Our Family Guides & Staff
We are family team who are fell in love with trekking and outdoor activities. We never stop improving our work, we are always finding new trips and routes for ourselves and our clients. If you are looking for someone or some company, who is expert in deep jungle, we would like to present our team to help you explore in Chiangmai trekking.
We have worked for tour companies as guide leaders for over 25 years. We specialise in trekking and outdoor activities. All of us are licensed tour operators from the Tourist Authority of Thailand and are trained in first-aid and as lifeguards.
Guide Sampan Chaikaeo
Everyone calls him “Mr. Pan”. His character is helpful, intelligent, strong, and active. He grew up in a small village just south of Chiangmai province. When he was 19 years old, he moved to Chiangmai for his education. While he was studying in college, he learned about tourism by working for an overnight trekking tour. He fell in love with the work and started learning English by himself. He has now worked with tourists for over 20 years. In 2005, Mr. Pan received an award from “REI ADVENTURE” company of The United States. He is very knowledgable of Hill Tribes, organisms of tropical rain forests, and Chiangmai culture and history.
Guide Todsupon Lajai
If you want to travel with a happy guide leader, we proudly present Todd, who has worked in the tourist industry for over 20 years. He is active, helpful, positive, and happy. He has loved traveling and hiking since he was young. He learned from his father how to live in the deep forest through survival skills and finding wild food. He began working in tourism as a porter and guide assistant in 1996. Then, when he was 25 years old, he tried to improve himself to be a guide leader. He is also Mr. Pan’s nephew.
He created the idea for this program. He is part of an early group of people who have been working in Chiangmai tourism since 1978. He was the first person to show how adorable elephants are to the tourism industry as well. He is an expert and incredibly knowledgable about all of the tribes in Northern Thailand. He is Mr. Pan’s brother and Uncle to Todd and Aon.
We call him Aon. He is a chef, and will be making all of the food recipes for Chiangmai Travel Trek. Aon also runs all social media and marketing for the company. He was a tour guide before, when he was a student. Aon now runs a cooking school in Chiangmai old town, Red Chili Cooking School. He has worked in restaurants in Thailand and the USA for over 7 years. He will cook you the best breakfast you’ve ever had while deep in the jungle.