Outdoor Activities in Thailand

Posted on 11 sep 2018Comments 11

1. Diving and snorkeling

Thailand – the land of beautiful islands – has the southern areas covered with white-sand beaches providing the crystal-clear water that is the best for diving and snorkeling. Almost all resorts in the beach areas have a diving center that visitors can rent all the equipment and teachers to organize novice divers.

The coasts of Thailand are suitable for diving and snorkeling all year round. However, there are some must-visiting beaches that are really well-known with divers such as Koh Surin, Koh Similan, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. The fragile reefs are beautiful, but please don’t touch them to avoid being injured, and also protect this endangered plant-animal.

2. National parks and wildlife observation

The national parks of Thailand can be considered to be the best places in the world to observe the wildlife. In there, you can meet thousands of different animal species from the common ones such as birds and elephants to the endangered animals including spotting gibbons, civets, mouse deer and hornbills. Just the number of bird species can reach up to nearly one hundred which creates a lively colorful picture.

Moreover, deep inside the jungle is various rare wild plants. Trek through the lush green forest, take a deep breath full of oxygen brought by perennial trees and feel the fresh beat of the wildlife around. All of needing experiences in every Thailand tour are included in the visit to Thai national parks.

3. Rock climbing

Want some thrilling experiences? Just go rock climbing in Thailand! This wonderful sport has been played for fifteen years that now becomes more and more popular in this country. The limestone karsts scattering along Andaman coast inspire the idea of making a natural playground for rock-climbers.

In Krabi, there are many centers where you can rent a guide and equipment for the climbing. These centers always come with other facilities such as tourist bungalows, restaurants, and coffee shops. However, rock-climbers prefer challenging themselves with a new form climbing – the offshore deep-water soloing that you climb the huge rock without ropes, partners, and bolts right above the crazy waves hitting the cliffs.

4. Sea kayaking

Sea kayaking is a must-try experience on the beaches of Thailand. A plenty of stunning beaches with crystal clear water are waiting to be explored. The most famous destinations for kayaking are Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, islands near Koh Samui including Koh Tao, Phi Phi Islands, and so on.

5. Trekking

Trekking in Thailand is the same way as the other parts of the world. It is not just walking, seeing, going through different topographic and places. Trekking in this country means that you have the singular chance to explore the Thailand culture, tradition, features. Especially, the hill tribes living in Northern Thailand still preserve their traditional culture with just a little change over thousands of years.

Trekking through the rural areas of Thailand brings a completely new experience. Lured away by endless green paddy fields, chatting with local people, and get hands-on experiences working as a real farmer on the fields.