Our mission

Who we are
Next Step Thailand, previously known as Travel with Joe, was founded by Joe, a native of Chiang Mai who has 10 years experience in Thailand’s tourism industry. With licensed, English-speaking local staff we provide a wide range of adventure and cultural enrichment to meet your travel needs. Each one of our staff holds special knowledge or skills in areas such as Thai cooking, ethnic hilltribe customs, Buddhist beliefs and more. We can customize your tour package to include exposure to any of our unique experiences. Feel free to browse our existing tour packages or contact us with questions for customizing your own tailored tour. Meet our staff!

Community Support
At Next Step Thailand, all activities and tours support the local communities by visiting only locally owned businesses (such as elephant villages or hilltribes), ensuring that your investment benefits the local people. We also donate 15% of all profits to support community projects, such as Share the Dream Project, which brings educational programs to hilltribe villages that otherwise would have no access. More information about our community projects can be found here Volunteer.

High Quality Service
Activities and tours are designed and operated by the Next Step Thailand staff and never run by any third party making sure you receive the highest quality of service available, which we pride ourselves in giving.

We also like to keep our tour and activity groups small to allow for an intimate and personal experience for all involved. We can also arrange for private tours. Please visit our Packages & Tours page for more information on our services or contact us with questions or ideas on customizing your visit.

Sustainability & Fair Trade
Next Step Thailand supports the three strands of sustainability – social, economic and environmental. By supporting fair-trade practices in the community and paying our staff fairly, we have built a friendly, reliable and knowledgeable team who will go the extra mile to make your visit special. We also aim to be as environmentally responsible as possible and do everything in our power to ensure our operations do not have a detrimental impact on the environment.

Safety
Safety is paramount to us and we employ responsible individuals to lead you on your tour or activity. Although we have never had an unsafe situation, we have insurance covering accidental injury up to 100,000 baht per person and will only take you to the best private hospitals.

Meeting Your Needs
We are more than happy to customize any of our tours or activities to suit your interests and because we always work directly with you we can be flexible to fulfill your needs and requirements. We will always be upfront with our total costs and if there are optional extras, we will inform you of these from the start.

We invite you to tour with us and promise an unforgettable experience while discovering our beautiful Thailand.

Contact us to schedule your Thailand adventure!

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