Best Kayaking in Northern Thailand
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – GET YOUR OWN GROUP TOGETHER AND WE WILL RUN WHEN IT SUITS YOU – OR PHONE OR EMAIL US AND JOIN ONE OF OUR REGULAR TRIPS.
Cave Lodge Tours located in Tham Lod village, Mae Hong Son province. We use top quality imported boats and safety equipment. Our vests are made by Hutchwilco in New Zealand and meet E.U., Australian and New Zealand safety standards.
Vests are in 3 adult sizes (not one size fits all). Boats are inflatable, open kayaks for one or two people. These boats, like big rafts, have no closed deck, so if you fall out you are not entrapped or caught; essentially they are 1 and 2 person rafts.
We use kayaks rather than rafts, as they are much more fun than the huge rafts, which can carry up to 8 or more people. Should you fall out there are always two guides to help you, unlike a large raft that has one guide to chase up to 10 paddlers. The rivers we paddle have low-grade rapids, perfect for our kayaks but not much fun in bigger boats.
This is not the Zambezi River with grade 5 freak-out sucking holes! Our rivers are fun white-water, suitable for novices and inexperienced paddlers.
For those that lack confidence, you can ride with a guide.
The mountain rivers of Northwest Thailand are perfect for whitewater kayaking. We use top quality inflatable 1-2 person kayaks, and international standard safety equipment. We maintain an impeccable safety record.
Our guests wear internationally approved, pro-fit (not one size fits all) buoyancy vests. No experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure. Internationally accredited kayakers have trained our guides, and all trips include boat handling and safety instructions.
Before you book a rafting trip, phone or email us to find out what extra fun you could be missing out on. We specialise in kayaking, which is twice as much fun as rafting. You don’t have to be a passive passenger in a big raft, being told what to do by the guide; you can easily learn how to paddle your own boat, read the river and run the rapids.
We descend the same rivers as the big commercial rafting companies, plus we have rivers and routes that only we can run. Whether you have only a few hours to spare or two days, we guarantee you will enjoy kayaking with us.
Trips range from a 2 hour Black and Whitewater paddle passing through an awesome cave to 1 and 2 Day Wilderness Adventures.
Prices start as low as 800 Baht per person.
People regularly tell us their kayak trip from Cave Lodge was the highlight of their travels in Thailand.