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12 Adventure Activities to Experience in Thailand

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Thailand, a tropical paradise on earth, has many exciting secrets to explore. With its vibrant cities, delicious food, long seashores, millions of travelers visit this country every year to explore this place more and more. You will be surprised to know how many adventurous activities Thailand offers for action lovers and thrill-seekers. You will find various lively, exciting, and adventurous things to do in Thailand. You will also find a wide variety of water sport activities across the country. 

You can discover more wonderful and exciting sides of the country, with a little digging. The adventure seekers have a lot of things to do in Thailand; whether in the depths of the sea, rivers, or out in the dense rain forests. 

Do you wish to enjoy a little more with varieties of adventurous activities? 

Then, tighten your seat-belts and get ready for an adventure-filled tour of Thailand. 

1.  Skydiving: 

Everybody has a dream to fly in the sky. But without the wings, Is it possible? 

Yes, Skydiving gives you that feeling. You can enjoy this adrenaline pumping, adventurous activity of Skydiving in Thailand. You will get a thrilling and electrifying experience by falling from a great height. You can also have a bird’s eye view of the beauty of the earth from the top. You will get an experience of a lifetime with skydiving

Skydiving is always on the top of the wish list for many adrenaline junkies. The small duration of free fall from the sky is sure to be the highlight of your trip.

Best place to explore: Pattaya

Prices: 7000 baht to 10,000 Baht approx.

2.  Scuba Diving: 

The most popular water sport, Scuba Diving is one of the top 10 things to do in Thailand. Your trip will be incomplete without experiencing the underwater world. You can explore several reefs, walls, caves, and wrecks in islands while diving. 

Thailand has various beautiful diving sites where you can enjoy crystal clear water. You will find rare and abundant marine life in the waters, mainly manta rays, whale sharks, barracudas, eels, to name a few. You can swim alongside whale sharks, see colorful corals, and spot thousands of fishes casually passing by while gliding through the water. It is like Yoga in water.

Scuba Diving has gained traction and has become one of the top adventure activities in Thailand. The maximum depth of scuba diving in Thailand is 40 meters. You are not allowed to do dive more than 3 times a day. You can also get PADI certification from different certified schools.

You can also try free diving in Thailand, pushing yourself to your limits. Freediving is a method of underwater diving that doesn’t require the help of a breathing apparatus. You can simply hold your breath until you return to the surface instead of using an air tank. It is also known as breath-hold diving or Apnea. It relies on a single breath so that you can dive for a couple of minutes. However, more training is necessary to learn freediving. You can only travel as far as the air in your lungs will take you, underwater.  

Best Places to explore: Phuket 

Prices: Approximately between 3000- 5000 Thai Baht.

3.  Kite boarding: 

Do you like extreme sports? Kite-boarding is for you!

It is becoming a popular water sport activity in Thailand. You will enjoy kiteboarding in Thailand with whooshing winds, soothing sunshine, and gushing waves of water. You can reach the peak of surfing with kiteboarding. You will feel the winds, sunbeams, and waves riding along with you. Thailand has a lot of places where you can try out fun things as it has an ideal climate for all sorts of experiences. You can learn kite-surfing within three days in any famous kite-boarding school.

Best places to explore: Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan

Prices: 2000 baht to 3500 Baht approx.

4.  Mountain Biking: 

Northern Thailand is the best place where you will find some of the densest jungle in the country. You can roam as you wish, in a bike and explore the landscapes of Thailand. This is one of the best adventurous things to do in Thailand. You can go on a motorbike through mountain trails, forests, and rivers to explore the Thai countryside. You will often find yourself in hills and jungles where you can enjoy the most.

Best places to explore: Chiang Mai 

5.  White Water Rafting: 

White water rafting is one of the thrilling recreational outdoor activities in which you can navigate through fast-moving river through different degrees. 

You will find a lot of sites for white water rafting in Thailand.  Usually, the stages range from level 1 to level 5. You can try these rafting expeditions in rich tropical forests with wild animals, bamboo camps, etc.

White water rafting is not available throughout the year. The suitable time for white water rafting is from September to May. You will feel the gushing water drenching you and throwing you in different directions during rafting. 

You will spot exotic wildlife, mountains, rice fields, orchid valleys, canyons, etc. in the northeast parts of Chiang Mai. 

Best places to explore: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chumphon and certain places in Northern Thailand. Pai River in Mae Hong Son, San River in Loei, Khek River in Phitsanulok and Nan Mot Daeng River in Phatthalung. 

Prices: Approximately 1500- 1800 Thai Baht. 

