Guestbook

The tour and its scope is already described in a lot of further reviews.
We were a group of 7 what was perfect. Speed of the trekking was really good, but of course this depends on the the group.
The trekking was good, not too hard and not to weak.
Waterfall without further tourist, same in the jungle village - only our group.
All meals were incredible good and absolutely prepared with love.
Bamboo raft and elephant feeding/bathing was also a lot of fun.
We really enjoyed the time and Mikes happy and open character.
You will understand when you do it :)
100% to recommend!

Dennis

Dennis

10 December 2019
2 days full of adventure, we loved it
This was the most authentic tour I could ever have imagined. Mike is a really great, funny and the most honest Thai/Karen I've ever met. I can fully recommend this tour because Mike wants to bring his world closer to us, not because he wants do do big business. Food was perfect, waterfall was awesome, trekking not too long but with so many awesome things to see and eat, accommodation was nice, elephants are free and bamboo rafting was big fun. Thank you like for these two wonderful days :) stay as you are, all the best.

Kristin

08 December 2019
1000 Dank an Mike.
Das waren wirklich zwei unvergessliche Tage in einer wundervollen Landschaft. Es begann schon total unkompliziert das Trekking zu buchen, Mike antwortete innerhalb weniger Minuten und am übernächsten Tag ging es schon los. Es war alles top organisiert, das Essen war spitze, das Trekking war sehr abwechslungsreich und atemberaubend, die Gruppengröße von 8 Personen optimal. Mike weiß einfach alles über die Gegend, die Pflanzen, die Einwohner usw. Ich würde diese Tour jedem empfehlen, hier wird einem für den Preis so vieles und noch mehr geboten. :)PS: In den Wintermonaten unbedingt dicke Klamotten mitnehmen, nachts ist es unglaublich kalt.
Danke für alles.

Steven

06 December 2019
1000 Dank an Mike.
Das waren wirklich zwei unvergessliche Tage in einer wundervollen Landschaft. Es begann schon total unkompliziert das Trekking zu buchen, Mike antwortete innerhalb weniger Minuten und am übernächsten Tag ging es schon los. Es war alles top organisiert, das Essen war spitze, das Trekking war sehr abwechslungsreich und atemberaubend, die Gruppengröße von 8 Personen optimal. Mike weiß einfach alles über die Gegend, die Pflanzen, die Einwohner usw. Ich würde diese Tour jedem empfehlen, hier wird einem für den Preis so vieles und noch mehr geboten. :)PS: In den Wintermonaten unbedingt dicke Klamotten mitnehmen, nachts ist es unglaublich kalt.
Danke für alles.

Steven

06 December 2019
AMAZING!

This was the most authentic tour I could ever have imagined. Mike is a really great, funny and the most honest Thai/Karen I've ever met. I can fully recommend this tour because this tour is offered because Mike wants to bring his world closer to us, not because he wants to do business. Food was perfect, Waterfall was awesome, trekking not too long but with so many awesome things to see and eat, accommodation was nice, elephants are free and bamboo rafting was big fun. Thank you Mike for these two wonderful days :) stay as you are, all the best!

Kristin

06 December 2019
We fully enjoyed a 3-day private hike with our family (3 kids, 12, 10 & 6 yo) organized by Mike!

Spending the nights in a hilltribe village is simply awesome! Tnx to Mike and his team!

Camiel Notermans

26 July 2019

Frank Roan

11 May 2019

Thx Mike, we enjoyed your two day trekking. Well organized, great communication, good food, always friendly and very personal to the whole group. Great life story, you need to write a book!
Bring some earplugs as the nature sounds so different from other bedrooms!

Erik

11 May 2019
super cool trekking trip! you experience so much on these days! impressions you will never forget! amazing nature, the best thai food, the authentic feeling to sleep by locals surrounded just by the jungle and the stars! and all this with the best and perfect guide!!!
Mike is really organized, confident, funnyand reliable! The feeling just to be offside the touirsts with nobody than the locals in a village... to sleep there and to see their simple life...
in the evening at the fire Mike told us some very interessting storys about the life in the villages and about the folks...
Thank you for this unforgettable time. Next time I will be in Chiang Mai I will book the 3 days tour. Thanks for everything!
Katrin

Katrin

04 February 2019
We had an amazing time!!!! Everything was perfectly organized: starting by the information... It could not have been better. The hike was really beautiful and we made enough breaks to take some pictures and drink water or tried some herbs and fruits Mike showed us. Mike told us a lot about the plants, fruits and animals which are growing or living there. The food he cooked for us was just awesome and everytime too much. (even if you have an allergie or something like that you just have to say it). We could ask him everything and he was willing to show us the authentic and real simple life of the village people in the north! It was another world we were allowed to see for this 2 days! One of the best experience we made! with the best guide you can wish for! THANK YOU again for everything! it was unforgettable
Stephan

Stephan Keckeis

04 February 2019
Mike’s trekking is amazing! We couldn’t do the trekking with Mike but his partner, Sombat and his cousin (he called him the mountain boy) were the perfect guides! We learn a lot with them in the village (the food that they prepared was awesome, so yummy!) and spent a great time walking in the jungle, bathing the elephants and in the river! I’d love doing the trekking again! I totally recommend it!!!

Nuria

19 December 2018
A really great experience going for a 3 days /2 nights trekking tour, seeing some of Thailands great national parks, away from the "touristy spots" and seeing and experience authentic village life.
Mike is a wonderful guide, all is well organized, lots of food and lots of fun.
We had an amazing time, thanks a lot Mike!

Anna

15 November 2017
We did the three day trip with Mike. Even though it was raining the first day all the way through Mike kept us happy. At night we played soccer with the locals and had dinner with Mike's family.

