Why White Water Rafting Is an Activity to Enjoy in Krabi

May 25, 2020
Pakasai Resort

For most traveling thrill-seekers, the idea of going on an adventure in Krabi is characterized by the image of getting up close and personal with the fish in the sea or hopping from one island to another.

Given the fact that there is no boundary between Krabi and the vastness of the Andaman Sea, the best experiences in the province can be found in the saltwater landscapes that surround the region itself. Aside from exploring the area by boat or getting acquainted with marine life, there’s one more water-based activity that can satisfy every thrill-seeker needs to experience in Krabi: white water rafting in Songpraek River!

What makes white water rafting in Krabi so special?

Seeing that white water rafting is often regarded as one of the most unforgettable experiences that anyone can ever come across, it puts daring adventurers in a situation that puts their minds and bodies to the test against the strong currents.

As opposed to other experiences wherein anyone can easily control what they go through, white water rafting holds a distinctly different approach that leaves the theatrics and pace up to the natural flow of the water that they’re in. The Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary, in particular, yields an unforgettable experience because the naturally-occurring currents that take place within the Songpraek river are akin to a rollercoaster ride that can make your head spin!

By going through the fast-paced rapids, clear waters that stay cold, and manmade paths that take rafters on various twists and turns, the Songpraek River sets up daring visitors for the experience of a lifetime. Aside from the fact that the entire white water rafting route is exciting and undeniably safe, however, knowing that this rafting route spans from five to nine kilometers adds another level of excitement.

What are the drawbacks of white water rafting?

Well, the only main drawback to the entire Songpraek River white water rafting experience is that it’s only available for adventurers who are:

  • Above six years of age
  • Lighter than 100 kilograms
  • Taller than 110 centimeters

Aside from age, height, and weight restrictions, another restriction that needs to be considered before scheduling for a rafting experience is that it is only opened between May and January. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that can be enjoyed at any time of year, however, then the only option you can choose is the five-kilometer route that is shorter but definitely worth the visit!

How you can come prepared for your white water rafting trip

Generally speaking, the best way to come prepared for your white water rafting trip is to bring the necessary items with you for a hassle-free experience with no opportunities for discomfort or stress. Before you head out to the Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary and set out for the excursion of a lifetime, here are a few essentials to bring beforehand:

  • The guest pass (which can be booked with the help of Pakasai’s courteous and approachable staff)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • A separate bag for wet clothes


Jumping at the opportunity to enjoy Songpraek River’s exciting currents through white water rafting is a great way to experience one of Krabi’s best activities. Such experiences lead to unforgettable memories that will keep you coming back for more!

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