Chiang Mai, Thailand
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clock-o1 day (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


Learn about the hill tribe cultures of Chiang Mai on a customizable private tour. A local hill tribe guide introduces you to the Karen, Hmong, Akha and other groups in a non-intrusive and responsible way. Visit Baan Tong Luang village and take a scenic journey to remote destinations in the countryside by 4WD. You'll learn about cultural traditions and gain unique insight while you interact.
  • Private day trip to hill tribe villages from Chiang Mai
  • Visit Baan Tong Luang village and other rural locales
  • Hear insightful commentary by a personal guide from a local hill tribe
  • Meet and interact with the Karen, Hmong, Akha, Palong and more
  • Customize the itinerary according to personal preferences


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2017

Our day with Mr. Sak was fabulous. He is very knowledgeable and communicates well. His sense of humor, along with his authenticity, made our day with Mr. Sak the best tour we experienced. Thank you. Chica and Joey Fawcett, USA

, Nov 2017

Booked for 4 people but two cars, two drivers and two guides, so had to pay two lots of fuel, 4 extra dinners and double the tips
You are better off just doing the Hill top tribe tour as you have to pay to get in any way 500 Baths per person. The other two villages we were taken to and the lunch , not really worth it.

, Jul 2017

One of the worst tour I experienced so far. 1 The 4 wheel drive for 4 pax plus guide and driver is 6 pax was sooooo damm uncomfortable. car was dirty. The last row got no room for legs and so dammmmmm bumpy. At last, I cannot stand it anymore, told the guide one of us will take the seat next to the driver and another one will squeeze on the center row. Ask the tour guide to sit the last row. Guess what.....HE VOMMITED. That shows how torturing we experienced.
2 We NEVER get to see the village if we have not paid extra to 500 baht per head to go the the village that has the long neck ladies, this trip is really nothing. Travelled for 3 hours on bumpy non-tar road to see 10 people planting padi which is meaningless. we were not brief by them what is next.
3 the paid 500 baht per head to go and see the famous long neck was good . This tour should just go to this villlage and that is it. the Full day authentic Hill Tribe to see padi field is a waste of time and money.
4 IT IS A GREAT MISTAKE THAT I BOOKED THIS TOUR. IF not of the extra paid trip, it is nothing but TORTURE.

, May 2017

We fortunately took the time to go to the paid village, which others describe as a tourist trap. We did not feel that way at all. We did get to experience up-close the various hill tribe people and their cultures. If we had only done the individual villages, we would have been disappointed because in their day to day, they do not dress in traditional clothing, they wear modern day clothing. Our guide Sak was very knowledgeable and his English was quite good. Would recommend this tour, but if you really want to learn about the different tribes, do NOT pass up the paid village part of the tour.

, Apr 2017

We wanted to do this tour to see the longneckers and the big ears Karen people.
Initially we booked this tour for the 18th, but it couldn't be done for some reason. So, we re-booked for the 19th and got lucky
with our native Karen tribe guide Sak. He was very knowledgeable about the local customs and local tribes. It did take a while to get
from Chiang Mai to the hills, but the minibus was quite comfortable. We visited a Karen village and a Hmong village. All along there was a little hike here and there to visit some native houses and sample the local fruits and vegetables. Sak knew exactly what was edible and we got to try mulberry and tamarind fresh off the trees. Yummy!!! Lunch was at a local restaurant where we paid for the guide's and driver's food. Actually quite cheap-- about 8 for 4 people!! Then we went to Baan Tong Luang village to see many hill tribes in one place. Yes, it is catered to tourists and you have to pay a small admission fee. It was quite pleasant as all of them were very accommodating about having their pictures taken-- with or without you. Then you can buy some handicrafts from the local people to help them. All in all a long day but full of culture!!

, Jan 2017

This was a truly fantastic tour. Very educational, enjoyable, and interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to teach us about the history of Thailand's Hill Tribes and how they're living today. He put a lot of effort into the tour and it made for a great day for the whole family. We really enjoyed it, and we would recommend it to anyone!

, Jul 2016

Great trip

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