Water activity

Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng River White Water Rafting

4.6 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: 8Adventures

Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng River White Water Rafting

Activity provider: 8Adventures

From US$ 88.01 per person

Raft some of Thailand’s best white water rapids on a 10-kilometer route of the Mae Taeng River. Benefit from the services of expert guides and certified high-quality equipment for your safety.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in Chiang Mai.


  • Raft the white water rapids of the Mae Taeng River
  • Get back to nature in the jungles of northern Thailand
  • Benefit from certified guides and top-of-the-line equipment
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and relax on the 1.5-hour journey to base camp, where you can pick up any last minute snacks for your white water rafting adventure.  Get a safety briefing and some time to practise with the certified guides on arrival. Then, face the challenge of the Class III and IV rapids of the Mae Taeng River. Experience an adrenaline rush as you venture through the jungle, and get some time to relax before rafting a continuous section of Class III rapids back towards base camp. Avail of the shower facilities before heading home for drop off at your accommodation.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Life jackets
  • Certified helmets
  • First aid certified guides and staff
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Fried chicken lunch (vegetarian option possible if requested on booking)
  • Tea and instant coffee
  • Drinking water
  • English-speaking guides
  • Towels
  • Tour photos (available for 500 THB)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Participants should be have reasonably good physical fitness. The activities are not suitabel for those with heart, back or neck conditions, broken bones or pregnant women
  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Participants must be at least 15 years old and weigh no more than 120 kilograms
  • The base camp has all amenities you will need to stay comfortable, including lockers, changing rooms with showers, and a minimart to pick up any last-minute snacks or supplies 
  • Top-of-the-line equipment and expert guides will ensure you have a safe adventure. Towels and shower facilities are provided at the end before you head back home
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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It was such an amazing activity. Extremely professional and polite team that took really good care of me. I was a bit nervous but Eric spoke to me at length before hand and on the activity day K. Sak made me very comfortable. From there on my captain Taa and his team Nadia and Lok made sure had an truly memorable experience. Highly recommend this trip and 8 Adventures team.

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May 7, 2022

Excellent trip

My guide was john and the driver was Yeng. Both certainly gave me the vip treatment. Very attentive, making sure I didn’t want for nothing, I was totally spoilt. John spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of the National Park, the hill side trip, plants, animals. Don’t think there was any questions he couldn't answer. I would definitely recommend this trip. Thanks to john and Yeng for mankins it special

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June 17, 2019

Adventurous and memorable experience! Totally worth the money :)

I was picked up by a van from Chiang Mai city to the camp with no problem whatsoever. There was a bit of wait time due to that it’s a shared transfer with roughly 8-9 people. Once arrived at the camp, there was a proper locker provided so I left everything there. Then, we had to drive up 10km to the top of the mountain in order to begin the whitewater rafting. Sak, the guy who prep us with the training was very informative and during the tour he kayaked all along the river to make sure we are all safe. There was 5 people on the raft including myself and the guide, Ta, who sat at the back. He was very entertaining and knew how to save us quickly from the chaos. In total, there were around 4 challenging rapids that was really exciting and after every one of them, there will be 3-4 guys on the shore waiting to throw you a rope if there is an accident which I think is very thoughtful of them that safety is key. I’d really recommend this activity to everyone. It’s super fun!

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November 22, 2017

Product ID: 124160