In Chiang Rai, sporty and active tourists have ample
activities to choose from. Golf is one of them. At present,
many golf courses have sprung up. You can check the
admission fees and hours of operation with your travel
Since Chiang Rai has a scenic mountain landscape and
fresh air, it is an excellent place to go mountain biking.
Cyclists will enjoy the natural beauty along the trails
following the Mekong River including the views of Myanmar
and tropical forests. Please contact travel agencies
for more details.
Rafting Along the Mae Kok River
This 130-km river is well known as one of the most picturesque
and clean rivers in Thailand. Rafting along the waterway
is a very relaxing activity because tourists can see
hilltribe villages situated along the banks. Lush jungles
and mountain cliffs create scenic views and a fresh
It takes 3 days and 2 nights to cover the 80-km distance
by raft from Tha Ton of Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai town.
River trips to and from Chiang Rai by long-tail boats
are also organized regularly. The trip takes about 4-5
As Chiang Rai has a lot of mountains and hilltribe villages
of all major groups, there are many areas good for trekking,
e.g. Doi Tung, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Pa Tang and the banks
along the Mae Kok River. Many travel agencies and hotels
offer trekking packages with experienced guides. Prices,
which include guide, meals, transportation and accommodation,
normally depend on the number of days and number of
participants (the more people, the cheaper price per
person). Trekking alone or with unauthorized tour guide
is not recommended, even though you have a route map.
in Northern Thailand" for more details.
Riding on elephant's back is one of the exciting activities
you should not miss because you will not only taste
the adventurous ride but also have a good opportunity
to explore the jungle. For more information please contact
your travel agency.