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Next Step Thailand Ecotourism

221 reviews
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Next Step Thailand Ecotourism
Next Step Thailand was founded by Samart (Joe), a native of Chiang Mai who has 10 years experience in Thailand's tourism industry. With licensed, English-speaking local staff we provide a wide range of adventure and cultural enrichment to meet your travel needs. At Next Step Thailand, all activities and tours support the local communities by visiting only locally owned businesses (such as elephant villages or hilltribes), ensuring that your investment benefits the local people. We also donate 15% of all profits to support community projects, such as Share the Dream Project, which brings educational programs to hilltribe villages. Next Step Thailand supports the three strands of sustainability - social, economic and environmental. By supporting fair-trade practices in the community and paying our staff fairly, we have built a friendly, reliable and knowledgeable team who will go the extra mile to make your visit special. We also aim to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
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Step into the rugged hill country near Chiang Mai and get a taste for Thai village life during this 8-hour private trekking and cycling adventure. Explore the paddy fields, waterfalls, temples and small farming towns found near Chiang Mai, traveling by foot and bike. A stop in local ‘Karen’ (hill tribe) village and lunch at a Thai restaurant add to the authenticity.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day trip to Doi Inthanon organized by Next Step Thailand. From booking all the way through they were extremely responsive, professional and helpful. We were picked up at our hotel by our guide and driven in a private car to and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Laura_Maschler
Reviewed February 24, 2019

A very well set up 3 day trip with a healthy mixture of exercise with cycling and trekking, cooking and eating absolutely delicious food, and a little bit of relaxing to take in all the beautiful views. It really feels like we didn't waste a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meghangrace13
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Next Step was so helpful in planning and executing our one day trekking trip to Doi Inthanon. They worked with us to ensure that we had the exact itinerary that we wanted, and then Sam was an exceptional guide the day of. Seeing the waterfalls...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mtk07
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Our travel with through Northern Thailand was excellent. The correspondence with the manager Samart before the trip was fluent. He was answering all of my questions very quickly, with full details and very often with additional options. He helped us with buying the train tickets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pavelgospodinov
Reviewed January 28, 2019

this was our favorite excursion on our entire two week vacation, Boone our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and fun and we had such a great time the entire trip

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dylanskye91
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

My family including 4 children aged 10-20yrs enjoyed the most fantastic trip yesterday with guide Kwan. We had a private trip for the 6 of us which included cycling through the countryside, jungle trek to a beautiful waterfall where we were treated to a very...More

Thank jackiehN1066DJ
Reviewed January 7, 2019

My husband and I were treated with kindness and warmth as we were guided by Sam through his villages and country side. Each day brought a new gift. We ate delicious meals together with our host families, swam in cooling waterfall pools, hiked through mountain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karentbeamish
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Boon is both a great cook and extremely knowledgeable about plants,herbs and fruits in the country side. He has a very accommodating approach and could change the program to accommodate the needs of the group. We enjoyed bike riding through the village, hiking in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rene472015
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This was an incredible experience. Our guide Boon and our driver Get went above and beyond for us. They arrived early on Day 1 to pick us up and were very patient with us. 4 of us fit into a large spacious van, so no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole H
Reviewed December 30, 2018

I spent 16 days in Thailand and was all over the country. This was by far one of the BEST tours of my entire trip! You learn how to cook Thai food in a very authentic environment. You start out shopping and learning about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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