Rafting on the Mae Taeng River near Chiang Mai
Rafting on the Mae Taeng River near Chiang Mai
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Thai, English
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Conquer the currents of the Mae Taeng River with rafting excursions near Chiang Mai.

A deep rumble through the jungle signals the location of northern Thailand’s most renowned river. Explore its bumps, bends and heart racing rapids on this 10km challenge down the mighty Mae Taeng.

The Mae Taeng River flows through Northern Thailand and the ancient Lana Kingdom of Chiang Mai – home to over 300 temples. A grade III-IV river deep in the highlands and jungle in the Mae Sa Valley, the area is renowned for its action sports and elephant sanctuaries.

Meet your guide in Chiang Mai for this whitewater rafting trip on the Mae Taeng river. Driving out into the dense jungle, you will start your excursion on the banks of the river with a short safety briefing and kit check. Suited to all ages and abilities, each raft is manned by a lead guide who will teach you a few commands and paddle techniques before you set off. A full day adventure that navigates 10km of fast flowing grade III-IV rapids, be prepared to get wet as you tackle raging currents, swirling eddies, natural drops and big obstructions - following the river through untouched wilderness and past quaint rural hill tribe villages. Once you reach the end, your transport will be waiting to take you back to Chiang Mai where your adventure will end.

Rafting on the Mae Taeng River operates during the rainy season (July – March) when the river swells and creates grade III-IV rapids in the uplands of Chiang Mai. River grading explained as below.
Class III: Rapids with moderate, irregular waves, strong eddies and fast currents
Class IV: Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water.

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 10:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

* Hotel transfers from Chiang Mai (9:00-9:30am)

Please note: 4 person maximum per raft - multiple rafts per session.

Subject to weather restrictions

  • Thai Buffet Lunch & Refreshments
  • Rafting Guide & Equipment
  • Hotel Transfers*
  • Session Photos (400 THB)
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Good walking shoes or trainers
  • Towel/Suncream
  • Strap on sandals for the raft
Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included. Alternatively, please make your way to 17 Ratchawithee Rd., Chiang Mai 50200, Thaïland. Get directions


Average rating
4 / 5
Very good
Activité intéressante et guide pertinent mais le coût de l'activité bcq trop cher pour ce qu’elle est. Même style d’activité faite le lendemain à moitié du prix et le plaisir y était.
  • 4 / 5


River Rafting
  • 5 / 5

The river rafting was great. We definitely enjoyed the activity.

  • 1 / 5

Really Nice envoirement en kind staf.

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