Senior Tour Guide

Sarayuth "Noom" Buatoom


Noom is an essential part of the Loop Abroad team.

As co-owner of Spicy Thai Hostel in Chiang Mai, Noom brings to Loop his years of experience navigating the local economy as well as the invaluable relationships with local vendors that enable us to approach all program logistics with an insider’s perspective.

In addition to helping to make sure that our day-to-day operations run smoothly, Noom has worked closely with our Executive Director in gaining exclusive access to certain sites and arranging for guest speakers.

Prior to opening Spicy Thai, Noom worked for five years as a tour guide in Northern Thailand. He has led groups of all ages on countless treks into the Thai jungle and hill tribe regions.


Noom has organized our trek for this summer based on his experience and will be tailoring the trek exclusively to our needs.

He will also be co-leading many of our shorter excursions to bring us to areas known as important only to local naturalists. He has years of experience traveling to Doi Inthanon National Park and will help us make the most of that spectacular experience.

Noom is fluent in English and his native Thai language. He attended Rajamangala University of Technology Lana and received a BA in English for business and tourism