I write you to thank you for these wonderful days in Chiang Mai: thanks for your promptly answers, for your professionalism, for Emy and the driver, as they were adorable, very professional, always smiling and helpful, for the suggestion to visit the Rantong Camp (we had a very nice experience and some hours after the tour Mr T Rantong sent us all the pictures that he took during the excursion)
I will suggest your agency for sure to all my friends, colleagues and clients that will come to Chiang Mai
Thank you for yr kind cooperation toorganize our tours in Chiang Mai.
Hope that next time we can have yr servicein yr beautiful country.
Thanks and best rgds:
Yenni : Indonesia
Excellent Services.. I got to Chiang Mai for first time and have no idea for any bus schedule.But from Wandering Star Tour website, I found believed/trusted & professional travel agent. They sold direct bus ticket from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang .Even the price was not the cheapest but it was competitive one.I surprise that the service was 24 hours from Miss. Dao.At the first, my group and I planed to stay at airport but I just know that we can not stay because the airport closed midnight. Miss. Dao helped us find the hotel on 11.00 pm. I’m very satisfied with Wandering Star Tour. Worth it!!!
Vilvi : Indonesia
Awesome…. The best service from Miss. Dao.Thank you for all helping. We love Chiang Mai.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM From Julie and Family from UK
I would like to take this opportunity for making it all happen for me and my friend jimmy for all the trips in Chiang Mai. It is indeed the best trip we ever have.
Please send our regards and thanks to Moon, Lieu and toe for being the best tour guide and for providing a highly informative information to us and our group.
The price is right and the package is exquisitely remarkable. I would highly recommend your tour agency to any of my friends and family that will be visiting Chiang Ma.
Thank you Dao for your team hospitality and best of effort to make Chiang Mai a place for us to remember.
Days 8 & 9: Mandalay and around
Day 10 am: flight (45 US$ cash) Mandaly-Heho aiport (inle Lake)
Days 10 pm, 11, 12 & 13: Inle Lake
Day 14 am: Flight Heho-Yangon
Day 14 pm and 15 am: Yangon
Flight back to Chaing Mai day 15 at 14h30
The most commun itinerary is Yangon - bus/flight - Mandalay - boat down the river - Bagan-bus/flight - Inle Lake-bus/flight-Yangon
Many persons stop at Callao in the way between Mandalay and the Lake and do a 2-3 days treck.
Ther are many others hightlights, but those are the 4 principals. If people ask you, I suggest no to try to do more in 15 days (mabye adding the treck),
especially of they are not flying! The long night buses rides are exausting (lucky me I just had the day on the boat that was very nice).
The nice thing about doing first Bagan is that the boat is empy and when you get to Mandalay, you have a fabulous sunset on the river.
See you soon!
24th January 2012 From Samantha
I have just returned back home, but I would like to thank you and Amy
for an incredible experience at Doi Suthep.
We booked the early morning tour and we are so glad we did. It was
truly one of the highlights of our 18 day trip in Thailand. I am still
wearing the white string that the monk gave to me in Doi Suthep. It
was such a magical and moving place! I wanted to thank both of you
again and I will certainly recommend your tour.
All the best,
Hi Khun Dao,
We would like to sincerely thank yourself , Khun Nana and Khun John for all the arrangements. We had a very good time there and are planning to come back next year for more cheery blossom J
By the way, can you send me Khun John mobile number ; my son wanted to say hi to him J …
18th Nov,2011 Mr.Michel - Germany
Today is my last day at Kho Samui and here is a report about the quality of the hotel you booked for me.
The Hotel is very big, modern, very clean, service is very good and pleasant.
The rooms are modern with a small balcony to hang wet clothes or go for smoking.
Lots of channels on TV in many languages including BBC, Italian, German, French etc,
There is a pool area where they serve the meals. Meals are very good, especially the breakfast which is
done as buffet with a large variety of choices. Meal portions are good and prices are fair.
Internet is available for free in the pool area where we can just sit in the shade the whole day
with drink drinks or full meal services. The internet in the rooms or in the lobby (incl PCs) is not cheap though.
30 Min: 100 baht
1 Hour: 150
1 day: 500
1 week: 1200
One has to expect an almost 'concrete only' area and little nature except in the pool area.
The inner courtyard is paved with stones/grass/stone/...that forces you to walk like an old lady to
be able to walk on the stones only. Not so pleasant feeling but acceptable.
It's located almost at the end of the beach and one has to walk a couple kilometers on the beach to get
to the interesting Fisherman's village or take a taxi (200 Baht).
In all I would definitely recommend the hotel. It gets a 4 star out of 5 for my evaluation.
Thanks for the help to get here and have a good time.
I whish you a lovely day.
07th Oct,2011 Mr.Vittorio Serra- Italy
thank you for your quiqly replay
I agree at the tour Lifestyle Adventure Trek ( North of Chiang Mai Aera it's ok.
I read of you in internet italian site www.turistipercaso.it , where a lot of Italian people take the advice for the travel and where a couple of italian tourist wrote so good of your tour.
So, please, send me the address for payment so thath i can pay the deposit for booking this tour.
I send you 25,00 € that corresponds at 1,000 bath.