6.  Elephant Trekking: 

As we all know that Elephants are a vital part of Thailand as they have inhabited the country from before the time of recorded history. You will find both wild elephants and docile elephants across Thailand. Elephant trekking is one of the top 10 things to do in Bangkok. 

You can experience the natural landscape of Thailand and spot some animals sitting on the top of elephants. There are also special camps available for trekking tours in which you can experience trekking with some friendly and entertaining elephants.  

Chang Thai Thappraya Safari is also a famous place in Pattaya and that is known for its adventurous activities. You can also enjoy Human Slingshot, Bungee jumping, ATV riding, Gun shooting, flying board along with elephant trekking at this place.

Best place to explore: Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai

Price: 600 to 1000 Thai Baht

7.  Bungee Jumping: 

If there is an activity that comes very close to giving the same kind of feels like skydiving, it is Bungee jumping. Fall from 200 feet from the sky binding your body at the bungee platform through a rope. The cord which is tied to your legs pulls you up and down in the air, before you come to a halt or reach the platform.

You can experience the Bungee jump from top-notch places with at most safety in Thailand. You will really enjoy hanging out with your friends while bungee jumping.

Best place to explore: Pattaya 

Price: Approximately 2000 to 2500 Baht 

8.  Rock Climbing: 

Rock climbing is one of the best adventurous things to do in Bangkok. This is perfect for those who love challenge, thrill, and outdoor sports. Despite it being considered a dangerous activity, it is very popular among adventure enthusiasts. 

The thrill and excitement you will experience in exotic locations are really once in a lifetime experience. You will get all the required training (if you are a newcomer) and experienced guides to help you find the best routes and give directions to climb.

Thailand is the most suitable option for both beginners and expert rock-climbing enthusiasts in the world. 

Best places to explore: You will find many man-made walls in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and other cities. Also, you will find the best natural rock climbing spots at Railay beach in Krabi and Ton Sai. 

9.  Cave Canoeing and Kayaking: 

Canoeing and Kayaking are considered to be very popular in Thailand. These are some of the best ways to explore the untouched scenery of Thailand. You will come across many breathtaking lagoons, limestone cliffs, refreshing forests, intricate sea caves, etc. You’ll also experience nature’s abundant  flora and fauna. 

This water sport has no age restrictions. Both young and old people can enjoy these sports in this diverse country.

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You will really enjoy the sea cave canoeing in Thailand. You also have the option of canoeing from midday to midnight at the Phang Nga Bay, including a kayaking tour of limestone sea caves and cliff-lined lagoons.  You can ride a powerboat to the emerald waters and look at the sea eagles, egrets, kingfishers, brahminy kites, and other wildlife creatures. 

You can travel by motorboat to picturesque islands lined with sea caves and also explore the lagoons. You can also take part in the beautiful water ceremony followed by freshly cooked dinner and lunch, according to your package. 

Best Places to explore: Phang Nga Bay, Krabi

Prices: 3000-3500 Thai Baht approximately 

10.  ATV Ride: 

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and drive along the lychee farms, mountains, strawberry fields, and rivers of this beautiful country. The serenity of nature and the scrumptious wilderness of nature are soul soothing. You have a multitude of options available to explore, like the rivers, foothills etc. with ATV rides.

Drive your quad bikes into the jungle or farmland and splash through the ponds. Gear up and get dirty exploring!

Best places to explore: Pattaya, Phuket, and Chiang Mai

Price: 2500 baht to 4000 Baht approximately

11.  Snorkeling: 

If you want to witness some amazingly colorful underwater life around you, snorkeling is the best option. You’ll be enticed by the crystal clear water, coral reefs, and countless species of fish while snorkeling.

Best places to explore: Similan and Surin Islands, Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan 

Prices: 2700 baht to 3500 Baht approx.

12.  Banana Boat Riding: 

Many of us don’t like extreme sports all the time. Banana boat riding is for those who like to have a little fun in the water. It is one of the best water sports in Phuket and Pattaya and a great option for family members to have a lot of excitement in the water together without much risk being involved.

Coral island is the place where all these fun activities happens. It is otherwise called a Fun island where you’ll find many exciting activities such as canoeing, parasailing to banana boat riding. 

Best places to explore: Pattaya, Phuket 

Price: 700 to 800 Baht for a group of six people. 

Final Thoughts: 

Adventure activities are always on a high-demand owing to the psychological feeling it instigates in us. Having been blessed with plenty of natural attractions, Thailand is the destination to fulfill all the wishes of the adrenaline junkies. If you are one of them and are open to every kind of adventure, then try the above adventure activities in Thailand.