Water activity

From Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng Forest Full-Day River Kayaking

Water activity

From Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng Forest Full-Day River Kayaking

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From US$ 62.50 US$ 56.25 per person

Experience a day kayaking through the Mae Ngat Valley farmlands into the Mae Taeng Forest Reserve while accompanied by a professional guide. See ample birdlife, water buffaloes and local fishermen.

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Duration 1 day
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English, German, Thai
Pickup included
Your hotel in Chiang Mai city center
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience unspoiled nature from a tranquil vantage point
  • Witness undisturbed wildlife on the river banks of the Ping River
  • Take a swim in clean river water and let your stresses slip away
Full description
Arrive at the Mae Ping River and recieve paddling instructions from your guide in your single or double kayak and after some practice, begin your river adventure. Enjoy the absence of modern civilization as you float contentedly through the Mae Taeng Forest. Get a glimpse of rural life and spot the occasional fisherman casting a net into the Mae Ping or a farmer herding water buffaloes. Pause and watch for native and migrating birds that thrive in this protected region. Enjoy lunch on the riverbank, then kayak to your final destination in the Mae Taeng Forest Reserve where a canopy of overhanging trees offers shade. 
  • Kayaking guide
  • Paddling instruction training
  • Single or double kayak
  • Sit-on-top kayaks with backrests are available for children
  • Life jacket
  • Lunch, vegetarian options available
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • River fee THB 100
  • Insurance fee THB 50

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Important information

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  • Please bring an extra set of dry clothes, sunscreen and a cap.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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My wife and I had a very good day on the river. Well organised and a good lunch.

February 3, 2023

Our guide "A" was very nice and easy to talk to. However, for those of you who actually want to do some proper kayaking better look somewhere else. I booked only kayaking and was quite disappointed: they bring you to the same place as for bike+kayaking, but just drop you off a little further up the river. In this upper part you paddle through an environment full with concrete constructions along the river, some sand mining activities and not really nature. After that, we had to wait 20-30 minutes inbetween tobacco fields until the bike people reached us. The second half of the river, however, was beautiful. - bring your own waterproof bag, because you won't get one (I did 3 other, much cheaper, kayak trips in thailand and always got one). - the lunch was good but very small portions. We were asked if we prefer chicken, pork or beef, but then we got seafood (one of the group was allergic to that). In summary: nice guide, but too expensive for what you get

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January 31, 2023

July 13, 2022

Product ID: 164996