White Water Rafting
WHITE WATER RAFTING
ADVENTURE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!
Ton Patiwath Waterfall, Phang Nga
The programs we offer include white water rafting and a variety of other activities. All tours take you to the beautiful scenery of the Phang Nga region, just north of Phuket Island. You visit a wildlife sanctuary, trek through the jungle on an elephant, and then take a 4WD vehicle further upriver where you find the rafts. You also take a walk in the jungle to a beautiful waterfall, where you can swim.
At the base camp, other tour groups from different provinces had congregated for the training. Warm sun rays filtered through thick foliage; the river could be heard in the nearby put-in site. The instructors from different companies gave a talk about a few safety measures, such as how to avoid colliding with stones, how to hold on to the raft with hands and feet, and how to avoid hitting tree branches along the way. If anyone happened to fall in the water, the professional guide said, the people in the raft should grab them by the lifejacket in order not to injure limbs. We were also familiarized with the raft, an inflatable boat that consists of very durable, multi-layered rubberized or vinyl fabrics with several independent air chambers. Each rafting would be under the control of a professional river guide who would call out commands and help steer.
Finally, after a few minutes of theory, we were equipped with helmets, paddles and lifejackets, different colours for different teams, and boarded a large yellow rubber raft. Every team practised teamwork in an enclosed reservoir built for the purpose. One instructor sat at the front and the other at the rear of the raft. We were trained on how to manoeuvre the raft, how to steer, how to paddle and to propel the raft forward and backwards, and got a bit splashed in a water-battle between different teams. It was going to be fun if we did not mind getter wet.
Program as selection:
- A1 Full day RAFTING 5 km. with Rope Bridge * Flying Fox * Waterfall
- A2 Full day RAFTING 5 km. with ATV 30 min. * Rope Bridge * Flying Fox * Waterfall
- A3 Full day RAFTING 5 km. with ATV 1 hr * Rope Bridge * Flying Fox
- A4 Full day RAFTING 5 km. with ATV 1.30hr * Waterfall
Available from Phuket - * Daily 07.30 - 18.00 w/Transfer including
Available from Khao Lak ** Daily 08.30 - 17.00 Free Transfer every Mon, Wed, Fri
** If the group of 4 adults will operate every day!!.
What to bring:
- Swimming Suit
- Short pant & T-shirts
- Mosquito lotion
- Waterproof sandals or flip-flops