Whitewater Rafting - short course with trek, elephant riding and bamboo rafting

Tour Overview

Experience Northern Thailand on this one day Trek with Whitewater Rafting. Not only will you get to trek through the jungle but you will also get to see an Akha village, ride elephants and take on the white water rapids of the Mae Tang River. This is an excellent trip to sample what Northern Thailand has to offer in a day. This trip will take in the short course rafting route which will last about 1 hour.


• Pickup from your hotel/guesthouse
• Drive one hour to the trek starting point.
• Trek to the waterfall 
• Lunch and swimming by the waterfall
• Trek to the pick up point 
• Short drive to the elephant camp
• Elephant riding for 1 hour 
• White water rafting and bamboo rafting
• Drive back to Chiang Mai arriving about 5:30pm


Join-in Tour
Price per adult in Thai Baht
Price per child in Thai Baht
Private Tour
Group Size
Price per person (Thai Baht)
For a private tour please contact us for rates
This tour includes:
• English speaking trekking guide
• Transport by seated pick up truck
• All listed activities
• Food (lunch)
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel
TThis tour excludes:
• Drinks

Quick Facts
This trek departs daily


All guides are English speaking and TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) trained and certified. Many guides used are natives of the area you will trek in and know the areas very well.


Lunch will be provided on the trek. You will be required to carry a bottle of water with you on the trek but there will be opportunity to buy further water supplies from hill tribe villages on the way.


Trekking in this part of Thailand is very safe and accidednts are very rare but still safety is always a priority. A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.Before comencement of the white water rafting you will have a safety briefing..

What to wear

Wear light clothes as trekking in this part of the world can be hot and sweaty work. Shorts, T shirt and a sun hat are ideal. Long trousers are OK as they will protect your lower legs more but will be hotter to wear. Although hiking boots aren’t a necessity at least a sturdy pair of running shoes should be worn. Some people trek with sandals but they do leave your feet open to be scratched by vegetation also flip flops (thongs) aren’t appropriate as they don't provide enough support. In the rainy season from April to October bring a rain coat. Please bring a dry change of clothes for after the rafting.

What to bring

A small rucksack/day sack, shorts and T shirt for trekking (long trousers if you prefer), Walking shoes, socks, swimming suit, small towel/sarong, insect spray, sun cream, Raincoat (rainy season), some toilet paper, One bottle of water. Some money for drinks and hill tribe crafts if you want to buy.