95 km north of Chiang Mai near the spring of the mighty Mae Ping River we enter clear water under the lush canopy, the creek like features of the river allow us to play the small currents as we drift south. Nature here largely undisturbed with occasional farming , draws us back here whenever we get a chance. 4 hrs of forest river kayaking takes us to the quiet and comfortable Pingkhong Homestay at the riverside. Comfortable beds and a good breakfast guarantees us a great 2nd day of kayaking through the Chiang Dao Jungle. This area, accessible only at lower water levels, still rewards us with lush vegetation creating navigational challenges as we drift south towards the Chiang Dao Valley. In short, this is our favorite in the drier seasons and a true jewel in the crown of river adventures in Northern Thailand.
When: Day 1 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Day 2 – 2:30 pm Available: All year rain or shine Trip: Day 1: Northern Chiang Dao Forest , farmland Day 2: Chiang Dao Jungle River condition : class 1+ Distance/Time : Day 1 = 18 km Day 2 = 15 km Previous kayaking experience helpful
At the Ping Khong Resort at River side, 2 day overnight stay.
Lessons in river kayaking provided Fitness level : excellent Kayaks :Highly maneuvrable Sit on Top’s , white water kayaks
It’s a jungle out here
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