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Chiang Mai: Whitewater Rafting and Waterfall Trekking Tour

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: 8Adventures

Chiang Mai: Whitewater Rafting and Waterfall Trekking Tour

Activity provider: 8Adventures

From US$ 104.14 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life on a combined jungle trek and white water rafting activity from Chiang Mai. Cool down at a beautiful waterfall, and learn about the flora and fauna along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Pickup possible from your hotel or nearest location in Chiang Mai.


  • Take part in 2 outdoor activities in one day
  • Trek through orchards and jungle, and hike along a river bed
  • Swim in a beautiful waterfall
  • Brave the best white water rapids in Thailand
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1.5-hour journey to the adventure base camp. Avail of amenities such as lockers, changing rooms with showers, and a minimart to purchase any snacks or supplies. Get a safety briefing and gear up with the state-of-the-art helmets and life vests. Embark on a 3-hour trek through the jungle to arrive at a 10-meter high waterfall, where you can cool down with a swim. Marvel at the flora and fauna, and hear about the culture of Thailand along the way. Benefit from a longer hike if you are a faster walker and would like to venture past the waterfall. Then, take part in a 10-kilometer white water rafting adventure and get an adrenaline rush whilst learning new skills. Brave the class III rapid of the most beautiful section of the river, along with action-packed class III and IV rapids in the middle section. Return to base camp for a shower before the drive back to Chiang Mai. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan
  • UL Coast Guard approved life jacket
  • EN CE certified helmet
  • Experienced CPR and First Aid certified English-speaking guides
  • Accident insurance
  • Fried chicken lunch (vegetarian option available if advised on booking)
  • Tea and instant coffee
  • Drinking water
  • Towels
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • This tour is suitable for all ages from 15 years old
  • Bring a spare set of dry clothes for the return transfer back to your hotel
  • Bring sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Bring your original passport or a copy on your phone for registration
  • This tour is designed for beginners to intermediates
  • Participants should be in reasonable physical condition
  • This activity is not suitable for those with heart, back, or neck problems, or with broken bones
  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women
  • For the white water rafting, participants should be able to swim and weigh no more than 120 kilograms
  • Helmets and life jackets are provided for all rafting trips
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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So amazing! Such attentive and friendly guides. The hike was so lovely (even in the rain). We were taught a lot about how to make crafts with nature and educated on the local places. Lunch was also delicious and overall experience well informed and enjoyable. Thank you so much! Will definitely return.

July 7, 2022

I wish I could give even more stars! The excursion was perfect. We were picked up on time and the daily routine was explained to us. Since we didn't manage to eat breakfast, a snack was organized for us. During the hike to the waterfall, many highlights of flora and fauna were explained to us. The route was varied and exciting. Arrived at the waterfall, you could cool off here. Then it was back on the same route. The lunch that followed was delicious. Then we were driven to the starting point of the white water rafting. Because of the dry season, small boats were used. Each participant was in a boat with a guide. Even though the river was low, it was a great experience. Our safety was taken care of at all times. At the end, for a reasonable fee, you could buy the pictures that were taken during the hike and water rafting throughout the day.

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March 17, 2022

The perfect mix of nature and action

After being picked up from the hotel on time, we made our way to the base camp in a small group of 8 people. The morning trek led us along a quiet path to a waterfall and back to the camp. The guide explained the local plants and their use in an entertaining and descriptive way. We spent the lunch break with participants of other activities in the camp where there was a simple but delicious lunch. Then it went to rafting. That afternoon we were the only two participants. Everyone was given a guide who could steer the boat, so that the sometimes difficult passages could be overcome without problems. After a shower in the base camp, we took the van back to the hotel. We recommend the trip to everyone who likes to spend time in nature and like a little action.

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April 3, 2018

Product ID: 124154