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Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai provided by Chiang Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks

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

Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19027P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • River fee, 100 Baht
  • Mandatory 500,000 baht Medical Insurance Fee 50 THB
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring an extra set of dry clothes, sunscreen and a cap
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • River fee, 100 Baht
  • Mandatory 500,000 baht Medical Insurance Fee 50 THB
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring an extra set of dry clothes, sunscreen and a cap
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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lynne b
Paris, France2 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
The whole trip was great fun, a bit of a challenge for a beginner like me but the owner and guides got me through it. I was alone but met some great people. Everything is perfectly organised, there were children and teenagers with the group and everyone had a great time and found enjoyment in the day. The kayaks are comfortable and in great condition. We had drinking water in each kayak and a water stop on the way. We stopped to swim and rest a few times. A truly great day. I'm ready to go back as soon as possible.
Written June 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KhunAidan
Thank you for taking your time and reviewing your kayak experience with us. We loved it that you participated and hope to have you back as soon as you feel like it again. Thank you Aidan FYI this is our 1st mid/post covid review :)
Written June 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Krtek3
De Koog, The Netherlands22 contributions
Got picked up at the hotel on time and where welcomed by our friendly and very funny guide Art. He made the day so much more special. On the way to the river we had the opportunity to buy some snacks and drinks. The kayaking is very relaxing. The river is quiet (dry season) and the nature is beautiful. a nice lunch afterwards in the countryside. A very nice day! Don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat is great too.
Written January 4, 2022
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Andreas S
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
i booked two times downhillbiking with this company, its amazing. a great day outside, downhill pist exhausting but fun, the guides are great!
then i booked a full day kayak tour, with was also great fun and a very nice day at the river, but:
the 1-1/4 ride back home was horrible!
we were sitting in the back of a pick up truck with a driver who was BY FAR the fastest on the street, driving like crazy.
he overtook almost every car on this road, like it was a formula one race, which maybe funny for the two guys in the front, but definitely not for us in the back.
its also totally useless, since nobody will complain if we come 10 minutes later back to chiang mai.
when i mentioned it to the guide in the end, he said he was sleeping comfy in the front (funny guy).
anyway, i love the company and the tours, but maybe you guys talk to the driver (other people mentioned it also on this page, you should probably listen at least to the clients at least).
apart from that, everythings awesome!
Written April 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Reviewer Glad you had some good days with us, I have spoken to the above mentioned driver , he was very apologetic and sorry for any stress caused. We can expect him to be driving at his best behavior in the foreseeable future. Thank you for your input and hope to have you back again soon . Happy Trails Aidan
Written April 2, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stevie m
14 contributions
We had a blast with this company. The owner is hilarious, and speaks excellent english. This is the only company i found in chiange mai that offered a package with only kayaking. Which was great because we arent ones for mountain biking! Im giving this company 5 stars. I have strict dietary needs along with celiacs disease and they made it so i was able to sit down to nice lunch at a local restaurant with everyone. I have been on tours all over thailand, and they are the first to do that. Thank you! I will def be booking again next time i am through town
Written January 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ninjaliciousness
Tel Aviv, Israel15 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
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.
Written November 28, 2019
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Harees Zubair
5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
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
Written November 19, 2019
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bamorehouse
Melbourne, Australia316 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 with a bit of a current he always let us know what to expect and what to do.
Passed through areas of fields and heavy jungle, plenty to look at along the way, you can paddle hard or go about it gently so people of all ages and abilities will have a fun time. You really don't need to have any experience, just a desire to give it a go, you will be in safe hands and by the time you get out you'll be quite a good paddler.
And if you go after some heavy rain the river will be moving faster so that could add to the fun.
The lunch afterwards before the ride back into town is excellent. I have always found the food after a tour of any sort to be fantastic. These guys do a really good job.
Just remember to wear long sleeves a wide hat and maybe something like a sarong to cover your bare legs as the blazing sun for a few hours on the water can leave the unwary feeling rather sorry for themselves. If you are new to the paddling game we suggest you take the short tour unless you feel game.
It really was great fun!
Written November 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suannkhor
Singapore, Singapore258 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
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 included 1)a reduced group size; 2)our concerns about the kids and if they would get bored; 3) we even reduced the timing of the kayaking to about 2 hours due to pt 2. 4)Thirdly, we wanted to be back at the hotel by 3pm.

All that was taken care of with prompt replies and recommendations.
They 1. Selected a section of the river that was easier for 1st timers; 2. offered us alternative like Sup boards that we could exchange along the way whilst on kayaks so that adults/kids would not get bored; an 8am start to be able to return to the hotel by 3pm.

Payment was easy. 30% down payment online to secure the booking followed by balance payment on day or payable in advance online. We preferred the online method.

