Thailand's adventure holiday specialist for a small independent group and customized travel in Thailand and neighboring countries

Dear Duangkamol:

It is difficult to express in words just how grateful Kamy and I are
for the trip of a lifetime that you planned for us. Even though we
were excited to travel to Asia for the first time, we still could not
have imagined how memorable and special our visit to Thailand would

I realize that working with me was challenging. Unlike some of your
other customers, I usually plan all my own travel, myself, because I
like to go to places that aren't typically featured in arranged tours.
I selected WildThailand because of its custom trip option and its
focus on remote destinations. When I wrote you, I was impressed by
your prompt response and your willingness to incorporate all our
concerns and special interests into the sample itinerary you sent me.
But even more impressive was your constant, attentive correspondence
with me over a period of at least 3 months, as I asked you countless
questions and made additional requests. You never grew impatient with
me or stopped writing me, which is why I felt confident that our trip
would be great, even though I had not previously heard of

The trip was better than great. It was not until I reached Thailand
that I realized just how much effort you had to put in to coordinating
so many guides, drivers, hotels, tours, meals, and more. You are
perhaps the ONLY agent who could have exceeded my expectations. As we waited--half way around and world from home and a bit nervous--to see if our first transfer and guide would arrive, we were so relieved to
find him (Ngu) with our name on a sign, waiting faithfully at the
airport exit. Every arrangement from that point forward was just as
timely and reliable, to our great relief.

Bangkok was an amazing introduction to Thailand, especially
considering how much we saw in our one full day there. I remember
telling our guide Ngu that if my whole trip ended the next day, I
would still think visiting Thailand had been worthwhile. Ngu provided
us with a remarkably thorough explanation of the historical and
religious backgrounds of Wat Arun, the Royal Palace, and the Royal
Barges. Although our day was full of activity, we never felt
overwhelmed or rushed. In fact, we still had energy to attend a Thai
dance show that evening, which Ngu kindly arranged for us and escorted
us to, on his own time.

Northern Thailand, which we toured for one week of our sixteen-day
visit, was our favorite part of the trip, thanks to our guide Mu and
her friend Nini. Our road trip among the villages and cities around
Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son was an experience Kamy and I will always cherish. Two better teachers we could not have possibly asked for. Mu educated us in many matters of Thai language and culture, including basic grammar, customs and manners, food, music, nightlife, politics, religion, farming, flora and fauna, and village life. Nini, in
addition, patiently taught me Thai vocabulary and songs, always
smiling and laughing with me. Perhaps the best education we received
was "learning by doing," as Mu would say. Mu's deep-rooted connection
to the hill tribes of the north and the Mae Chaem villagers allowed us
to connect with families and experience first-hand some of their ways
of life. Their obvious respect for Mu and her support of their
villages made us feel welcome wherever we went.

Mu and Nini were as generous with their time as they were with their
information. They spent New Year's Eve with us in Chiang Mai, where we sent a giant lantern into the sky and celebrated on the riverbank.
Sanuk Mahk! On our last day in the north, they kindly agreed when I
asked them if they would stay in Mae Hong Son with us. I realized I
didn't want us to spend that day on our own, as we had planned. At the
airport we cried when our dear guides and now friends left.

Our final destination, Southern Thailand, was where we witnessed the
beauty of the jungles and islands. The jungle accommodations you
arranged at the Tree Top River Hut resort and the bamboo raft house
were set in absolutely breathtaking locations. It was so inspiring to
walk out of the room and see exotic birds and emerald green waters,
and to hear the roars of cicadas and the howls of Gibbons. The owners
of both resorts fed us Thai meals fit for a king and were friendly and
helpful. Mr. Daeng ensured that all our activities—elephant riding,
jungle hiking, kayaking, and boating to the raft house—went just as

When we arrived in Phuket, the lessons of our previous destinations
came in handy. We easily navigated our way around Karon Beach and were appreciated by the Andaman Sea View staff for using the little Thai we knew. Our day tours to Ko Phi Phi and Ko Similan were quite full, as
expected during high season, but that didn't stop us from relaxing on
white sand beaches and snorkeling past beautiful coral reefs and fish.

Duangkamol, how can we begin to thank you and WildThailand? Our
experiences never would have been possible without your
professionalism and expertise. Although we have traveled to many
faraway lands including Peru, Tahiti, Mexico, Europe, and even
Antarctica, this trip to Thailand has been outstanding. I hope you
will share this review with all the people who helped make it happen.

With sincerest gratitude,
Kim Akhavan

Long neck

Give food to the monks


Khao Sok lake trip

Trip to Phi Phi Island

Kim and Kamy
I want to thank you for a very nice tour in the north of Thailand with many exciting experience. We did very much appreciated the way the tour was planned for specifically the chance to see real life, cultures, food, way of living, nature, etc.The guides engaged were just terrific and we could see their real engagement in eco-cultural style.
Ake Ljung

Join local festival in Village of Chiang Mai

Our stay in the Hmong village was an enormous adventure. We felt that we were accepted as equal and we were invited to take part in their way of living. Late in the evening around the camp fire we had an interesting exchange of views with four of the older men and two of their sons.....We took part in their service at church and my wife and my younger daughter presented a folk dance to them (I'm impressed - we normally don't perform).We will also try to write an article from our stay at the Hmong people for the local newspaper. If you have your Web page available within the next weeks we will include this in the article - if OK to you.

