Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

When you love a somewhere as much as we love Northern Thailand, it’s only natural that you have a responsibility to make a genuinely positive contribution to the people and the region. At The Tuk Tuk Club we take that pretty seriously and it sits at the heart of everything we do.

Local Guides

Our guides are local, as well as being experts (and jolly nice people) and this makes sure you get a better understanding of the people, the place and the culture. And by providing employment locally and putting guides rightly at the heart of the business it means that the trip feel that you pay ends up right back in the local community. Exactly as it should.

Local Restaurants

All the restaurants, roadside cafes and snack shacks we use are the best in the area - not always for the quality of chairs on offer but definitely for the quality of food an drinks. They are part of the local community and run by people from the community. No Starbucks, no tourist traps and no 'chain' restaurants. Just great local food served up by local people

Local Partners

We only work with small local activity providers on our trips. So the bamboo rafting we do is operated by the elders of a small local village and the young men who steer the rafts are from the same village. The jungle treks we do are led by guides from the village we stay in the night before. The boat trips we help arrange in Mae Hong Son are run by people from a small village nearby. The hotels we stay in are… well, you get the point. We always work with people where the money received and the jobs created positively impact the local community rather than being part of a large faceless business.

Local Staff

We’re a small business and our team in Chiang Mai and through Northern Thailand are the heart of the business; they’re so much more than workers picking up a pay cheque. The team are key to what we do and vital to your experience of the North, so we pay them top salaries, we treat them as the valuable and valued assets they are, and we trust them in a way that few tourism business do. There are plenty of business who say this may well say this, but for us it’s simply part of our DNA.

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