See you in Chang Mai
26th Aug,2011 Mr.Alberto Mazza and Benedetta Barbanti- Italy ( 4 days tour package)
it's alberto mazza and benedetta barbanti
we have just made 4 days tours with you
we would like to thank you and all your wonderful staff for the great
job you have done for us!
we will recomend your tours to all our friends!
We would like to ask you if you have an agency in Ko Samui for us to
find good tours there too
we are moving there tomorrow
or if you can racomend some tour agency there
23rd Aug,2011 Mr.Ariel Bentolila & family (Rent a mini bus 4 days with Mr.Pong (our driver))
Hi, I wanted to say that we really enjoyed your service. Pong the driver was the best.
Is there a website I can share my good feedback?
Thanks a lot,
19th July,2011 Mr.Ivo Heusdens - Tour leader,Joker Cie, Belgium - 12 people (Book The Magical Elephant on 19th July'11)
Hoi Dao, fantastic day in Baan Chang, thanks for all services and tell your friend owner-manager that we all appriciate the kindness of his staff and the extra's he did for us, I will come back, and will inform the next tourleader right now, see you, Ivo
9th Jun,2011 Ms.Lisa Jong - Malaysia ( Tour 23-28 Jun'2011) 22 people
Dear Ms. Dao,
Again, a big thank you for the nice tour you had arranged for us in Chiangmai & Chiang Rai.
Overall, we are very happy with Shirley and our bus driver. Both are very experience, patient,
and professional. I'll definitely recommend your tour to other travelers who plan to visit Chiangmai.
Hope you are always well & happy.
28th Jun,2011 Ms. Chanel Currey - USA - Tour Programe: WST-TT005:2 Days 1 night Trekking (Northwest of Chiang Mai Area)
Hello! I loved your trek so much and I would love to book through your company again! How much is your slow boat to laos package and what does it include?
28th Apr,2011 Jill G, Canada
Travel tip : Can recommend a great tour company - Wandering Star Tours (access website online) - Miss Dao, Frank and tour guide Amy. Did a great job and we really benefited from Amy's generous sharing of knowledge re Thai tradition and Buddhism. Got so much more from the temples visited. Trip to elephant sanctuary was awesome - spent time feeding, bathing and learning about elephants. A nice reprieve from the exploitation of the these wonderful creatures for tourism. If you are looking for adventure/excitement, Flight of the Gibbon is well worth it - a mix of 18 zip, rope and suspension bridges above the rainforest in CM. About an hour's drive from CM so easy to do. Guides are safe, friendly and knowledgeable.
10th Apr,2011 Mr.Ezio Achille
Ciao, Khun Dao,
Thank you so much for a wonderful shopping spree. I enjoyed the sites and your company. The restaurant was a great choice also, great food and ambiance. (it even rained when it didn't) I am very grateful for the generous and hospitable use of your time, See you soon,
16th Mar,2011 Mr.Steven Tripadvisor
Hi Ms Dao,
Your name and company has been recommended by forum members under Tripadvisor.com and hence, would appreciate if you could customise a program and quote us to cover the following attractions indicated below. There are 4 people travelling and we expect to arrive in Chiang Mai on 5th May 2011 and plan to stay 5 days/ 4 Nights in this region. 3 star Hotels for 2 couples should suffice.
1. City tour & attractions
2. Long Neck Trial Village
3. Program 2 of Maiping Riverside
4. Mekong River, etc
Kindly provide a full descriptive program including accommodation, payment and currency used in this region i.e. US Dollars or Baht
We look forward to your early reply.
15th Mar, 2011 Mrs.Maree from Australia
We really enjoyed last night thank you. I was wondering if you could recommend another dinner and show for tonight please??
08th Mar, 2011 Balazs&Adam from France
We booked CMA-01 : Exciting Chiang Mai. Great Experience, professional, enthoutiastic team. We really enjoyed it.
We will recommend it to our friends.
Balazs and Adam
24th Feb, 2011 Helga from Austria
Dear Ladies at Wandering Star Tours,
I want to say THANK YOU for your help in Chiang Mai and the very professional and friendly way you serve your clients! I can recommend your company to everybody from my heart.
And I hope to see you again - Thailand was just great, also because of you.
Helga from Austria
PS Dao, you told me that you will make a facebook account where I can recommend your agency but I couldn\'t find it. Do you have it already?
05th Feb,2011 Ms.Caroline - France
I realise only today that i had no thank you for your 3 messages with pictures of me in Thailand, i am very sorry...
So, thank you very much, i had seen all your beautiful pictures the day i came back to France, in my town Marseille.
Thank you, really...
How are you ? Have you a lot of job ? Lot of good customers who buy a lot of tours ? !!!
My english is not so good, but i try to understand me, in writting !
i have a friend witch her husband is English man and she speack a good english ; so, if i want writte to you others words too difficult for me, i see her to explain to me, you see what i mean ? ...
Please, Dao, can you remenber me what is the name of the black and white little animal i taked in my arms at the Chiang Mai Safari ?
In a future e-mail, i send you any pictures of my camera.
The weather in France is cold, very cold... It's winter, with cold wind, cloudy days...
This week-end, the weather is better : beautifull sun in a very blue sky, but not very hight temperature.
Tomorow, in sunday, i go with friends walking in the landscape, in a beautifull light of the nature, we have a pic nic and see also beautifull view in the countryside. It's a good idea to change of the weekall work.
I writte to you a very next day.
Thank you again for the very nice pictures !
