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Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

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Experience a kayaking tour and discover the Northern Thai jungle. Head to the giant Chiang Dao Cave with a local guide and spend an hour exploring.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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English, German, Thai
Pickup included
Your hotel in Chiang Mai city center


  • Scale the famous Chiang Dao Cave's large caverns
  • Kayak the Ping River through untouched Northern Thai Jungle
  • Experience the fantastic scenery surrounding Chiang Dao Mountain
Full description

Drive high up into the Northern Thai Jungle, to the Chiang Dao Valley, and to the Mae Ping River. This creek-like river winds itself through the bamboo jungle and gives an intimate view of the Northern Thai wilderness.  Then, embark on a kayaking trip, where undisturbed woods, overgrown banks with fallen trees, and the shade from overhanging trees provide a unique environment as you navigate the task at hand. Abundant bird life, jumping fish and mysterious sounds from the forest accompany the journey. To complete this wonderful kayaking experience, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or riverside.  Next, tackle Chiang Dao Cave, the most prominent cave system in Northern Thailand. Spend an hour following a local guide through the side arms with headlamps and flashlights until joining the main route into well-lit caverns. Marvel at the Buddhist shrines covering the entrance to the cave.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Kayak lesson
  • Kayak rental and safety equipment
  • Lunch and water
  • Cave entrance fees and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Transportation between the cave and the kayaking starting point
  • River fee (100 THB)
  • Insurance fee (50 THB, cover up to 500,000 THB medical charge)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair
  • Please bring a change of clothes, plus shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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I really I enjoyed the trip. With the cave there are lots of bats and I got to crawl through some small passages. Worth the effort. I took a backpack in a would recommend not doing that as there are spots with a very tight squeeze. The rafting was also good. I was told it was about 6klm, but it felt more like 10+ klm of pleasant paddling and flowing with the current.

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May 8, 2022

According to the description, the pick-up was scheduled for 08:00-08:30. At 4:20am on the day of the excursion, we received notification that the pickup would be moved to 9:30am. All in all an interesting tour through the Chiang Dao Cave, with little background information being explained, rather the cave itself having an effect on you. It was really great to walk through the cave with an oil lamp and also to crawl through one or the other tunnel. After lunch here, we set out on a kayak tour. The tour was great and easy to do even for beginners. We got a good briefing.

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March 10, 2022

Unfortunately, nothing was said about the cave, so that you only walked or crawled (not for people with claustrophobia). Women are recommended to dress directly to suit the temple, otherwise you have to put on towels that are difficult to move around with. The kayak tour was fun and an absolute must for people who are not afraid of spiders (weaving)! But you should definitely wear headgear and swimming shoes, this is not mentioned when booking!

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November 19, 2019

Product ID: 164936