Safe and fun River expeditions with theThai Adventure Rafting Team.

Mountain trails, hill tribe villages.

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First White Water operator in Thailand since 1987
we share our spirit of fun adventure and symbiosis with the nature
Guy Gorias (founder)


Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Pai river, thanks to an excellent compromise between wilderness, challenge and safety, offers one of the best rafting expedition locations in the world.
It will exceed a beginners expectations and surprise the outdoor enthusiast.
Starting from Pai, a green-village nestled in a peaceful valley, the middle section of the Pai River stretches over 60 kilometers of rocky landscape and non-accessible jungle forest; it offers fun through as many as 60 rapids up to class 4.
You will also discover hot springs, swim in gorges, shower under waterfalls, surprise colorful birds and other wild animals in their environment. You will stay overnight in a jungle camp in harmony with nature.
The trip ends up 110 km from Pai, in Mae Hong Son, the romantic Shan city, close to the Burmese border and the famous Karen Long Necks villages.
Each expedition travels in sturdy inflatable rubber boats controlled by English speaking captains trained on an international standard level.
They will ensure your safety during the whole trip and they will be happy to share with you their knowledge of the Mae Hong Son province.


Located under the 29th parallel, the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern Thailand rise between 1,600 and 6,000 feet (500—1800 m) above see level. Together with a tempered climate, this geographical location provides amazing view points over endless landscapes of forest and limestone rocks.

Northern Thailand is home to numerous hill tribes believed to have originated in Tibet and migrated via China, Myanmar and some via Laos to their present locations.
With the exception of the Karen, who established settlements in 18th century, the tribes entered Thailand during the last 100–120 years.

Their migration was due to a combination of their traditional nomadic lifestyle and political unrest.
Demographically speaking, the main tribes found in Northern Thailand are Akha, Hmong, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, and Yao. Of these, only Karen, Lahu and Lisu are present in Pai. Some Hmong and long necked Karen live nearer to Mae Hong Son.

The different ethnic minorities dwelling in these hospitable mountains offer providential shelters to stay overnight and to discover the medieval life of these friendly Tibeto-Burmese peoples.

Other Activities

The Pai River and the wilderness of Mae Hong Son province offer the foremost rafting experience in Thailand. At the same time, the area offers excellent trekking opportunities. But while you are in Pai, you can experience much more ...
  • Elephant riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Sightseeing
You can visit waterfalls, hot springs, viewpoints, villages and farming areas.
You can rent motorbikes and bicycles in town to undertake trips by yourself but if for safety and convenience you prefer a guided tour, you can select one of the programs above.

© Thai Adventure Rafting • 39 Moo 3 • Chaisongkram Road • Tambon Viangtai • Mae Hong Son • Thailand 58130 • Tel: + 66 53 699 111
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