See you... by e-mail and take care of you.
10th Jan, 2011 Mr.CK CHEW and family - Malaysia (Tour: 2-5 Jan'11)
We arrived safely back on Wed but one of my niece and myself was down with sore throat
from the drier weather in Chiengmai. Everyone had a wonderful vacation, it was so relaxing,
enjoyable and the food was so nice. Many thxs to Amy. We hope to visit Chiengmai again
in the future. Bye.
22nd Nov, 2010 Florian Tan - Singapore
Hi Khun Dao,
It's our pleasure to have you arranged our family trip. Hope you like the small little gift from Malaysia.
Everything was ok - as traveling with my family [old and young] - it's not very easy to manage from my side. For the Guide and Driver, they did a great job ! Overall, it's a great trip for my family and only thing is the traveling from Mae Sai to Chiang Mai was quite a distance !! Anyway, me and my friends will sure come again to Chiang Mai for others adventure, and i will definitely recommend my friends to contact you if they are going to Chiang Mai.
Thanks again Khun Dao for arranged such a great experience for us.
15th Nov, 2010 Vanessa & Jason Cherun
Vanessa and I would like to once again \"Thank you\" for all your assistance and help while we were in Thailand. Our tour in Chiang Mai was amazing. Amy is the BEST!! Very friendly and full of information. She was very professional, always on time and made sure we were always comfortable on our tours. I will recommend Wandering Star Tour\'s to anyone I know traveling to Thailand, especially Chiang Mai.
Thank you again,
Vanessa & Jason Cherun
07th Oct, 2010 Hamid Zain-Malaysia
I used to use your service on January 2010 for our trip to Chiang Khong. It was a very good one! And your agent by the name Dao,was so helpful. But this time, we would like to use your service again. Could you please arrange a hotel for us in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Me and my friends will be riding to Mae Sai(golden triangle) on December 2010. However,we could not find any hotel there. We found one guesthouse by the name of Bamboo Guesthouse just near the border in Mae Sai. We tried to contact them but they could not speak English.Therefore, we hope that you could book rooms for us on 6 and 7 December 2010.
Kindly reply to us.Tq.
23rd Aug, 2010, Neil & Magda Mccrimmon
Thanks again for helping us arrange the trip to Baan Chang Elephant Park today. We had a fantastic day!
13th Mar, 2010
Recommendation from 'Trip Advisor'
tr4vellingmonkey London, England
“A great Chiang Mai adventure” Chiang Mai
My cousin and I visited Chiang Mai recently and had an amazing time. Although a beach girl at heart, Chiang mai had so much to offer and I strongly reccommend a visit. We booked some day trips with a company called wandering star tour, who I highly reccommend. All staff were friendly and helpful and our one small problem we encountered, was very politely and effeciently rectified, which is a nice change for Thailand. Flight of the Gibbons is a must, the staff were very strict on safety and all had great humour which added to the experience of the day. We also did a day trip to the Golden Triangle which was surprisingly good, the white temple we stopped at on the way was an exquisite work of art and well worth a visit , the hot spring a little dissappointing as it was ruined by a car park surrounding it, the Golden Triangle was very interesting and it was nice being able to cross the borders to get a hint of the neighbouring cultures. We also did an adventure tour which was great fun, where we did bamboo rafting, elephant trekking, waterfall trekking, white water rafting and a visit to a hill tribe village. Not for the feint hearted is the X Centre where we did ATVing, zorbing and a bungy jump for a fraction of what you pay back home. The tiger centre was great, although sititng in a cage with three loose fully grown tigers was probably a bit stuppid in hindsight. Despite packing in as much as possible in our few days, there was so much more we wanted to do, but that's a great excuse to go back. All in all a great trip and a place I strongly reccommend to visit.
24th Jan 2010 Shelagh, UK
I sent the following message to the Travel Clinic after an article appeared on Sunday
I was interested in the advice you gave the reader who requested
information on a visit to Chiang Mai in the Sunday Times on
24th January. A former colleague of mine, Frank Shettlesworth, (we
both worked for many years with Air Canada in London) has set up an
excellent travel agency in Chiang Mai with a website of
www.wanderingstartour.com . I have recommended a number of people to
this agency and, without exception, all of them have been given
excellent service with real attention paid to planning tours to suit
the individuals concerned. His staff have also been commended as
being both friendly and helpful.
07th Nov 2009 Pauline, Canada
Sawas dee ka Dao,
Thank you for sending me my airfare receipt. I hope to visit Chaing Mai again some time with my husband. Thailand is so far from Canada. I enjoyed my tours with your company. I treasure the memories of my 3 day trek in the hills, they were the best days of my whole trip. I will recommend your company to any of my friends who visit Chaing Mai.
19th Oct 2009 Mr.Jack and his wife, UK
Many many many thanks from me and my wife for your kind help.we enjoyed our holiday in Thailand and next time we wish to visit Chang Mai and Phuket. When next time we dont know.??????????kob khun.
1.Royal Benja Hotel in Bkk is OK. Buffet breakfast is very good,House keeping below standard.
Guest relation does not exist.Location is good and convinient for sky train.
2.Welcome Jomtien. Pattaya...DO NOT RECOMMEND. It is a run down property. Staff highly UNTRAINED.Breakfast is rubbish and not worth eating. Hotel maintenance poor. Hot water
not switched on.House keeping below standard.Guest relation does not exist.Overall it is a 0 star hotel.
