Elephants & Aquarafting – Hipporaft (K.E.P 6 Full Day Program)
Morning Program : Elephant Activities
K.E.P 6 Elephant morning program allows Private Bareback Riding activities along the River Kwai and tropical plantations. During this program, you always and only sit behind the elephant’s neck (never on a seat), which is the best traditional and natural Mahout way of riding an elephant. Bareback riding time is minimum 1 hour
Magic K.E.P Elephant Breakfast :
K.E.P Bareback Riding Program allows you to feed directly yourself the elephants prior to riding them : this is by far an excellent and very best, way (!) to make friends with elephants before riding them bareback afterwards !
Their meal is composed of banana trees and leaves as well as banana fruits and various other tropical fruits, which elephants love to eat so much.
Private Bathing ( 30/45 Minutes) with the Elephants in the River Kwai : This additional program to bareback riding allows you to enjoy having a bath together with elephants in the River Kwai. All participants have a lot of fun as elephants and visitors perfectly bond with each other in the water !
Private Bamboo Rafting ( 30/45 Minutes) on the River Kwai : This program offers the « magic » opportunity of sailing on the River Kwai on board of an exotic bamboo raft. During this activity, you may :
– either enjoy sailing on the river in a silent way, with no effort at all from your part by floating and guiding very easily yourself the bamboo raft on the water,
– or jump from the raft into the River Kwai in order to swim and float independently with no effort, being simply pushed by the natural current of the river flowing downstream, thanks to the use of safety floating jackets put at your disposal.
A generous private Thai Lunch is then specially prepared for you and served in a riverside authentic Thai family restaurant located along the River Kwai.
Afternoon Program : Aquarafting – Hipporaft 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 KART (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.
Scenery : Tropical Asian Environment
Season : Year-round with River Kwai average water temperature (minimum 18°C – maximum 28°C)
Time : A HippoRaft River Kwai trip takes place either in the afternoon (KEP 6 Program) or in the morning (AJO 7 Program) : it is available throughout the year and lasts 3 hours.
Minimum age : 5 years old. No age limit for elder participants
Location : Kanchanaburi Region – West of Bangkok – Central Thailand
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.
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 !
K.E.P 6 – RATES PER PERSON INCLUDING SAME DAY RETURN TRANSPORT
in Private Mini-Bus, with Driver.
(Minimum 2 – Maximum 8 Participants – Minimum age required : 12 Years old : Please contact us in case of any lower age)
1) From & Return to KANCHANABURI Hotel, or Resotel Pier, in Kanchanaburi. (Departure : 8.00 am, Return : 5.30 pm)
|TOTAL NB. OF PERSONS||
|Price per pers. in Baht||8500 ฿||7600 ฿||7400 ฿||7200 ฿||6800 ฿|
|Price per pers. in Euro||212 €||190 €||185 €||180 €||170 €|
2) From & return to BANGKOK Hotel or Private Home in Bangkok (Departure : 6.00 am, Return : 7.30 pm)
|TOTAL NB. OF PERSONS||
|Price per pers. in Baht||9300 ฿||8100 ฿||7700 ฿||7400 ฿||7000 ฿|
|Price per pers. in Euro||232 €||202 €||192 €||185 €||175 €|
K.E.P. 6 program includes : All Day Return Transport in a Private Bus with Driver.
Feed Elephants yourself (Elephant Breakfast) – One (1) hour Private Elephant Bareback Riding along the River Kwai & along Tropical Plantations –
Private bathing with the Elephants in the River Kwai – Private rafting cruise on the River Kwai on board authentic bamboo rafts – Authentic Thai lunch prepared and served in an authentic Thai local riverside restaurant
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY : 3 Hours Aquarafting-Hipporaft relaxation cruise on the River Kwai
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.