75km north of Chiang Mai lies the Chiang Dao Valley. Kayakers immediately notice the majestic Chiang Dao mountain that rises above the rest of this scenic valley. The 18 km kayak trip on the Mae Ping River crossing the valley is rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountain range and interesting elements of local farm life. Arriving in the late afternoon at the southern end of the valley we complete the 1st leg of our trip at the River Ping Resort.A comfortable night and big breakfast and we are ready to tackle day 2. In the lush and well irrigated Mae Ngat Valley, we make a challenging crossing to the Mae Taeng Forest Reserve our final destination.Allowing 2 days brings us truly into the rhythm of the Northern Thai river life… a bit more relaxed, we meditate on the vibrant scenery and newly learned skills of kayaking .
When: Day 1 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Day 2 – 2:30 pm Available: All year rain or shine Trip: Day 1 Chiang Dao Valley , Day 2 Mae Ngat Valley River condition : Class 1 + Distance/Time : Day 1 = 18 km Day 2 = 32 km Previous kayaking experience helpfull Lessons in riverkayaking provided Fitness level : excellent Kayaks :Touring Kayaks (sit in) & Sit On Tops
Cool water, cool shade and cool company , its good to be here.