‐ Michael and family
Sat, 25/01/2020, 08:08
To start the review of our jungle-trip with Kalu and his friend Chai of the friends-and-family- runned small company amazing-trekking.com, I may say: it couldn\'t be any better.
I do trekking in Thailand since 1988 as well as in various other countries in our nature world. The guided tour, this time with kids, age 14 and 16, was brilliant.
Kalu showed all the beauty of his jungle to us and was able to avoid the crowdy touristy spots and so called highlights. He presented a bath in a beautiful waterfall, hiking through a cave of bats as well as bathing with elephants and feeding them in the middle of a river hand to mouth, what my kids did with excitement while Kalu was teasing them splashing water.
Kalu showed us closely through many different tribes, their villages and way to live. He is known to allways have a fascinating mood which was catching even tired kids, being a clock-round funny entertainer and confident guide, who is able to steer a bamboo-raft savely through many kilometers of white water.
He was born and raised in the jungle, made it to study tourism at the university of Chiang Mai, but his place of choice still is the jungle and he is caring for his family an society. His English is very good and his knowledge of animals and plants, of the jungle and meanings of preventing it are as interesting as just to listen to him sing or play the guitar. His friend Chai is complementing the whole trip perfectly and to round it up, the two of them were serving 7 meals within 3 days which are competing with a five star Thai-hotel, the best food I have had in Thailand.
My strong recommendation may add his ability to well plan a trip individually. This includes duration as well as walking distances up front the trip or change plans depending on weather or other conditions to be topped with sleeping preferences in the vicinity of the jungle or save and clean huts, with having a shower every day.