Something Different Tours
15 Cochasarn Rd. Soi 5 Changklan Muang Chiangmai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
www.sdtchiangmai.blogspot.com - +6653 449600 or +6685 1067949
Something Different Tours Chiang Mai Reviews
Truly Something Different Aug 30, 2011
Myself and my boyfriend went on an overnight motorbike tour in the hills north east of Chiang Mai with this company in May 2011. It was an amazing experience. At the time it looked to be the only company offering motorbike tours in Chiang Mai and had many good reviews. We were drawn to it because it really looked like "something different" when compared to the many hiking tours in the area. We also wanted to hire motorbikes ourselves but with little experience we felt safer riding in a group to start with.
There were three of us in our tour plus two guides. One rode at the front and one at the back. The girl who came with us was not confident riding on her own so she went on the back of the second tour guides bike. One the first day we rode about 4 hours off and on and did some bamboo rafting, elephant riding and swam in a waterfall. The elephant ride was the only downside of the trip as I felt the elephants weren't well looked-after and seemed to have no shade available to them. After this we did some off-road riding which was a real challenge but great fun! We then arrived at a hill tribe family's hut to stay the night. Food was provided and we helped cook (this was a great way to mix with the group and our hosts.)The girl that traveled with us was vegetarian and she was accommodated for well. We slept in sleeping bags on thin cotton mats on a bamboo floor. It was surprisingly comfortable.
On the second day we rode off and on for about 6 hours mainly off-road and saw some spectacular views,visited a temple high up on a hill and swam in another waterfall. On the way back to Chiang Mai we bought water pistols and had great fun squirting people as part of Songkram (Thai New Year)
Overall it was a great tour with little down-time, great challenges and very friendly, honest and helpful guides. We hardly saw any other tourists the whole time. I highly recommend it to anyone who fancies something different from the standard hiking tours.
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