Whitewater Kayaking is a relatively new sport in Thailand, but quickly growing popularity in the West. Northern Thailand is a prefect outdoor paradise and ideal for whitewater kayaking trips and Instruction. During the rainy season, raging rivers tumble out of the tropical mountains of this region providing some excellent whitewater waiting to be paddled. We run daily whitewater kayaking trips and a whitewater kayak school based from our private camp and homestay on the Mae Taeng River.
Our whitewater course is ideal for this new and exciting sport, with spectacular scenery and action packed grade 3 and 4 rapids. With plenty of experience under our belts on several continents we feel quite at home on this river.
In The rainy season (July to September) The river offers larger flows with big holes and waves. In the cold and dry season (October to March) the river offers lower water more technical boating. Some steep sections with lots of drops and moves to make, gives the Mae Taeng a creeky feeling, great for boosting your technical or creek boating skills!
We offer an unforgettable adventure with our imported kayaks and internationally trained kayak guides.
Setting out from Chiang Mai from 9:00-9:30 am, we arrive at our private river camp under two hours. Our trips cater for both first time and experienced paddlers, and we can customize a course/lesson for your needs. Full instruction is provided in basic, intermediate and advanced kayaking techniques and groups are formed according to your ability.
We offer multi-day kayak instruction from beginner to advanced paddlers and the courses private courses can be tailored to your ability. Learn to kayak from our private camp and secluded riverside homestay.
Operating since 2000, we are the only company offering Whitewater kayaking in the region and certainly the only one with Western accredited safety standards and training. Our 100% incident-free record speaks for itself! We also offer daily white water rafting, so come and experience the beauty of the rainforest and remote areas of Northern Thailand as we follow the rivers through untouched wilderness and past quaint rural hill tribe villages.
** Please note – Our awesome 2 day trip runs the same stretch of world class Mae Taeng whitewater on both days with an overnight experience in our rustic Jungle Homestay in Sop Kai Village. Guests are provided with basic bungalow accommodation and meals.
** Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are welcome to accompany their parents on the raft, but we ask that they skip the 2km stretch of class IV rapids as they can be to dangerous for small children. The price is discounted to 1,500 baht for these children.