Aquarafting and Jungle Oasis (A.J.O 7 Full Day Program)

Morning Activities  : Aquarafting-Hipporaft  trip on the River Kwai

An Aquarafting-Hipporaft cruise  on the River Kwai on board Hipporaft Bamboo Raft  is by far one of the best and most original white water rafting trip in Thailand. It is an adventure you won’t want to miss. A River Kwai Aquarafting trip  provides a lot of excitement including  paddling, kayaking, swimming in the River Kwai, relaxing, reading a book while sitting in a comfortable relax chair available on board, bird watching, etc. It helps removing people from their stressful working lives and putting them in a situation where they can relax and experience new challenges and excitement. At K.A.R.T (Kanchanaburi Aquarafing Team)  our goal is for our guests to have the most enjoyable and exciting adventure vacation possible. You will have with us the time of your life : We guarantee it !

KART River Kwai Aquarafting trip provides a fun experience for everyone without being risky or uncomfortable : it is a suitable river trip for all fitness and skill levels :  even non-swimmers can take part of the activity.  Our scenic float trips are informative, fun and enjoyable for all ages, and skill levels from first timer to expert,  without a steep level of challenge : previous rafting experience is therefore not required at all thanks to the perfect floating and easy paddling control of HippoRaft on the river.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

A family friendly rafting trip on the River Kwai may just be the best family adventure vacation in Thailand. This is your opportunity to share the outdoors with your children and friends who will  thank you for the most amazing adventure vacation yet ! The relaxed atmosphere on the river gives  a family and friends’ rafting vacation full of unforgettable outdoor adventure. Our guides are also experienced working with kids,  who may be fearful of the water, or perhaps ..not fearful enough. They are skilled in knowing how to gently teach young rafters how to be safe on the water, while keeping them motivated in order  to maximize together their « fun factor ».

SAFETY AND COMFORT

To ensure your safety and comfort,  is our N°1 priority, thanks to the collaboration of certified and experienced  rafting guides who form part of our highly trained staff : they are  all professionally trained in whitewater rescue, all aspects of river safety, logistics and emergency preparedness.

Everyone of board Hipporaft wears a coast guard approved life vest, or personal  flotation device. The first role of this  piece of  equipment is of course for safety purpose, but it is also and excellent device in order to keep you afloat when swimming as many times, and as long as you wish,  in the River Kwai where there is, of course, no presence  of  crocodiles, nor any dangerous other  animals.

BEAUTIFUL  VIEWS AND MARVELLOUS  LANDSCAPES

The view across many parts of the River Kwai is total wilderness, not even a hint of development. Surrounded by stunning wilderness scenery and beautiful nearby mountains, the River Kwai runs smoothly through a pristine, natural landscape that features both a forested and open meadow environment. This special part of Thailand is home to an abundance of wildlife and other bird life.

Each trip includes information by our staff  on wildlife, history, geology, flora and fauna,  as well as  any special interest you may want to explore, which our guides are always happy to share with you..

The trip has a perfect length ( 3 hours actual floating time) which is perfect in order to fully experience a River Kwai adventure.

HIPPORAFT A  UNIQUE HEAVY DUTY  BAMBOO RAFT IN THE WORLD

Hipporaft  is « state of the art » in terms of maximum stability conception, thanks to its perfect  bamboo heavy duty  floating  platform  built on an  original  air floor composed of 18 separate  air chambers : these chambers are  in fact 18  truck heavy duty  air tubes.

HippoRaft  has outstanding dimensions (8  Meter Length  x 4 Meter Width), an exceptional loading capacity of 1 Ton ( ! ), which means that  a maximum number of  10 people, and 3 kayaks  can safely be accepted on board.

EASY KAYAKING ON THE RIVER KWAI

The HippoRaft  paddling trip, which navigates several miles of placid water is great for kayakers of all experience levels, no matter what level,  from first time kayakers, beginners to intermediates as well as to whitewater veterans. Our skilled kayaking instructors will hone your whitewater kayaking skills so that you can perfectly kayak with confidence on the River Kwai.

UNTOUCHED SECLUDED RIVERSIDE BEACHES

The raft may stop any time  on the riverbanks in order  to give you a chance to have a break and explore idyllic riverside beaches along the way, relax for a while on the beach sand while watching and listening to the sights and sounds of the River Kwai,  swim in the river  from the raft to the beach, or vice-versa, etc.

OTHER INFORMATION

Scenery : Tropical Asian Environment

Season : Year-round with  River Kwai average  water temperature (minimum 18°C – maximum 28°C)

Time : HippoRaft River Kwai trips take place either in the afternoon (KEP 6 Program) or in the morning (AJO 7 Program)  : they are available throughout the year and last 3 hours.

Minimum age : 5 years old. No age limit.

Location : Kanchanaburi Region – West of Bangkok – Central Thailand

Travel distance from Bangkok : 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Bangkok city center – 3 hours from Bangkok airports.

Very important note !  Aquarafting-HippoRaft  specific program forms part of a  full day getaway program (KEP 6 or AJO 7). It cannot be booked, nor set up  separately, means  on  a separate and only  Half day activity.

