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Hilltribe Villages

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Rose Garden Tours

I did this on a dragon boat ride tour through Rose Garden Tours because the lady there was so... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2015
Putnam Valley, New York
Very interesting

I had a lovely day visiting these villages and did not feel especially intrusive as the villagers... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2014
Katy B
Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 Apr 2018
17 Feb 2016
“not for the tribes”
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I spent a one day trip with Mr Dam, Nam Rin tour, because I wanted to hike in northern Thailand with a guide. I joined Nam Rin tour because my travel mate wanted to go with Nam rin - M.Dam who had good reiviews on...More

Thank mag383
Reviewed 18 February 2016

we did a full day trip, near de birmese border. we visited two different hilltribe villages, shan and moa. there was a big difference between them, in the moa village it was a big mess it looked very poor but many houses had brandnew cars....More

Thank mieke-g15
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Beautiful locations with locals in their traditional dress. Some can be touristy you just have to do a bit of research.

Thank intrepidvoyager99
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Very disappointed at the commercialism. The village was deserted as the people work.The shan village was just a series of shops all selling the same over priced tea.Nothing special to see or buy,a waste of time go to pai.

2  Thank Daznes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

easily lost in getting here the fee is ridiculus but an interesting stroll along the river to the cave system. The water level was down due to lack of rains, but there was heaps of fish

Thank RoryE
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I did this on a dragon boat ride tour through Rose Garden Tours because the lady there was so helpful to me the night before when I first entered town after missing my bus stop 44K out of town. I wish the ride on the...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 29 July 2014

It was a fair drive to get there, the village we visited were built to attract the tourist so it's not authentic. The entire village was nothing but souvenir shops, however you can see the villagers (ladies) doing weaving which was interesting.

Reviewed 12 May 2014

I had a lovely day visiting these villages and did not feel especially intrusive as the villagers were all quite happy to getonwith their normal daily life. I would recommend it to those interested inculture, but recommend being polite and friendly without being intrusive.I even...More

Thank Katy B
Reviewed 6 April 2014

These people are self sufficient and live in their own traditional way. They are friendly and welcome visitors to the various villages. It is a long drive to reach them from Chiangmai but worth the time and expense in order to see how they live....More

1  Thank Ron W
Reviewed 23 February 2014

WE hire Rose Tours and they did an excellent job explaining the different customs of each village, The people here seemed more authentic than north of Chiang Rai.

Thank shulamit657
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