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5 Adventurous Things to Do in Thailand

A Bucket List for Thrill-Seekers

Posted on 20 May 2019

Adventure travel is perfect for those who prefer an active approach to their vacation because it embraces everything physical and daring from surfing and rafting to cycling and trekking. If you’re all about taking the “road less travelled”, Thailand might just have the thrill-seeking experience you seek. Here are 5 things to do in Thailand for the adventurous traveller.


Thailand features many prime locations for kayaking such as Ao Phang Nga National Park and Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park. Kayaking in Thailand will not only give you the thrill and excitement worthy of the boldest adventurers - prepared to be blown away by the view. As you kayak through rapids in the jungle island, near the limestone islands, or past the deserted beaches, you will get to see many beautiful sites that the average tourist usually miss.

If you’re searching for an immersive kayaking, snorkelling and swimming retreat, Packist offers a 4D3N Koh Samui kayaking travel package, which is inclusive of a 3-night stay at the 4 Star Le Murraya Boutique Resort.


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Underwater attractions are underrated! While Thailand’s white sand beaches are a sight to behold, there are hidden treasures to be found within its crystal clear ocean waters. With ample space to snorkel and roam, you can observe the underwater life in its natural setting.

Hong Island in Krabi is a popular site for snorkelling. If you join a tour, you can get your snorkelling mask and live jacket free-of-charge at the boat that takes you to the island. If you’re a tried-and-true adventurer, you can even opt for scuba diving, which requires more complicated equipment and training, but you’ll get to explore deeper terrains.

Island Hopping

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Thailand is home to more than 1,400 islands, so why restrict yourself to visiting only one? Island hopping involves a boat tour where you explore various island attractions, usually for a few hours, and it is typically inexpensive too!

On Packist’s 4D3N Krabi 4 Island Hopping Tour, you can cruise on a traditional long-tail boat to beautiful small islands near Railay Beach, and stop by at Chicken Island and Poda Island for some swimming and snorkelling.

Hot Air Ballooning

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Now that you have explored Thailand on foot and have dived deep into its oceans, it’s time to enjoy the aerial view. Hop on a hot air balloon and go up, up and away! Can you see your hotel from up here? This is an especially ideal activity for couples because a hot air balloon is a pretty roooooomantic place to propose to your SO, complete with a traditional champagne celebration.

Balloon Adventure Thailand offers flight programs that include welcome drinks, a healthy breakfast, and hotel transfer. However, be warned that this is not for the faint of heart - extreme heights involved.

Food Tasting

What is better than eating? Extreme eating. If you’re a gourmand, a dream vacation is probably one that is centred around our lifeline: food. Thai cuisine is known for its lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. While we all love our Tom Yums and Pad Thais, Thai food is so much more than that!

Food hunting abroad allows you to discover new cuisines and unique flavours. You will love some, and you will hate some - but it’s all in the name of adventure for your taste buds! From street food to exotic fruit buffets to bizarre food challenges, Bangkok Food Tours has an array of tours that will satisfy the adventurous glutton.


While adventure travel is a unique escapade, it is important to stay safe while thrill-seeking too. Being abroad often makes it harder to anticipate potential threats and dangers, which is why you should make sure that you are insured before embarking on your trip.

When you travel with Packist, not only do you get a premium travel experience, you can also customize a travel insurance plan based on your needs. Insurance bought at Packist can be extended to cover personal accidents, medical expenses, lost luggages, and so on. Terms and conditions apply.

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