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Read what some of our clients have to say about our tours and services.

Thank you, for making our holiday so enjoyable. You took care of us from the moment that we arrived in Chiang Mai. We really appreciate all the help you gave us planning our itinerary and making it work out. The trip up to Chiang Rai was fantastic, as was everything else. We hope to come back next year. 
Mr.& Mrs. Thorpe (London, England), March 2000

The one day trek was just what we needed to fill our spare time in Chiang Mai. It was a day well worth spent, exploring the rural areas and the swim in the waterfall was very refreshing. Well organised, with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide.
Michael Crosley (Surrey, England), March 2000

Everything was very well planned. Our few days in Chiang Mai were organised so we had enough time to relax but also saw a wide variety of sights. We especially enjoyed all the shopping opportunities and the Thai cookery course on the last day. We hope to be back next year and will book with Wayfarers again.
Elaine Ferguson (Melbourne, Australia), April 2000

We booked a room at the Empress Hotel and received very good service. It was nice to have someone from your company meet us at the airport and help us to check in. He was helpful and kind. We will definitely use your service again. Thank you.
Rosemarie Müller (Zurich, Switzerland), June 2000

Excellent from start to finish! Everything was just what we wanted, including the hotel. You showed us some excellent places to buy handicrafts and a very informative city tour. Hilltribes and elephants made it interesting; just a shame we didn't have more time.
Mr. & Mrs J. Klein (Washington, USA), July 2000

We do feel that we can recommend Wayfarers Travel. They organised the trek according to our wishes. We wanted to have a non-typical tourist trek, and you made a very good arrangement for us. It was a memory for life.      
Elise & Hildegunn Hanssen ( Kristiansand, Norway), July 2000 

There is honestly nothing I can say here apart from excellent. The rafting and the elephant rides could have been an optional extra; but the trek itself was nothing but superb. An educational experience for us all. Especially the river crossings which added a lot of excitement and amusement to the trek.     
Martin Eldon & family ( Luanda, Angola), August 2000

Very good service, booking our room at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. Quick confirmation, and very helpful on our arrival in Chiang Mai. We will be back to take a tour next time!
Alex Larsen (New York, USA), August 2000

Very well organised. This was our first time in Chiang Mai and Wayfarers Travel provided us with a wonderful trip. We can especially recommend our guide, Jack, who looked after us throughout.
Rebecca & Alan Andrews (London, England), August 2000

We just did a two day trek which was fantastic. Our guide Jack was so informative and interesting. He looked after us and educated us during the trip and was a total professional. The fact that it was a private trip with only the three of us meant that we were not intruding in the villages. All the hilltribe people were pleased to see us and we just fitted in to village life. This was just what we wanted to see, genuine scenes and not special tourist shows. A big "Thank you" to Wayfarers Travel and Jack!
Robert Chapple (Dallas, Texas, USA), September 2000

An excellent trip up to Chiang Rai. Professionally organised and we saw everything we wanted to see. We will recommend it to all our friends. Thank you!
Helena Skjold (Ventura, California, USA), October 2000

The temple tour was interesting and well explained, our guide was an expert. We enjoyed seeing the many different types of handicrafts made in Chiangmai and learning how they are made.
Fiona Lambert (London, England), October 2000

A fantastic one day trip - the one day trek you organised for us was everything that we hoped for. The amount of hiking was just right and the elephant riding and rafting made it extra fun. Thank you to Jack for a wonderful day!
Brian Williams (Santa Barbara, California, USA), November 2000

The 2 day walking trek was great. We were guests in hilltribe villages and because we were a private group of 4, we didn't disturb their routine. We stayed in the family's house and the experience was completely authentic. Nothing was laid on for tourists and we saw life as it really was. We'll be back again for sure.
Deborah Yoh (San Francisco, USA), November 2000

We can't say enough about our guide, Ooey. She was on time every day, her English is excellent, and she was attentive when we needed her but allowed us to enjoy our holiday as a family. Ooey is an expert at this business, and a professional in every sense of the word. We will recommend all of your services to our friends. We got so much more than a tour. It made memories for a lifetime!
Tom & Diana Fox (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia/ Ashburn, Virginia, USA), December 2000

We took the elephant/rafting tour & it was fabulous. Jack went out of his way to make this a great experience.
Brad & Samantha Haber (Chicago, USA) December 2000

Everything about the day was superb - ecstatic!! Jack is a very, very good guide who is very informative and really educated us - the elephant ride, trek to the mountain village & raft ride couldn't have been better.
Hufft Family (Springfield, Missouri, USA), December 2000

Wonderful experience to see the new Thailand as well as the lifestyles of the primitive tribes. A great blend of old and new.
Joel Haber (West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA), January 2001

