One of the activities we can do on any trip is to practice adventure sports in the countries we visit. If you are one of those who like this type of activity, in Thailand you will find plenty of options being the country a world reference in this type of tourism.
These sports allow you to do outdoor activities and especially serve as an excuse to meet places and incredible destinations. To help you plan your trip better we leave a list of activities and adventure sports in Thailand that you can practice during your route through the country.
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ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURE SPORTS IN THAILAND, A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL THE COUNTRY
The main activities and adventure sports in Thailand that you will be able to practice are the following
TREKKING OR HIKING
One of the activities you can do in your visit to the north of Thailand is trekking and getting to know the incredible landscape of the area and the reality of the ethnic groups that live there. On these treks you will be accompanied by a local guide who will teach you about the fauna and flora of the region and everyday skills (how to cook in the jungle, where to find water, etc). You will sleep in modest accommodations with the option of walking for several days. The best time for trekking in Thailand is from November to March when the forests, rivers and waterfalls are greener and wetter.
RAFTING IN THAILAND
If you are a lover of rivers and rapids in the north of Thailand you will have the opportunity to practice rafting. The level of this rafting is suitable for everyone. The ideal places to practice it are the surroundings of Chiang Mai, Pai and Mae Hong Song being the best season from November to March because it is when the rivers are more grown. Check the following link for more information on agencies where you can practice rafting in northern Thailand.
CANOPY IN CHIANG MAI
Canopy is another of the outdoor activities you can do on your trip. The canopy combines walks between the treetops by walkways and zip lines. The most famous place in Thailand to practice it is in Chiang Mai (Fly Gibbon in Chiang Mai).
CLIMBING IN KRABI
Thailand is one of the most famous places in Southeast Asia for climbing. The best known area is undoubtedly Tonsai, in Krabi. Tonsai has become a world reference thanks to its incredible walls and above all for being able to practice psycho-blok. You can also practice sport climbing in Chiang Mai or the Phi Phi and if you are a bouldering madman you can find good sectors on the island of Koh Tao.
DIVING IN THAILAND
Without a doubt, diving is one of the greatest attractions that Thailand has and what makes it a world reference destination. Thanks to being bathed by tropical waters the practice of diving can be done both on the coast of the Andaman and in the different islands of the Gulf of Thailand. If you are an expert diver your place is the famous Similans and Surin islands with top ten dive sites worldwide. You can also find quality dives around the Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe islands. If on the other hand your idea is to get started or gain more experience, your place is the small island of Koh Tao or Koh Phangan. The best season for diving is from February to November.
PRACTICE MUAY THAI IN THAILAND
Traveling to Thailand with the intention of learning Muay Thai or perfecting the techniques has become an increasingly common option for travelers who like martial arts and contact sports. Muay Thai is one of the symbols of the country and national sport. This makes that all over the country you can find training centers or Muay Thai Training Camps where you can combine your training with your stay. In these centers you can perfect your techniques and learn Muay Thai from the hand of local teachers or instructors.
KITESURFING IN THAILAND
Thailand is one of the world’s paradises for kitesurfing. The best area to practice it is Hua Hin, famous for its constant winds, long desert beaches and its shallow and sandy bottoms. Another place where kitesurfing can be done is Koh Phangan Island. The best time to kite surf in Thailand is from May to November.
BIKE TOURS, ANOTHER WAY TO GET TO KNOW THE DESTINATIONS
If you like to do bike tours to see the cities or their surroundings, in Thailand you will find many options where you can do them, mainly in the most touristic destinations. Thailand is also famous for being one of the easiest destinations in Southeast Asia to do long bike routes or plan your entire trip to travel around the country by bike, finding both in Bangkok and Chiang Mai specialty stores where you can find all the equipment you need.
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As you can see there are many activities and adventure sports in Thailand that you can practice… we hope you enjoy them a lot!
If you would like to go rafting in Northern Thailand, avoid the typical tours that include visiting elephant camps. Elephant camps are famous for including elephant rides as an activity.
If you would like to do some trekking try to make it more local as thanks to tourists like you the communities can receive income. Remember that as tourists it is important to help community projects and practice sustainable tourism.
If your idea is to do activities and adventure sports in Thailand remember to travel with a travel health insurance that includes you or covers these types of activities.