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

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

From US$ 62.50 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 while gliding through incredible scenery .

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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

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Procedure: pick-up at the hotel, briefing for the kayak tour, drive to the grotto/cave (we got an upgrade and were allowed to see it for free), lunch, kayak tour, return to the hotel -well organized -delicious lunch (also vegetarian) - nice guides Please note: this tour is not suitable for people with claustrophobia (in the cave you sometimes have to crawl through) and for people who get travel sick easily!! We sat on the back of a semi-open pickup truck for almost 2 hours for the drive. The route is bumpy and partly curvy. It was driven very fast and we constantly inhaled the exhaust fumes from the other cars. You should definitely be aware of this beforehand. Apart from these aspects, we still found the trip to be a success.

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July 11, 2022

Great, knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The tour is perfect for a beginner and nice escape from the city! Recommend it!

June 1, 2021

Great fun trip.

December 7, 2020

Product ID: 164996