CONCLUSION

Aquarafting on the River Kwai on board HippoRaft is fabulous fun, as well as an exciting, relaxing and scenic  « once in a lifetime »  experience during  a  stunningly beautiful  getaway  day to Kanchanaburi  in Central Thailand  near Bangkok,  which, once you are on board and sail  on the River Kwai … you wish it  would just keep going ..forever and ever !

LUNCH : A generous private Thai lunch is specially  prepared for you and served in a riverside  authentic Thai family  restaurant located along the River Kwai

Afternoon Activities  : Jungle Oasis

Welcome to Jungle Oasis, in  Kanchanaburi province, West of Bangkok,  Central  Thailand where Mother Nature  created one of the most natural of all wonders in the world :  Natural Hot and Cold  Mineral Waters in a secluded jungle oasis along the River Kwai.

Heated deep within the earth, the hot spring waters from Kanchanaburi are  produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that naturally rises from the Earth’s crust.  Jungle Oasis’ crystal clear waters are famous for their mineral content, legendary healing powers and restorative cures from the bubbling waters.

Whether you wish to treat a health problem, or simply relax in the hot or cold waters of natural mineral pools, come and enjoy the health-giving properties of Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis hot and cold mineral waters.  Just relaxing in a mineral hot water pool relieves stress and fatigue from the mind and body. Soaking in these  waters eases stiffness and pain of the muscles and joints,  helps increasing  blood circulation and oxygen flow. While stress is relieved by the natural heat, the minerals absorbed through the skin rejuvenate the body, leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis consists of 15 outdoor  different  mineral pools which are constantly drained and sanitized all day long. This unique health resort is open seven days a week, all year round.

Boasting breathtaking views of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis is a real magical place, a relaxing hideaway where each guest is reborn in the opulence of nature, in a tasteful uncluttered environment. The architecture of the place melts perfectly with the nature with numerous  trees and flowers,  together with the River Kwai that runs along the side of the structure : it gives the sensation of an ecologically friendly environment with an elegant and exquisitely designed facility.

As soon as you walk in the door, everyone among the  staff is unbelievably kind and so relaxed themselves that you immediately feel at home : this makes you feel like your walking on a cloud when slipping into the magic liquid bliss.  The staff are discreet, helpful, polite and always available whenever  you need their assistance  :  the  program  consists of a great treat, either for yourself, or to share with a loved one, or together with your family, during  3 hours, including  2 hours 30 minutes in the waters and  30 minutes leg and foot individual relaxing  massage.

If you have gotten caught up in a very fast-paced lifestyle and do not get much of a chance to relax, if you want peace and quiet and search for  a real get away in Thailand , then look no further ! On a scale of 1 to 10, Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis  rates an 11 ! This place is truly one of the best Kanchanaburi  hidden treasures, a wonderful hidden jewel and special nest  set up in a rainforest  along the River Kwai  which allows  to relax, unwind and rejuvenate your energies and spirits,  in a serene natural environment that works wonders, in a total relaxation atmosphere.

Peace, harmony, silence, nature, trees, flowers, water,  paradise,  heaven on earth ..  : these are all words that come to mind at Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis where the relaxing atmosphere and quietness  make you want to do nothing .. but relax and enjoy… forever and ever !

 

A.J.O 7 – RATES PER PERSON INCLUDING SAME DAY RETURN TRANSPORT
in Private Mini-Bus, with Driver.
(Minimum 2 – Maximum 8 Participants – Minimum age required : 5 Years old)

1) From & Return to KANCHANABURI Hotel, or Resotel Pier, in Kanchanaburi. (Departure : 8.00 am, Return : 5.30 pm)

TOTAL NB. OF PERSONS

2

3

4

5

6-8

Price per pers. in Baht 9400 ฿ 8300 ฿ 7700 ฿ 7400 ฿ 7200 ฿
Price per pers. in Euro 235 € 208 € 192 € 185 € 180 €

2) From & return to BANGKOK Hotel or Private Home in Bangkok (Departure : 6.00 am, Return : 7.30 pm)

TOTAL NB. OF PERSONS

2

3

4

5

6-8

Price per pers. in Baht 9900 ฿ 8900 ฿ 8200 ฿ 7800 ฿ 7500 ฿
Price per pers. in Euro 245 € 222 € 205 € 195 € 188 €

AQUARAFTING & JUNGLE OASIS SPECIAL FULL DAY GETAWAY program includes : All Day Return Transport in a Private Bus with Driver.

3 Hours Aquarafting & sailing down the River Kwai on board HIPPORAFT Special Bamboo Raft, including Kayaking and Swimming in the River Kwai,
relaxing at a secluded river beach.
Authentic private Thai lunch prepared and served in a riverside  Thai  family restaurant –
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY : 3 Hours Relaxation at Kanchanaburi Jungle Oasis, including 15 Mineral Water Ponds & 30 Minute Foot & Leg Massage
Stop over at Kanchanaburi City for free inspection of the Bridge over the River Kwai at the end of the afternoon, on the way back to your
hotel, either in Kanchanaburi city, or in Bangkok.