The Tham Lod community has decided to close Tham Lod and not allow non-residents to enter the village until the current situation with the Corona Virus has been resolved. This will take effect on March 19th, 2020. Unfortunately, this means that Cave Lodge will not be able to accept guests and we will temporarily close. This will be the first time since we opened in 1984 that we have closed. We will let you know when we reopen, hopefully before the end of the year. If you have booked a room with us, you are welcome to change your booking to any date/any year. Stay safe.
Depart at 9 am. for the 45-minute drive to the Khong river. This river has lots of grade 1 & 2 rapids (very easy). At the ‘put in’ your guides give a safety and boat handling talk. Two people can ride with the guides in their boats if they want or you can paddle your own one or two person boat. Our guides are experts at assessing each person’s abilities, strengths and attitude, and with you, figure out the best combinations.
The guides watch how each boat is performing, give paddling tips, and if necessary, swap people around in boats.
After an hour or so we reach the Lang River junction and have a snack break by this small side stream. From here to the beautiful Susa waterfalls it’s another hour and a half with plenty of small rapids...
At Susa, there will be plenty of time to swim, explore the falls and walk up to the entrance of Susa Cave (15 minutes each way), while the crew boils the kettle and prepare lunch.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO EXPLORE THIS CAVE AS DEADLY CO2 LEVELS CAN CHANGE VERY QUICKLY.
At 4 pm. it’s into the pickup vehicle for the 1-hour ride back to the Cave Lodge
Includes transport, picnic lunch, snacks and National Park fees.
Trip runs November to May.
COST: 1800 Baht (Min 5 people)
A change of clothes for the end of the day (warm clothes in winter).
River clothes: shorts & t-shirt or, if you sunburn easily, long pants and top (nothing that you wouldn’t be happy to swim in...just in case).
Drinks for the evening on Two Day (spirits are best), we only supply water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
100 Baht, for drinks or snacks at the end of the trip.
All your gear will be stored at the lodge so do not bring passports or valuables on the trip-leave them in our safe. We will not be held responsible for any valuables brought on any tour.
Any personal medications, cigarettes etc.
The best whitewater trip in Thailand, run with your safety and enjoyment as our top priorities.
Transport from and to Cave Lodge.
Insurance up to 100,000 Baht.
A great wilderness experience with a company that specialises in white-water kayaking.
Lunch and drinking water.
Entry fees to the Pai Wildlife Sanctuary (200 Baht).
This trip will be cancelled in extremely high water.
We will not take people that we consider not capable.
Guides are trained by internationally accredited kayakers with over 25 years experience.
All safety equipment conforms to international standards.
Guides speak English (and Thai).