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Nicolas B
Toulouse, France3 contributions
3 days trek with M.Dam
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had a great experience with Dam. He is really funny and professional. He has a great knowledge about the jungle and how to survive, about the local tribe around mae hong son... We had a 3 days trek with him. Slept on a very untouristic Karen village and had a night in the jungle in a camp he did himself. We have learnt many things and had a really great time with him. The trek is not hard but he does it the thai way, might be a bit dirty, uncomfortable sometimes, but you really enjoy at the end.

I highly recommend to have an expedition with him.
Written October 5, 2019
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Jeannemonnier1791
4 contributions
trek with Nam Rin tour, hard, sometimes dangerous, but finally, positive experience
Feb 2019 • Solo
I was afraid about some negative comments about the safety of the trek with Nam Rin tour... and yes, I don’t think it was safe and maybe that in Europe it could be forbidden!
I did a 3 days trek,you walk around 5 hours per day but it isn’t just a walk. You jump stones by stones accross the rivers, you go through the river sometimes (12 times in total), you walk in the jungle so you have to be aware of where you put your feet anytime and that is very exhausting! But you will never be bored !
The guide was not the famous Dam but Muss that was very nice but sometimes not attentive at the group. I’m surprised that nobody felt into the river one time. In this case, the guide wouldn’t have known if it had happend because he was already so far... fortunately he became more attentive when he saw that some of us were in bad mood after the second day.
Dam told us that good shoes wasn’t necessary... YES TAKE GOOD SHOES!

Finally, it was a great experience because of our group that was so nice, we had so good food, enough, and when you go back from this kind of trek you are very proud of you !
Written March 2, 2019
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Adriane H
21 contributions
Hard, wet, hot but good food good guide and good trek
Nov 2018 • Friends
We have done the 3 days trips with Dam, hard but not impossible, with a few adventurous paths! The first day we hiked and went to 3 villages (Hmong and Karen), and we slept the first night at the Karen village. We stayed with a family that cooked for us, they welcomed us to their us. Dam thought us a lot of things about the Thai culture and the Karen culture. The second day we hiked trough the jungle to two beautiful waterfall, and we slept in an open bamboo hunt at a camp in the middle of the jungle. Dam is a really great cooker and we had sooo many food during this trek! The last day we hiked alond the river (don't go if you're afraid of heights, or tell Dam maybe there are other ways) and we had to cross the river many times (quite deep this time!).
I recommend this trek as it's adventurous but really open to everyone who is a minimun sporty and you will learn a lot of things about Thai and tribus cultures, the many fruits you'll see, the bamboo, and more!

Adriane and Joanna
Written November 21, 2018
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mieke-g15
Gasteren, The Netherlands133 contributions
not for the tribes
Feb 2016 • Couples
we did a full day trip, near de birmese border. we visited two different hilltribe villages, shan and moa. there was a big difference between them, in the moa village it was a big mess it looked very poor but many houses had brandnew cars.
but the main reason for taking this trip is the beautifull landscape. we also visited the golden triangel, the place where 27 years ago the opiumplants were flowering and now there is a lake, so the farmers can do their job the whole year, there is water enough.
Written February 17, 2016
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intrepidvoyager99
marbella37 contributions
Photo heaven.
Nov 2015 • Solo
Beautiful locations with locals in their traditional dress. Some can be touristy you just have to do a bit of research.
Written December 11, 2015
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Daznes
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
off season
Jul 2015 • Couples
Very disappointed at the commercialism. The village was deserted as the people work.The shan village was just a series of shops all selling the same over priced tea.Nothing special to see or buy,a waste of time go to pai.

Written July 18, 2015
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RoryE
Wandong, Australia520 contributions
overpriced adventure
Apr 2015 • Friends
easily lost in getting here the fee is ridiculus but an interesting stroll along the river to the cave system. The water level was down due to lack of rains, but there was heaps of fish
Written April 18, 2015
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J P
Putnam Valley, NY17 contributions
Rose Garden Tours
Jan 2015 • Solo
I did this on a dragon boat ride tour through Rose Garden Tours because the lady there was so helpful to me the night before when I first entered town after missing my bus stop 44K out of town.
I wish the ride on the river was longer! I could have done the dragon boat ride fro a few hours. The scenery was beautify and one could see what it was like to be a local away from the tourist action. There were hand made fish traps and fishing poles all along the ride to the hill tribe village.
The village itself was real and not a set up. I felt like the people were going about their daily lives, of which selling handmade article to tourists, was now part of the way they supported themselves. On the non tourist side, I got to see the local schools, the soccer field and the nursery, the local church and temple. Men walking with a slaughtered pig on a pole, fishing, and all the small but clean homes made basically from local natural materials.
The best part though was the guide. I think his name was Note. At least that is what he responded to and what I thought he said his name was. He was not a hill tribe man, but a tour guide from Rose Garden. He was extremely knowledgeable and took his time answering all questions. Worth it! It cost 750 Baht because I went with a group of six. Price varied according to number.
Written February 7, 2015
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AUSTRALIASCOOBY
AUSTRALIA46 contributions
Various tribes
Jul 2014 • Couples
It was a fair drive to get there, the village we visited were built to attract the tourist so it's not authentic. The entire village was nothing but souvenir shops, however you can see the villagers (ladies) doing weaving which was interesting.
Written July 28, 2014
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Katy B
Solihull, UK46 contributions
Very interesting
May 2014 • Solo
I had a lovely day visiting these villages and did not feel especially intrusive as the villagers were all quite happy to getonwith their normal daily life. I would recommend it to those interested inculture, but recommend being polite and friendly without being intrusive.I even got invitedto dinner!
Written May 12, 2014
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