I would rate my overall experience with Wayfarers Travel as excellent - from the time of introduction to being dropped off at the airport. I look forward to hearing additional info. about travel to Myanmar and Laos.
Daniel Guthrie (Singapore), January 2001

Thanks again for a fun and educational trek.
Ryan Bliss (Bangkok, Thailand), January 2001

Itinerary was excellent!
Terri Bieber (Texas, USA), February 2001

Our 4 day trek couldn't have been better if we had dreamt it. Jack (our guide) and Nong (porter) treated us extremely well throughout the trek (they also cooked the best Thai food we had ever had), and provided great explanations and insight into the life of the hilltribes. We felt truly honored to experience the actual hilltribe life firsthand, free of displays put on only for tourists. (In addition, we never saw any tourists at all.) All thanks to the mediation and experience of Jack and Nong. The trek itself was physically challenging, but the village life and the scenery were great rewards. Thanks to Wayfarers for this perfect trip - well organised & operationally and logistically seamless, and thanks to Jack and Nong for a truly unique trekking experience. We highly recommend this trip for anyone who is up to the challenge.
Carlos Garcia & Jolene Smith (Washington D.C., USA), March 2001

We have had a faultlessly efficient holiday in the hands of Wayfarers. Our guide was absolutely wonderful in every respect. And we feel we have not only had a wonderful holiday but also made a friend. Her judgement, efficiency and arrangements were faultless, and her company was a pleasure. We would use Wayfarers again for any holiday that they cater for.
Rob & Karen Reid (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), March 2001

We consider ourselves to be very fit and adventurous - this trek put us to the test! If you are tired of the same old tourist traps this is a trek you won't soon forget!
Amber Arnett & Chris Bently (San Fransisco, California, USA), April 2001

The trek was wonderful and so insightful. We learned so much about the people. JACK WAS THE BEST!! He really helped us interact with and enjoy Northern Thailand.
Marlin & RaeAnn Shelley, Monica Butts (Bountiful, Utah, USA), May 2001

You should consider offering some tours for all over Thailand because we really liked your service and appreciated prompt responses to our queries.
Sarfraz Hooda (Dubai, UAE), May 2001

Our tour guide, Jack, was excellent and really made our trek. He was able to show us very interesting villages, answer all of our questions and give us great cooking tips.
John & Jenny Barrett (Singapore and USA), June 2001

The tour was amazing, the jungle is beautiful. Guide is accommodating, fun, smart & a great cook. Highly recommended!
Emily Wiebe, Steve Neufeld & Jill Busby (Canada), June 2001

Thank you, Wayfarers, for a wonderful time in the North of Thailand. We enjoyed every aspect and the flexibility of a private tour. We got so much more than the normal package tours. I recommend your trips to anyone who wants to see and learn about Thailand. The guide was excellent company and a wealth of knowledge. We would never have found all these places or learned so much about Thai culture by ourselves.
Mary & Steve Turner (Colorado, USA), July 2001

Amazing trip, we will be back again!
Tom & Denise Wyllis (Surrey, UK), July 2001

All aspects of the tour were very satisfactory. Our guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable about Thai history, architecture, culture and Buddhism. He was able to customise the tour to our interests very well.
William Donohue & Arturo Chiang (New York, USA), August 2001

We have both had an excellent time in Chiang Mai. Wayfarers Travel is a very professional company who offer an excellent service. They are friendly and flexible. A special thank you to a very knowledgeable & friendly guide - Jack
Chris & Jill Dixon (Warwick, UK), August 2001

The tour was fantastic and having such an informative guide (Jack), made it extra special. He (and the driver) went the extra mile to make sure we got the most out of our experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who seeks the true Thailand.
Clare Rowe & Corinne Harvey (Kent, UK), September 2001

The 4 day/3 night trekking tour we booked with Wayfarers was an experience above our expectations. The guide took us away from normal tourist trekking grounds and showed us the true life of 3 different hilltribes. The guide was both very personal and very knowledgeable and balanced his work well between being a friend and a professional guide. We strongly recommend Wayfarers to others who want to experience North Thailand.
Jan Hennberg (Kalmar, Sweden), November 2001

This was our first tour experience in Thailand. We found our guide and driver to be very flexible and pleasant. We would certainly consider taking another tour with Wayfarers Travel.
Tracy & Janean Slack (Gresham, Oregon, USA), November 2001

Overall the trek exceeded my expectations. This is my second visit to the hill tribes, and I found this one to be the most informative. The guide (Jack) and the porters were very attentive, providing great meals and tribal knowledge. (Steve White )
I had a blast! The trekking was very challenging with beautiful scenery and landscape. Jack and the porters were very helpful in pointing out the different herbs, spices and edible plants along the way. They used all of this while cooking us great meals. I was very pleased at the warm welcome we received from all of the homes we stayed in. A great tip - some string is great to take along as we taught the children "cats cradle" and played it for hours. Overall, thanks for a great 5 days!
(Shirley White)
Steve & Shirley White (Edmonton, Canada), November 2001

