Had a fantastic day with Chintana and Pot (?). Both are exceptionally knowledgeable about birds and we saw a very great variety of birds. We started on the lowlands with Blossom Headed Parakeet before moving our way up Doi Inthanon stopping at a variety of spots for different birds. We saw gorgeous Inthanon Sunbirds and Falconet & Black Baza on the way home. Also spotted Redstart and Cuckoo at lunch. Pace was quite leisurely with plenty of time for photographing. Can't recommend highly enough. Just do it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me a 5 stars rating. Best regards, Chintana
Ariel YuanUnited States
We had the BEST time birdwatching with Chintana!!! It was the highlight of our trip. She treated us like family and taught us a lot about endemic species, Thai culture, and ordered us delicious food. She is extremely knowledgeable of birds and bird behavior and is a very thoughtful and funny guide. We had so much fun and will book a longer tour with Chintana for our next trip. We highly recommend her!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the rating and feed back. It was my pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Our second tour day with Chintana was a highlight as we went to a Bird watching tour in the mountains very early. Chintana knows so much about the nature of Thailand and we enjoyed it a lot. We also went to a waterfall, a small village were locals live and a temple in the mountains. Great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, Thank you for rating me 5 stars. Best regards, Chintana
Our private family tour in Chiang Mai with Chintana was very nice and we enjoyed it a lot. Chintana was very qualified, she knows so much about the culture and we learned a lot about Chiang Mai. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, Thank you for rating me 5 stars. It was a pleasure to be your guide. You have a very nice family. Best regards, Chintana
Lawrence BrettUnited States
Chintana was an excellent tour leader. She was extremely knowledgeable about Chiang Mai and was very enjoyable to spend the day with. Her English is excellent I would highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me 5 Stars. It was a pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Jake LennardUnited States
This is a tour not to be missed! Chintana was a great guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jake, Thank you for submit 5 stars rating . It was a pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Leonard McGeeUnited States
Chintana was the best. The ride in the van to the elephant preserve was roomy and comfortable. It was really nice to see the Thai countryside. She was knowledgeable and proud of Thailand and was eager to share that with us. We wanted to see things off of the beaten path and she accommodated us. She took us to a fantastic little restaurant and we had her order what she typically eats - great good and great company. Then she turned us on to an incredible street vendor for pad thai - overall, great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you for 5 stars rating. It was a pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Michael ShaprayVancouver, BC, Canada
Our group of 6 adults had a fantastic day with Chintana doing a walking tour of Chiang Mai. She was very accommodating and provided a great overview of the city. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for 5 stars feed back. My pleasure to have chance showing my beloved city. Best regards, Chintana
Anthony (tony) WilsonUnited Kingdom
Very professional birding guide and very good arrangements with excellent support (Dom). Expensive but well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Mary CecchiniUnited States
I booked a private tour with Chintana for a group of women. She was incredibly thorough in her communications leading up to the trip, a great storyteller, flexible and knowledgable. She met my group at our hotel, where she give an introductory chat about Buddhism, Lanna Culture, history and more. This preliminary information was incredibly helpful in setting us up for the rest of the day, which included a chat with a Monk (very cool!) as well as visits to a number of temples.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary for your review. I am very pleased to have opportunity to meet you and you group. Best regards, Chintana
Julie DubuissonUnited States
We enjoyed this informative tour. Lunch was very tasty, our guide spoke good English. There are many temples to see, and a chance to learn the history of northern Thailand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating me. Best regards, Chintana
It was our second visit with Chintana and once again she did a super job showing us the elephant conservation centre. She answered our numerous questions about the elephants and the thai culture. She took us to a lovely restaurant for lunch and helped us select a variety of thai food according to the different taste for spices in our group. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Josee, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasant to be with your group. Best regards, Chintana
Chintana is a wonderful guide. We wanted to see specific temples in Chiang Mai and she customized a tour of the temples for our group. Not only was she knowledgeable about temples, but she also knows so much about everything and was able to answer all our questions about Thailand culture, environment, food. I recommend Chintana as a tour to anyone who is curious and wants to know about Thailand. Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Josee, It was a pleasure to be a guide for your group. You and everybody in your group are easy going. So, make me feel happy to share and to show you as much as possible. Hope to see you back again. Best regards, Chintana
Benjamin ProctorUnited States
Best ever super awesome great superb wonderful!!
