White Water Rafting in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Kaeng Hin Pheng Khao Yai NP
Province: Prachin Buri
Distance: 7 km
Duration: 2 hr
Difficulty: 3 - 5
The ride - too bad the best rapid is the first. Hin Peng is a multi-level and the difficulty (4 - 5) depends on the level of the river. But there is plenty of fun left with 4 rapids that are 3 level and each just a bit different.
A walk of about 2.5 km is required to reach the start of the rafting. And the course is pretty much a "rainy season" option.
The lower stretches of the river are also popular for swimming and picnicking.
Note: Kaeng Hin Peng is quite popular and gets crowded. It might be a good idea to contact the tour operators and schedule for non-holiday weekdays.
Wang Taphap Resort - 037 451 204, 01 663 2656, 01 983 8335
Suan Sak Supa Resort - 037 451 211, 01 454 0076
Sai Yai Resort - 037 285 576, 06 315 1296
Most dealers provide accommodations and rafting as a package as well as rafting separately. Expect to pay Bt 800 for rafting and 2 day 1 night packages in the Bt 1,600 range.