Kayaking in Chiang Mai

kayaking through chiang dao jungle river

Have you ever wanted to simply get lost in an adventure? There’s no better place to do that than in Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai has a huge number of outdoor activities to appeal to the nature lovers in each of us, and one of the most exciting is hitting the water in a kayak. The kayaking opportunities in Chiang Mai are excellent, due to the abundance of rapids as well as lazy flowing rivers that crisscross the region.

When you’re in a kayak, you will be able to observe the natural beauty of Thailand, and it is fun to have a group with you, so you can all share in the beauty together! A great place to kayak is the Ping River, which sits just north of Chiang Mai. The tour we offer has many different routes and levels, from an easy, creek-like adventure to a more challenging rapids route that is best left to expert kayakers.

group of people kayaking through chiang dao jungle river

From your kayak, you’ll see the birds of the river, as well as the fish that are daring enough to make an appearance. You will also be able to see into the deep, lush Chiang Dao jungle. There are more than one breathtaking views from the river. And if you’re one of the adventurous types (with plenty of kayaking experience!) you’ll have a chance to navigate some fairly challenging waterways.

getting ready to kayak

Even if you haven’t kayaked much before, you will love an easy, fun trip through the jungle – you only need to be physically fit so you can get a good day’s worth of paddling in. We provide the basics: kayak, guide, snacks, water, safety gear, and a delicious Thai lunch. You’ll have to bring a change of clothing – so you can get out of your wet gear once the adventure comes to a close. If you burn easily, don’t forget to slather on the sunscreen – and of course, bring a camera (and a waterproof case) to document those breathtaking views.

Kayaking Tours