Kayaking and Rafting in Thailand, All locations 

Thailand may not be known for its rafting but there is plenty of fantastic rivers and bodies of water throughout Thailand for rafting and kayaking adventurer. 8Adventures operates in Northern Thailand which has the best commercial whitewater in the country and we recommend above all else to raft in Chiang Mai but we know sometimes you holiday just doesn’t allow for you to make it to the north so here is a concise list of other options for kayaking and rafting in Thailand.

Rafting in Chaing Mai Thailand

WHITEWATER RAFTING IN CHAING MAI THAILAND

The Mae Taeng River in Chiang Mai is definitely the most popular rafting location in Thailand. The river has 2 easily accessible runs.

The Upper Upper Mateng puts in a Village called “”and is a 15 km grade 1 float. It is extremely scenic and a wonderful day out this is the section many people go bamboo rafting on. But it is a great section for beginner kayakers, and a relaxed inflatable kayaking trip. But make sure to Take out at Sop Gkai unless you want some more rapids

The main rafting section starts from the village Soap Gkai down and this section is 10 km of grade 2-4 with one grade 4+ rapid depending on water level, it is a nice section that is for experienced kayakers and rafters with many great rapids that can be quite challenging and require river running experience.  

Rafting the Pai River – Pai Thailand

WHITEWATER RAFTING THE PAI RIVER

 

Pai is a beautiful place to go that is has a very relaxed atmosphere but still has enough modern day luxuries to make for a great time

The Pai river is a 45 km section with some grade 4 rapids. 

There are a few companies that operate tours up there

 

Rafting Nam Wa River – Nan Thailand

WHITEWATER RAFTING IN CHAING MAI THAILAND

The Mae Taeng River in Chiang Mai is definitely the most popular rafting location in Thailand. The river has 2 easily accessible runs.

The Upper Upper Mateng puts in a Village called “”and is a 15 km grade 1 float. It is extremely scenic and a wonderful day out this is the section many people go bamboo rafting on. But it is a great section for beginner kayakers, and a relaxed inflatable kayaking trip. But make sure to Take out at Sop Gkai unless you want some more rapids

The Main section starts from the village Soap Gkai down and this section is 10 km of grade 2-4 with one grade 4+ rapid depending on water level, it is a nice section that is for experienced kayakers and rafters with many great rapids that can be quite challenging and require river running experience.  

Combination Trips That Include Rafting

WHITE WATER RAFTING

 

8Adventures is the premier whitewater rafting Chiang Mai outfitter. Serving up the highest quality Whitewater Rafting and kayaking adventure trips on the Mae Taeng River. 8Adventures also operates international trips on some of the best rivers in the world. Run by world class adventure enthusiasts; 2-time World Champion Kayaker Eric Southwick and Thai National and Asian Champions Kriangsak Boonsom and Ekwit Chuapoon. Come join us on a whitewater rafting trip in Chiang Mai or on another amazing rafting trip around the world.

RESTRICTIONS

 

 Rafting 10 km: Must be aged 15 years and older and be able to swim. Max Weight 120 KG. If over please advise.

 

CE Helmets and Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets are provided for all Rafting Trips.

 

Rafting 8km: Must be age 7 years and older (Water level dependant: high water varies the most in July, August and September)

All Participants should be in reasonable physical condition. If you have a heart, back or neck condition, broken bones or are pregnant our activities are not for you
If you’re not sure or would like clarification please contact us.

Our Beautful Riverside Campground on the Mae Taeng River

8Adventures has a beautiful riverside campground and fantastic camping facilitates. There are not too many places in northern Thailand that have camping like this right next to a beautiful river, So if you want to get back to nature for the night this is a wonderful place to do it. The Mae Taeng River is the best whitewater rafting in Chiang Mai and in Northern Thailand. It is nice to really enjoy that and soak up an extra with an overnight stay with us. We have hot showers lots of bathrooms and all the camping equipment you need. We welcome you to come out and stay the night and enjoy the view of a full night sky od stars and peaceful ambiance of the stream flowing by

Rivers in Thailand

Thailand has so many beautiful places but it is not so well known for whitewater rafting, But Thailand has many beautiful rivers. Thailand does not have snow capped mountains so al the rivers are rain fed meaning they go up real high when it rains and then get real low when there is no rain because there is no slow release of snow to keep the river full. There are natural springs so the main rivers of Thailand have water in them all year round but large differences with heavy downpours.

This is something to be weary of around rivers in Thailand if you are exploring on your own make sure there is not a big storm system coming in or some major weather event going on upstream of you because flash floods do happen here.

WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT TO BRING:

Please bring a copy or photocopy of your passport for registration. Bring a dry change of clothes for your ride home.

Rafting: Swimsuit and shoes

We recommend that customers bring sunscreen and bug spray.

CAMERA INFO:

For Rafting and ATVs we have GoPro mounts on the top or the helmets. You must bring the slider attachment. For rafting if you can’t swim with it don’t bring it.

We take no responsibility for lost GoPros or broken mounts or personal cameras of any kind.

For more details on safety and what to wear and bring check out
8Adventures.com/safety/

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