Chiang Mai Tours & North Thailand Tours


With over 10 years combined experience, we offer authentic tours of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and authentic hilltribe villages. We aim to show you the real northern Thailand, not the tourist version, by observing and interacting with locals. We prefer to get off-the-beaten-path and explore rural areas away from the tourist crowds, delving deeper into the local culture and way of life. On our private tours, our local guides will become your local friends, sharing the beauty of their homeland with you. Just tell us what you want to see and do. Some of the activities your tour can include are; authentic hill tribe villages, local markets, traditional food, buffalo riding and farming. Please visit our please visit our Tours and Homestays pages for more information.

How our Tours are Different

  • We specialise in personal hands-on experiences that allow you to see the real northern Thailand through the eyes of a local
  • Our guides will take you on a cultural journey, to get 'up close and personal' to the local way of life, for example through activities such as offering alms to monks or helping out on the farm
  • Our itineraries are not fixed, this flexibility enables greater opportunity to explore local life along the way, without the restriction of schedules
  • We follow the rhythms of local life, and often come across unexpected local insights and surprises
  • We combine travel to well known places with off-the-beaten-path areas, this channels revenue to communities located off the tourist trail
  • Private tours mean that you receive the dedicated attention of our guide and driver, who can change the plan of the day to accommodate your interests and needs.



Our tours are based on responsible tourism principles, and we aim to ensure that locals benefit directly from your visit. With many hilltribe villages that have suffered negative impacts of mass tourism, we aim to redress the balance by channelling tourism in a way that contributes to the welfare and economy of a village. It can be difficult to find a way to visit authentic hilltribe villages responsibly, but our small private group tours, allow you to gain an authentic insight into hilltribe culture and way of life, in a natural and non-intrusive way whilst giving back to local people too. For more information on this, please visit our Responsible Travel policy. We have also created the  Picture Me Back project, which raises funds for hill tribes who struggle to pay for health and medical care. If you purchase one of our amazing photographs to remember your Chiang Mai Hill tribe tour, all proceeds will go towards this fund.

Family Friendly

Our tours can be an amazing opportunity to share a cross-cultural experience of northern Thailand together as a family. With over ten years experience in taking the whole family, from young children to grandparents, our trips can be customised to offer something special for all ages. For example, staying overnight at a hilltribe homestay, watching and learning about how a hilltribe family lives and works, is a cultural eye-opener for many families. The villages are always filled with children and animals, a great opportunity for children to interact and discover how people on the other side of the world live.


February 22, 2017
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