Kayaking at Mae Tang River covers a route of 17 – 20 Km from Pa Khoahlam village, Kuet Chang, Mae Tang, Chiang Mai. The first stretch of the trip is in a slower-moving part of the river, so everyone can enjoy the scenery and wildlife on both sides of the river. There are two rest stops on the journey. At the first stop, lunch is served and there is an opportunity to visit the famous Scalp cave. The second stop visits a hill tribe village of the famous Karen people. It is possible to stay overnight as an option in homestay accommodation. The third section of the trip is kayaking on both easy and more rapid stretches. Help is provided to experience this until the final destination. One Day Trip will be around 7 to 8 hours depending on the experience of kayaker.
This program is for those who like the excitement, who don’t mind to get wet and enjoy being on the water. This tour is organized by ng-river-guides – people who have a lot of experience of kayaking on Mae Taeng river and this is our experience with them.
We were picked up at 9am by 4WD truck at our hotel and taken 1hour north of Chiang Mai where we met the owner and the instructors of ng-river-guides.com
Our first stop was not the starting point of the boat ride. We stopped at a coffee shop – “Pai Doi” where we could refresh, prepare for getting on boats and change the transportation to get to our final destination. Our biggest concerns were how to protect our cameras, phones and other equipment of getting wet. Luckily the staff there had given us waterproof bags and they also offer us lockers at the Pai Doi coffee shop where you can leave unnecessary stuff.