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Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

Water activity

Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

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Experience a kayaking tour and discover the Northern Thai jungle. Head to the giant Chiang Dao Cave with a local guide and spend an hour exploring.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, German, Thai
Pickup included
Your hotel in Chiang Mai city center


  • Scale the famous Chiang Dao Cave's large caverns
  • Kayak the Ping River through untouched Northern Thai Jungle
  • Experience the fantastic scenery surrounding Chiang Dao Mountain
Full description

Drive high up into the Northern Thai Jungle, to the Chiang Dao Valley, and to the Mae Ping River. This creek-like river winds itself through the bamboo jungle and gives an intimate view of the Northern Thai wilderness.  Then, embark on a kayaking trip, where undisturbed woods, overgrown banks with fallen trees, and the shade from overhanging trees provide a unique environment as you navigate the task at hand. Abundant bird life, jumping fish and mysterious sounds from the forest accompany the journey. To complete this wonderful kayaking experience, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or riverside.  Next, tackle Chiang Dao Cave, the most prominent cave system in Northern Thailand. Spend an hour following a local guide through the side arms with headlamps and flashlights until joining the main route into well-lit caverns. Marvel at the Buddhist shrines covering the entrance to the cave.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Kayak lesson
  • Kayak rental and safety equipment
  • Lunch and water
  • Cave entrance fees and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Transportation between the cave and the kayaking starting point
  • River fee (100 THB)
  • Insurance fee (50 THB, cover up to 500,000 THB medical charge)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair
  • Please bring a change of clothes, plus shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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I really I enjoyed the trip. With the cave there are lots of bats and I got to crawl through some small passages. Worth the effort. I took a backpack in a would recommend not doing that as there are spots with a very tight squeeze. The rafting was also good. I was told it was about 6klm, but it felt more like 10+ klm of pleasant paddling and flowing with the current.

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March 31, 2023

This tour could be almost perfect except for the fact that the transportation is in a van with no windows. The guides sit in the front with windows and AC and the clients sit in the back , which is ok, but seating there in open air means you're exposed to all the fuel and smoke of the traffic and that made us very dizzy and with motion sickness before and after the tour, which is about 3 hrs. Other than that , the cave is super cool, guides super fun and the kayaking was super cool. Be prepare for some falling cause it's not the most quiet river.

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March 31, 2023

Our Driver and guide were good and the expedition well managed. The transport was rough, luckily there were only 3 of us and we squeezed into the small front cab of the rough pick up truck. They expected us to sit for one and half hours each way on bench seats at the back of the van at 50 mph- no way

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 164936