With diverse geography, from the forested mountains of the North to the beautiful, lush, southern and eastern coastlines, Thailand offers you an impressive range of outdoor activities. Thailand also has many natural attractions—national parks, wildlife, magnificent rain-forests and beautiful beaches. Whatever you want to experience, you will find it here with utmost quality experience.
Thailand’s range of activities to satisfy visitors of all ages, interests and abilities and that can be done at a fraction of the cost in other countries.
Thailand has much to offer divers of all abilities. As a beginner, the warm waters, experienced instructors and structured courses provide a safe learning environment. Courses are available for divers of all levels wanting to advance their skills. Lasting from one to seven days, they cover everything from refresher training, fun diving and underwater filming, to rescuing divers in danger and becoming an instructor. The currents range from mild to strong around the islands so can offer a challenge. Effort spent training is soon rewarded, thanks to the waters’ array of marine life – keep an eye out for whale sharks, rays, clown fish and the many other tropical fish that frequent the coast’s coral reefs.
In Thailand, you can kite-surf all-year-round. With beautiful sandy beaches to practice and launch from, the potential for enjoyment of this sport is huge. There is the possibility to hire equipment so that you can explore for yourself, or you can take part in a course, or even take private tuition to improve specific skills.
The rock climbing on Krabi Island situated in the south of Thailand is world renowned. Dozens of cliffs around Railay beach scatter the landscape each providing a unique rock climbing experience. Safety standards and equipment are generally good with lessons in rock climbing available to all. A grueling climb up the cliff face is rewarded with spectacular sea views at the top. Be sure to take out travel insurance if you intend on doing any adventure sports and check if your insurance policy covers the activities you intend to do.
Kayaks are available to hire for a fun day out from almost all of the islands and coastal areas of Thailand; safety equipment and advice on where to go, and where to avoid, will help you have an enjoyable time. For more of an adventure a coastal kayak tour can take you through flooded jungles, among secluded islands and into hidden caves. Advanced kayakers may prefer the extreme rapids found in the north of the country around Chiang Mae, as they provide for full days of unbroken riding.