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Chiang Mai - Rafting the Pai River (3 days/2 nights)

Chaing Mai River Rafting

Day 1: Chiang Mai to - Pal road

09h00. From Chiang Mai, transfer by air conditioned vehicle on mountain roads to Pai valley, passing through spectacular scenery. Stop at the mountain view point. Reach finally the Pai valley for overnight in a peaceful resort. Afternoon is free for you to discover this charming small town. Dinner and overnight in Pai at your hotel.

Day 2: Full day river rafting

Breakfast at hotel. At 09h00 our team meet you at your hotel and drive you to our office in Pai, the starting point of your rafting adventure. Equipment preparation, basic introduction on safety and paddling techniques, followed by a vehicle transfer to the river starting point (1 hour’s drive).

Day 3: Rafting down to Mae Hong Son, where the trip end

After a filling breakfast, we board the rafts for the second day of our expedition. We paddle through sets of rapids through stunning jungle scenery. We stop for a pack lunch on the river bank. Mid-afternoon (depending on water level) we pull out to the river bank where the rafting trips come to an end. Transfer by vehicle to Mae Hong Son airport, city, or transfer back to Pai with our support vehicle (covered pick-up truck "songtaew").

Tour Include :

  • English speaking guide during the raft trip
  • Should or any other government taxes be introduced or raised within the contract period, we reserve the right to adjust our rates accordingly to reflect the change

Pai - Rafting down the Pai River (2days / 1 night)

Pai River Rafting, 2 days trip

Duration : 2 days / 1 night

Departing from Pai (city) our two-day rafting expedition will take you through the main Wildlife Sanctuary of Mae Hong Son province. Being the only access through this area, the Pai River guarantee you an unforgettable wilderness trip. Beside experiencing the thrill of the rapids, you might have the chance to watch monkeys and birds playing along the river bank and bath in sparkling waterfalls. This overnight expedition travels in strong self-bailing paddle rubber rafts and canoes. Personal effects and belongings are taken on the rafts in sturdy dry bags and watertight containers.

Day 1 : Meeting at our PAI Office and depart for the River Trip

Please come to our Pai office before 9am. We will transfer you to our base camp. At 09.15 we start the briefing on security, paddling techniques and navigation. After the briefing, usually at 10am, we transfer by vehicle to the Pai river put-in place (1 hour drive). Boarding the rafts at 11.30 for a gentle start on a quiet section of the river. Stop for a pack lunch on the river bank. Continue paddling now through some rapids section (2 hours paddling) to reach our Jungle Camp for overnight. Welcome drink and chips served while your guides are cooking the dinner. Succulent Thai meals, fruits, coffee or tea is served. Spend the night in bamboo dormitory under a mosquito net. Shower & toilet facilities available. A great jungle camp experience.

Day 2 : Second day of PADDLING down the Pai river

07.00 Breakfast: bread, butter & jam, omelet, coffee /tea /choc. We depart the camp at 09.00. After one and half hour paddling we reach the Hot Springs for a break, followed by more thrilling rapids (about 15 rapids from 50 to 300 m. long, grade 2-3 ). Pass through the Pai Gorges and its rapids. Stop for a pack lunch by a small waterfall: Mixed salad and fruits. We eventually come out in the Mae Hong Sorn Valley and disembark at forestry office around 15.00. Showers available before transfer to Mae Hong Son at participant's convenience (Hotel or Airport), or return to Pai with our pick-up truck (2 hours' drive).

Tour Includes :

  • We recommend participants not to wear any jewelry item.
  • Cameras and other items are safely stored in watertight containers, and available at any stop.
  • For safety, participants must wear a life jacket and helmet while on the rafts.
  • Diet requirement: please advise upon booking if you need vegetarian meals.
  • Average good physical condition and swimming experience required.