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Chiang Mai: Ping River Night Kayaking Trip

Chiang Mai: Ping River Night Kayaking Trip

From US$ 45 per person

Kayak on the Ping River into the heart of Chiang Mai as night unfolds. Kayak an easy 6 kilometers and watch as dusk changes into dark and the city lights up for the night.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German, Thai


  • Hear music drifting over the water from cheerful riverside restaurants
  • Marvel at multi-colored skyline of Chiang Mai at night
  • Paddle on a 6 kilometer trip with the help of the current
  • Admire large Mai Yai trees which grow on the riverbank
  • Kayak through the heart of Chiang Mai
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Set off on a nighttime kayaking tour of Chiang Mai. Start at dusk and see the city as its lights turn on for the evening. Journey on an easy-to-navigate river past restaurants, homes, and Mai Yai trees.

Discover the romance of the Ping river as you set out on a 6 kilometer kayaking trip. Paddle through the city center and take in views of the sights from the water. Drift slowly with the river. Float by massive native Mai Yai trees.

Go under bridges lit up in colors and listen to the music spilling out of riverside restaurants. Admire charming waterside homes. Enjoy the colors of the Chiang Mai skyline at night.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Single or double kayaks
  • PFD, head lamp, and safety whistle
  • Kayak instructor
  • Bottled water
  • River fee & insurance 250 baht
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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It was a unique way to see the city, from the calm waters of the river. The guides were great - fun and friendly. They had two guides with us on the water, and one who drove the truck to come get us. The only thing that was a bummer was that because it's a night kayak, there's little to see (until the end where there are more buildings and hotels on the side). I was hoping to see the sun setting, but by the time we started, everything was already dark. We had the glow of our headlamps, but it was otherwise very dark.

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November 2, 2022

Danae (our tour guide) was super fun, and the Kayak experience was great! We really enjoyed watching the sun set along the Ping River and the route he took us on showed us a bit of river life. My friend and I kayaked a bit too fast, and so we went a little further than normal to ensure that we were on the river for an appropriate amount of time.

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April 30, 2022

We had a very great evening kayaking through the river with our very very nice and cool guide. The tour was interesting and due to covid and the beginning of dry season it was only the two of us and the guide. This tour deserves much more visitors than does the guide. But we did enjoy the quiet on the river and the time and space to get so much explanations about the tour and Thai culture. A very great experience.

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March 17, 2022

Product ID: 408622