Green Trails transportation
Safety of our transportation
Transportation is a very important component of our tours. Here is an overview of the Green Trails transportation. We have been using the same group of drivers for many years. They have strict instructions regarding driving standards, maximum speed and safety. We have a perfect safety record. Our vehicles are regularly checked. We have indicated under each tour which transportation is being used. The title pictures shows the traditional public transportation in Chiang Mai. This is the songtaew. These trucks are converted pickup trucks. They have two benches on the side of the truck so people sit opposite in each other in the length direction of the vehicle. We use similar trucks for some of our trekkings, not the ones that used for public transportation. Our drivers have strict instructions regarding maximum speed and passenger safety and convenience.In the included section we specify the type of vehicle we use on tours.
Trekking truck or “songtaew”
We use trekking trucks for our join-in trekkings and some private programs. It has been the typical transportation for trekkings. They have two benches on the side of the passenger compartment of the truck. These vehicles are open vehicles but in a tropical climate, this is very convenient and pleasant. They have no air-conditioning except in the driver’s compartment. A trekking truck is part of the experience but for some people, it might not be comfortable enough. A trekking truck can accommodate a maximum of ten persons and a guide. They are often used for group tours. We use songtaews for our Huai Nam Dang trekkings such as Trek the mountains of Huai Nam Dang.
Minibus or minivan
We use minibuses or minivans for most of our tours. They are air-conditioned and have seat belts. There are various sizes of minivans but most of them can accommodate nine persons and a guide. They are more comfortable than trekking trucks but have less “charm”. If your program indicates that the transportation is a trekking truck and you want to upgrade to a minibus, please let us know. There are some extra costs involved, depending on the program.
Four-wheel drive vehicles
We can arrange practically every type of vehicle on request. We also use four-wheel-drive vehicles of various types during our customized tours.. These are very comfortable, air-conditioned and have safety belts. Normally these vehicles can accommodate two persons and one guide. There are types that can accommodate four persons and one guide as well. The Toyota Fortuner is such a car. We also use other four-wheel-drive vehicles such as the Isuzu Sportrider and the Honda CRV. Transportation on any of our private tours can be upgraded to these luxury vehicles.
These are the vehicle Green Trails transportation is using.