Benjamin ProctorUnited States
Skool awesome and amazing stellar!!
We had a marvelous, exciting and interesting birding day with Chintana and her "follower" her husband and super driver and entertainer. We saw a lot of splendid birds. The day will be unforgettable. Thank you both Verena
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Verena, Thank you very much for your kind comment. Best regards, Chintana
William WelshUnited States
Chintana did a great job in taking us to the Botanical Garden and the hill tribe settlement. Her knowledge of the plants and birds enhanced our experience. She also added the tour of the two temples in Chiangmai that we missed on our first day, which we really appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, It was a pleasure to be a guide for you and your family. Thank you for giving me 5 stars. Best regards, Chintana
William WelshUnited States
Chintana was a wonderful guide and host. She was very clear in communicating our itinerary, and flexible when we needed to make some changes. Her knowledge of history, Thai culture, and the Buddhist religion were most informative. She was a delight as a travel companion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Willain, Thank you for using my service and give me 5 stars. Best regards, Chintana
Chintana is a very knowledgeable guide and bird watcher. I had a great time during this one day tour, with experience sharing and getting to know her and her husband, driving us, and Thailand in general. I found Chintana a remarkable bird watcher, her sharp sight, ability to see very small birds from afar and to identify them impressed me a lot! I learned a lot today and I look forward to the next 2 days tour we have left. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chirs, It was a pleasure to be your guide.
Robert HeathArmonk, NY, United States
Absolutely fantastic! Chintana was wonderful. A great walking tour around chiang Mai including the market. The second day was even better. We were transported in a luxury van. We met a local guide in the national park who was amazing. He showed us over 20 local fruits, flowers, bark plus lots of birds. We ended the hike in his village and met his wife. a great lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch Chintana who is an expert bird watcher took us through a reserve and pointed out many rare birds
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, It was a pleasure to guide you and Linda. I am very glad that you enjoy the tour with me. Best regards, Chintana
Robert HeathArmonk, NY, United States
A truly amazing guide. One of the best guides we have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your compliment. Chintana
Michelle McBrideUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle for rating 5 stars.
Chintana exceeded my expectations. Her English was excellent and her knowledge of the culture, history, food of the area we visited was most informative. In addition she was easygoing and very thoughtful. Chintana is an intelligent guide who has a very positive attitude which makes travelling with her exciting. I am most happy to recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment
Ruth SchroederUnited States
Chintana is a treasure of a guide. She is delightful, thoughtful and knows a great deal about Thailand's history, cullture, natural resources and birds. She suggested wonderful places to both stay and to visit and she always accompanied us with informative commentary. We traveled from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, visiting Ayutthia, Sukothai, a hill village for an overnight, an elephant camp, rafting trip and saw handicrafts made. I, my husband, grown daughter & spouse all loved loved those 8 days!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment. I am appreciate. Hope you will return to Thailand again one day. Best regards, Chintana
Jek YapIpoh, PK, Malaysia
Super knowledgable about the birds of the area. Very helpful and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jek. Chintana
Robert KnappUnited States
This was a delightful first experience with Tours by Locals. Chintana is an excellent guide, knows well the birds of her country, is personally very engaging, and we would highly recommend her to any traveling in Thailand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob, Thank you very much for your kind comment.
Just had two great days birding with Chintana. She was excellent in finding us many special birds using only her sight, hearing and local knowledge. We found her to be friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in local history and culture. Overall an excellent 2 days birding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was very pleasure to be your guide. Best regards, Chintana
Ed DombrowskiUnited States
Chintana was a wonderful guide with a love and thorough knowledge of the city of Chiang Mai. She's easy going and great for helping to navigate everywhere from the heavy tourist areas to off the beaten path. Spend a day with her and you'll definitely get to experience a lot of what Chiang Mai has to offer. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed, Thank you for taking your time to provide me with your valuable feedback. Chintana
Graham B.Rickmansworth, HERTS, United Kingdom
Rating 5 out of 5 for Chintana as a great guide with a lot of experience at this location and other areas around Thailand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Graham, hope to see you again.
What delightful, knowledgeable lady. We had a fascinating time in the markets, looking at, smelling and tasting the huge variety of local foods. The rest of the tour was equally informative and varied.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Smith. It was a pleasure to be your guide and you and your husband are very kind.