3.Thong Taa resort at BKK airport is very clean.breakfast very poor,Staff in the restaurant do not speak english .Overall it is OK for one night stay.
In toilet there is a sign which reads.
"PLEASE DO NOT PUT TOILET PAPER IN THE TOILET." I have taken a photo of the toilet and i will send it to you.. The reception staff could not explain to me what it means ???????
So you live and learn ...that is life. Cheers.
Regards from my wife and my family.They want to see your portrait if you can attach with your email.
Bye for now...Jack
27th Sep 2009 Paola, Emanuele, Morgan, Italy
Dear Dao!!!! And Dear Amy!!!
At last, and as promised, here we are!!!
Sorry for not writing you before..the fact is that, immly after gorgeous thai, all the rythms of usual live have started all of a sudden and...we really felt bad, with little time, running and running alldaylon for working and normal life!
Now it's sunday afternoon and we have a little time to write you.Here it's still pretty warm (20°) but fall is coming, in the morning it's a big foggy, leaves start being yelloworange and..this morning we've been into the wood to look for cheastnuts ahahahah!! Tipical fall activity!
Well...How are you??? Hope everything is going fine with you Dao, and with Amy and La, with whom we hope you'll share this message.
This is to say that we have spent a GORGOEUS MARVELLOUS time in Thailand and that we miss it so much! We still have visible enthusiasm in our eyes, and I think that our souvenirs, of which we are telling so much to friends and relative, will soon take some of them to Thailand!!! When we show our pics, our objects and we talk abt the very special things we felt, saw and did...well it's amazing!!!!
For sure this is not going to be our only travel to Thailand: we enjoyed it so much that we intend to come again!!
Evertyhing has been just perfect(also the last week in Samui, where we had a bit cloudy days but veeeery relaxing and very pleasant.
As to the week we spent in the North...we think it has been the most beautiful part of our travel, and we have a real nostalgia for it!
The trip that you organized has really been VERY good, good programm, good places, nice hotels (mainly that in Chang Rai!!!) and very very friendly and professional guide + driver, which is definitely imporant when travelling.
Pls try to let Amy have one of the pics we took together, that we are attaching.
A big CIAO from all of us, and in particular from little Morgan (Harry Potter for all Thai people ahahahah) that is still with a part of his heart in thailand.
Ciao Ciao, have a great time!
Paola, Emanuele, Morgan
27th Aug 2009 Guillaume & Vanessa, France
Sawas di khrap all of you,
How are you? We hope you are fine and everything is all right in Chiang Mai....
For us it's very hard to come back in our real life in France....We think all the time about our holidays in your country and we are a little bit sad but life goes on!!!
We really want to thank you Dao for your job and for the organization of our holidays, it was perfect and very professionnal. Amy we really want to thank you to have been our guide during our trip in Chian Mai you were very nice with us, always with the smile and very kind it was a great pleasure. Thank you to Lah for his patience during the long trips in car and for his kindness.
We hope to see you again maybe in France or in your country....
Thank you again to all of you for these unbelievable anf unforgetable holidays.
Sawas di khrap and sawa di kha....
Guillaume & Vanessa
PS : Dao, you can send me your questionnaire, i could answer your questions about our trip. And if someone want to go to Thailande i will give him your mail adress........
26th Aug 2009, Khun Nipa and Mr.Dave, Thai+Australia
Thank you very much, Khun Dao. Honesty, I'm quite impress with your customer service and efficiency work. I'm sure that me and my family will have a good time during the trip in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai.
Nipa & Dave
16th Aug 2009 Karen, USA
I saw that you were recommended on Trip Advisor. We are flying in from Bangkok for the dayon 8/21/09, at 7:25am and our return flight is 9pm.
My husband and I are interested in a full day tour to visit an elephant camp, (no elephant rides), moderate hiking in the hills and jungles, stopping at waterfalls for a swim, possibly rafting down the river, and visiting Chiang Dao Caves. Although we would like to visit with a hillside tribe, we are not interested in the commercialized tourist traps where all they want to do is sell you stuff.
Tell me if this itinerary is something that you do and if there are any other non-touristy things you can show us along the way.
Also, if you are available for this type of tour what would you charge us? Most of the tours I have seen end around 4 or 5 pm, so you could drop us off at Doi Sutheparound that time, and we will explore that on our own.
14th Aug 2009. Greetz and Femke, Holland
As we promised, we should email you when we were back home....well, were home! We went from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, where we met Inge and Rene and we have had a couple of nice days and lots of sun. We told everybody who want to see our pictures what a great time we had in Thailand and especially in Chiang Mai with your great help. We recommand Wanderingstartour to everyone who is travelling to Chiang Mai.
We want to say THANK YOU again to you and your team, especially to Emmy and La, the gave us the most information on 1 day....great!
I sent some pictures in this email, maybe you can use them, but I want to ask you if you want to give them also to Emmy and La and wish them all the best!
Big hug from the Netherlands!
Greetz and Femke
Posted by Chiang Mai at 4:54 AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
22nd July 2009 Marie, USA
Dear Dao and Amy, We had such a wonderful time with you on our adventure to Chaing Mai, I thought I would compliment you all with a lovely referral. My friends from Kentucky, The Pike's will be there in the fall and I hope you will be available at that time. I am giving them your contact email so they can contact you direct. Thanks so much for the most exciting trip of a lifetime. I know Carol and Caroline loved it as much as me.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:15 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
14th July 2009 Carol, USA
Hey you wonderful people!
