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Authentic tours of northern Thailand, that explore the local way of life and hill tribe culture away from the tourist crowds. Travel with our hill tribe guides to their villages, to experience firsthand hill tribe culture and life in an ethical and...more
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This tour absolutely deserves 5 stars. Anan, our guide, and Sam, our driver did a fantastic job, they were so kind and helpful and looked after us very well. We visited a Karen village and spent the day and night experiencing their lifestyle, they cooked...More
We had a great time with this tour. Annan was extremely knowledgable and very interesting as he knew lots of the history being from the Karen tribe as well. On the first day Anan discussed with us what we would like to do so we...More
The key to this experience is doing the overnight. We stayed in a Karen Village (with also visited the Hillside Tribe National Park which is 500 baht entry fee and puts a number of different tribes in traditional style homes and dress selling goods). However,...More
I really recommend this tour company for a unique and memorable experience. Went with our two young children and was safe and organised. The lunch at the hilltribe village was excellent and our guide Winai was knowledgeable on lots of different topics. A real highlight...More
Our connection with Hilltribe Holidays started with Melissa. She did well in steering our tour to meet our needs upon our several early discussions. Very helpful. Upon meeting her husband, Pat, our lead guide for the tour, it was evident the tour would be well...More
Words are not enough to explain how amazing the whole day really was! Melissa was such a helpful 1st contact person to organize our tour. Nothing was missed for what we had hoped to experience on our tour!
Our guide was Tony and driver Daeng....More
This was our favorite thing that we did in Thailand. Getting to first hand learn about the culture and spend time with these wonderful people was unforgettable. Tony was our tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable. We learned SO much. Daeng was our driver and...More
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The public entry village you can go to, but if you want to meet actual local people in local villages you absolutely need a guide. I recommend the home stay for a totally unique experience. Home cooking, traditional houses... More
The public entry village you can go to, but if you want to meet actual local people in local villages you absolutely need a guide. I recommend the home stay for a totally unique experience. Home cooking, traditional houses, and your guide can help translate for some wonderful interactions. If you go with Hill tribe, the guide is superb at figuring out what you are interested in. It’s a more rugged experience but definitely a trip highlight. I tried betel nut, gave water buffaloes salt water and walked to a village spirit house. Those were activities that the guide figured out we would like.
In general, when traveling in Asia... I’ve never had problems eating where the locals eat or in their homes. I run into trouble nearly every time I’ve eaten at a big name hotel or other tourist spots. Avoid buffets!!!!