ITINERARY: 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 40 minutes, while those who choose the 9km, adults only course will take an additional 40 mins, through more challenging rapids. 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 lunch (Thai buffet), at a plantation restaurant, take a half hour trek on the back of an elephant through the forest, following the river for part of the way, before going to relax or swim in the Ton Pariwat jungle waterfall. Those who do the shorter rafting course (5km) also have time to try out a 250m jungle zipline 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). 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: 5 – 20 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
Important: The 5km course 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 responsibilty 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.
No prior experience is required for the rafting.
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