Private Tour: Authentic Hill Tribe Villages In Chiang Mai

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This private tour explores remote authentic hill tribe villages in Chiang mai, such as the Hmong and Karen, in a responsible way.  Get of the city, and travel into the lush countryside of Chiang Mai, enjoy the nature and explore local life along the way. Travel with a local hill tribe guide, who will open up cultural doors for you to learn about hill tribe culture and way of life, in a non-intrusive and responsible way.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly

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You will be picked up from your hotel around 8am and head to Baan Tong Luang village. Here, you will see a variety of hill tribes, such as Karen, Hmong, Akha, Long neck, Big Ear and Palong, it is geared for tourists and requires an entrance ticket (so we offer this as an option), but gives an educational insight into how hill tribes lived traditionally. The tour will be led by a local village guide who is very knowledgeable and offer many information about the places, plants and local culture.

We will then head into the countryside approximately 1.5-hour drive away, enjoy the nature scenery and friendly locals, then stop for local lunch. In the afternoon we will visit several authentic Karen hill tribe villages, it is rare to find such traditional villages in Chiang Mai. Our local hill tribe guide will introduce you to hill tribe culture and way of life.

As we visit in a non-intrusive way and do not fix the time, so we will follow the natural rhythms of village life. We can customize the tour based on your preference and schedule, you can also spend some time with the family in the villages. It is a very unique experience and highlight of our tour.

We will head back to Chiang Mai city after the amazing tour and drop you off at your hotel safely.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Authentic Hill Tribe Villages In Chiang Mai

  • Professional local guide and driver
  • Transport by private vehicle, 4x4
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Exclusions for Private Tour: Authentic Hill Tribe Villages In Chiang Mai

  • Petrol: fill up and pay at the pump along the way, approximately 600 Baht
  • Food: it is customary to pay for guide and driver when eating together, they will take you to try local foods
  • All entrance fees for optional activities
  • Entrance fee to Baan Tong Luang village, 500 Baht
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

We cannot guarantee or specify what you can see/do in the village, as the tour follow the natural rhythms of village life

We specialist in visiting authentic areas and experiences. Some visitors are able to catch a festival or see more activities in the village, however we cannot guarantee this activities are available during your visit

Activities are subject to change based on weather, events and other local factors

We can customize the tour as per your request and add additional activities or sights, ie: visit Doi Suthep temple, elephants for additional cost

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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!

  • Great trip

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