On the day itself, pick up was prompt. We arrived at the banks and Art our Chief guide demonstrated to us how to use the paddle.

We had a total of 6 on that day as two of them could not make it. Art and Chang used the Sup boards whilst we had 2 double Kayaks and two singles.

Art was hilariously entertaining and made the trip down stream totally enjoyable by motivating the kids to paddle in his comical self. Time passed way too fast. This was when felt that we could have done this for an hour more!

Our 10 and 7year olds were not bored as Art made them go onto the Sup boards and help paddle with him. The two also jumped off and played in the river waters.
My sibling and his teen daughter took turns on the Sup boards which was really nice.

The river is open so do bring a maximum SPF for sun protection, all your hats required, sunglasses, long sleeve and pants etc is best if you don’t wish to burn. Bring an extra set of clothing. All your personal belongings can be placed in their truck.
Bring a waterproof phone as well to take those cool pics for memories!

After we were done, we drove up a minute to a nice Mango plantation. Sadly there was none on the trees as it was not in season. We were guided to the restaurant bath room where we could change to a fresh set of clothes.

Post which, a nice lunch comprising of fried rice, some fresh vegetables and a fried egg was served.

Chang and the driver drove us back after we said our farewells and we hope to do this again in the not too distant future. Thank you Art and Chang for making the day awesome! We highly recommend all to try - beginners to experts!
Written September 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Agnès S
2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
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.
Written September 1, 2018
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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
Written September 2, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa M
Chicago, IL9 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
We were picked up at our guest house and brought to the main office where we watched a quick presentation on how to kayak in a river, which I found really helpful as I had only ever kayaked on a flat lake. Then we drove about an hour out of Chiang Mai to pick up the kayak trailer and head to the river. We were able to leave our extra clothes and valuables in the truck so nothing got damaged or wet while we were on the river. The beginning was interesting as we learned to "read" the currents and eddies, and soon we were paddling along just fine! By the middle and end the river had flattened and widened for much simpler paddling, and we got to enjoy the scenery, the company of the great group we ended up in, and our guide Aidan himself, who is great to talk to. It was so nice to be out on the water, with just the sound of the breeze and our paddles. My husband says that this was his favorite part of our time spent in Chiang Mai!

Aidan also took pictures for us so we didn't have to worry about damaging our camera or phones and uploaded them for us to download within a day. I couldn't manage to download the photos to my tablet (which is all I had with me) and they expired from the website after a week, so I contacted Aidan and he very kindly posted them again once I had got back home to a laptop. I really appreciate that level of customer service!
Written January 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Chiang Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks
Kristen J
Kristen J
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River kayak only - great day!
Absolutely brilliant day. Would recommend. I just did the river kayak rather than adding the bike and hike as I was
Roger F
Roger F
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Lovely location , and good instruction in kayaking.
As novice kayakers ( especially on a river ) Aidan was very helpful in guiding and instructing us . The Ping river
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5323
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Great! Wonderful and have a very nice kayaking in the river!
Tourists guide name A is very good! Patient and knowledgeable. English is excellent! He know the history of Chian
Michaelkfn
Michaelkfn
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Great day experience in Chiang Mai
Had an amazing day with Joe and co. Exploring the Chiang Dao cave was an awesome new experience (super cute baby ba
fractulum
fractulum
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Top guides. Wonderful nature. Physical hiking and biking.
Guides are entertaining and competent. Their English is the best in Thailand I heard so far. The hiking route goes
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C5333GSjamesh
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Amazing experience!
What a great day with amazing people! The cave is huge and you are taken around it by super friendly guides. We sa
gallusgallusdomestic
gallusgallusdomestic
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Excellent way to spend a day
Fantastic tour. The caves were interesting to go through, and kayaking was relaxing. The guides were excellent, esp
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AudNg
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Great hike!
I was looking for a hike to do and found this one that suited my dates. Everything went smoothly, the guides were f
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simonem069
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Fun adventure
This tour was great fun. Everything worked out perfectly and we had a very entertaining guide. We can definitely re
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Best Guides
The guides made this tour. They were friendly, welcoming, FUNNY, knowledgeable, helpful, and everything else. They
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Two great days with awesome guides and beautiful nature!
We had two great days with Art and his team of great guides! Day 1 we did the full day Kayaking trip, and day 2 we
wilsoni906
wilsoni906
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Great day kayaking and caving!
The kayaking and caving we're both amazing experiences! The guides were all very helpful and friendly. I would high
edmundbee
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Fantastic mountain biking, highly recommended !
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Amazing bike ride and incredible local guides. Rude and aggressive Western manager.
Amazing guides. Very rude management. We signed up for the one day hike and bike - the advert said it was a 3 hour
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A Fun Challenge
Our guide Tony was great. He knew exactly where to stop and wait for the slower bikers and then he would give us fr
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