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Pai River Rafting 4 Wheel Drive Tour Day Trip

Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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1 Day

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people




If you are short of time, you can still enjoy the most challenging section of the Pai river: 15 rapids up to class 4. Stop at the hot springs and drive back on a scenic off road trail.

A 35 km ride through the wildlife sanctuary. You will see a beautiful waterfall, visit hot springs, swim through majestic gorges and have fun through 15 rapids. A nice trip for all ages and abilities, it involves a lot of driving: 1h30m to reach the river and 2h to return


Detailed Program

You will be picked up from your hotel in Pai at 07:00 for a short drive to our base where a breakfast will be served during the safety briefing. Once we have selected paddles, life jackets and helmets suited to your size, a minivan (or a taxi, depending on the group) will drive you to the river on a 70 kilometer scenic road (1h30m) + 20 mn in a 4 wheel drive trail to reach the “Suza waterfall”.

The rafting trip will start at 10.30.

Around lunch time you will reach the Pai River and take a break to enjoy a filling picnic; after rowing your boat few more kilometers, you will stop at the hot springs. From this point on, you must be ready for a great deal of fun; through the set of the Rising Stone Rapids (about 5 rapids between 100 to 300 meters long, grade 2-3.

Then, you will continue to paddle through the Pai Gorges scattered with few more tricky rapids.

Approaching the end, your boat will pop out into the Mae Hong Son Valley and meet the first farming areas.

We will disembark at the Mae Surin National park Headquarter around 17:00 to redeem your main luggage and take a refreshing shower before a short transfer to the place of your convenience in the beautiful city of Mae Hong Son.

For the people who wish to return to Pai, it will take 2h20m to cover the 110 km of winding road, admiring the sunset and great landscapes on the way.


  • All transfers by minivan or taxi, breakfast, lunch and drinking water, dry box for cameras, world standard equipment (life-jacket classIV, helmets and Carlisle paddles) AXA Insurance
  • Personal Expenses, Gratuities

Tour's Location

Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand


Packing list
On the boat, wear sandals or water shoes, shorts, T-shirt; take sun-block lotion and camera (stored in a water proof container readily accessible anytime)
From early June to the middle of February
from $ 55

Organized by

Thai Adventure Rafting

Member Since 2018

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