ITINERARY: This fast-paced, adrenalin-packed day is ideal for teens, or anyone into soft adventure. Travel overland to Phang Nga (around 1.5 hours) to the rafting base camp on the Songpraek River, where you will receive full instruction and don safety equipment for the course. If you just wish to ride, but not paddle, this is also possible.
Then it’s time to set off for an exhilarating run through the rapids. The 5km course takes around 45 minutes to complete, while the longer Grade II – IV 9km course will take an additional 40 minutes. Note that the 9km course is not available during the dry season. This is usually from Feb – Apr, but can spill over a few days on either side (please check before booking if travelling around this time).
After a Thai buffet lunch, at a plantation restaurant, take a half hour elephant back ride through the jungle before embarking on a half – one hour, real off-road trek on a 200cc ATV through the jungle on dirt tracks and along a stream. Choose the length of the ATV trek in the options on the booking form above and please note that the timing includes a compulsory 10 – 15 minute training session with an instructor. Those who choose the shorter length rafting and ATV will have time to squeeze in a jungle zipline running 250m through the canopy.
Return to Krabi via the Monkey Cave temple, Wat Suwanna Kuha. A 20 THB entry fee is charged for those who wish to go inside the cave (it is not compulsory to do so). This charge is not included in the tour cost as it is considered as a donation to the temple that will “make merit” for the donor.
Expected group size: 4 – 14 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
Important: ATV and 5km rafting can be done by children as young as 6 (though we recommend a minimum age of 7-8 to be safe). Parents must assume full responsibility for their children. The 9km course is not suitable for children under the age of 11 so child tickets for this course are not available.
Children under the age of 12 may ride ATVs as passengers only. Children 12 – 16 years may drive if accompanied by an adult passenger.
No prior experience is required for the rafting or the ATV.
Travel time from Krabi to the rafting site in Phang Nga is around 1.5 hours each way by a/c minivan.
Last updated: December 15, 2016