Meet our guides

Name: Pornchai – Nickname: Pornchai – Type: Trekking Guide – Language: English

  1. Where do you come from?

Originally from Mae Eye district in Chiang Mai where the second highest mountain, Doi Pha Hom Pok located.

  1. How long have you been a tour guide?

Since 1979, so only a few years.

  1. How do you become a tour guide?

When I was young I saw many foreigners have been trekking around my family farm so I asked the guide if I could join. Suddenly I knew that being a trekking tour guide would be my dream job. I moved into the city and working as a salesman first, then working as a receptionist almost 6 years so I could practice my English. After that I decided to take a tour guide course at Chiang Mai University to become a certified tour guide until now.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your current job?

Meeting so many people from all over the world and educated them about wildlife and hilltribe culture.

  1. What is your favorite thing to see/do in Chiang Mai?

Doi Suthep and Huay Tung Tao are my favorite spot as it reminds me of my childhood.

  1. What are your hobbies?

Running around old town, soccer and sepak takraw with neighbors.

Name: Narong Podjanathamrongpong – Nickname: Narong – Type: Sightseeing and Trekking – Language: English

  1. Where do you come from?

I’m originally from Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai where you can get in touch with Mother Nature.

  1. How long have you been a tour guide?

Since 1992.

  1. How do you become a tour guide?

Before settling into this tour guide, I spent some time with my friend who working as a trekking guide and have a chance to learning firsthand what goes into leading groups of people through some of the nice nature place of my lovely home Chiang Mai. Then I felt like this is the right job for me to show people how beautiful Chiang Mai is.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your current job?

It has been wonderful because I have a chance to going to the woods; it’s like a second home for me.

  1. What is your favorite thing to see/do in Chiang Mai?

Absolutely mountains, trees and rivers are my favorite things to see.

  1. What are your hobbies?

Mostly reading non-fiction book.

Name: Thummanoon Inchai – Nickname: George – Type: Trekking Guide – Language: English

  1. Where do you come from?

I’m from Fang district in Chiang Mai where the most famous orange farm located.

  1. How long have you been a tour guide?

Almost 3 years.

  1. How do you become a tour guide?

Because of natures and passion to taking care people made me want to become a nature tour guide.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your current job?

The people, they trust me with their holiday and the fact that I have been able to see their smiles and that was the best moment ever!

  1. What is your favorite thing to see/do in Chiang Mai?

I love Lanna cultures and realizing how lucky I am to born here.

  1. What are your hobbies?

Travel around the town while shooting some photography.