We very much enjoyed our guided tour. Jack is an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. We also enjoyed the flexibility to choose different options based on our mood at the time. The long tail boat trips down the Kok and Mae Kong Rivers gave us a chance to see a lot of the Thai countryside. The brief visits over the border into Laos and Burma also gave us a brief glimpse into another country. The tour stops along the rivers and mountain villages was also very interesting in terms of seeing how the Thai hill tribe people live. Finally, the elephant camp visit and trek was a once in a lifetime chance to ride an elephant in a beautiful setting.
Robert Daily (Brentwood, TN, USA), December 2001

Wayfarers Travel's services are excellent. They responded to our request for personalized tours/itinerary in ways that exceeded our expectations. We recommend them without reservation and plan to use them again when we return to Chiang Mai for another holiday. They were also able to accommodate our special diet requests as our daughter has Celiac disease and others in our family have food allergies. Thank you for a great holiday.
Anne & George Harper (US citizens living in Manila, Philippines), December 2001

We can't fault it - we have had a wonderful, perfect day. Everything was much more "real" and natural than we had expected, and the elephant ride in particular was one of the highlights of our entire time in Thailand. Jack is an excellent guide and we certainly hope to venture out with him again another time - he knows so much and is so friendly we couldn't help but have a great day!
Robert Mankin (Leatherhead, UK), January 2002

Both the tours we undertook were brilliant in terms of interesting places, learning more about Thailand, it's people and culture. Our guide made it even more special with his knowledge and experiences. Having a private vehicle made a huge difference as we were able to do as much or as little as we wanted - we managed to squeeze in extra things on both days which was fantastic - we have memories we will carry with us always. Superbly organised tours which have added to an amazing stay in an amazing country! Wayfarers will be highly recommended to others - Thank you.
Karen Charles (London, UK), January 2002

From the moment our guide, Jack, met us at the airport we felt well cared for and safe. The trek was the trip of a lifetime - filled with beautiful terrain, kind and gracious people in the villages, and meticulously prepared, delicious food. We felt like we saw the real Thailand, and enjoyed every moment!
Leslie Dickson, Lynne Snifka and Amy Menard (Anchorage, Alaska, USA), February 2002

We were afraid that the trek would be just another tourist gimmick. However, we feel like we were able to gain a realistic perspective of Northern Thailand life. We enjoyed going to remote villages and staying with actual tribal families. We will highly recommend Wayfarers Travel company  to everyone we know. It was a really amazing experience and something we will never forget!
Ashley Howard & friends (Texas, USA), February 2002

A brilliant time throughout! We wish we had scheduled more time for Northern Thailand. Two days wasn't enough. We will be back again though!
Belinda Porch & Tim Marks (Surrey, UK), March 2002

We especially enjoyed the explanations of all the sites that we covered. Our guide knew about the history, legends and culture of the region in depth. We could never have learned so much by visiting these places ourselves. We enjoyed the whole trip  and felt we had learned a lot at the same time. Thank you.
Bobby Hind & Susan Parker (Singapore), March 2002

Our guide and driver were very attentive to our needs. Taking a private tour meant we could stop at places along the way; and ask as many questions as we liked! We think your service is just amazing and will be recommending you to all our friends.
Robert & Carol Sims (New York, USA), April 2002

When your guide, for a one & a half day tour of North Thailand, is a former Buddhist monk .... You are certain that by the end of it your knowledge of the region; its neighbouring countries & their peoples will be greatly improved. Chai (our guide) led us to elephants that in turn took us along winding footpaths through forests that arrived at remote hilltribes; to manic market-places in each of three bordering countries; to caves where sleeping Buddhas lie..., and he even expertly scared away monkeys that refused to go away when the bananas and peanuts were finished. This was no ordinary guide or tour, but more like meeting up with an old friend that wanted to share with you the delights of his country. 
Nicola Stanton & Leandro Rotondi (London, UK), April 2002

Our guide took us to a Karen hilltribe village where he had been before but other tourists don't go there. He got along well with them and they all made us feel comfortable visiting there. We enjoyed the visit and eating lunch there.
Rena Vetter (Lost Nation, Iowa, USA), May 2002

The whole tour was very fulfilling.
L. Lance & C. Hastings (Portsmouth, England), May 2002

The trip has been a huge success for us. We had to change plans at the very last minute & Wayfarers were extremely accommodating. Jack, our guide, was superb - spoke excellent English and knew everything about history. We could have asked for no better.
Gina & Alastair Scott (New Zealand), June 2002

We would highly recommend the tour and our personal guide. The guide was very personal, professional and informative. An excellent day!
Jaime Frers (Oakville, Canada), June 2002

