My friend and I recently spent a few days in Chiang Mai and decided to do two day tours with Untouched Thailand.
The first day we visited hot springs/ Chiang Rai/ Golden Triangle/ Laos Island and had Mr Rong as our guide and Tom as our driver (who's actually a guide but doing the driving that day). They were early and drove us in an SUV, they provided a lot of water and cold towels for the tour. They even treated us to some local delicacies. It was a very long drive but Mr Rong was entertaining and very informative. It rained as we neared the Golden Triangle and they provided umbrellas for us. They took us to lunch near the Mekong River and Mr Rong was very patiently ordering food that we can eat due to our dietary requirements.
For the second day we had the pleasure of having Siphon as our guide - he was very friendly and extemely informative. Siphon had a lot of wonderful stories to tell and was very funny too. He took us to the elephant camp first and it was a blast - the mahuts were very professional and helpful and took care of us while we were riding the elephants. We then visited the Karen long neck tribe - Siphon paid our admission fee and was very knowledgable regarding the tribe history. We then visited the Doi Suthep temple - it has 300+ steps to climb, I am not a very fit person but Siphon was very patient and waited for me as I ascent slowly. He then took us to a lovely restaurant ror lunch. Technically that was the end of the tour but Siphon was happy to take us wherever we wanted as it was still very early in the day. We told him we wanted to see the Umbrella factory and he obligingly took us to the umbrella making village, a lacquer factory and a Thai silk factory and patiently waited for us while we check out the shops too...and he didn't even charge us extra! I could go on for pages but to put simply it simply, it was everything we expected and much, much more. If you are in Chiang Mai and want a wonderful, excellent, value for money experience with informative and friendly guides, you can't go wrong with Untouched Thailand..well done Siphon!