The few days we spent in Chiang Mai, Thailand were the days we had the most fun. There are plenty of things to do near Chiang Mai. Bamboo rafting down a calm river didn’t get our heart rate up but it did allow us to see a beautiful part of Thailand. Sure, the water wasn’t super clean since it is the same river the elephants bathe in but our life isn’t about staying clean.
Since Thailand is really hot and humid, it was a welcome relief to get on the river and set my feet in the water. Our river guide and my husband, Mike, did all the work while I sat on my butt and enjoyed the scenery and the wildlife. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the ants crawling up my shorts.
For the river adventure, we were glad we wore shorts and shirts as we ended up riding the elephants right after. Check out my elephant riding post.
I would definitely recommend this adventure if traveling to Thailand.