The second day we did some bamboo rafting and fed and bathed the elephanrs. The elephants are really well kept since they can go anywhere in the jungle.

I can recommend this tour truly to everybody who wants to see the lifestyle in the mountain villages or/and do a trip through the jungle.

Johannes

17 October 2017
Had a really amazing 3 day trip with mike. He is propably the funniest and most open guide out there. His english is good and really good to understand. He made me feel at home and welcomed in his village.
Highly recommandable tour!
Thank you mike for the 3 amazing days!

"I wonder how, i wonder why" mike singing in the jungle

Bastian

14 October 2017
We had a really amazing time with Mike in the jungles. We went on a 3 days trekking tour with him. He told us so many cool stories, showed us a lot of interesting things and cooked amazing meals. I am looking forward to meet him again next time I'm coming to Chiang Mai. Mike, I wish you all the best!

Maksim Mur'ye

29 May 2017
Thank you so much for the last 2 days Mike. You and your tour are awesome!

Florian Rausch

16 March 2017
I did a 3 days 2 nights trip with Mike in Decembre last year and had a very good time. Mike is the perfect guide, experienced, funny, easy to talk to and has some cooking skills :D I felt totally safe and well cared for during the whole trip. For example, did i frget my flipflops in the village and decided to go get them, just after we already walked for about 20 mins. On my way back to the group, Mike came my way with a Motorbike he just lent from a man of the village, who drove by and picked me up. He tells some storys about his life, culture, nature and about the village he came from, while walking through the jungle or sitting at a campfire in the evening, eating sticky rice cooked in young bamboo over the flames. The trip was really one of the highlights during my journey in Thailand and i can recommend it to everybody, who likes to be in nature and wants to see a different side of the country, including a few adrenalin rushes (bamboo-rafting, elephant camp). :)

Manuel

06 March 2017
Just back last afternoon from a 2-day trek with Mike's Authentic Trekking”5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago NEWHave to express how 1) professional, 2) well-constructed with variety, 3) safety-conscious and 4) over-all enjoyable the experience was! "Authentic" is a definite description-goes in the memory as a proper adventure! Mike knows his stuff- and has a great sense of humor also. Highly recommend- definitely 5-stars from me! Thanks again Mike!

Laurence O'Keeffe

01 March 2017
We did the 2 day tour with Mike and it was great!! First a visit to the Mok Fa Waterfall and Pong Duad Hot Spring for a nice swim. After that a nice trekking of about 4 hours (we were happy to be in good shape for walking uphill :-)), bamboo rafting and spending time with the locals in a hill tribe village (Pong Nyan village). On the second day we did a longer bamboo raft, and we could even steer the raft ourselves which was very exciting! Finally a visit to an elephant camp. No riding, just feeding the beautiful elephants. Mike was very friendly, funny and helpful throughout the trip and everything was taken care of. Great trip!!

Bob & Sarah

16 January 2017
We had a fantastic time with Mike!! It was really funny with him and we learned a lot about the thai culture in the nort. Great nature, great food, great guide Mike ;)

Jannik Maisch

14 January 2017
Visited Thailand in end of September. 2 day 1 night tour with Mike. He made the experience AMAZING. Day 1 we stopped by a waterfall & trekked the mountain to the village. Along the way Mike cooked food & it was delicious! End of day 1 got to the village. We rode, fed & bathe the Elephants. The Elephants were roaming free. It felt good not seeing them in captivity. Mike cooked a delicious dinner. We slept in a traditional village house. On day 2 Mike made breakfast & showed us the village telling us the history. We then headed down the river on a bamboo raft. The ride down the river was one of the most beautifully scenic things I have ever experienced. Once we got to town we were fed lunch. We were very pleased with the experience we had with Mike. I never leave reviews but this was so amazing that I had to leave one for Mike.

Manny Cruz

04 January 2017
I had the pleasure to enjoy the 3 days 2 nights tour with Mike in October 2016. he made the tour so unique and special. During our 3 month travel through South East Asia he was the best guide we had. He has a wast knowledge and a very funny and warm personality which made the trip so memorable. He is a vey good cook as well.;-) I can totally recommend doing a tour with Mike, you will not regret it!
Ich hatte das Vergnügen im Oktober 1016 die 3 Tages/2 Nächte Tour mit Mike zu geniessen. Er war es, der die Tour zu etwas so Speziellen gemacht hat. Während unserer ganzen 3 monatigen Südostasienreise war Mike, der beste Guide, den wir hatten. Mit seinem Wissen über Natur und die lokalen Ethnien, seiner lustigen und aufgestellten Art machte er diese Tour zu einem unvergesslichen Ereignis. Er ist im Übrigen auch ein sehr guter Koch! ;-) Ich kann es nur empfehlen mit Mike eine Tour zu machen, man wird es nicht bereuen!

Adrian (Swiss)

02 January 2017
Ganz großes Lob an Mike. Es war wirklich ein klasse Trekking was immer in Erinnerung bleibt. Super abwechslungsreich und autentisch. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen.

Marina

01 January 2017
My fiancé and I did the two day trek with Mike in December 2016. It was a wonderful trip! Mike is a great guide. The trek is beautiful and if you want it to be, challenging. Breath taking views. Delicious food. Funny and kind guides. I will do this again next time we are in Chiang Mai!

Michelle Harburg

31 December 2016
Dear Travellar,
I can fully recommend this funny and nice guy. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience to share with Mike and our group. We had the 3-days jungle tour with Mike and he was constantly smiling. Always in a good mood, we enjoyed the trip and learned so many things! But enough words, book your flights and book a trekking with this awesome guy. I hope to see Mike soon again.

Zeray Khan

30 December 2016