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“If you're coming to chang Mai book with this company”

Something Different Day Tours
Ranked #45 of 258 Tours in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
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London
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“If you're coming to chang Mai book with this company”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Nat picked us up from the airport the day we arrived and my husband and I felt at ease with him straight away. He drove us to his office to discuss what tour we wanted to do, and what else we would have liked to do in Chang Mai. He wasn't pushy in any way, shape or form in trying to sale his service. He took us to have a look at some local temples, some traditional dancing with a meal and the next day we want on a two day offroad biking trip which included a night staying with a Karen tribe. We stopped at a strawberry farm, a market, we did some bamboo rafting, played football volleyball with the local tribe, we swam in remote waterfalls, stopped at an elephant camp, we visited a royal project funded farm designed to steer local tribes away from growing opium. During all of this we did not encounter any other tourist. We also wanted to visit the Wat phrathat doi suthep temple which Nat squeezed in at the end of the day. In the end we got confused with timing of our flights, and with 40min to take off, Nat rushed us to the airport, and waited to make sure we got on the flight!

We squeezed so much into those two days we were exhausted at the end of it. But at the end of the day it wasn't even the number of things we did or even the great price, it was Nat and the two drivers Blak and Chien who made our trip enjoyable. If we'd stayed longer in Chang Mai we would definitely have stayed with Nat and done some more. We have great memories, as well as a new friend in Chang Mai.

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“3 day, 2 night motorcycle tour”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We were guided by Ped (lead guide) and Go. They did everything in their power to ensure we had an adventure we would enjoy and not forget. We did hundreds of KM over the three days but they seemed to know when we needed a break and the stops were well planned and interesting or just down right entertaining. Our home stay experience was wonderful and we were so great full that Ped found us an alternate accommodation from our planned stop when our situation changed unexpectedly.

We took hundreds of photos and could stop on a whim when we thought we found then next great shot...

Thanks for a great experience!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Fun and Certainly Different”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My last day in Chiang Mai and I booked the Day Tour. What a wonderful experience and excellent service. I did the booking on mail and there response was quick and efficient. I was collected from my hotel and took to their offices for formalities and then the fun began :-)

I was given a helmet and a scooter and send into the craziness of Chiang Mai morning traffic with my guide on his own scooter. I almost fainted with stress but for one or another weird reason he traffic just works here. You only see and feel it when become part of it. I survived and loved every crazy moment of it. We left he city and drove into the hills to visit a 400 year old temple, 2 waterfalls, lunch with the tigers and the best of all ended the afternoon with a swim in the most beautiful lake.

The whole trip was "different " it was something that you wont normally think of doing but it is so much better than going on the "formal tours" with 100's other.

Do this!!!!!! Go with an open mind and take in a different side of Chiang Mai from the seat of a scooter with the sun and wind in your hair...

Visited February 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Something different: not to be missed!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have seen a lot of the world already, but this was indeed something different! We have done a 3 nights - 4 days hiking tour and experienced the most amazing time. If you have a good pair of hiking shoes and you can go without luxury for a couple days, this is not to be missed. The night in the jungle the night with local farmers were unforgettable. The very helpful, friendly, funny and professional guides Gun, Olive and mr. Singham make you feel like the king and queen of the jungle.
It is a bit more expensive than the other agencies, but definitely worth the extra bath since you'll get something different that is definitely unforgettable.

Visited February 2013
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Full on adventure!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My mate and I drove a couple of scooters (not moto cross) through jungles, villages, rivers, farms and along busy Chiang Mai roads.

It was fun and sometimes a bit dicey but it was one of the highlights of my time in Thailand.

Lots to see and no other tourists around. Great guide and an exciting full day out. Go with a positive attitude and an open mind.

It can be a bit tiring so have a good nights rest beforehand and go easy on the Chang!

You will certainly want (need) a few when you get back!

Visited January 2013
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