Gosh do Marie, Caroline and I miss you!
It has taken me two weeks to semi-recover, and Marie was just in my office telling me the same thing. I think we two old ladies did more
than our bodies were used to in a very short period of time.............BUT, if I had it to do over again, I would do it ALL again plus twice as much!
Again, I cannot tell you how wonderful you are Dao...in arranging a magnificent tour package for us..........how incredibly patient and kind and funny Amy is.....gosh, she was just incredible and so very kind when We kept her all day........and who could NOT love Lah. He was the best...and you can tell him that Caroline thought he was very cute too!!! Smile
Marie just told me she has friends coming to Chiang Mai with a Habitat for Humanity project, and if they have time, they are going to want a tour package. Surely, we are going to send you as much business as we can, and early in 2011, I will try to bring a group there. I cannot do it in 2010, I don't think, because I have a long trip to Australia and New Zealand on the books, and if I can sell that, my usual group travelers will not be able to afford an immediate trip to Thailand. However, when I told my clients and friends all that we had done and how wonderful our trip was, their first response was, "Count me in on the next trip you take there!" So I am spreading the word as much as I can.
My very best to all of you at Wandering Star.........you made our trip
to Chiang Mai more than perfect.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 1:38 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009
26th June 2009 Carol, Caroline and Marie, USA
Whatever would we have done without you! You memorable assistance was appreciated. More than I can say!
I can not find the words to thank you properly for ALL of you fabulous help in planning this trip for Caroline and Me (and Marie)
The trip was awesome and we hope to see you again soon
You are simply the best and I look forward to working with you in the future!
Thanks many hugs
Dear Amy (Our Tour Guide)
The trip would not have been nearby as wonderful without you- your knowledge, your laugh, your smile !!
Thanks for the best trip ever! We will see you again in the near future!
Dear Lah (Our driver)
You are the best driver ever! Thanks for taking good care of us and smiling all the way.
Carol, Caroline and Marie.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 11:28 AM
14th June 2009 Carol, Caroline and Marie, USA
Oh Dao - what ever would I do without your help. And you won't believe where I got your name....it was in the Fodor's forum on the internet. Some girl just raved and raved about you and Amy...and she was so sincere in her writing, I just knew you were for me!!
Posted by Chiang Mai at 11:25 Am
11st June 2009 Carol, Caroline and Marie, USA
Gentlemen: Your company has come highly recommended to me, and I am hoping you can suggest and put together a great package for me.
Let me start out by saying I am a group coordinator for a large travel company here in the USA. I put together groups and take them all over the world, and I have been to Bangkok many times with them, but never to Chiang Mai. I am not in the process of developing a group departure for 2011, and this particularly trip I am making to Thailand in 3 weeks, will be for that purpose. I will have two colleagues with me..
We are definitely on a budget.But we do want to experience as much of the Chiang Mai area as possible...for our future trip which will also encompass 3 nights in BKK.
I would very much appreciate the lowest industry rates you could quote me for this particular trip since we are all working.....UGH. We will make it up to you with a future group there without question.
I am ready to get the ball rolling. I understand Amy is a wonderful guide...but we are up for anything. And I need your suggestions.
I look forward to your reply and what you need for us to proceed.
Thanks so much.
PS) One of my colleagues is still questionable..but at a minimum, there will be 2 of us.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 10:33 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
10th June 2009 Mr.Leong, Malaysia
Dear Miss Dao,
Sorry for the late reply as I didn't check my email yesterday.
I also didn't expect that you will reply that fast. Well done, good service, keep it on.
Thank you for your advise. You are very informative.
I will discuss with my wife on the trip you offerred to me and get back to you soonest possible.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 12:55 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
29th May 2009 Ms.Anita, Malaysia
The Whole Gang got back yesterday, thoroughly exhausted and tried. So they would need another 2 days to rest before getting back to routine.
My mum was telling me that they all had a really good time overall, although the weather was really hot. She commendted that Amy and Lah are both really wonderful people, very lively, chatty and friendly.
They were happy with Amy and Lah and of course, you.
You take care, stay in touch and thanks so much for looking after them when they were in Chiang Mai.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 12:07 AM
22nd May Mr.Guillaume&Vanessa, Franch
We are friends of Emmanuel and Ferrial. We want to spend our holidays this summer in your country. Emmanuel told us to join you to organize a part of our trip because you are an expert and they are always very satisfied of your work.
We want to come in Thailande for our holidays on July. We want to spend 3 or 4 days in Bangkok. After we want to go to Chiang Maï for 3 or 4 days. To finish we want to go to Kho Samui for 4 days.
We need your help to organize our trip in Chiang Maï (reservation of hotel, visit of sites, organistion of a trekking...) and to organize our flight from Chiang Maï to Kho Samui and from Kho Samui to Bangkok.
Could you tell us if you can organize this part of our travel? If it's ok i will explain you better what we want to do in Chiang Maï or you can propose us what you think it's interesting to do or not, you have more experience than us!!!
I thank you beforehand for your help.
Have a nice day.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 12:01 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
21st May 2009 Mr.Lee and his friends, Malaysia
Dear Ms Dao
Thank you for the wonderful trip we had to Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai.
