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Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai

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    What to Expect
    Start your day on the river with a kayak lesson, and learn to steer your high-quality single touring kayak through the river current—if you prefer to paddle a double kayak, the roomy, super-stable boats are available on request.

    Launch into the Mae Ping River, and enjoy the challenge of navigating sand banks and the winding river shoreline. Slip right past water buffaloes that flock to the water’s edge, then wave to fisherman as they cast their nets into the Mae Ping. Get a look at rural life in the Mae Ngat Valley, and watch for wildlife along the way—both native and migrating birds thrive in this protected area.

    Pause for lunch on the river, then continue paddling to your takeout point in the Mae Tang Forest Reserve, where a lush canopy of shade trees completely encloses the river for a serene experience. This easy-to-paddle stretch of river is accessible year-round, and all equipment is provided.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Chiang Mai
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Kayaking guide
    • Paddling instruction
    • Single or double kayak
    • Sit-on-top kayaks with back rests are available for children
    • Life jacket
    • Lunch (vegetarian options available)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • River fee, 100 Baht
    • Mandatory 500,000 baht Medical Insurance Fee 50 THB
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring an extra set of dry clothes, sunscreen and a cap
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a blast, the guides are hilarious, super attentive and just fun to spend time with, they make this experience stand out. A few hours of chilled-out kayaking on a peaceful and beautiful river, highly recommended.
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    We were upgraded to a cave visit and kayaking as he said we were new and would be more comfortable with that group as they didnt have experience with kayaking also, our guide was called Jamie and he was a really nice and attentive guy. Would definitely recommend
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    Not sure if I chose the right tour but ours was the 3 hour paddle. Never mind. We were picked up at our place and dropped of later on, brilliant. Looked after really well all day in fact. Our guide was great, perfect English and plenty to tell. Really knew his kayaking so even
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    My family and I are novices to kayaking. We wanted to have a feel of what its like to kayak down the river. Looking through TA, i wrote via email and the replies were received almost instantly. We booked and made several changes through email prior to the actual day. These
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    Very nice staff, a lot of fun and adrenaline ! Really advice it !! The kayaking is very good, you'll go through a few rapids and even pass by some bathing elephants.
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    Response from KhunAidan, Owner at Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai
    Responded 1 Sep 2018
    Thank you so much for your great review , the trip was the Mae Wang Rock hopper , Kayak E which indeed has elephants on the trip bathing and hanging out. See you again soon Happy wave trails Aidan
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    About the operator
    By: Chiang Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks
    905 reviews
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    Dean K
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Bike Route 6X
    Our guide "Pom" was super awesome. Really helpful on the entire ride and came prepared since we had two flats
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Hard hike but worth it!
    The views from the top of the summit were amazing. The hike itself was good, but hard and very steep in some
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    Amazing Experience with Jane
    I booked the tour unsure of my abilities but got an amazing experience out of it. Jane, the guide, made sure
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    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Doi Suthep Mountain Bike downhill.
    The mountain biking was spectacular and our guide Jane was absolutely the best! We kayaked the day before and
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    Bob M
    Bloody awesome!
    Me and my wife visited today to cave and kayak and it was fantastic! Highly recommended! The cave itself was
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    Tianna O
    De Winton, Canada
    Overall, I enjoyed this tour. It was well organized and easy to communicate with staff- both at the main office
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    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Not quite what I was expecting
    The day was split. Hill walk in Doi Suthep National Park in the morning and a biking trip back down to the village
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    Burns Beach, Australia
    Great trip
    The things that the other reviews don’t tell you which may be handy to know. The van ride there is about an hour
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    Mountain Bikers Rejoice
    The tour and the guides were fantastic. What a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful mountains in Chiang
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    One of the best days EVER!
    When we booked we had planned to do a whole day kayaking. After being collected from our hotel we arrived at the
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    Richard C
    San Francisco, California
    Fun hike and ride but some experience recommended
    We were glad we did a combo hike and ride. Hiking allowed us to appreciate the view and terrain more as we hiked
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    San Francisco, California
    Challenging but worth it!
    My boyfriend and I (25&26 yo) went on this trip expecting it to be very difficult as it is 18 km or ~10 miles of
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    London, United Kingdom
    Proper Mountain Biking!
    I’ve done ‘mountain biking’ trips on holiday before and they have been very lame so I intentionally opted for the
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    Wellington, New Zealand
    Good experience but equipment needs a refresh
    I did the Old Smugglers Route with my son and had a reasonable overall experience. The trail overall is good fun
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    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Super chill, amazing guides
    We had a blast, the guides are hilarious, super attentive and just fun to spend time with, they make this
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