Depending on what you are looking for there will be adventure and adrenaline waiting around every corner of Thailand for you. If you are stuck for choice… here are our best picks to get the adventure’s rolling!
1. Scuba Diving
Become a fish for the day!!! Thailand is one of the number one diving destinations in the world. Famous for its gorgeous coral reefs and incredible variety of marine life. You can do a one day course if you have never dived before (Discover Scuba Diving) or if you want to go a step further and get your Scuba Diving or Open Water Diving License which allows you to dive anywhere in the world up to 12m or 18m.
If you already have your license you can upgrade your limits or simply go for a fun dive. No matter the level (beginner-expert) or your comfort in the water there will be a dive for you. Diving in Thailand gives you a firsthand look into the underwater world, being face to face with a fish for the first time in their own environment… a priceless experience. Can be found on the East coast or West coast of Thailand.
Scuba is not for everyone, and even if you enjoy a good scuba dive, the snorkeling in Thailand can be just as magical, even more sometimes! Sometimes it is nice to relax on the surface and put your face in the water, and watch the blue planet show going on underneath you. Sometimes even seeing things the divers miss, as being on the surface gives you a wider field of view, the birds eye view.
If you’re looking for big fish or baby sharks, turtles or stingrays… if it’s there you will see it, just keep those eyes moving! Can be found on the East coast or West coast of Thailand.
3. Jungle Trek
Up in the Northern region of Thailand you can find Chaing Mai. Famous for it’s beautiful temples and regions surrounded with rice fields. It is also towards the tropical jungle of Thailand. In Chaing Mai you can find many tours that will take you on a 2 or 3 day jungle trek! An incredible experience your first day is spent walking through the jungle terrain, stopping for a wonderful fried rice wrapped in a banana leaf. Then you will be taken to one of the Hill Tribes to spend the evening and have dinner.
The second day is spent trekking some more and staying with another Hill Tribe by the flowing river, hearing only the water and the jungle life around you. On the last day (3rd day) you will trek during the morning and end with a bamboo raft tour at the end before the bus picks you back up and drops you back at your hotel.
4. Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing is a sport that has been taking off more and more each year. In Thailand there are a couple of spots great for the rock adventurist in you. Namely Chaing Mai, Bangkok and more famously Railay Beach. From here you can scale the gorgeous cliff face overlooking the water, it’s quite a view from the top!
Professional’s are on hand at all times, but this is definitley not for the faint heart, one we do not recommend if you have a fear of heights!
The best place is Railay Beach which is located off of the mainland city of Krabi on the West coast of Thailand. Railay also have kid lines, so if you want to bring the family with you there are ‘rocks of fun’ for all of you!
5. White Water Rafting
Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few places to catch some rapids in the Northern part of Thailand. And better yet they have rapids and experiences for all levels of the boat. Whether you have never tried before or are an avid rafter, they will have a trip for you.
Along the rivers and rapids of the north, surrounded by lush tropical jungle and big smiles all around. A wet and wild adventure indeed!! Best places are Pai, Chiang Mai, Chumpon and other places in Northern Thailand.