Also a special thanks to the tour guide Amy and driver who guided
us till the wee hours of morning. My 3 friends enjoyed the trip.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 10:18 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
3rd May 2009 Ms.Belinda Trip Advisor, Australia
I am also going around that time and i like to be organised, so i booked all my tours through Dao at email@example.com. she has been great and gets back to you real quick i had several tours i wanted to do and she combine them together over two days with driver/guide at least six destinations for under 2,000 baht plus entry fees, I don't know if that the best you can get, would be close they take care of everything so i'm happy.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 2:32 AM
3rd May 2009 Mr.Gabi and Mrs.Raquel, Israel
Thank you Dao, Amy and La
Thank you very much for the pleasant tour you organised for us (Family Shalev) in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and all that area.
It was a pleasure visiting Thailand with you.
Thanks from Raquel and Gabi.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 2:21 AM
Monday, April 27, 2009
16th April 2009 Jeff Trip Advisor
have been planning a trip to Northern Thailand for some time. Being an ex Travel Agent (Australia 25 years) I though I could do it all myself and wait until my arrival.
However through this site I found Dao at firstname.lastname@example.org and she has been so helpful and extremely efficient. I am an organized person and love it when the plan all comes together and I can highly recommend Dao and to those who wish to have their trip arranged before they get to Chiang Mai. I am off in 3 weeks and can't wait. I will place a full report on this forum (Trip Advisor) as I am going off the beaten track, trekking etc.
Cheers to one and all
Posted by Chiang Mai at 12:51 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
20th April 2009 Loli , Phllipines
Would you have a sister company here in Bangkok which can provide the same excellent services that you have rendered to us during our stay there in Chiang Mai.
My two sisters are visiting me here in Bangkok on Friday - Saturday and we plan to visit some temples, etc. and the best sights in Bangkok. Can you forward me the contact details of the company/person please?
Thank you. Best regards,
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:34 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
11th April 2009 Leena and Sebastian , France
We hope you are fine! As promised, here is our feedback. Before starting I would like to let you know that this was a fantastic experience, we do not regret anything and we had heaps of fun!
On Wednesday April 8th 2009, the driver came on time to pick us up at the hotel. He then dropped us off at the bus station giving us all documents and instructions. We waited 30 minutes then when the Bus arrived, we showed the paper to the hostess. The seats and service in the Bus were fantastic we had enough biscuits, juice and water for our breakfast for the next morning. It was a comfortable journey. We left at 22h30 and we arrived in Nan at 4h30 in the morning. The trip was not long. Then when we arrived someone was waiting for us, we had coffee and water and we waited until 6h00 am. We drove to the border that opens at 08h00 am. We arrived there at 7h30.
Then at the border we had no problem. A lady was waiting for us. We jumped into a 4x4 drive car. We have been driving for 30 minutes when suddenly it started raining, pouring and the car got stuck on a hill. But that is the weather, no one can predict nature! It was impossible to move it so we took our backpacks and walked under the rain we had 4 km to walk until the pier. There is no dirt road in this area, this is why we got stuck in the sand. But we travel light and we have good walking shoes. Eventhough our backpack and clothes were wet we were happy to walk and took some pictures. When we walked a car stopped and dropped us off to the pier. In this car there was the lady that was waiting for us at the border. She managed to find a car for us!
Then at the pier we caught a speed boat to Pak Beng. It took around 20 minutes max maybe less actually... ...Speed boat was quite scary but it is safe and fun!
we left around 14h00. . So after some discussions with the local people she arranged a speed boat for us and we took 3 hours to arrive in Luang Prabang, as the river courant was favorable (we were heading downstream). We felt lucky being able to catch a speed boat whereas some people were waiting... People really were welcoming, very nice they made everything possible.
Thank you for arranging this tour. I would suggest this tour to: - young people who:travels with walking shoes ( very important on sand road, you get mud everywhere) and light backpacks (we had light backpacks so it did not bother us to walk with them) in case you have to walk a few kms. - easy going people like couple or friends that can understand that sometimes we cannot predict the nature and who like walking. It is important to know how it can be like, because advised travellers never complain. if you have any questions don't hesitate!
Leena and Sebastien.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:30 AM
12th February 2009 Maryvvone , Paris, France
Dear Frank and Dao,
Thank you and dao for everything, you made our stay turn to wonderful as usual!
Dao - you are such a kind confident person, I was happy to see you at the Agency and my friend Francoise is already talking about her future stay in Chiang Mai and Thailand.
Hope to see you both again,
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:26 AM
3rd February 2009 Paul , London, England
I just wanted to say thank you helping to make my time in CNX enjoyable and for those cup's of tea!.
Hope to see you all sometime soon.
Best Regards Paul
P.S a friend may contact you about coming to CNX with his wife(he arrivals in BKK on Fri
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:23 AM
29th December 2009 Melina and Cedric, India
Hello from India!
Thank you for all your hospitality in Chiang Mai! We enjoyed it much morethan Bangkok.I hope you had a good trip home last weekend for the election?
Here are the links of the photographs we took, do send us the pics that you took also.
Wishing you and ur colleagues a very Happy New Year in advance!!!
Melina & Cedric
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:19 AM
30th December 2008 Kate, England
Hello - we are now back in England!!!!
