Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand Tours

Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand have no beaches (except on some lakes and rivers), but hardly a region in the world is more inviting to be explored by single- or multnni-day tours.

While "Northern Thailand off the beaten track" is now thing of the past, there are still innovative tour itineraries beyond he elephant-camp - hilltribe village - monkey show trail.

Intense competition in the Chiang Mai tour market has recently invited some questionable offerings that hurt the environment or abuse animals.

ATS now blast through pristine jungle, disturbing nesting animals and destroying their habitats. Tigers or crocodiles are kept in questionable conditions for tourist photo ops.

An alternative to the crass tour business is always to head out on your own or to hire a car with driver for few days. This is easy, safe and cheap in Northern Thailand.

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