Chiang Dao Kayaking Gallery


Chiang Dao Kayaking Expedition & Cafe Chilepu

Chiang Mai : Take an unforgettable adventure to Chiang Dao and visit the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, explore the jungle by Kayak and take some stunning photos at Cafe Chilepu.

Activities by : Chiang Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks

Activity Information :

Take an unforgettable adventure to Chiang Dao and visit the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, explore the jungle by Kayak and take some stunning photos at Cafe Chilepu, a unique cafe that is found in the middle of lush green paddy fields. 


หลังจากนั้นเดินทางไป กินข้าวเที่ยวด้วยกันใกล้กับจุดพายเรือคายัค

This is a day out for those nature lovers looking for something a little more than just a stroll in the park. Start the day with a quick visit to the local rice fields and sip a coffee at Cafe Chilepu, found in the heart of a paddy field, before heading out on the river. Jump into a kayak (you don't need any training - we have pros that'll help you on the day) and follow the Pring River deep into the jungle found north of Chiang Mai. Venture along 17km of mangrove forest, rapids and peaceful lagoons as you follow the river downstream. Dodge rocks and take in the natural beauty of some of Thailand's most beautiful unseen jungles. 

This trip is seasonal, with water flow becoming more difficult to navigate at certain times of the year.

  • Winter (November - Feburary): Medium water levels are easy to navigate.
  • Summer (March - June): Moderate water levels, navigation is more difficult due to low water levels - easy to get caught on rocks or tree branches.
  • Monsoon (July - October): High water levels make the river flow faster with more rapids than any other season.  

Escape civilisation as you head deep into the unseen forests of Northern Thailand before the river brings you out into the open air with stunning views of Chiang Dao's most stunning mountain - Doi Luang Mountain. Jutting from the ground like a skyscraper, this sheer faced mountain is a stunning feature of the area and is not to be missed. As you pass the mountain, the river lazily meanders you to a local river side community where you can stop to explore the town, littered with fishers and farms, or purchase some local handmade wares.

What we reccomend bringing with you:

  • Spare set of clothing and waterproof shoes
  • Waterproof mobile phone holder
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

River Difficulty: Class 1+

Kayak Type: Sit-on-Top

Boating Distance: 17km

Age Limits: Suitable for people 12 years and over

Duration :

  • Place: Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Province
  • Running Schedule: Daily trips
  • Duration: Full day trip 
  • Type: Joint Trip
  • Departure Point: Free transportation Pick up 8:30am, return to the hotel around 5:30pm.

Itinerary :

7.5 hours total

08:00 a.m.

Pick-up from hotel and travel to Chiang Dao

09:30 a.m.

Explore the town of Chiang Dao and visit Cafe Chilepu. Take photos, sip on a coffee and enjoy the natural rice field surroundings.

10:30 a.m.

Begin the Kayaking adventure, after getting suited up and briefed on safety precautions.

12:00 p.m.


01:00 p.m.

Continue kayaking until mid afternoon.

03:30 p.m.

Leave the river, change and head back to Chiang Mai.

Included :

  • Transportation – shuttle bust from downtown Chiang Mai
  • Free lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Kayak and protective gear

Remark : This program is suitable for people older than 15 years.

About Activities Host :

Chiangmai Mountain Biking