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TBB Tours

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About TBB Tours
Simply the best guided motorcycle tour operator in Chiang Mai. Fully bonded with the Tourist Authority of Thailand, we offer tours ranging from one day up to 14 days on top quality machines through fantastic remote roads and/or technical or easy dirt tracks. Currently we go all over northern and central Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) and custom tours are available on request. All our tours are fully legal and run in conjunction with a TAT licenced guide and an expat lead rider. We have hundreds of thousands of kilometers of riding in the area under our wheels gained over many, many years of riding here and we assure you of the ultimate experience when you join one of our tours.
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Spend six days exploring Northern Thailand by motorcycle with this guided, small-group tour of Mae Hong Son and the Golden Triangle. You'll visit Doi Inthanon (Thailand's highest peak), take a boat trip to a Karen village, hang out in the hippie backpacker town of Pai, spend time at the White Temple of Chiang Rai, and take a boat trip on the Mekong River.
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isa j wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked the Mae Hong Son loop ride from 14/03 to 17/03/22. I was expecting a big group for the ride but pleasantly found out that i was the only person on the tour. My guides Marcus and Tik were the most awesome guides that i have met. As it was only me, both Marcus and Tik were really flexible with what i wanted to see along the way, however i must admit that i had no idea what to expect in terms of the attractions along the way but Marcus and Tik constantly gave me suggestions on what was available. The ride itself was quite enjoyable as Marcus was very knowledgable about the route, and in addition to that, Tik's knowledge about the local dialact and attractions off the beaten path were second to none. As for the bike itself, i rented the Vstrom 650, after a through check at the TBB office, did provide me with a solid and enjoyable ride. Aside from the FI light popping up occasionally on the bike's dashboard, there were no problems at all with the bike. Pre-tour, all my emails regarding the package were promptly replied by Jeff, who was very clear in replying to all my queries. I would highly recommend those who want to experience an adventure on a motorcycle up the northern hills of Thailand to book with TBB tours, you will not be disappointed! Khob khun jaao! 🙏
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Bikeypikey, Owner at TBB Tours
Responded Mar 30, 2022
Hi Isa, Thanks for the great and accurate review. Marcus and Tik are indeed a couple of superstars and more than made up for my unavailability due to being out on another tour. Due to covid, the bikes have been laid up for a couple of years and the FI light coming on is due to a dodgy sensor. According to knowledge on the web, Vstrom sensors are notoriously sensitive to even the smallest voltage drop and this apparently throws up the "Check Engine" light and F1 on the dash when in reality there is nothing actually wrong which was proven as the bike performed faultlessly throughout your trip. Thanks again for your review and recommendation and I hope you come back and that we can meet and ride together next time. Take care, Jeff.
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Steve B wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California3 contributions
I took the 4 day Mae Hong Son loop with guides Marcus and Tik Ackerman and it was outstanding. Thousands of banks on well maintained roads, I felt comfortable the entire time. Although the guides took me to some preplanned great spots, they were also flexible with the agenda and let me speed off at times when I wanted. Every aspect of the ride was taken care of, even the places to get a cold pint each night. I'd highly recommend this to anyone and I hope to do it again. I can't thank Marcus and Tik enough for surpassing all the expectations I had coming in.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Eric T wrote a review Nov 2020
Ko Samui, Thailand8 contributions
Did the Mae Hong Son loop 4 days and loved it. I was the only customer with Jeff, his wife and friend. Great bunch to be with.Very flexible and friendly Was great to have someone who new the route and where/when to stop and when to be a bit careful on some of the turns. Let you enjoy the ride and not have to worry about things. Riding a 750 Suzuki
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ravin T wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions15 helpful votes
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First, the TBB team were an absolutely wonderful bunch. Special mentions to Jeff and Nat. We started our trip with them as our guides and ended it by becoming friends. They were extremely helpful on top of being great guides and hosts. Second are the bikes. Really good bikes in really good running condition. The bikes are perfect for the roads we traveled on. My dad and I had so much fun riding those Suzukis. Last but certainly not least, the journey was stellar. The sights are beautiful, with some being quite breath taking. Had to constantly remind myself to pay more attention to the road and less on the view. We also had the opportunity to visit many really awesome places. In summary, will abso-friggin-lutely be back some day to repeat this adventure...but next time around it will be with more riding buddies.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Bikeypikey, Owner at TBB Tours
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Hi Ravin, Great stuff! It was a pleasure to ride with you and The Captain as well as Jake & Gopi from the US. You've summed up the trip perfectly and thanks for your compliments to myself and Nat - I'll pass them on to him. Yes, you'll be very welcome back once this Corona stuff is over and bring your mates - the more the merrier! Stay safe in these troubled times my friend. Cheers, Jeff.
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GypsyGirlinLawrence wrote a review Feb 2020
Lawrence, Kansas84 contributions28 helpful votes
My wife and I are not fans of big tours, so after hearing what we wanted to do, Jeff set us up with a “custom” 6 day tour. Jeff was great to work with, always responding quickly to emails and making the whole process fun and easy for us. The tour was just us on a VStrom with Marcus and Tik as our guides. It was my first trip to Thailand, and touring on a motorcycle with TBB Tours helped to make it a truly amazing experience. The VStrom was a great choice for 2-up, and performed perfectly the entire time. With Marcus and Tik, it felt like we were on a trip with friends, not just guides. Marcus is a very experienced rider, and he adjusted the pace to what was comfortable for me. If you like nearly endless curves and elevation changes, these roads are for you. They rivaled anything I’ve ridden in the US, Swiss Alps, or Spain. Tik seems to know all the small restaurants with great food, and all the interesting coffee shops, places we probably would not have found on our own. The hotels we stayed in were first class. Of course, words cannot describe the temples, markets, small villages, and the people of Thailand. Marcus and Tik had great flexibility, changing the schedule when my wife was a little under the weather, and when I needed to get an unscheduled tetanus shot. I can’t think of a better 6 days I’ve spent on a motorcycle.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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