Trekking Collective, Ethical Travel, Authentic Experiences Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Ethical Travel, Authentic Treks, Tours and Travel Company Since 1988.

About us

“Authentic Experiences, Native Expert Guiding, Local Knowledge Sharing … Off the Beaten Track ..Let Trekking Collective take you on a personal journey through Lanna, Northern Thailand………”
Chaiyan and  Caroline’s Family Welcome you to Chiang Mai -their home! An invite to the many varied indigenous hill tribes, lowland cultures with stunning landscapes that still is the Ancient Lanna Kingdom. Based in the moated northern capital of Chiang Mai as an independent. A Pioneer in Community Based Tourism -Trekking Collective plays a an active role in “Sustainable Healthy Chiang Mai” – check out their Rural and Urban People’s Intitatives time-line  on their  www. community page.
Noted for quality personalized ‘one to one ‘real’  Local Experiences.
Pure Nature Trekking within the Mountains,
Forested Hills; Tribes and local Lanna Communities. High level of local knowledge sharing with your Local guides their Families and Community Hosts. English, Thai, Lahu, Karen and Ancient Kam Muang language spoken .
Secure your  quality ethical travel ideas with a real-time personalized email or call us.
Guaranteed We are Human -No Robots or off-shore virtual assistants – Only Real Local People here 🙂   ….Visitors already in Chiang Mai we invite you to our Family HomeOffice within the Old  City.  PLUS You get to meet a guest’s favorite  ‘Kung fu’ Po the family pet Dog.

Dear Friends

Good News from Chiang Mai! Chaiyan and Community Families are now welcoming guests..both old and New 🙂

Contact directly anytime to make plans for your  Authentic Life Experiences 

Reflecting and appreciate the many years of meeting guests globally and locally  -shared experiences -now good friends -bringing us all closer – Respectful of each other’s cultures our common humanity.  

Thank-you Again – always to you all who have asked after the Communities health we wish you all to be safe.   All@TrekkingCollective


-“Local Expert Native Guiding with High level of local knowledge sharing… great locally sourced menu” minimum two travellers/individual

Quality One – One Experiences Adventures Chiang Mai- Capital of the Lanna region, cultural sensitivity, integrity,mutual trust and long term respect of the communities visited with an excellent safety track record gives you the confidence to book  real time authentic experiences   …”A recognized best practice community focused small scale independent throughout  the S.E.Asia Region”……”One of our Mekong  Champions”

….”Integrity and Ethics…small scale,slow travel in a world now full of ‘fast food’ new generation mass tourism”

“Green Travel with Care”………..” You can ‘Trace your Experience all the way to the source true circular economics’

“Ethical Hill-Tribe On to One Cultural Chiang Mai Trekking”

Discover a more gentler kinder world with honest ” quality life enriching experiences” on an individual personalized basis we welcome all Individuals, Ethical International Tour Companies Multi- Generations Groups; Couples, Honeymooner’s, 20+ 30+ 40+50+60+ good general fitness, Family Adventures; School Summer Holidays; Post Golf Holiday side trips; Exchange Uni. Students long weekend up from BKK , Regional End of Business Trips, Women Travelers, Indian Wedding Guest’s, NEW Adventurous Indian Family and Student Getaways, Office Colleagues ‘Bonding’ Trips. City Mini-Stays,Graduation Trips, Independent Solo’s, Expat Family and Friends,Special ‘Train the Trainer’ and Summer Breaks ‘  are among the experiences with new  ‘Unplug ‘ Mind Health Focus Treks

book directly by email/ mobile

or visit our home/office if in Chiang Mai!  –WhatsApp [real time] line open daily 830am-8pm [Thai Time]

+ 66 0 814733016 less than 24hrs

+ 66 0 831523621  more than 48hrs.

*Independent licensed local office NO AGENCY

Fresh New Life Enhancing Community Experiences Pure\Nature+UniqueCultures+Forest+LocalFoodie 

-“Local Expert Native Guiding and High level of local knowledge sharing… great locally sourced menu” minimum two travellers.

 Concierge Personalized Service for Your Whole Stay in Chiang Mai

Quality one Day and Overnight Treks, Tours and Touring One to One Experiences with choices to suit every one’s  interests. For the novice walker and the serious hiker with many tour itineraries ideal for the enjoyment of a generational family trip. Special interest and educational groups particularly ethno-cultural. All abilities welcomed travelling with Carers.

‘Local Wisdom’. Rare endemic orchid, montane birds and nocturnal animal watching trips plan well in advance to request one of the many one – off tailored programs. For health motivated travellers unique ‘ Farm and Foodies Tours’ and ‘Personal Well Being’ options.

Your Experiences with us  let you reach deeply into the essence of what is true and unique to Lanna, northern Thailand.

Thank-you to Guests for taking time to post your reviews!

                                           “Good Morning – Bonjour Beautiful World”!

Be in balance with the people Unique Cultural Experiences high-lighted by traditional ‘Local Wisdom’ Experiences
with indigenous hill tribe religious celebrations with welcoming overnight family homestays in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Communities.

Experience adventure trekking with a traditional journey by bamboo raft along scenic river routes, forest elephant trails with additional seasonal exciting white-water rafting.

Take an unforgettable journey travelling on mountain roads passing timeless Buddhist temples taking in the vivid green of rice paddi or speed along the mighty Mekong river by long-tail boat in the ‘far north’ of the Lanna region

Bathe with elephants in their natural environment in the hills whilst on a trip to learn about their lives with their traditional Mahout keepers, learn of their past. present and future.

Organic Rice planting and Coffee Harvesting excellent up close
and personal experiences with all year round activities based around the farming calendar  at local lowland family and indigenous community run farms ask Caroline for details!

All these trips and much more awaits you on their easy to use tour and trek menu take time to look at all the unique possibilities then go to the contact us page stating your interests or ‘wish list’, levels of fitness, ages – if appropriate and your time frame, they will then forward to you a personalized trip plan. Alternatively contact directly with

***view their tour & trek menu Contact today for your own personalized unique experience

Featured in “Perfect Holiday in Thailand” The Sunday Times, London.

Published reviews are in the latest search “Trekking Collective” ; etc.

THE ROUGH GUIDE, EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE TO THAILAND, ELPAISAGUILAR, MICHELIN GUIDE,  EXPLORING CHIANG MAI GUIDE. Featured in Adventure Travel Magazines. ‘travel’ Magazine- Sunday Times, London. Official website ‘Mekong Responsible Tourism’, ACTION ASIA


“Authentic One to One Quality Ethical Experiences.Off the Beaten Track……Let Trekking Collective take you on a personal journey through Lanna, Northern Thailand………..”™

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