Thank you for arranging this special adventure for us.
Hilsen Oeyvin,

Cultural interaction in Hmong hill tribe village of Chiang Mai

You are probably aware of our trip recently arranged between yourselves and Symbiosis of London. We wish to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip and the itinerary arranged by yourselves. Also we wish to make you aware of how much we enjoyed the service proved by “Poe” and the driver. Although the driver spoke little English, he was always very cheerful and happy to point out all the land marks he could. He didn’t seem to miss a thing – whether it was a village or house we should stop at or some land mark. He really knew the North of Thailand very well.

The service of Poe were wonderful. He was an excellent guide who gave of his best all the time. We could have asked no more of the service he offered. You might be aware that I am a Coeliac, and Poe had found out in advance of our trip all about the disease and about what I could and could not eat. It certainly made my holiday have someone who made sure that everything which I ate was safe for me to do so. We would very much like to make use of your service and hopefully Poe, when we make a return trip to Thailand and to Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar later this year.

Yours faithfully,
Lynne and Ray Hulme

Lynne & Ray Hulme
in Thai village


Thanks so much for leading us through this wonderful adventure ! It was truly a pleasure to observe & experience Thai life outside Bangkok. While these past couple days have been deliciously relaxing & peaceful, you somehow managed to also show us many interesting sites -The floating market, the temple, the coconut sugar factory, to name a few I feel the trip was superbly organized & executed.

Take care,
Jenny Breeden
Standford University, USA

Study tour for students from Standford U

Your guide Jack provided me a wonderful trip into rural Thailand. Our rafting trip and elephant trek were preludes to the highlight ….a day and night in a Hmong village. The people there were so welcoming and so delightful, I enjoyed every moment. Jack in particular is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, and his English is nearly perfect !

For the adventurous traveler, I highly recommend this tour.

David John Frank
Associate professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Hmong People

""""Mr. Jack: Wow. He knows so much. And yet he was able to say "I don't know" when he didn't know. We learned so much. Jack is passionate about his country and the history and future of the hill tribe communities. He was very true to his convictions: we stayed in and saw all that was original. I must say that I'm glad we didn't go on a different trek. There were several advertised in Chaing Mai but they would not have been anything like what we did. And the only reason we could enjoy such a remarkable journey so much was because of our guide. We were comfortable letting him represent us to these communities. We trusted him"

Hal and Margot Genger ,

Hal and Margot Genger
with their Lahu hill tribe

Thank you very much!! I really enjoyed this trip!! I experienced many things. Cruising, night show (puppet), eating coconut's ice, coconut's juice, taking the shower outside, etc. All are beyond my expectation. I like them very much!! Thank you for taking care of us! And keep up the good work!!
Masaru Ikeda,
Tokyo University

Village Life Tour for Japanese Students

Dear Poe

How are you? I hope everyrthing is fine. Well we received your message at the hotel late evening on Wednesday as we had gone out. Glad to hear that you all had a safe trip back to Bangkok.

Well Poe let me say what a wonderful trip we had under your guidance. We have been many places but you have truly been our best guide ever. You made our trip so comfortable through your kind consideration, your care, and your great sense of humour. It was truly a perfect holiday for us.

We are back safe at home with our family and I am going back to work on Monday, Subhas has already been back to work. The orchids did not survive the trip however, as they froze in the luggage in the airplane. Well I am still leaving them in the bottle for a while and hope that by some miracle they will revive.

Well thanks again and give our regards to our driver

Vidiah & Subhas
Trinidad & Tobago

Sukhothai Historical Park on this trip
Hi Duang, 

Just a short note, although very belated, to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had. Our tour guide Mu was just wonderful, we really enjoyed the program and loved the village tribes. I just wanted to thank you very much, we were very impressed with the professionalism of the tour

the organisation was great and it went so smoothly. I will have no hesitation in recommending your  company to others.

Kind Regards

Katherine Blomkamp
Hilltribe Treks in
Mae Hong Son
Dear Duangkamol,

I would like to thank you for the wonderful trip and all the help with tickets, hotel and other logistics.  We have really enjoyed our Northern Thailand tour with Jack and have already been recommending it to our friends.  We would like to say that Jack has made this trip especially enjoyable for us with his sincere love for his country and desire to share its beauty and culture combined with lots and lots of experience and knowledge.
I am already recommending you to my friends and would be happy to provide a reference for you if needed.

