Our transportation

Safety of our transportation

Transportation is an important element 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. We use the following vehicles:

Trekking truck or songtaew

We use trekking trucks for our join-in trekkings and some private programs. This is the traditional transportation for trekkings. They have two benches on the side of the passenger compartment of the truck. These vehicles are open vehicles. 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.

Songtaew traditional trekking truck Chiang MaiSongtaew or traditional trekking truck

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. 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.

Green Trails Airconditioned van with safety belts
Airconditioned van with safety belts

Four-wheel drive vehicles

We also use four-wheel-drive vehicles of various types. 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.