What is the current cost for a car or van and driver per day to visit some ethniic hill tribe villages. I did this 10 years ago and in 2 days we went all the way to the Chinese border and visited numerous ethnic villages. The driver was conversant in the local languages. I believe I paid 60$ US per day for two days then, and some locals told me I paid too much. I also paid for ONLY my accomodation and food (not for driver). I'm planning a trip back to LP and would like to show my wife some villages. Any idea of potential cost and any driver recommendations. I do not want to tour with a travel agency or use them for the car hire.