Off-road buggy drives through the hills and forests surrounding Chiang Mai are just one of the varied adventure options awaiting the intrepid visitor. Buggies are an exhilarating alternative to ATVs and a great option for those with some previous experience behind the wheel. Our recommended operators of buggy tours are a mix of adventure companies and travel agencies. They generally include transportation to the activity site, accident insurance, safety equipment and clothing, and drinking water in their package prices.
Recommended Chiang Mai Buggy Tour Operators:
Chiang Mai Travel Plus | Chiang Mai X-Centre | Explore 4×4 | My Chiang Mai Tour | Further Reading
*Note: Prices do change, we recommend you to check with the tour operators before making reservations.
CHIANG MAI X-CENTRE
The Chiang Mai X-Centre in the Mae Sa Valley offers Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) and buggy adventures. The centre has a decent sized fleet of 625cc and 800cc CFMoto Terracross machines as well as veteran 1000cc super buggies. The Terracross buggies have room for two and are fitted with comfort features such as enhanced suspension, automatic gearboxes, roll cages, good ground clearance and are a joy to drive. The X-Centre’s buggy tours take deserted tracks through the forests above the valley. The centre has its own motor park for those who just want to try their hands at this fun activity. All the X-Centre buggy driving packages include safety clothing, helmets, insurance and transportation from central Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai X-Centre: #816, M. 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Rd., T. Rim Tai, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180 | Open: 09:00-18:00 (Daily) | Prices: 1 Hour = 4,500 B; 2 Hours = 7,000 B | Tel: +66 53 297 700, +66 87 833 6655 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
Explore 4X4 is affiliated to Adventure Chiang Mai Company and offers buggy, 4X4 and ATV off-road adventures through the terrain of the less visited areas of Northern Thailand. Explore 4X4 uses durable 800cc two-seater buggies on tours led by fluent English and Thai speaking guides. The one-day package takes drivers to the Ob Khan forest where they will experience the pleasure of driving along deserted trails and riverbeds. Longer trips go to the fringes of Doi Inthanon National Park and include visits to hilltribe villages. The tours include meals, accommodation if needed, soft drinks and souvenir photographs, maps and T-shirts.
Explore 4×4: #147/549, M. 2, Rungaroon 3, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 | Open: 08:00-18:00 (Mon-Sat) | Prices: 1 Day = 8,500 B; 2 Days = 19,000 B | Tel: +66 89 248 4123 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
MY CHIANG MAI TOUR
My Chiang Mai Tour is another premium agency which organises bespoke adventure and sightseeing experiences. This agency offers buggy drives in the Mt Khom Long area and up to altitudes of almost 1,700 metres. The 1,500cc buggies are designed for experienced drivers only while trails across rugged landscapes and streams are demanding and will tax the skills of even the most experienced off-roaders. These buggy drives come with the choice of one or two hours behind the wheel. An introduction to handling the buggies comes before every drive.
My Chiang Mai Tour: #67, T. Phra Singh, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 08:00-17:00 (Daily) | Prices: 1 Hour = 3,800 B; 2 Hours = 6,800 B | Tel: +66 53 271 631 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
CHIANG MAI TRAVEL PLUS
Located on Samlan Road in the Phra Singh area of the Old City, Chiang Mai Travel Plus is a one-stop agency for adventure and sightseeing tours and vehicle hire . One of its most popular options is a one-hour, off-road buggy drive through the hills above Chiang Mai. To drive the 660cc or 1500cc buggies, tour participants have to show valid driving licences for cars or motorcycles from their home countries. Transport to and from Chiang Mai, insurance and drinking water is included Travel Plus’s buggy driving adventures.
Chiang Mai Travel Plus: #6, Samlan Rd., T. Phra Singh, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 09:00-19:00 (Daily) | Price: 1 Hour = 2,400 B | Tel: +66 53 272 778 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map