Very well organized and efficient tour. Incorporated many different visits in one day, which were very enjoyable.
Jane Trasler (Northwich, Cheshire, UK), July 2002

The three day trek through the hilltribes was an exceptional experience. Jack allowed us an authentic view of the tribal life. It was highly instructive, the scenery was most impressive, and the cuisine was outstanding. It revealed the true diversity of Thai culture. We would highly recommend this trip for anyone interested in a real Thai experience that is not in any way a typical tourist trip.
Martin & Kristle Agran (Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA), July 2002

This is not your typical trek. If you are looking for a serious hike through the jungle and a true taste of what hilltribe life is like, this is the trek for you. The guide and the porters are wonderful, informative and accommodating.
Robert & Lucille Marvin (Washington D.C., USA), August 2002

The trek was exactly what we were looking for, not touristy, or overcrowded; peaceful, relaxing & authentic, giving us a true Thai experience. We experienced a little of everything, which amounted to a super few days.
Tony Lancashire & Rebecca Hoppe (England), August 2002

Driver & Jack always on schedule. Very prompt. Jack always available to answer questions and be available for support. Porters, nice, helpful and attentive.
Karen Staff, Larry Shapiro & Susan Grove (New York & California, USA), September 2002

I travel to Chiang Mai often, with a working team to help at a children's home. We work long, hot and very rewarding hours. On our weekends, the team gets to do some personal touring. Our tour guide, Jack, took excellent care of us. Everything was perfectly planned and executed. Jack was very attentive and knowledgeable. My team told me  many times that evening, that they really enjoyed our time and it was a very special day. Travelling in Thailand requires patience, flexibility and patience. Something always goes wrong, that's why a favorite phrase in Thailand is "Mai Pen Rai" (sort of equal to "oh, well"). However, our day out planned by Wayfarers Travel was perfection! And since we work as volunteers during the weekdays - our days off are precious to us. Wayfarers and Jack made it perfect! It was nice to be taken care of with such detail and professionalism. 
Dell Chalk & friends (Vienna, Virginia, USA), October 2002

Even before we arrived, we felt warmly greeted by Sarah. When we arrived, we were taken care of from beginning to end. Our guide, Jack, took us through beautiful scenery and to real hilltribe villages, unaffected by tourism. The uniqueness and professionalism are notable. We would recommend Wayfarers in a second!
Laura & Michael Greenberg (San Francisco, California, USA), October 2002

We would like to say thank you very much for the time we spent with Jack. The two days were extremely well organised and Jack's knowledge of the areas we visited were second to none. We would recommend Wayfarers Travel to any of our friends who may visit Chiang Mai in the future. Thank you once again.
Jo Murray & Tim Weekes (London, UK), November 2002

Wayfarers elephant tour was absolutely fantastic. Every aspect of the day was catered for, including an amazing Thai lunch beside the river. Unfortunately, due to the rain, the river was too high to go rafting, but our guide made sure we got to see lots of other places of interest to make up for it.
Denise McClenaghan & Alex Cruse (London, UK), November 2002

The 3 day mountain trek with Jack (our guide), was excellent. We had 2 nights with 2 different mountain tribes, which was an incredible cultural and sociological experience for our family
Haegert family (Surrey, BC, Canada), December 2002

Wayfarers provided a first class excursion. The guide and driver were courteous and friendly. The guide was familiar with the surroundings as well as an excellent cook. The elephant trek was a wonderful, breathtaking experience and two hours long as advertised. The Lahu accommodation was authentic and very rugged, also as advertised.
Bill Metz & party (Sudbury, MA, USA), December 2002

The day trips are good and well planned. They take up enough of your day that you get a lot done, but leave you enough time to still explore things for yourself. Plus our guide was excellent.
Robin Moody (Beckenham, Kent, UK) January 2003

I would strongly recommend the combination of tours (Doi Suthep & handicrafts; temple tours; elephant riding/rafting and hilltribe visits) that we took. It was a varied and very interesting experience. I would also recommend our guide (Veera Lee) - he was wonderful and made our trip to Chiang Mai very memorable.
James Hill (New York, USA) January 2003

Jack, our guide was very informative, his communication was very clear and he had a good sense of humour.
Leslie & Denise Klaff (Mercer Is., WA, USA), February 2003

Excellent visit to Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and hilltribe villages. Jack took good care of us and made us feel comfortable and welcome.
Lorraine Karen (Denver, Co, USA) February 2003

Thank you for the excellent tour to Sukothai. We appreciate that everything could be planned around our schedule of flights. We really enjoyed seeing around the amazing historical sights and having all the history explained to us. It made so much difference being on a private tour and being able to spend longer at some sites which we found particularly interesting. Again being on a private tour meant that we could start early in the morning before it got too hot. Thank you to our helpful and knowledgeable guide and his driver.
Rowan Kirk (W. Sussex, UK) March 2003

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