Thank you from us both for making the trip to Chiang Mai so memorable and enjoyable. We olnly wish we could have stayed longer. We had the silk made into outfits whilst were in Bangkok and did shome shopping!
Hope you are all well. We have started to print the pictures off the disc. Thank you for those.
W wish that we could do it all again! Thank you!
Kate and caroline
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:14 AM
25th October 2008 Jo-An, China
I would like to thanks you and X for the great time that you gave us when we were at Chiang Mai. We really enjoyed.
All the best to you and keep up the great service.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:11 AM
24th October 2008 Pavlos, Athens, Greece
I will never forgot the fantastic time i had in Chiang Mai. Everything was organized very well and we had very good time and memories from Chiang Mai. We will come back as soon as we can. Thank you very very much for organizing all the tours.
HAve a nice day and hope to see you soon.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:07 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
11th August 2008 Jacquelline, England
Your services have been great, and though the journey to Pai was uncomfortable, that was because of the road, not the bus itself.
The centre of Pai was 'Backpacker Central' and not really my kind of place, though I hired a motorbike and really liked the countryside around, which I suppose is the real reason I went.
The trek was great. Tony the guide was gentle-natured and knew what he was doing. It wasn't muddy and I liked the jungle and rice fields a lot. There was always lots of food and everything was well-organised. If there was a problem, Tony had sorted it out almost before we realised.
Would prefer to stay the second night in a hill tribe village, too, not with Shan.
All in all, I had a great time, thank you and wonder if it's possible to do a day trip to a Hmong/Lahu/Akha/Mien/Lisu/Lawa village? I need to come in and pay for the 6 December bus to Chiang Khong and will be in touch next week about the HK-BKK ticket once I've organised my China visa.
Meantime, enjoy your day off.
Best wishes Jacqueline
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:03 AM
11th July 2008 Doug U.S.A.
I'm in Vientiane now on my way back to Bangkok then US on July 14.
Boat trup was fun--recommend people buy seat cusions for sale at 40 Baht--Long but fun boat trip met many wnderful people--Thing to know the tour people on the Lao side on Chiang Mai tried first to sell peol;le on a fast boat--we knew better, then told us all about how bad and dangerous the people were in Pak Bang and that we shouls book a guset house throught them before we leave--We had no problems in Pak Bang.
Thanks for all your help hope to see you again and will always recommed you!
Posted by Chiang Mai at 5:00 AM
11th Jauary 2008 Karol, Canada
The hotel in Khol Lanta was the Blue Andaman Resort..
We had our own bungalow which was lovely.The resort was on the beach which was a little rocky and not as sandy as expected,but it was a couple of feet away from a better beach and we were able to walk for miles!!! The restaurant was very good so we did not have to look for places to eat each evening! We paid 800 bat a night.It has a lovely
pool and massage parl;or on the premises.
AS for Viet Nam----We bothy a ticket for the open bus which enabled us to tour from South to North and stay as long as we wanted at each destination. It was a great way to visit the cou8ntry.
In Hanoi we stayed at new hotel in the old quarter It was Hang My Hotel and they were very helpful with the tours .It was 12 minute walk from the West :Lake which is a very lovely part of the city. We took a one night two day tour of Halong Bay which was great. We then travelled south stopping at Nimh Binh, Hue and Hoang then on twp Na Trang( a great beach resort area),ending up in Saigon. Laos was absolutely wonderful. We went to Vien Vang for a night and then on to Luang Probang
We recommend that city which is quaint with a great market,fabulous food,and interesting side tours.Walking around was easy and we never took a Tuk Tuk or taxi.
WE stayed in brand new bungalow a little away from the main street It is called The Bellevue and included breakfats. I think we paid $12.00 a night!!!
Please ask any question you might need for you prtential customers.
Regards and thanks again for all your help!!!!
Posted by Chiang Mai at 4:56 AM
29th July 2007 Annamaria, Budapest, Hungary
now we are at home again :(I would like to thank you for all the kindness once more.Our holiday in Chiang mai was really great, we enjoyed it!I didn't like Bangkok so much, although the Palaces and temples arenaturally wonderful! My son's favourite place was the waterfall where we were with you, and KohSamui :)
So we would like to go back one time!Now I am trying to choose the best few hundred pictures of the holiday, itis so-so difficult, bacause we took almost 4500 photos, and I love thjeall! :))But - of course - nobody can see such a lot of photo, so I have to make a"Best of". When I will be ready, I will upload it to my picture-site andyou can see it also if you want.Now you can see our pictures of our previous holidays:kep.tar.hu/mrspiciThe photos of Thailand are will be there also.First of all, I send you some photos of you.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 4:47 AM
Friday, April 24, 2009
4th April 2007 Jessica, China
Dear Dao;Dao Xiao Jie,
How are you? Ni Hai Hao Ma?
I wish you could still remember me in your a lot of customers. I am Jessicafrom China. haha.....,yes, I see your nice smile.....I have to speak to you again that THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Because of you, theQing Mai people give me very nice memory, even until now your warm smileface still in my mind and I believe will keep in my mind forever. I talk to all of my China friend go to look for you if they travel to Chiang Mai.
Even if some bad guy give me some trouble during the way, but I still loveThailand especially Chiang Mai. I think I am the lucky people could enjoy one day trip with your group. Really I enjoy a lot. Hope one day I will go to your city again and see you again.
