A Samlor is a bicycle taxi. (Sam (สาม) – three, Lor (ล้อ) – wheel).
CEC Sponsor Green Trails, who offer small group tours and private treks, have organized an exclusive Chiang Mai Samlor Tour for expat club members.
The first samlors appeared in Chiang Mai in the 30’s. Once there were more than 3000 samlors in Chiang Mai. Today there are less than a 100. Most of the drivers are over 50 and have been samlor drivers for decades. Their income is irregular and regular tours can add to this income and help preserve the samlor as a Chiang Mai tradition.
As well as supporting the samlor drivers, this Chiang Mai samlor tour will show you sights of Chiang Mai you normally would not see.
Cost for CEC Members: 1000 baht
When: The first tour will be on Sunday, February 26.
From: The River Market Restaurant at 8 am. Return there at midday.
You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
Minimum group size is 4. Maximum group size is 8.
For more information and to book go to the tour webpage