Rafting 10km. The best 10km whitewater the Mae Taeng River has to offer

Chiang Mai : This is our signature rafting trip. 10k with a great Class III-IV rapid section on the Mae Taeng River. From our river camp we take a short 15 minute drive to “Sop Kai” village. After our full safety briefing, we set off on our adventure with the first 3 Km of exciting class III rapids through lush jungle and amazing scenery. The upper section is gorgeous with a few fun rapids to warm up in before arriving at the top of the main class IV section. Here everyone comes alive and gets ready for the section below. The guides will check in with each other and give the signal to go as all boats drop into the first class IV rapid. The class IV section is non-stop action. Follow your guide’s commands as you charge forward though many rewarding class IV rapids. At the bottom everyone gives a paddle high five and celebrates a job well done, completing the most exciting section of rapids in northern Thailand. But the fun is not done ~ you still have 4 kilometers of Class III and 5 more kilometers back down to 8Adventures. Don’t be surprised to see an elephant while floating down this spectacular scenic section of river.

Activities by : 8 adventures

Activity Information :

10 km White water rafting has it allIts broken into 3 sectionsThe first section is a great warm-up where you learn skills practicing with the guides and getting used to the boatThis section has one class III and is probably the most beautiful section of the river with the encroaching jungle offering lots of shadeThe middle section is action-packed with rapids and is probably the best Whitewater in ThailandMost of this section is class III and IV rapidsThe 3rd section lets up in the beginning giving you some time to relax before entering a great class III rapid leading into a short continuous section of rapids that goes almost all the way to the take out where our camp isWe have top-of-the-line equipment expert trained guides to make sure you have a safe adventureWe have towels for you when you finish and shower facilities that you can use before heading homeMake sure to bring a 2nd set of dry clothes so you can ride home dry.


For children under 15 or as a choice for adults feeling apprehensive about the Whitewater we may ask them to go around the difficult section with the vanThere is a road along this entire sectionAs you complete the 1st you would jump out of the boat and into the van and take a short trip downstream where you can join the rest of the group as they finish the most difficult sectionYou would miss about 2 Km of riverThis section of river changes dramatically with the amount of water in the riverLet us know if you cant swim or have very young children as we have a fun solution for you.




Duration :

  • Running Schedule: Daily trips
  • Duration: Full day Trip
  • Type: Joint group : Adventure 
  • Departure Point: VIP transportation (Round trip hotel transfers within 5km radius of Chiang Mai old town) 
  • Pick up 8:00 to 8:30 AM OR 11:30 to 12:00 noon
  • Return to Chiang Mai: 4pm OR 7pm

Itinerary :

8.0 hours total

08:00 a.m.

Pick up from your hotel

10:00 a.m.

Arrive to the rafting camp

10:30 a.m.

The guides and the team introduction, explaining and demonstrating how to do the whitewater rafting.

11:00 a.m.

Start with the whitewater rafting activity covering the distance of 10 km, taking about 2.30 hours, depending on the strength of the current.

02:00 p.m.


04:00 p.m.

Getting back to your hotel in down town Chiang Mai.

Included :

  • Air-conditioned Transportation
  • UL Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
  • CE EN certified helmets.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified guides and staff
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water, tea or coffee
  • Insurance
  • Towel set

Remark : This program is suitable for people older than 15 years Please remember a change of clothes as you will get wet! A swimming suit (quick drying shorts to wear over swimsuit is recommended for comfort and cultural sensitivity), athletic shoes, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, small day pack, dry set of clothes, socks and dry shoes or sandals.

About Activities Host :

THE 8ADVENTURES STORY Created by two-time world champion kayaker Eric Southwick and Thai and Asian Champions, Kriangsak Boonsom and Ekwit Chuapoon, the 8Adventures team is highly experienced and passionate about nature, culture and communities. We specialize in ATV, rafting, kayaking also trekking, zip lines, and village stays. On top of a great adventure with outstanding customer service, 8Adventures adheres to the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Our team has organized, developed, and run numerous eco-venture operations throughout the region. With our talented and fun-loving crew, 8Adventures is the company of choice for the experience of a lifetime. 8Adventures offers some truly exceptional adventure experiences and we can custom tailor tours to specifically suit your customers’ interests. Our adventures can be made as challenging as you like, but we mostly focus on the softer adventure experience for the everyday traveler, emphasizing breathtaking scenery, the spectacular flora and fauna the region has to offer and authentic culture from the local community. We reach locales that most don’t experience, visiting remote village hill tribes, offering a window into local culture, beautiful scenery, and creating a one-of-a-kind adventure experience not available with any other operator. Our mission is to share breathtaking nature experiences, connecting people to regions, communities and cultures, through fun, exciting and safe learning activities for all ages.