Attached is one of the photos with you and some I taken at Angkor Wat. That place also really a dream place for me.
Wish your company will become better and better because of your warm heart andbeautiful smile. And wish you enjoy with your happy life forever.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:42 PM
8th February 2006 Dianne, Winnipeg, Canada
Thanks from another Canadian,
I can't remember if it is afternoon there because my brain is still not in gear yet. Have slept quite a bit since arriving home after all our travels. I just wanted to add to the letter already sent to you.
Thanks to you and Frank for organising the golf for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and my golf companions. There are a lot of memories from Chiang Mai.
Thanks again for all your time and work organising the remainder of our trip. We enjoyed all our experiences and will remember them for a long time. Denise, our very accomplished photographer, took lots and lots of pictures for us so we can keep these memories for a long time.
Have a great day!
Air Canada Emplyee Website
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:38 PM
8th February 2007 Jane , Winnipeg, Canada
Hello from Canada,
Hello from the weary Canadian travellers!!
We had a fabulous holiday!
Dao, you were amazing and we want to thank you so much for all you did to make our Thailand adventure so much fun - we couldn't have done it without you!!!
Dao thank you very very much for the wonderful tours you took us on and all your help in making our travel arrangements in Krabi and Koh Samui - we appreciate everything you did for us - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Maybe one day our travels will bring us back to Chiang Mai and we will meet again - or if your travels bring you to Canada we hope you will visit with us. Hello to Frank and all the staff.
With fond memories and friendship,
Jane, Kathy, Diane and Denise
Air Canada Employee Website
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:35 PM
Friday, April 24, 2009
31st December 2006 Guy , Montreal, Canada
Dear Frank, Dao, Ann, Meaw ,
Guy joins me in sending you our best wishes for the New Year.
We still think about you. We were so happy to meet you and enjoy your company when we were in Chiang Mai.
Now in a few days you will meetJean-Pierre and Micheline who will arrive on the 5 th.I 'm sure they will enjoy their trip. Guy and I will be leaving the 7 th of February for Australia then Bali and the last week in Tahiti. Returning to Canada on the 25 th ofMarch.
So keep in touch with us Thank you for your Christmas e-mail card
Guy and Jacqueline
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:29 PM
18th December 2006 Whalley, Vancouver, Canada
Thanks for everything. We will be back up in Chiang Mai area again in about another month.
Your info from (Travel From) the Bangkok airport was great. The aircon bus service from the new Bangkok airport and return is a 24hour operation and the cost was only one Canadian dollar (30 Baht) each way.
Please extend our thanks to your staff at Wandering Star. Their info was very helpful and saved us from wasting a lot of time on Sunday. Had we made the trip to the flower exhibit that day we would not have been admitted because it did reach capacity before noon as your staff was aware. We attended today and the exhibit was amazing and on such a grand scale. The free shuttle from the train station is well run and very organised.
On Sunday we did the trip up Doi Suthep as you staff suggested and it was 50 Baht up and 40 Baht on the return on the red taxi. It clear so a great day for pics.
Air Canada Employee Website
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:22 PM
20h December 2006 ICYYZ Toronto, Canada
Just got back from a great holiday in Thailand and Cambodia.
If you are planning a trip to Chiang Mai in Thailand, I can't say enough good things about Dao and her staff at the Wandering Star Tour office. What a pleasure having them set up a number of tours for us.
They did a great job and the guide/driver team of Emi and Lah they set us up with were outstanding!
Air Canada Employee Website
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:17 PM
31st December Jean-Pierre , Montreal, Canda
Hello from Quebec
Hello everyone at Wandering Star Tour
Our trip to Kho Samui was nice and on the 18th our holidays were on the end.The trip back to Canada was very long, but after a three weeks in Thaïlandit was easy to assume.
Michelyne and I are so happy about our five days in Chiang Mai. Thank youvery much for the VIP treatment that you reserved us.
Many thanks and best regardsI have to send one picture at a time, it¹s too big for one mail... sorry
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:12 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
29th December 2005 - Gordon, Vancouver
I am presently in Bangkok and recommend you google ‘ Wandering Star Tour' located in Chiang Mai for help or tips.
They took great care of my family in the north last week and with our trip down to Ko Lanta. I feel they charged me a FAIR rate without all the haggle that can sometimes be required in Thailand.
Ask for Dao, I'm sure she's much prettier than Frank.
Gordon – Vancouver,
Air Canada Employee Website
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:24 PM
26th February 2005 John , Trinidad
Going to Thailand late march early april ... any suggestions re locations to visit and just relax in the sun. Suggestions for hotels in Bangkok or resort areas. Thanks in advance for any info.
A good start would be to contact Frank Shettlesworth at Wandering Star Tour. Frank is an ex AC employee now retired and living in Thailand. www.wanderingstartour.com
John , Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
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Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:20 PM
19Th October 2004 - Sue, England
Thank you so much for all of your help.
You guys are awsome!
We had a great time in Ao Nang and then our one night in Bangkok.We truly appreciated all of your help with tour arrangements, the hotel, the bank etc etc etc. We are going to put together a photo albulm of our trip. I'll bring it to work and put out your card and pamphlets for everyone to take or photocopy.
Once again Thank you! You made our trip to Thailand very special.
Posted by Chiang Mai at 9:12 PM