Thanks again and kind regards, 
"Guide Jack"
Dear Khun Duangkamol

 I wanted to say thank you for organising my friends' tour to Ayuthaya and Kanchanaburi last week.  They had a great time, and Khun Toi was a fantastic tour guide. regards 

Toy (Khun Toi)
Peterson Family from Arizona USA on the trip from Bangkok to northern Thailand plus Nan Province
Hi Duangkamol,
I've been meaning to email you and thank you on planning a wonderful trip! We thoroughly enjoyed Thailand and recommend it to everyone we tell our trip about.
The most enjoyable day was the Be an Elephant Owner for a day. We also had a great time at the cooking class. We tell our friends not to miss Chang Mai if they go to Thailand. We also enjoyed Hua-Hin very much. However, it would have been much better if we knew it wasn't the season to go swimming (because of the jelly fish!). If that were the case, we might have chosen another beach spot.
Mr. Poe and Mr. Chan were a delight to be with during our trip. They prepared us well for the excursions and really allowed us to get to know what Thai people were all about. Mr. Poe was especially friendly and did a lot for us - he definitely exceeded our expectations as a tour guide. We will definitely remember him as a wonderful tour guide and he will be the measuring stick for tour guides in our future travels!
Even though the overnight train ride was a great experience, taking the flight back was much more convenient and not much more expensive. A great part about our trip was definitely the Thai massages - it was definitely a one of a kind experience.
All the hotels we stayed at were very good, clean, and we appreciated their attentiveness to being Green. We especially enjoyed the Thai food, fruits, and furniture! By the way, do you recommend any websites that sell Thai furniture and will ship to the US (that is priced reasonably)?
Thank you again for a planning and recommending a great trip.
Best regards,
Activity: to be an elephant owner in
Chiang Mai

30 Jan 2012

Duangkamol, the trip you organised was sensational and would recommend your services to absolutely anyone. Your staff are impeccable, their always friendly, respectful, professional and trustworthy. We never had to wait for anyone! The trip was very well organised.

Additionally, I really enjoyed Joe’s knowledge of Thailand’s history and way of life – this made the trip even more special as we now are more educated about the true Thai culture. We became enchanted by Thailand... J

Please don’t change a thing...! However, importantly - please praise your staff for me.

Thank you!


Simon Carroll aipp
30 Jan 2012
Living Image Photography
Australia 2063

22 Feb 2012

Hi Duangkamol: Sawasdee.

We have just returned back to Canada and I would like to commend you and your team for a wonderful experience in Thailand from Feb 10-15, 2012.
My wife and I had an enjoyable time and learned a lot about your beautiful country ... thanks to the pleasant company and tremendous knowledge of our guides, Mr. Poe and Mr. Chan.
Both of these gentlemen took great care of us, kept us safe, provided us great advice, adjusting the itinerary as needed and ensured we experienced all that we could of Thailand in the relatively short time we had there. They definitely exceeded our expectations. It was a pleasure to spend some time with them and they are a credit to Wild Thailand.
In addition, I commend you on the very smooth process of organizing the tour, the payment and the execution of the tour.
It was a relief when everything worked according to plan especially dealing with a new organization (for me) from so far away.
The only problem we had on the tour was with the Chiang Mai Plaza hotel which was really not suitable for us. It was old with a very outdated check-out procedure and a lack of customer service at both the front desk and the dining room. Thankfully, we didn’t have to spent too much time there.
However, I will certainly recommend Wild Thailand to anyone wanting to experience Thailand in an up close and personal manner.
All the best. Maybe we will “see” each other again some day.
Dale Sue Ping
22 Feb 2013

Sawasdee kah

 Hello Duangkamol Thank you so much in helping me organize a trip of a life time.  We did all the things that we wanted to see and do in Thailand and more.  You were very helpful and instrumental in co-ordinating everything to make our trip enjoyable.  I wanted to let you know the amazing vacation my sisters and I had in Thailand.  We loved Chiang Mai.  The people, the culture, the food and this was all made possible by Mr. Chan educating us on the Thai culture, language, customs and etiquette, politics, religion and the life of the hill tribes we visited.  It was quite the experience to see the joy in the children's faces when we gave them little treats that we offered them.  This was all provided by Mr. Chan and he gave us each the opportunity of handing them out to the kids.  We actually felt part of the community and thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with the tribes.  We enjoyed the comaraderie with our guide, Mr. Chan and our driver, Manu.  We visited the market and enjoyed all the fruits that Chiang Mai had to offer.   Mr. Chan was excellent and he picked up on all the things we liked and made sure that we experienced everything we wanted.  He even was there when my sister needed that helping hand walking down the trails and captured every kodak moment possible throughout the trip. I also appreciated the fact that the company that you arranged the kayaking trip with in Phuket prided themselves in providing the best possible experience by not over booking their tours.  As some of the other groups we saw were quite large.  Ours seemed more personal and we actually kayaked ourselves as opposed to being kayaked.  You remember our guide in Phuket was in an accident and wasn't able to give us the tour included in our itinerary and the driver's English wasn't very good.  Sea Canoe was able to provide us with a driver the following day to see a bit of the island, which I thought was a very nice gesture since we were not able to see the island when we arrived.  I will definitely recommend Wild Thailand to anyone wanting to visit Thailand.  I have already told many tourist during our travels what a wonderful experience we have had with your tour company. 

Thank you. 
Cathy Ayow

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