaks highly of the relationship that Pat has established with the tribe. The nine days flew by quickly and left us wanting more adventures with Thailand Hilltribe Holidays.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BEVERLY T wrote a review Mar 2020
Buffalo, New York12 contributions2 helpful votes
This Hill Tribe Tour, with Anan, was truly one of the most memorable highlights of our six week journey in Southeast Asia! Anan is extremely knowledgeable and knows exactly where to take you to see and experience what village life is really like in the Highlands of north Thailand.During the nine hour tour we encountered only one group of four tourists at one of the villages!!!! This is a must experience for anyone who travels to Chiang Rai!!!
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LucyHudec wrote a review Feb 2020
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I put lot of effort to choosing the right company for our hill tribes trip and to be honest, trip with Thailand Hilltribe Holidays was even better than I expected. Our driver, Sam, drove safely and did not use the phone while driving :) Car was comfortable. Our guide, Surachian(Surichian?), was very good and cheerful. Good english. Firstly we visited a camp with about 8 tribes, and eventough it was a comercial camp, we did not felt like a walking wallet (like in other countries in similar places). We bought souvenirs and give some money for photos, but we did not feel pushed. The tribe people were smiling, nice and were not bothered to take photos. Then we made a stop in Hmong village and did a little walk through. This village is quite advanced (electricity, hard road). Then we moved to Karen village to see real life of little less developed people. We even visited a home of one family and a grandma tried to teach me how to sew their wonderful cloth. It was nice to compare real life of two different tribes. Finally we did a stop in a beautiful Mae Sung cave with bats and a temple inside. Overall I consider this trip very worthy spent money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jeff T wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our guide Winai and driver Diew were pleasant who organised a relaxing and flexible trip. There were no rush at he places we visit as we spend longer at site we like and a quick look at those that needed less time. Highlight was the honour to have meals together at the Karen village where both Winai and Diew help to prepare.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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