River Rafting and Trekking in Chiang Rai

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Rai

Running through the heart of Chiang Rai, the Kok river is a major transportation artery to neighboring province, Chiang Mai. From the boarding pier at Mae Fa Luang in Chiang Rai’s city, the raft ride downstream to Ban Tha Ton in Chiang Mai takes about 4 hours. Tourists wishing to come to Chiang Rai by the Kok River can also board the raft at Ban Tha Ton in Chiang Mai and take the ride up to Chiang Rai. 

The river also pass several hilltribe villages, such as Ban Mai of the Tai Yai, Ban Muang Ngam of the Karen, Ban Cha-Khue of the Musor, Ban Pha Mup Mai of the Lahu (Musor), etc. An elephant-ride station at Ban Karen Ruammit can take you on an exquisite expedition of the forest and its yields. 





Popular trekking areas include hilltribe villages, elephant camps, majestic mountain terrain, pristine jungle and rivers, photogenic waterfalls and unusual caves. A trip to such places can be made by foot , on elephant back, longtail boats, motorcycles and jeeps.

Hilltribe villages along the trekking route